“Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light, because their deeds were evil. Everyone, who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.” (John 3:18-20/NIV).
This site has been set up to focus on Christian love. As I have stated earlier, Paul taught that loving your neighbour is a way to fulfill the whole law of God. (Cf. Romans 13:8).
Today there are people in the Christian world who put much time and effort into social activity to help and support others who are in need. This is good and desirable.
On the other hand the New Testament also clearly stresses the importance of faith. In God’s light, our good deeds may be found wanting. It is possible to be busy helping others but at the same time to (perhaps even intentionally) overlook some of the real needs of these individuals.
Jesus has come into the world as a light. He wants to shed light on our real motives, that govern what we do.
The bible says that those who believe in the Son of God will be acceptable to God. Others refuse to believe in Him and will not escape God’s judgment.
In the quote above we are given one reason why several do not believe in the Son of God. Their deeds are evil. They try to hide some wrongdoings. They do not like light. In light, all things can be seen so clearly. They prefer darkness. They hope to remain undetected, even by God himself.
There is a challenge to all of us today: Will you allow God’s light to penetrate your soul? Will you admit him to expose any evil deeds, habits, or attitudes? If you should be prepared for this, this is the path to real faith in God!