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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Black (10/15/09)

By Tom Haeg


LIFE is all Light, completely Light, in which there is no darkness at all. LIFE is beyond hope and faith but where they are realized, where only LOVE exists. LIFE is being ONE with the only eternal ONE who is LIFE itself. LIFE is entirely supernatural, it has nothing to do with what is natural.

Light emanates from LIFE revealing all that is Good, True, Right, Just, Magnificent, Glorious and Beautiful; LOVE complete, perfect, clean. LIFE and LOVE are ONE.

DEATH is complete darkness, the complete absence of Light; it is an eternal condition, BLACK. In DEATH there is no hope, no faith, no love and no LIFE. In DEATH there is no goodness, nothing true, nothing right, nothing just, nothing magnificent, glorious or beautiful; it is filthy, ugly, stinking, completely BLACK.

The human condition is shades of gray to complete darkness or BLACK, depending on each persons relationship to LIFE. The more LIFE the more Light,
the more darkness, the less Light.

Those who are willing to come into the Light receive a measure of LIFE. The more Light they allow to come into their lives the more LIFE. Each person can come completely into the Light and have complete LIFE; they can become ONE with LIFE; completely saturated with LIFE. In this condition they live in complete Light; darkness is blotted out.

DEATH is a person as LIFE is a person. Both DEATH and LIFE desire to consume you. LIFE is incomparably greater than DEATH, because all that exists was created by LIFE.

DEATH was once in the Light but thought in his heart that he could be LIFE. This was irrational because there is only one LIFE, only One who is Self-Existent, only One who is the Creator of all that exists. LIFE was willing to give any person all the Light and LIFE they wanted, but this was not good enough for DEATH, he wanted to be as great as LIFE, which is impossible.

This person who was once glorious, in his pride, chose to be DEATH; chose to live in the absence of Light and LIFE. He also convinced a third of the glorious ones to follow him into DEATH. And he now has made it his mission to take as many humans with him into DEATH as he can. He is continually deceiving humans to forsake the Light and LIFE, and indulge their pride, seeking after that which satisfies their natural instincts. Throughout the history of mankind DEATH has deceived most humans to DEATH, where all is BLACK.

Yet LIFE calls to those who wish to forsake the darkness and that which is BLACK and void of Light, to LIFE. Each of us can choose LIFE or DEATH; Light, or darkness that leads to DEATH and BLACK the absence of Light.

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Loren T. Lowery10/23/09
The way you've used your words in this apologetic devotional add to the way the theme itself challenges us to consider both light and dark, life and death. Good job
Jan Ackerson 10/26/09
When I read this with the all-caps words emphasized, it felt like a sermon from the pulpit!
Allen Stark10/26/09
Whenever I see the same word or phrase used OVER and OVER and OVER within a given sentence or paragraph, it is very distracting and redundant. I find it difficult to continue reading when this happens.
Aaron Morrow10/27/09
I liked your method of approach for the contrasts and considered your description of DEATH compelling. Because of the use of the caps and the polemic tone, I felt a little uneasy while reading it. I think that much of the content within the framework of a sermon with a little more background on the motivation and an MC would have added value. Overall solid and courageous entry, good job!