Mat 10:26-27 “So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. (27) What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.
Joh 3:19-20 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. (20) For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
The Lord is light. He is truth. When Christ came into this world, He came as Light to expose what was hidden in the darkness of sin in this fallen place. He came to expose evil, and evildoers hated Him for it.
As we have discussed this matter of RASN’s* we have often dealt with the subject of the disguise they wear. We talk about covert narcissists, for example. Covered. Wearing a mask. As Paul put it in his letter to the Corinthians, the servants of the devil often appear among us as “sons of righteousness.”
Now, all of this mask-wearing business is an example of what the Bible calls, darkness. Satan’s kingdom is the kingdom of darkness. He is the prince of darkness. His servants dwell in darkness – in a realm where truth cannot be seen. It is a region of lies and deception. And that is the realm in which RASNs live and operate.
What, then, is the reaction of this evil realm to light? John tells us – men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. Evil thrives on darkness and is, then, like the vampire. You’ve seen the vampire movies, like Bram Stoker’s Dracula? What happens when light strikes the vampire? The creature vaporizes. Vampires hate the light. I don’t know if Stoker was building on any knowledge of biblical truth here, but he did come up with a perfect illustration of how evil regards the light. It hates it. When John says that men loved darkness rather than light, he is necessarily also saying, men hated the light. They hated Christ because the Light of the world shone upon and exposed who and what they really were.
And so it is today. Evil people hate the light. They hate the truth. They hate exposure and therefore they hate anyone who exposes them for what they are.
One of the unwritten rules RASNs have with their victims is, you will never talk to anyone about me. You will always speak well of me. What goes on in this house is never to be spoken of outside these walls. If you ever talk to anyone about me I will make you pay. RASNs hate the light. It exposes them. In fact, then, such evil people who wear a “christian” disguise actually hate Christ. It is inevitable. For all of their religious talk, they hate Christ. They hate His Word. They hate people who truly belong to Him. Because it is light. It is truth. It exposes.
Joh 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Very often victims of the wicked are guilted into remaining silent. A wife is told, for example, to never, ever speak anything critical of her husband. They are ordered to “think the best.” They are accused of slander or gossip. But speaking the truth is not slander or gossip. Slander, in fact, is something the children of darkness do. Slander is speaking lies. Light is truth.
If we are not diligent and careful, darkness will sweep over our churches. How? Children of darkness will creep in and oppose the light of God’s Word. False laws will be created – claiming to have their origins in Scripture – laws that are lies. And those lies are always designed to cover up, to maintain the mask, to permit evil to remain in darkness, to punish anyone walking in the light.
It is not a sin to expose evil. It is not a sin to speak the truth. If evildoers do not want to have their evil exposed, then they need to repent of that evil and cease from sinning. But, of course, that is hardly ever the response to the light that we see. Like vampires, the fangs come out against anyone who would dare stand with the true Christ, who is the Light of the World.
*Revilers, Abusers, Sociopaths, Narcissists