I was reading a devotional on a weblog, and it quoted John 1:1-5: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it." Along with it was the following commentary: "Do we truly understand what gives us life? Vs. 4 says, in him was life, and that life was the light of men. We have the same thing in us that was in Him. It's that very life that makes us the radiant people that we are. For even in darkness, this light shines. Do you understand that whether you know it or not, the life of Christ is shining through you? Have you ever seen the life of Christ in a homeless man or someone in a dark ally? Do believe God is there as well? 'The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.' If you're having problems seeing the light God shines through His people, ask Him to reveal it to you. Spend some time thinking and dwelling on the things of God. Ask Him to reveal Himself in and through everything. While you are walking and talking with your friends, seek God out through them... I guarantee you will find Him in the most unusual and darkest places... seek... and you will find Him' What I'm saying here is that God is life. Everything that He is, everything that He was and will be is what life consists of. Try thinking of life as an energy; without it, nothing can exist. If this is true, then everyone has God in them whether they like it or not. God breathed life into us. Now this isn't saying that everyone's salvation is secure. What this is saying is that the very image of God is in every one of us. We can find God in everything... and everyone, for we are all... not just a select few, made in the very image of God.'' What do you think the intent of this scripture is? Can we even find God in those that deny God? Is the light being spoken about simply "life," and we all have it? -- Roger Hoezel
I think this mystical interpretation sounds good but goes way beyond what the scripture says. If that is all there is to it, why the incarnation (John 1:14)?
What need would there have been for Jesus to come if we can tap into the divine energy in the way imagined in this weblog? No, I do not think this is right.
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