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Ye are the light of the world

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Salty Booger, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. Salty Booger

    Salty Booger Royal Crown Cola (RC)

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    How do you see the meaning of the above? I believe he is talking about the light of consciousness.

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  2. JustGeorge

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    Hm. I read it as you have the ability to spread 'light' (joy, comfort, relief). Its not natural to keep it hidden(according to the verse, as I read it).

    By you spreading joy in the world, you show the essence of God. (I think.)
     
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    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Its a delusional self view of aggrandizement.
     
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    You know, there's a children's song about this verse titled "This little light of mine." That's the understanding I have about the verse growing up in the church.

    If I were to look at it outside the christian framing and context, I like the interpretation @JustGeorge draws. :D
     
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    WalterTrull Godfella

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    ;Not that obscure.
     
  6. Salty Booger

    Salty Booger Royal Crown Cola (RC)

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    It gets worse...

     
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    Matthew 5:14-16 it would be Jesus' followers who are the ' *light* of the world '. They follow in Jesus' footsteps, so to speak - John 8:12; John 12:36
    Their *light* would shine before men by following Jesus' instructions as found at Matthew 24:14; Acts 1:8
    To always walk as children of *light* - Ephesians 5:8; Philippians 2:15 - the spiritual *light* as found throughout the pages of Scripture.
    To proclaim the good news *light* about God's kingdom ( Daniel 2:44) throughout the world just as it is being done internationally today.
    For the fruitage of *light* consists of: every sort of goodness and righteousness and truth - Ephesians 5:9
    The religious truth as found in Scripture - John 17:17
    Such spiritual truth is the *light* that glorifies God by proving one's self to be a follower of Jesus' teachings - John 15:8
     
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    Psalms 82:6 is Jesus' reference to human judges referenced as 'gods' because they were to judge by using God's righteous standards in which to judge.
    This is also why Moses was told to serve as 'god' to Aaron and Egypt's Pharaoh .- Exodus 4:16 B
     
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    Salty Booger Royal Crown Cola (RC)

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    I don't see him limiting it to a select cast, but if that is your argument.
     
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    I am wondering if you would consider Jesus, so to speak, as being God's select cast _______________
    I find at John 5:22 that God places all judgement into Christ's hands.
     
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    Salty Booger Royal Crown Cola (RC)

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    He was a carpenter before he became Christ, right?
     
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