Jan 27, 2019 · The Bible’s call to “love one another” is an invitation to live in a way that is unnatural to our human senses, but that ultimately is more rewarding than most of the modern representations of love we see in magazines, movies and in love songs. What is true friendship according to the Bible? Flip open to the book of Romans to answer this question. Find Romans 5:7-8, "For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. What Is This Thing Called Love? (1 Cor. 13:1-13) 1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal . 2 And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. The King James Version of the Bible sometimes translates agape as "charity," but charity has now taken on the meaning of assistance to the poor rather than benevolent love. Phileo (verb). This means to love in an impulsive and emotional way. It is seldom used in the Bible, but there is a play on words (lost in English) in John 21:15-17.