In John’s epistle, which concerns itself with the true Knowledge of God as opposed to the false, there are various expressions used to describe the same thing. Knowing God is refered to as Remaining in Him, Knowing Him, Being begotten of Him, having eternal Life, and walking in the light, among others.
Remember that the entire epistle is formed around the three simple theological propositional statements ; God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all… God is Love… and Jesus Christ has come (and remains) in the flesh. Out of these statements come a threefold test to determine the reality of eternal life, the Test of Holiness, because God is Light. The Test of Love , for God is Love, and the test of belief in the doctrine of Christ.
Knowing - God - Walk - Being - Reborn
Knowing God is a walk. Being reborn is only the beginning, it is the start of an ongoing journey , a pilgrimage. The Walk is in the Light of Him who is the true light, and in whose presence all things are revealed in their true nature. When a man truly comes to Christ he comes to the Light.
What does it mean to walk in the Light? It couldn’t mean a sinless walk because verse 7 tells us that if we walk in the light, “…the blood of Jesus Christ will cleanse us from all sin…”. Walking in the light is not the same as walking in perfection, God knows who we are and where we are at.
Light - God - Light - Exposure - Man
Walking in the Light of God means walking in the Light of exposure. The man who walks in the light is the man who has given up all pretense, he is committed to reality. He is the one who has come to God and is willing to be known for who he...
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