Sons of the Night, Sons of the Day

1 Thes 5;7

Unbelievers are in darkness, engulfed in mental, moral, and spiritual darkness because of sin and unbelief.

1 Thes 5;5a

Believers live in a completely different sphere of life than those who remain in darkness.  Because believers have been delivered from the domain of darkness, they are taken out of the night of sin and ignorance and put into the light of God and under the control of the truth.  Because Christians are in the light, they should not sleep in spiritual indifference and comfort, but be alert to the spiritual issues around them.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:4,5,6.

Who do you love?


For everyone who practices wicked things

hates the light and avoids it,

so that his deeds may not be exposed.

John 3:20

“Keep everything hazy in his mind now, and you will have all eternity wherein to amuse yourself by producing in him the peculiar kind of clarity which Hell affords.”  The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis, pg. 7

Porn is accepted


Porn is accepted, don’t you think?  According to the demand and the stats, you would think so.  Generally, I would sum up pornography as images of what was created (originally) to be private and precious moments, which were never meant to be projected on the world’s screen.  So it’s sort of a new version of something old and what God created to be good, twisted into a different version, a darker version.  The acts themselves are a different type of darkness, separate from the projection of the images of the acts-projecting the images is an extension of the acts in the images.  Whether you never view these images or you view them everyday, you should know what they really are.

The darkness of lust is difficult to escape.  If you are there, you are not free.  We are slaves to whatever controls us.  But you should know there is a chance of escape.  Jesus came here to rescue us all, and make us whole.  Seek Him and you will find Him.  When you do, thank Him for every incremental improvement each day.  Because of the nature of sin, change sometimes takes awhile.  Sort of like deconstructing a vault.

For His divine power has given us everything

required for life and godliness,

through the knowledge of Him who called us by

His own glory and goodness.

By these He has given us very great and precious promises,

so that through them you may share in the divine nature,

escaping the corruption

that is in the world through lust.

For this very reason,

make every effort to supplement your faith

with goodness,

goodness with knowledge,

knowledge with self-control,

self-control with endurance,

endurance with godliness,

godliness with brotherly affection,

and brotherly affection with love.

2 Peter 1:3-7

“He’s vulgar, Wormwood.  He has a bourgeois mind.  He has filled His world full of pleasures.  There are things for humans to do all day long without His minding in the least-sleeping, washing, eating, drinking, making love, playing, praying, working.  Everything has to be twisted before it’s any use to us.”  The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis, pg. 118