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Agapao and Phileo

There is not much difference lexically between agapao and phileo. Both involve a voluntary (I’ve decided to love you) and involuntary (I can’t help but love you) response.

One point: there is no command to love in scripture that ever uses phileo.

C. Swindoll, Growing Strong, pp. 67-8

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