Quote Originally Posted by Brother Mark View Post
But then you are combining three types of love within the relationship that do not get spent on other people. For instance, within marriage, there is phileo, eros, and agape. Agape is the highest form. God agapes the world. But I can't find where he phileos it nor has eros for it.



Why read "variable" into too? "Only" can be applied just as easily as "variable" can. Thing is, neither of them should be read into it. Rather, we should see that John chose to identify himself and rest in the love of God. Peter could say the same thing. So could you or I! And that is awesome!

The one Whom Jesus Loves,

Mark

LOL, I guess you are declaring that you and the Apostle John are soul brothers.