1 John 1:5-7 “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”
Light is not only the absence of sin, but the absence of ignorance. There is a trend in modern Christianity to try and claim that there are certain aspects of God that are semi-unknowable. That certain sins, or certain aspects of God that He has revealed, are up for debate.
Light is illuminating, light is revealing. In God, there is no darkness, and while we are not always able to fully comprehend Him, we are able to know Him. He has given us His revelation of Himself, not merely through a book but in the very person of His son who is the image of the unseen God (1 Col 1:15).
We wrestle to make certain doctrines more palatable, and compromise the things which are actually there. We justify this action by simply saying “we interpret things differently”
Tell me this: if I were describe an individual, would their attributes be up for debate? If God is light, has revealed Himself through His son, given us pages and pages of His words and character, and has also given us His spirit to guide us, then if two people approach and see integral portions of God as different, how could they describe the same God?
How could these two individuals say that they worship the same deity if they describe two separate ideas?
Is it not a form of idolatry when we say that our image of God (as apposed to the image that He has revealed through the prophets, apostles, and His own Son) which is tainted by our own personal desire, or bias is God? Do we not fashion a golden calf simply because that is the image that is desirable, or closest to our understanding?
God is not up for debate, He has established His character, and given us His spirit.
In Him there is no darkness, and He has given us His son that He may be knowable and known.