A Short Study of 1st John 1:5
“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
(1 John 1:5)
Without question, there is no proclamation from God Almighty to sinful man that declares anything apart form Christ and Him crucified.
Christ who alone pleases the Father is Light.
He is essentially the Light, robed in wisdom, understanding and honour.
In Him is no darkness at all.
There was no darkness in His birth, for He was conceived of the Holy Ghost.
There was no darkness in his thirty-three years of life on earth for He did those things in word, thought, and deed that pleased the Father.
There was no darkness in His death, for though the guilt of sin of all who would believe in Him was imputed to His account — He was personally innocent.
Therefore, judgment was rendered for the elect, atonement was made and His bride was justified in His resurrection.
This is the message, “that God is Light and in Him is no darkness.”
By Marvin Stalnaker