From: Walt McFall (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Feb 12 1997 - 09:49:58 EST
Just a note here. I have often heard many (well intentioned)
preachers claim that the word AGAPh *really* means a
"God-type of Love". This makes me cringe...
In 2 Sam 13 (LXX) both AGAPAO and AGAPh refer to Amnon's
love (which included his incestuous *rape*) of his half sister Tamar !
Also, in 2Tim 4:10 Demas forsook Paul because he *loved* (AGAPAO)
this present, evil world !
For an interesting look at this topic (specifically regarding the verse you're
discussing)... take a look at D.A. Carson's book "Exegetical Fallacies"
Baker Books, pp. 31-33 and pp. 51-53 (Word-Study Fallacies).
CHESTY PULLER, USMC
(When surrounded by Eight
Divisions of enemy forces...)
"All right men...
they're on our left, they're on our right,
they're in front of us, they're behind us...
THEY CAN'T GET AWAY THIS TIME!!!"
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