There are over 20 different kinds of love in the Greek but most translations(bibles) just translate them all as "love". Each kind of love is SPECIFIC and is different. Do you realize that some kinds of love are EVIL? They cannot all be grouped as "love" because that leads to the false love cult that believes all we have to do is love ad accept everyone where they are., instead of exposing error. So it is important to know what the Greek word being translated is.
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Hi pippap! You have expressed my dilemma about American culture of "loving" everything including loving as a verb...( Greek ''eros"; the ancient Greek god of love).
More of the God's love you might find in my comment.
NT:5388 philoteknos (fil-ot'-ek-nos); from NT:5384 and NT:5043; fond of one's children, i.e. maternal:
KJV - love their children.
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NT:5383 philoproteuo (fil-op-rote-yoo'-o); from a compound of NT:5384 and NT:4413; to be fond of being first, i.e. ambitious of distinction:
KJV - love to have the preeminence.
Thank you for sharing and offering perspective for pondering Michael . . .
You are very kind, Tim Mitchell giving such observing comment. We are only helping each other to embrace the Truth as clearly as possible.
philoxenos (fil-ox'-en-os); from NT:5384 and NT:3581; fond of guests, i.e. hospitable:
KJV - given to (lover of, use) hospitality.