Professor Dennis Crump
29 September 2015
Jesus is the Light of the World
In John chapter eight verse twelve it quotes, “I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” In my opinion that has some of the strongest words just in one verse. John was written to prove that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. In John it gives us an up close and personal look at Christ’s identity.
This verse has so many interpretations. Right before this verse was even mentioned, the teachers and Pharisees brought in a women at the temple courts where everyone met; which got accused for adultery. For more information, when people got brought in for adultery they had to get stoned, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. When they began stoning her, Jesus bent over and wrote something on the ground with his finger that said, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” So the older ones got to throw first until Jesus was the last one left, now it was just her and Jesus. So He says to the women, “Women, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” Meaning has no one sentenced you to any punishment. She says no, and Jesus lets her go.
When Jesus says, “I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life”, He was declaring that He is the unique and only source of spiritual light. No other source is able to be used in human beings. If we do not follow him He will not give us the light of eternal life. Following Jesus is a great thing, but there is two determined promises that He makes in the verse. First, He promised his followers and all the believers that they will NEVER walk in darkness....
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...econd reason for the error, he says, “you judge according to the flesh, that is, and you judge me thinking that I am merely flesh and not God.” Then he shows that his testimony is true, and is false to say that he is alone in bearing witness to himself. They mention that when judging he is NOT alone. I got to say Amen to that one because “Jesus is seated at the right hand of God.” (Psalm 110:1)
The importance is maintaining a believable and obvious witness in the world, a witness that shows us he is faithful every day, he one who is God-honoring, trustworthy, honest, dependable, and truthful in all the things we do. Also, we should always be ready give an explanation of the hope we have, for the gospel Light we have is defiantly not meant to be covered, but made obvious for all to see and benefit from. May you also leave the darkness and some into the light?
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