|Four Types Of Love Are Mentioned In The Bible.|
All love comes from God. There is no other source of true love. God is love. Love fulfills the 10 Commandments and every other pattern and ordinance of God. Fake love is not righteousness, but real love is righteousness. Love always starts with God's leading followed by God's faith (supernatural belief) coming, which gives access to God's grace. God's grace then flows in, thinking God's thoughts, speaking God's words, and doing God's acts through you. Your place is to submit to the righteousness of God and let Him do it through you. God gets all the glory, and you get blessed.
Someone may ask, "Then what about unbelievers who love their spouses or love their children or love their friends?" Four types of love are mentioned in the Bible.
There is a Greek word, phileo, that means brotherly love. This is the kind of love that is based on common interests, common goals, or personalities that just seem to get along well.
Then, there is another Greek word, eros, for self-gratifying "love." Eros is focused on one's self and what it can get, often in terms of pleasure. It cares nothing for others because it is too busy using others and taking advantage of them--although it may impersonate affection to get what it wants. It often may even fool the person displaying eros into thinking that the eros is actually true love. This type of "love" gives many people a very warped view of sex.
The Greek word, storge, refers to the kind of love that occurs naturally between family members, which is a good gift from God. It is that powerful love that sweeps over a mother when she gives birth. It is the love between brothers and sisters. God built natural affection into every person just as He put a conscience in every person. The word, storge, is never used in the Bible, but astorgos, without natural affection, is mentioned twice. Some are so evil that they even lack natural affection for members of their own family, their parents, spouse, siblings, or children. This is not how they were created, however.
The type of love that we are most concerned with is the supernatural love. This is the love that God is. This love goes beyond natural affection. You were created to literally flow with this kind of love in mighty, flowing streams as you tap into the all-powerful Source of this love. This love is available only through Christ who reconciles us to the almighty God who created all things. The Greek word for the supernatural kind of love is agape.
Looking to God to understand love and centering on 1 Corinthians 13, we find that love is patient, kind, humble, polite, serving others, self-controlled, forgiving, good, and truth-loving. Love is not envious, boastful nor desiring recognition nor proud, rude, self-seeking nor wanting to be served, quick-tempered, unforgiving, entertained by evil, nor does love seek out a lie. This is the agape love, the love that is only available as it flows from the throne of God. And this love is related to faith, true faith.
Since love is so closely related to faith, the fact that faith has been re-defined will have a devastating effect on receiving the love that is of God. Sometimes we use the word, faith, and we really mean a Faith is a powerful gift that only God can give.">rationalized belief. Sometimes we may refer to a religious organization and call it a faith. Sometimes the word, faith, is used to refer to a doctrine. Real, genuine, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen, Hebrews 11:1. Whatever is not of faith is sin, Romans 14:23. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word (literally, utterance) of God, Romans 10:17. Looking into 1 Corinthians 13 in the fourth verse, it says, "charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up." That is to say, love is humble; it doesn't brag; it has no pride. Understanding just who you are in reality has a lot to do with understanding the exact function of faith, hope, grace, and love. By the way, humility does not imply that you must beat yourself up and think of yourself as something less than God thinks of you.
Last updated: Jun, 2013
Toons & Vids
All True, Authentic, Love Comes From God
The Christian Principles of the Four Types of Love
Righteousness is Love.
Why Does God Love You?
We are Totally Dependent on God to Have Love or to Do Any Good Work.
We Are To Be Humble But Not To Degrade What God Has Made
Four Types Of Love Are Mentioned In The Bible.
It Is All About A Relationship With God.
Real Good Works And Real Holiness Are Free Gifts From God.
Why is righteousness part of salvation?
Everything Good Comes From God, But We Must Be Willing To Receive It.
Did Jesus Do Away With The Law? No.
The Real Law, God's Law is the Very Definition of Love
The Way Is Very Narrow and the Gate Is Very Strait (Constricted)
Fulfillment Through Understanding Sin & Judgment and Understanding Righteousness & Holiness
Can there be love without God? No. There can be no love without God. God is love. Every good and every complete gift comes from Him.
How Can I Walk With God?
We are not saved by good works, but are we saved to good works and holiness? What does the Bible say?
How can I avoid missing out on the only way to be set free?
Questions and Answers: What Is The Difference Between Being In Love and Loving
Answer to Critic
Appeal to Possibility
Argument to the Future
Love Between a Man and Woman
Righteousness & Holiness
Proof by Atheism
Scriptures About Marriage
The Reason for Rejecting Truth
Witness on the Internet
Flaky Human Reasoning
How Do You Know?
The Real Purpose of the Church
The Real Purpose of Life
From Glory to Glory
REAL Faith--What it IS & IS NOT
REAL Love--What it IS & IS NOT
How to be Led by God
How to Witness
Wisdom: Righteousness & Reality
Holiness & Mind/Soul
Redemption: Free From Sin
Stories Versus Revelation
Circular Reasoning-Who is Guilty?
How Can We Know Anything?
Mind Designed to Relate to God
Answers for the Confused
Fossil Record Says: "Creation"
Avoid These Pitfalls
Public School's Religion
Public School Failures