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Humanity Faces Total Extinction With The Loss Of The Ability To Reproduce-

• By Alan Barton

Looking in John Chapter One we see in verses Four and Five, speaking of Christ Jesus, that "In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not."

I bring this up because as I was researching for information on the declining birth rates of not just this nation, but the world as a whole, this scripture came to mind over and over again. This light speaks of more than just the giver of Truth, but far more. To me it is literal; He is the Light of Life, the power that the Sun uses to shine (nuclear physics is His creation as well) and fuels Life on this planet, and so much more. (All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made). This means by extension that as He is the Light of the world, not just spiritually but physically as well, then He is also the Life of the world. There is a reason that this is the first portion of John's testimony of Christ as it is the most important thing to know of Him. But my intent is not a religious diatribe, but to showcase or highlight (forgive that unintended pun) the following information.  

Light represents Life in so many aspects of art, philosophy, religion and even in science that it is often used as a synonym for Life. The Shroud of Turin, which is doubted by so many as being real, has the impression or image of a man on it that resembles the corpse of someone that was horribly crucified complete with blood stains and the newest (read as supposedly more likely to be accurate) carbon dating of the cloth indicating it is around 2,000 years old which is just the right timing for it to possibly be connected to Jesus. The theory is that upon His Resurrection, He gave off a burst of light as His spirit reentered His physical body and that it burned into the cloth the image of His actual appearance. Perhaps true and I prefer to see it as such even though I am not absolutely convinced it is. The main point is that Light is Life and that is where I wish to start.