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When the light from the sun lights up the earth, we know that it is the beginning of a new day. With light, we are able to see our environment. When the sun sets, the earth darkens. But with the help of technology, we have electricity—with the push of a button we can turn on the lights in our homes; even the pathways on the streets can be lit up. When there is light illuminating our way, we can feel safe because our eyes can detect obstacles and we become aware of danger.

What is Darkness most afraid of?

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Imagine you are in a place without light, surrounded in pitch darkness. Being unable to see what is around you, perhaps, you will feel discomfort. What would be your first thought? How to get rid of the darkness? If you were to shout with all your might, “Go away darkness!”, will it go away? How about fighting the darkness – can you push it away? What is darkness proverbially afraid of? It is light. Only light can make darkness retreat. After all, darkness is the absence of light.

God Came as the Light

With the physical laws of light and darkness, God explained that He came as light into this world to drive away darkness.

Acts 26:18  to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

Colossians 1:13  For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,

1 John 1:5  This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

John 8:12  When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

The Bible compares God to light and Satan, the devil, to darkness—the opposite of light. The Bible also explains that this world is in darkness, under the dominion of Satan. And in order to save us from the dominion of darkness, God came as the light to illuminate the world.

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The role of light is to eradicate the curtain of darkness. It enables us to tell the difference between right and wrong; between dangerous paths and safe roads. Light increases our sight and allows us to be mindful of our path. If we walk in a dark place, we may be hesitant to take the next step and the step after. But when light is present, we are able to walk with confidence.

Psalms 119:105  Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

The words of God, His commandments and laws are the lamp for our feet—meaning that we can be directed towards the right path by the words of God. Ultimately, God wants to lead us to heaven. When we obey and practice the words of God, we can be confident that we are on the safest path which leads to salvation.

You are the Light of the World

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Matthew 5:14-15  You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

Ephesians 5:8-11  For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness,righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

God also calls His children the light of the world. Thus, we are also given the role of light, to illuminate this world. We can shine the light by sharing the truth which we have received from God. By doing this, many people would be led to the path leading to salvation. If the role of light is carried out, illuminating brightly, countless people would be able to distinguish safety from danger.

God has since illuminated this world with his words, and has given the way to eternal life through the new covenant Passover. The World Mission Society Church of God plays the role of light by sharing the new covenant Passover. Please come to the World Mission Society Church of God to study the truth that leads to eternal life!

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当第一缕晨光照亮大地的时候,我们就迎来了新的一天。正因为有光,我们才能看清周围的世界。每当日落之后,地球陷入黑暗;但是借助科技的力量,我们可以轻易地利用电灯照亮每家每户、照亮每条道路。人们通常在有光的时候感到更安全,因为通过光线我们才能检测到障碍物、及时发现危险。

 

黑暗最惧怕的是什么?

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假设你处在伸手不见五指般黑暗的地方,很大程度上会因为无法观察到周围都的环境而感到害怕。那么,你的本能反应会是什么呢?你会设法驱除眼前的黑暗。如果你呐喊:“黑暗!离我而去吧!“,会起到效果吗?如果你举起拳头,打算与黑暗搏斗的话,它会因此而退去吗?黑暗最惧怕什么呢?是光明。只有光明可以驱散黑暗的笼罩——毕竟黑暗的本质就是光明的缺失。

 

上帝作为光明降临于世

通过光与黑暗的物理定律,上帝解释说,自己就是降临于世的光,为我们驱散笼罩世界的黑暗。

使徒行传 26:18 要开他们的眼睛,使他们从黑暗中转向光明,从撒但权下归向上帝;使他们因信我而得蒙赦罪,和一切成圣的人同得基业。

歌罗西书 1:13 他救了我们脱离黑暗的权势,迁移到他爱子的国度里。

约翰一书 1:5 神就是光,在他毫无黑暗;这是我们从主所听见,又报给你们的信息。

约翰福音 8:12 耶稣又对众人说:“我就是世界的光。跟从我的,必不在黑暗里走,却要得着生命的光。

圣经将上帝比作光明,而魔鬼撒旦则被比作黑暗——两者对立。圣经进一步解释说,撒旦掌控着我们的世界,因此整个地球都在黑暗之中。为了拯救我们,上帝亲自到来,作为光明照亮这个世界。

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光明的作用是消除黑暗的帐幕,以此让我们看清正义与邪恶,分辨危险的道路和安全的道路。当四周一片黑暗的时候,我们往往会迟疑,不敢迈出向前的步子。藉着光照,我们才能胸怀信心,注意脚下的路,避免误入歧途。

诗篇 119:105 你的话是我脚前的灯,是我路上的光。.

圣经记录说,上帝的话语是照亮我们道路的明灯——也就是说,靠着上帝的话语我们才能找到正确的方向。而这样做的最终目的是为了引领我们进入天国。只要我们听从并且跟随上帝的话语,我们就可以有十足的信心走上救赎的旅途。

你是照亮世界的光

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马太福音 5:14-15 你们是世上的光。城造在山上是不能隐藏的。人点灯,不放在斗底下,而是放在灯台上,就照亮一家的人。

以弗所书 5:8-11 从前你们是暗昧的,但如今在主里面是光明的,行事为人要像光明的子女— 光明所结的果子就是一切的良善、公义、诚实。总要察验什么是主所喜悦的事。那暗昧无益的事,不可参与,倒要把这种事揭发出来。

此外,上帝还将他的子女称作世界的光。这是因为我们也被赋予了光明的责任,照亮黑暗的世界。那么,如何才能履行这个义务呢?我们应当与世人分享上帝的真理,引导他们走上救赎的道路。只要我们起到光明的作用,很多人都会认识到世界上的危险,避而远之。

上帝通过自己的话语照亮了整个世界,并且通过新约逾越节给了我们通往永生的道路。作为世上的光,上帝的教会 世界福音宣教协会正积极地传扬新约逾越节的真理,并且期望所有人都能够前来领受通往永生的真理。

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In adherence to the Post-Circuit Breaker Phase One measures, the World Mission Society Church of God Education Centre will remain closed.

All education will continue to be conducted online.

Let us do our part to adhere to the details of the measures and stay safe. Please be physically and spiritually healthy!