by Chris Walls

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Chris Walls
1 John 1:5


Western movies are some of the great movies of all time. I am not talking about the newer ones, but some of the old black and white. Some of you maybe thinking that, "I am too young to have watched some of those old movies." See I have a father that probably has seen almost every old western that has ever been made. It was a mistake of my mom to allow my father to get a satellite dish because my father is able to watch the western channel anytime he wanted to.

I like old westerns for many reasons, but mainly because you can always tell who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. If a person wore a white hat then he stood up for what was good and right with the world. Then there are those men that wore the black hat. They are deceptive, crocked, evil, mean and shady. In fact the idea of black being the color that evil wears has come into movie present, with the evil deceptive Darth Vadar wearing black.

*God is Light (v. 5)

John writes in a pattern that many of the OT prophets and the Psalms were written in what is known as parallelism. This is where one statement is made and then is reinforced with another statement. The second statement is made to reinforce the preceding statement with a similar statement. The other form of parallelism is when the first statement is made and is reinforced with a second statement that is opposite of the first.

John does this very thing he states that God is light. John uses the word light to say that God is like light. He is pure, holy; He is the source of wisdom, knowledge and happiness. He is the one that illuminates the pathway of life.

Scripture has revealed God as light. In Ps. 27:1 David wrote, "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear..."God's word reveals us the way of God. Ps. 119:105 says, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path..."

John takes and parallels this statement of ...

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