“LET THERE BE LIGHT” RELEVANCE OF LIGHT IN THE CREATION

“Let there be light” (Genesis 3:3). Those were the first recorded utterance of God in the Bible. Consider the scenario of a dark room where you are supposed to do some work. As you enter the room, the first thing you do is to put on the lights. In the absence of light...

LIGHT AND DARKNESS: BIBLICAL PERSEPCTIVE

The Bible uses the words light and darkness in different meanings. They are natural phenomena and used in symbolic or metaphorical meanings The contrast of light and darkness is common in the Bible, contrast between good and evil, God and evil forces, believers and...

JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

To me, it is as clear as night and day – “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isaiah 8:20). The preacher is called to shed light on his subject. John the Baptist was “a burning and...

LIGHT AND THE WORD OF GOD

God is the source of life and light. Creation account depicts that God created the heavens and the earth. When the earth became null and void and the darkness was over the surface of the deep, God continues to intervene in the creation. God said, let there be light...

LET THERE BE LIGHT

The General Understanding of Light in the Bible Light denotes a relation, not a being, “The Lord is my light” (Pss 27:1). Light is a term for life in the absolute sense, not a mere existence. Light is salvation. To see light is to live. Part of salvation is to be in...

LIGHT THAT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS: A BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF LIGHT

The Bible contains manifold imagery of light, both literally and figuratively. At the beginning of the biblical narrative, physical light springs forth as the first created thing (Gen 1:3-4). At the end, the light of God eliminates all traces of darkness: “And night...