Sounding out the Word (2)

A snippet from this Sunday morning:

We are hearing some of Jesus’ last public pleas in John’s Gospel.  Look how he lovingly, earnestly communicates to those in Jerusalem, those in complete rebellion to him.  It is pure gospel.

Yet a little while is the light with you.  Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you:  for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.  While ye have the light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light (John 12:35-36).

Soon, very soon, the Light will be a bloody body crucified to rough planks made out of a tree.  Yes, this “lifted up” Savior of John 12:32 is the same “lifted up” Servant of Isaiah 52:13.  And it is the crucified Christos that is the Messiah who draws – not any other kind of Jesus.

You must turn, believe, walk in this Light.  Not the substitutes.  Beware the crystal lights.

2 comments

  1. Todd,

    Having lived among LDS members for most of your life, you have seen and know those LDS member who don’t walk in this light you refer to.

    It is absolutely necessary that the true disciples of Jesus walk in this light. God will not force us, just like Satan can’t make us stay in darkness — everyone has their agency to decide if they will walk in this light or stay in the darkness. Unfortunately too many like to hang out in the shade and the tanning beds!

    President Eyring (Apr 2008) – Walk in the Light
    http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-851-42,00.html

    Elder Steuer (Apr 2008) – The Power of Light and Truth
    http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-851-33,00.html

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