This is Yeshua’s message: not the great love of the Father, but the persistent holiness of God’s photonic being; what he is and what’s inside.
God is light and there is no darkness at all in him (a double negative, no darkness + not at all).
- If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness,
- we lie, and do not the truth:
The real McCoy
- 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.
The self-righteous vipers
- If we say that we have no sin
- we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
The just people’s experience
- If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
The lost experience
- If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
The Loveless Lost
Lost people will keep saying these lies. They despise unchurched people, lawbreakers, and, just like the Jews, will not fellowship with outsiders. Their love is a failure.
God is faithful; faithful before we confess and faithful after we confess. Darkness has a posterboy: hatred or discrimination in all its forms. Yeshua’s message has the teeth we cannot deny. His light is his love, his unfailing love for people, and it is this love that God has poured into our hearts.
Our sin counting exposes the lie in human DNA. Give it up! :Yeshua never asked us tally up anyone’s sins. Christ will always be separate from sinners. We stress about the thing we are saved from because we are stuck in denial about who Yeshua is, the finality of his sayings, and the fullness of the grace he gives to those who believe.
Our mixed composition
The wretchedness or our dilemma cannot be erased or eased by argument. We are not all one way. We have trial and error, acceleration and slowing down, ignorance and certainty, and we experience success and futility. Christ is all light and that is why we needed a Saviour and need the Holy Spirit and the Holy Scriptures.