Light in relationship to ‘good’. Darkness in relationship to ‘evil’.
The ‘darkness’ I wish to define is identified in the bible as ‘spiritual blindness’. If we do not know God within the deepest understanding of our human ability for ‘awareness’, it is not because we are not ‘willing’ to know God. It is that we are not ‘able’ to know God. There is a mechanical malfunction in our operating software system that prevents us coming out of the darkness and into the illuminating revelation of a personal knowledge of God. Knowledge within the deepest sense of our human ability to be ‘aware’. It is a complicated story, the story of the Fall of Man. But this ‘Fall’ did occur and it resulted in consequences that would not only affect the first humans, Adam and Eve, but would affect every man that was born thereafter. One of the consequences was that all men would be cut-off from a relationship with God. All men would become spiritually blind.
Genesis 3:1-4 NIV Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Romans 5:12 NIV Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned –
5:18 NIV Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men,
I Corinthians 15:22 NIV For as in Adam all die,
II Corinthians 4:4 NIV The god (not God the Creator) of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light..
(Part 2 Light and Dark….Good and Evil)