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My 14 year-old son recently asked me this question as he was reading through John’s Gospel and also John’s epistles in the New Testament. He already had a sense of what the answer was, but he just wanted some confirmation.

The Apostle John references “light and darkness” eight different times in his writings… John 1:5, 3:19, 8:12, 12:35, 12:46, 1 John 1:5, 2:8, and 2:9. Now, when the question was posed, what immediately came to mind was a well known quote by C.S. Lewis…

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” – (This famous quote by C.S. Lewis comes from a paper given to The Oxford Socratic Club entitled, Is Theology Poetry?)

Lewis succinctly captures the essence of explaining how we know what is true by using the sun, our source…

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