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What Is Agape?

Agape Love in the Bible


Agape Love in the Bible
Bill Fairchild

Definition: Agape is selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love, the highest of the four types of love in the Bible.

This Greek word and variations of it are found throughout the New Testament. Agape perfectly describes the kind of love Jesus Christ has for his Father and for his followers:

Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them. (John 14:21, NIV)

Pronunciation: uh-GAH-pay


Jesus lived out agape by sacrificing himself for the sins of the world.

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