Follow-up to Jason DeRouchie’s Sermon


Dr. Jason DeRouchie has followed up his recent sermon with an article on “The Old Testament Background to the Gospel Light Described in 1 John 2:7-14.”

We should not be amazed, therefore, when John affirms in the first chapter of his Gospel that “the true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world” (John 1:9). Nor should we be surprised that Jesus himself claimed in John 8:12: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” The tragedy, as noted by Jesus, is that “the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19).