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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
1:4 In him was life - He was the foundation of life to every living thing, as well as of being to all that is. And the life was the light of men - He who is essential life, and the giver of life to all that liveth, was also the light of men; the fountain of wisdom, holiness, and happiness, to man in his original state.
Joh 1:4 In him was life. He had life in himself, and hence is a fountain from whence life flows to man. Death could not hold him, because in him is life, and he became "the Resurrection and the Life" (Joh 11:25) for us. The life was the light of men. The life that Christ bestows enlightens men. He is the Light of the World (Joh 8:12 9:5). His light chases away the darkness of the earth, though, when John wrote, the darkness did not receive it. Men, in darkness, had eyes and saw not. All history demonstrates that Christ is the Light of the World; every redeemed soul recognizes the fact.
Jane's comment on 2014-02-23 17:28:05:
an intriguing note on Jesus Christ being the Light of Life is that a secular website displayed a picture of the sun showing the many types of rays that are emitted from the sun such as gamma uv radio microwave and infrared rays part of which is shown the light of life the fact that he is also the Sun of Righteousness is another aspect of extreme interest to the believer everything about him is intriguing
Pk's comment on 2014-01-14 00:48:40:
Men were in darkness and were dead. For centuries now they have been living without life(zoe). They were cut off from the truth. The life that men needed was in Him and only that life was enough to bring light to men. The light and the life are two inseparable things, that is why he said we are the light of the world cause once you receive that life light also comes in
DR. \\\\payton's comment on 2013-12-09 19:54:11:
I know that you are right. Acts 4:12
Daniel Williams's comment on 2010-10-12 14:43:38:
Before jesus came man was dome an was set for the coming of the hellfire. But jesus come that HE may give us HIS divin light. It was stated in Luke19:10 "For the SON of man has come to seek and to save that which was lost." There ant know boby eles that can save a man' soul from the darkness of sin.
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