Ephesians 5:11 – exposing the lie15-08-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet
And be not joint participants in the unfruitful acts of darkness, yet rather be exposing them also.
“The eon of this world” (Ephesians 2: 2) is wicked. That is characteristic for the current world era since Noah. In “the present wicked eon” (Galatians 1: 4), the truth is retained in injustice (Romans 1: 18). All what’s claimed as “true” in this world, is in reality distorted. Information that comes to us via the media (newspapers, magazines, television, etcetera) is manipulated. Filtered. Only what is useful to the interests of those who work behind the scenes, can be shown. All the rest is darkened. In Ephesians 6: 12 is spoken of the “world mights (literally: cosmocrates) of this darkness”.
As “children of the light (5: 8), we shouldn’t take part in these dark and unfruitful practices. On the contrary, “expose them!”, Paul writes. Not by organizing crusades against them. That would be a hopeless and therewith also a unfruitful task. It’s night in the world and we cannot change that fact. The Day will break when soon “the Sun of justice” will rise. Not earlier. We don’t fight against the lie. We fight for the truth. And we put her under evidence. So we shine as lightening stars.