3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. (John 1:3–8)
In this passage, it seems that verse 5 stands as a key verse, so let’s start with it.
THE LIGHT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS
John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended [overcame] it not.
What is this “light” and what is the “darkness” that it is shining in?
The light is Jesus Christ Himself. Later in the Gospel of John, Jesus says—
…I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12)