Many people are afraid of the dark. Some young people may have a night light in their room. The bible says that hell is a place of outer darkness. I don’t know about you, but if that is all that is said about hell, it is enough to convince me I don’t want to go there.
Ephesians 5:8 calls the lost “darkness”. John says there are some who love the darkness rather than the light. II Peter 1:19 says, “And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in our hearts.”
Of course, dark and light are opposites. I love what the bible says about the lighting in heaven. Revelation 21:23 says, “The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.”
Sometimes we sing the hymn that says there is no night in heaven. The church at Sparta must be a light shining in a dark place. We will never convince the world to follow Jesus, if we live in darkness.