1 John 1:5-2:2 – Our response to the objective truth that “God is light” and that sin can have no place beside him, coupled with our belief that we have fellowship with him no matter what, reveals that fact that many people live in a state of denial regarding sin – darkness while thinking we’re in the light.
Howard Marshall explain that tendency this way, “Modern men treat sin lightly, and insofar as they do believe in God, they believe that he makes considerable allowances for our weaknesses and failures. The message that God is light is not taken with sufficient seriousness. Probably few people would deny that acts of deliberate, clear-cut evil are incompatible with true religion. What they do deny is that any of their actions fall into that category. There is a refusal to measure actions by the standards of God.”
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