"Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light." according to Colossians 1:12 As Christian men and women regardless of our different denominations,called from different backgrounds into the common background of the living God,we should keep walking in the Light of God.
In the beginning until the time of Christ,God has so much allowed the generation of mankind under different backgrounds but with reduced and considerable alienation of divine presence in the world.It has always been on and off issue even among the chosen of Abraham
How does different backgrounds come into play,you may want to ask?
In the beginning,as a result of man's fall, the continual evil thoughts emanating from the hearts of men,their daily wicked acts.Imagine when God looked down upon the earth and found out that a single average man committed an aggregate of wicked acts amounting to the number of hours in a day ranging from:lying,stealing,cheating,backbiting,getting drunk up, to fornicating.... just to mention but a few which may be in repetition,brought the different patterns we are seeing today in the world as to how man viewed themselves and on which ground they can survive.These struggles have resulted into diverse spiritual backgrounds on the account of darkness,for their motive is to be far away from God.God began to be far away from men,they began to see him as a spirit whom they can get away from,as He is very far away.
This Implies two distinct backgrounds.
The background of God which is the light and the different backgrounds from which the devil operates.
That's the beginning.
The Darkness comes into view.The Devil brought the darkness into men spiritual lives,wherever he is, there is always some sought of darkness.In Darkness, there are usually many backgrounds.That's why,in the spiritual world,there are more than many backgrounds operating as the power of darkness and ever since, have they been in operation recruiting men into their evil backgrounds.
Nevertheless, the Light of God remained in the world because He(God) entered into a covenant with Abraham and a race from Abraham was separated unto God Himself where his own background in the course of man's history will abide.
Glory be to God for this, and for His love,He had on the mankind.His purpose is to be the God of this chosen Abraham's race,they will be his own chosen people until the time He had set for His Son, Jesus Christ the savior to redeemed mankind unto Himself, the main and the true background.
When the world is without Christ,we all can read from every available evidences that they,before us groped in the Darkness.Their minds too, darkened by the god of this world,the devil.The devil in his subtlety has used these diverse backgrounds in homage to him fool men from craving for the Light but when the Son of God came,Christ destroyed the works of the devil.
Eph. 5:8 says:
"For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light"
The Lord has brought us into the Marvelous light of God and has called us into His field according to
Acts 26:18:"To open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me." And now we have to tell them what the Bible said that men should do with the Light
" "While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light."
That's the heritage we the Christians have.Once they believe in the light they become the sons of God.
Jesus said in John 9:5 "As long as i am in the world,i am the light of the world "
The background that men came into after repentance is the light, and that is the only background that every true child of God should know.