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The Pulse, with Joseph Mattera
Friday, December 7, 2018
7 Reasons Why Light Will Overcome Darkness

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God promises that our light shines the greatest in the midst of gross darkness.

Isaiah 60:1-3 says, "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For the darkness shall cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; but the Lord shall rise upon you, and His glory shall be seen upon you. The nations shall come to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising."

This amazing passage illustrates the principle that God sometimes displays His glory the most in the midst of the most challenging times in a culture and society.

The apostle Paul put it another way when he said "Where sin increased, grace abounded much more" (Rom. 5:20).

Truly, those who understand God's ways know that every challenge is an opportunity to elevate our capacity.

I believe John 1:1-7 gives seven reasons why light will eventually overcome all darkness. (In this context, we understand light to be a metaphor for God's truth and darkness a metaphor for the distortion of truth through the evil one and his fallen systems of earthly governance.)

My objective in this article is to give apologetic concepts that can encourage and equip believers. The follow shows seven reasons why light will ultimately overcome darkness (John 1:1-7).
  1. The logos (truth, logic, wisdom and language of God) is the foundation for all creation reality. John 1:1 says "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

The word "beginning" (Arche in Greek) was a classical Greek term that referred to philosophers trying to define the "stuff" out of which emanated the material universe.

In Greek, the "Word" is logos, which in classical philosophy referred to the wisdom, logic and idea that underpins the cosmos. read more
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