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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Light

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This word is used in many ways in the Scripture. Sometimes it refers to man's intellect as in Isaiah 50:11. Sometimes it refers to the Word of GOD, as in Psalm 119:105. Sometimes it refers to false doctrines as in Matthew 6:23. It is also a type of the Christian who walks with GOD, as in Ephesians 5:8. It refers also to the testimony of the Christian, as in Matthew 5:16. It is a figure of the state of the believer after he leaves Satan's kingdom of darkness, and is brought into GOD's Kingdom. ( Acts 26:18). It refers to the walk of the believer in which he serves the Lord in a godly way, and directs his life according to the Word of GOD, as in1Jo 1:7. It refers to the defense of the believer who lives above reproach and has a godly testimony before his neighbors, as in Romans 13:12. CHRIST JESUS Himself is the light of the world, as He affirms in John 8:12 (a) In some strange way the entrance of CHRIST into the life and heart enables the mind to become intelligent and intellectual. Only where CHRIST JESUS is loved and His Word is preached do we find minds active for the blessing of others, and alert in inventing that which will be a blessing to mankind. The blessings which we enjoy in civilization, such as electronics, transportation, communication, refrigeration, manufacturing, agriculture, chemistry, physics and institutions of learning are all products of protestant countries where CHRIST JESUS is permitted to rule and reign in the heart of people, and the Word of GOD is read, preached and taught publicly, and without hindrance. (See John 1:4).

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Light'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/l/light.html. 1957.

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