Light is an important symbol in the Bible, which does not necessarily literally mean light or illumination.
Jesus is described as “The Light” in several passages (e.g., John 1:9). Light reveals what is hidden, and not exposed. Very deliberate habitual efforts to hide the truth can lead to increased corruption in personal life and in government.
The light refers more to truth in information, while evil, which is an extremely broad concept, is probably considered beyond the occasional evil act or selfishness that occurs in random circumstances, but to a state of evil that becomes inherent and calculated as an ongoing characteristic.
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
There is evil behavior and there are evil occurrences, such as natural disasters and terrible accidents. Some people prefer complete avoidance of awareness of evil as it is intolerable to experience or comprehend. Some people prefer to deny that evil exists; and religions, philosophies, and psychological theories vary on concepts and sources of evil.
More about The Gospel of John Chapter 3
John Chapter 3, which includes 36 verses, has one of the most important messages in the entire gospel — the role of Jesus as Savior. The verses in John Chapter 3 make it clear that Christ — and Christ alone — is the means of salvation for the entire world, and that those who reject Jesus are rejecting God.
John 3:16 (chapter 3, verse 16 of the Gospel of John of the New Testament) is one of the most widely quoted verses from the Bible and has been called the most famous Bible verse, also known as the “Gospel in a nutshell”, because it is considered a summary of the central theme of traditional Christianity.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
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New Living Translation
“But don’t be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when everything that is covered will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all.
Berean Study Bible
For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be brought to light.