Marks of Walking in the light
1.) A willingness to be open to God. God is the final authority not the self.
2.) Seeking not to hide personal sin, weaknesses, and failures from others or from yourself.
3.) An honest and ongoing acknowledgement and confession of personal sins.
4.) Engaging in seeking to doing the truth (putting the truth into practice and avoiding sin.)
5.) A real concern and love for other Christians leading to real open interaction (I Jn 2:8-11)
Marks of "Walking in darkness"
1.) Fake self - pretentiousness and a seeking to hide their sin from others or even from themselves.
2.) Secret rebellion - Unwilling to let God character and His word be their final authority.
3.) Complete self-deception - Claims to be without sin in spite of clear evidence to the contrary.
4.) Careless interaction – an indifference and lack of concern for other Christians. (I Jn 2:8-11)