Ephesians 5:12,13 – everything which is making manifest is light18-08-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet
for it is a shame even to speak of the hidden things occurring done by them. Now all that which is being exposed, by the light is made manifest, for everything which is making manifest is light.
We, children of the light, tell the truth. Truth is separate from ideas and opinions. Truth is about facts. What can be proven, and is undeniable for each clear conscience (2 Corinthians 4: 2). The revealing of the Evangel and the teaching of the Scriptures aren’t propaganda or advertising. No, by putting forward “that what is written” we demonstrate how the Scriptures prove and explain themselves.
Paul doesn’t recommend infiltrating undercover in scandalous practices. It would infect our thinking unnecessarily, and decrease our standards. We don’t need to know the lies to recognize them. Who knows the truth, recognizes the lie. The better you know how real money looks like, the easier you recognize counterfeit money.
Paul didn’t want to spend words to scandalous practices in secret. His mission was positive. He might enlighten what was hidden before (3: 9), and was now revealed to him by Godly revelation.