In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) KJV
God intends to bring about a permanent physical separation of light from darkness. Light weight and light bearing are synonyms, like dark and heavy are. In general heavier, denser materials are darker.
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And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Matthew 27:46) KJV
Jesus wasn’t forsaken, but his separation from God the Father by total darkness was a picture of two things:
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Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. (Matthew 27:45) KJV
Another picture that we have which is part of the symbolism of Christ on the cross is that darkness came upon the world in the middle of the day. Things on Earth are patterned after things in the heavens.
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The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.(Genesis 1:2) ESV
The nature of free will is such that an individual can choose light or darkness. How can there be free will unless a choice is available? The Lord had to create a universe in which darkness exists.
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Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!(Isaiah 5:20) ESV
The parallels between light and good vs. darkness and evil are stated throughout scripture. Isaiah laments people who try to make you believe that good is evil and evil is good, and who put darkness for light.
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declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’(Isaiah 46:10) ESV
The Bible is consistent throughout because it combines spiritual concepts, like good and evil, with their physical expression in space and time as light and darkness. It describes their permanent physical separation.
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Light vs. Darkness; Good vs. Evil
When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.(Job 30:26) KJV
Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross and the darkness immediately after it picture creation in the moments BEFORE God said “let light be,” BEFORE nucleosynthesis, the fabled “Big Bang.”
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