Sunday, March 20, 2016

He is The Light

Darkness is the emblem of ignorance and man is deplorably ignorant upon all high, holy, and important subjects. The world when most wise, knew not God  but was ignorant of his nature, perfections, decrees, requirements, and the provision he has made for human guilt. Just so, as to his own nature, true condition, real needs, and fearful destiny,   man was in darkness.

Darkness is the emblem of crime and man by nature is a criminal, condemned already, and shut up in hopeless misery. He stumbles on, violating God's law, infringing the rights of his fellow man, and perpetrating the most enormous crimes, often without remorse or care!

Darkness is the emblem of cruelty and the dark places of the earth, are full of the habitations of cruelty. O the cruel superstitions, and cruel practices of the heathen world! O the cruel superstitions, and cruel practices of the Roman Catholic church! Where Christ is not known, where the light of his glorious gospel is not permitted to shine there is oppression, cruelty, and degradation. Man without Christ, is the most degraded of all God's creatures, he wanders on in darkness, and all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

How glorious is the character of the Savior! He is the light, the luminary that enlightens the world. As all natural light is in the sun; so all supernatural light is in Christ.

[James Smith]

John 12:46 ... I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

John 8:12 ... Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

1 John 1:7 ... But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.❤