“Not all at once is evil proved powerless, but as surely as darkness is impossible where light is, just that surely evil is not to be found where God is…
The axiom that two things cannot be in the same place at the same time applies directly to the sense of combined good and evil, and spurs one who wants good to cling steadfastly to it, rejecting its opposite. As he does so, the power of the one and the powerlessness of the other are daily manifested to him.
The analogy of light and darkness clearly presents this disappearing of evil through the appearing of spiritual good…
Darkness is not an entity. It appears only where light is absent, is itself only absence of light. Darkness has no foundation of its own upon which to stand. It has no source or substance, no action or procedure by which to sustain or prolong itself, no power of endurance or continuance. It has no initiative, it cannot gather itself to any kind of starting point; therefore it has no striking capacity. Darkness has no power to focus; it has no aim; it can make no attack. It has never resisted, stayed, or extinguished the entrance of light. It is at most inert, helpless negation. So it is with evil in the light of the allness of God. And when evil is no longer feared, indulged in, or otherwise believed, it likewise is seen to be nothing more than negation and lack, disappearing as the light of Truth appears.
In the Scriptures it is written (I John 1:15) ‘This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.'”
by Blanche Hersey Hogue