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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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1:5 And the light shineth in darkness - Shines even on fallen man; but the darkness - Dark, sinful man, perceiveth it not.
EDW's comment on 2013-03-22 04:49:55:
Light always Shines through Darkness.
Percy Giles's comment on 2012-12-20 14:56:01:
I think that darkness can't handle light.
Fabrice's comment on 2012-07-10 22:06:26:
While we read through the gospel of saint John,we need to understadn that the word darkness itself does not mean the absence of light.Spiritual darkness is a form of light which is not from God. This is why saint paul in his epistle had to say Satan can disguise himself as an angel of light,that is,a form of light not of God.
The second thing i will like to draw our attention to here is the mystery hidden behind the name LORD. These four letter words means a lot. This is the full meaning of the word LORD. LIGHT OVER RULES DARKNESS.L stands for LIGHT,O stands for OVER,R stands for RULE,and D stands for DARKNESS. In this case,we see that Jesus being of a superior light which is of God rules over the depraved world of sin which is spiritual ignorance. The word darkness in a simpler word will be called spiritual ignorance or depravity of who God is? Since the world has been under a false light called darkness,when the real light of creation which is Jesus came to recreate humanity in the book of saint John 1:5,it became absolute impossible for people to believe him because they have been used to the false light brought about by the fall of Adam and Eve in the garden,and that false light is ignorance of their divinity.
Don's comment on 2011-08-01 15:02:08:
I believe that christians are children who walk in the light. The non believing world (in darkness) does not percieve us and we must illuminate their path, bybeing a shining examble.
james's comment on 2010-12-28 21:23:44:
the light, i believe is the word of god and the darkness is our own despair. we know the word of god, we hear it and we choose to look the other way. but the light is still their and burning brightly. when we seek that light we finally realize that it has never went out. instead we were only looking the other way
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