What is Agape love in the Bible that is the first ever question comes to our mind. So, this is an effort of mine to explain what is Agape love in the Bible.
Agape as an unconditional love
Agape is a Greek word which means love (unconditional love). The greatest love for mankind that God did. As there are four different types of loves, but Agape is the greatest love among the four type of love. God incarnated in the flesh and shed his blood for every human on earth, and paid for our sins as he gave his life for his children’s. Agape can also be known as self-sacrifice love. Agape word is not mentioned in the Bible but, in (1 john 4:8, 9) says “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. And in this was manifested the love of God towards us, because that The God sent his only son into the world so that we may live through him.”(Romans 5:8) says “But the God showed his love toward us, in that, while we were still sinners but Jesus Christ died for us”. Much more then, being justified by his blood, shall we be saved from the wrath of God through Jesus. And in (Romans 5:5) says like this ‘’and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Jesus loves everyone with Agape love and he tells every person to have agape love towards everyone and for this we can read (John 13:34) “A new commandment I give unto you, that love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love each other”. And in (1 John 3:16) “hereby know we love because Jesus laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren”.
What is Agape love in the Bible (as Christian feast)
Agape is also a feast of Christians here are some verses which proves this (Acts 2:42, 46) “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, and in the breaking of the bread and the prayers”. “And the day after day, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at homes, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart”. In (1 Corinthians 11:24) “when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, this is my body, which is for you: just do this in remembrance of me”. (1 Peter 2:13) “And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they who count it pleasure to riot in the daytime. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceiving while they feast with you”. (Jude 12) “These are those, who are hidden rocks in your love-feasts when they feast with you, shepherds that without any fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by the winds; autumn leaves without the fruits, twice dead, plucked up by the roots”.