Once we have come into the light, are we light? Or does a bit of darkness linger here and there?
Let's not rush in for a quick answer, but let it linger out here and see if some new thoughts do not come onto the scene, okay?
We are going to peel this topic like an onion folks. We are going move slower than most and not attempt to do it any way other as the layers present themselves to us.
Today, simply read this passage from a new translation of our bible,John 3, The Voice:
John the Baptist:27 Apart from the gifts that come from heaven, no one can receive anything at all. 28 I have said it many times, and you have heard me—I am not the Anointed One; I am the one who comes before Him. 29 If you are confused, consider this: the groom is the one with the bride. The best man takes his place close by and listens for him. When he hears the voice of the groom, he is swept up in the joy of the moment. So hear me. My joy could not be more complete. 30 He, the groom, must take center stage; and I, the best man, must step to His side.
31 If someone comes from heaven above, he ranks above it all and speaks of heavenly things. If someone comes from earth, he speaks of earthly things. The One from the heavens is superior; He is over all. 32 He reveals the mysteries seen and realities heard of the heavens above, but no one below is listening. 33 Those who are listening and accept His witness to these truths have gone on record. They acknowledge the fact that God is true! 34 The One sent from God speaks with the very words of God and abounds with the very Spirit and essence of God. 35 The Father loves the Son and withholds nothing from Him. 36 Those who believe in the Son will bask in eternal life, but those who disobey the Son will never experience life. They will know only God’s lingering wrath.
This I know for sure: God saw that there was utter darkness and He gave into it light, saying that now there was a new thing, it was good. Likewise, again, He looked out and saw utter darkness; He sent in His son, who is light, created a new thing, and it is definitely good.