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By George A. Kendall, The Wanderer, December 27, 2021

In the Book of Genesis, God begins the work of creation by saying, “Let there be light.” And light is indeed the central theme of the creation, whether that be the old creation or the new creation in Christ. The parallel creation story which we find in the Prologue to the Gospel of John starts out with:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,” and goes on to say that “all things were made through him, and without him was made nothing that has been made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men, and the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

But we know that darkness — i.e., the Kingdom of Satan — reigned over the world from the Fall of Adam and Eve until the coming of Christ, not because God willed it so or was powerless to prevent it, but because He chose to permit it so that we might experience to the full the horror of enslavement to sin and death. …

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