Tue, 26 February 2013
One way of communicating the central message revealed in Jesus is that God is light. Through this statement John hopes to state that God is perfect Truth and perfect goodness. This has implications for humans who want to receive the life that comes from being in relationship with the God who is light. Just as light excludes darkness, the truth of God excludes any falsehood and the goodness of God excludes moral impurity. How then can anyone enjoy life that comes in communion with God? The answer John gives in this letter is: the death of Jesus Christ.