Spirits in Prison (Plato’s Cave)

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I saw this video recently and was stunned at how concise it was at describing the experience of coming to Biblical Truth. The man in the video is a professed agnostic (from the Greek word ‘ginosko’, meaning to know intimately; the alpha privative ‘a’ is placed in front negating the word- so- to not know intimately of the presence and character of God) He is speaking of ‘philosophy’ (love of man’s wisdom) as being the tool of enlightenment, however, as I mentioned in my previous post, man’s wisdom is foolishness with God and is perishing.

Having said all of this, the description of coming from darkness to light is right on. The picture we get of someone stronger than we dragging us out of darkness into light immediately made me think of John 6:44 “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him.” Draw here is the word ‘helko’ and it means to drag in (kicking and screaming). The descriptive encounter with friends and family who “loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil,” (John 3:19) is so accurate. In the end, they kill the man who would dare try to share this light. Matthew 24:9 “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” Luke 9:23 “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”

1 Peter 3:18-19 “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison.” Prison is the Greek word ‘phulake’ and it means the division of day and night.

So much Truth in this little 12-minute nugget!

 

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Posted on May 14th 2016 in Uncategorized

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