darkness_v_Light

Yes, there is an abundance of very dark subject matter found within the articles on this website.  The subjects covered here could easily drag someone into a prolonged state of depression, or even despair.

 

So why do we do it?  Why do we write of such things?

 

Those that write for this site believe that Jesus Christ is the Hero of Humanity, as Russ says. Jesus tells us in John 9:5 that He is the Light of the world, and in Matthew 5:14 He tells his followers that they also “are the light of the world.”

 

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

John 1:5

Scripture tells us in Jeremiah 17:9 that “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” and in Romans 3:10 “there is no one righteous, no, not one.”

 

“Evil needs ignorance which is darkness to survive in just like a fish needs water to live in.”
Pastor Casper McCloud

 

We believe that, as Scripture says, all of humanity is born under a curse, the result of Adam’s sin in the garden when he chose to disobey the instruction of God and ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

 

In this fallen state we are separated from God and have no hope of a right relationship with Him.  There is nothing that we as sinful individuals can do to make ourselves right.  God is entirely Holy, and we are not.  From a young age we choose to do things at times knowing that they are wrong or what our parents told us to not do.  That is why we are in need of a Savior.

 

Jesus is the Only Begotten of God who came in the flesh, lived a perfect life as only He could, died on the cross, rose again on the third day and sits now at the right hand of God.  He alone can atone for our sins and grant us forgiveness and salvation, restoring us to a right relationship with God.

“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

James 14:6

From that position of a restored relationship with God we are, for the first time, able to chose what is pleasing to God over what our sinful nature desires.  Once slaves to the sinful nature, we are now able to choose to serve God (Romans 6:13).

 

One of the manners in which that service can be rendered is as Ephesians 5:11 states, having no part in the unfruitful works of darkness but rather exposing them. Exposing these stories is done not only to show that these things are really going on in “civilized society,” but also so that others that believe in the name of Jesus can pray for the parties involved – not only for healing, but also for salvation.

 

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