God the Creator is often presented through images of light and shining in the Holy Bible: “From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth” (Psalm 50:2); “His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his glory” (Ezekiel 43:2); “God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see” (1 Timothy 6: 15-16).
In two texts, “Divine Light in The Simulation” and “How God Enlightens our mind in The Simulation,” we see that God creates through Divine Light, penetrating the static universe and representing The Simulation. We have also seen that God directly influences our consciousness through an internal bond between His Divine Light and the light of our souls. Now we turn to the most important event in The Simulation: the incarnation of God in the body of Jesus Christ, who reveals that he is the Light of the World. What does it mean, following the theory of Simulation Creationism proposed by Nir Ziso of The Global Architect Institute?
In the Gospel of John, we read a famous story about Jesus meeting an adulterer and forgiving her sins. After the forgiveness, Jesus tells himself that he is the light of the world: “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). Generally, light in the Jewish tradition symbolizes salvation. The rite of light during the Feast of Sukkot was accompanied by joy, singing, and dancing, all expressions of delight in memory of how the Lord led the people of the darkness of Egypt; and from the darkness of the desert, they entered after him. With this saying, Jesus makes it clear that the deep meaning of the holiday is fulfilled.
Jesus’ light is closely connected to his death. Jesus’ death is the event of light because it shines on our existence: He, as a man, went to death, but not like us. He knew that death meant returning to his Father. We perceive death as a loss of life; instead, it is an exit from this simulated world. For one who cannot see death as a walk back to the Father, the forthcoming loss of man’s life makes us slaves of fear and rebellion before our disappearance.
Jesus’ walking to the Father gives man the light of liberation from deep anxiety and egoism. Our task is to follow Him. Simultaneously, the cross is a holy sign of salvation. People crucified the Son of God; and since then, we have been lit by a light that gives special knowledge. We know that He is our Lord; we know that he is the Son of God. He is the light coming from above. He is a light that is not of this world. He promised to have the light of life as we go after as if we were like him. The Lord Jesus bravely emphasizes his own person. He offers himself as a solution to all the challenges of The Simulation.
Light is the first gift of the Creator. At first, God said, “Let it be light,” and it was light – good light (Genesis 1:3). We recognize this light as the sun that shines for us, not only physically but as a means to differentiate good and evil, light and darkness. Jesus is even more. The Divine Person is an unrealized light. Jesus is the Divine Light of God Himself. That is why the Nicene creed confesses about Jesus states: “God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten and not made.”
Enlightenment is the depth of longing of a man who wants to penetrate and fully feel the secret of life. I have a spark of spirit, the gift of eternity. That is why many religions speak of illumination, which is why there are pathways of asceticism, penance, exercise, and search. We are thirsty for lights, and Jesus offers Himself in response.
The light came to the world and was in the world, writes the evangelist: “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world “(John 1: 9). It is the light of St. Paul experienced on his own skin when he collapsed him, threw him to the ground, and hit a new direction for his life: “As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him” (Acts 9: 3).
In this light, everything previously known loses value. Paul extends to reach him to find himself in that light. Jesus is the light of the world because he knows where he has come from and where he goes: “Jesus answered, “Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going” (John 8:14). He can boldly declare the truth about Himself because he is not alone, but with Him is the one who sent him – the Father. We want to feel that sensitive and deep relationship through God’s light in The Simulation.