Darkness Did Not Comprehend It

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

(John 1:5) NKJV

It got dark at the end of the first day. This is another way in which we can see how God the Son has been manifested as three distinct identities.

The Deep

And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

(Genesis 1:4-5) ESV

If God’s final goal was to have a creation which was permanently full of light in which there was no darkness, then why didn’t just create it that way? Here’s we get into the purpose of creation. God did create it, but the final outcome is the result of a long process which begins with the sacrificial slaying of the lamb.

It got dark at the end of the first day, after God has said “let light be,” because creating light from Hydrogen caused corruption to enter the world in the form of neutrons. These were used in the construction of atomic nuclei. As the nuclei got larger and included larger numbers of neutrons there became material which obscured light. Atoms became molecules, molecules became macro-molecules and eventually there was cellular life with replicating DNA. We interwove this doctrine with the scriptural teaching that milk has to come before solid food. The deep became so filled with organic life that it obscured light.

The Word of God

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.

(John 1:5, 10-11) NKJV

We were trained to study the Bible by people who steadfastly believed that the King James (KJV) was the only Bible that you should ever read and that any other version was the beginning of a slippery slope which would lead you untold untold wickedness and debauchery. Since then we’ve found that the KJV only captures a small slice of the meaning and intent of the original Greek and Hebrew words, and, since we’re reaching out to a world which doesn’t share the opinion that archaic sounding texts are the only acceptable choice, we use whichever English translation best expresses the sentiment of the passage that we’re attempting to emphasize. For the most part we’re finding that the English Standard Version (ESV) is substantially similar to the KJV but in modern English. There are a few exceptions and this is one of them.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.

(John 1:5, 10-11) ESV

This passage is naturally assumed to be about the incarnation of God the Son as Jesus of Nazareth, but things on Earth are copied from things in the heavens and Jesus coming as a man is a picture of the light of nucleosynthesis on the first day which became obscured by the increasing complexity of the life which it gave rise to.

Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

(Hebrews 9:23) ESV

In the ESV the phrase “has not overcome it” doesn’t quite capture the real meaning. It’s present tense which makes it seem that the darkness is trying to overcome the light and failing. In the KJV “did not comprehend it,” is past tense. The darkness tried to overcome the light on the first day, but failed. It failed because the second day saw the creation of gravity which is the process by which light and darkness will be made physically separate by a space between them. This is symbolized by the resurrection.

Jesus Christ

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

(John 3:16-21) ESV

The bottom line is, Jesus Christ and the Word are the same thing. This ought not be an issue for anyone. And here is the condemnation indeed. Light came into the world, but men loved darkness rather than light. Jesus is the light of the world, but the world rejected him.

God the Son – Synonyms 4

IdentityDarkness did not comprehend it
1The DeepGenesis 1:4-5
1 Corinthians 3:1-2
Hebrews 5:12-14
1 Peter 2:1-3
Isaiah 28:9
Isaiah 45:7
2The Word of GodJohn 1:5, 10-11
3Jesus ChristJohn 3:16-21
– Resolving the Identities of God the Son.

Where did you get here from?
1Predictive Testable Hypothesis 18
2January 25th – All Things Were Made Through Him
3January 31st – Night
4October 8th – Corollary II
5October 23rd – Principle III
6December 11th – Perspective
– Navigate back to where you came from.

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