The word charity became most famous in the English language by its use in the King James Version of the Bible, especially in Paul’s chapter on love….
1 Corinthians 13:1-3 KJV “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.”
He goes on to describe the characteristics of “charity” which we will read in a few minutes
The problem with the word “charity” is that it has suffered some disuse as the word love has replaced it in modern translations.
And “love” can and does shave so, so many meanings in our world today Read more