Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ask a Silly Question

Last night on my car radio, I heard a preacher talking about John 21:15-17, where Jesus asks Peter whether he loves him and Peter responds that he does. The preacher noted that Jesus used the Greek work agapeo which means total and complete love while Peter used the Greek word phileo which means fondness or friendship.

"Why didn't Peter use the same Greek word that Jesus used?" queried the preacher.

I wanted to answer "Maybe it was because Peter didn't speak Greek."

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