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Dear Sir,

English is not my native language. However, I am writing a song and am concerned about this particular line.

The song is about my late father. At the end, I write in my native language: "May you bring the light to heaven above / Wherever you might be, your love is still here."

May I ask if the word "light" is appropriate for a person, or is it just for Jesus or God?

Thank you.

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Hi Colin,
The word "light" would only be appropriate for Jesus/God and keep in mind that the Bible says if we are away from the body, we are either in heaven or hell, based on the fact that we either knew Jesus Christ as a close friend and Savior or we didn't get to know Him (Matthew 7:21-23). So from a theological point of view, God is light and the Bible says He is the source of light in heaven. The next line makes sense "Wherever you might be, your love is still here."

Glad I could help and thanks again for an excellent question.

Todd

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Todd Tyszka

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My degrees and studies are mostly in Christian doctrine but I will answer questions having to do with almost any aspect of Christianity and The Bible.

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My experience consists of over 20 years as a Pastor, Youth Pastor, missionary, counselor, teacher, writer, Bible quizzer, and various other leadership positions. I've studied the Bible for over 20 years at 5 different schools/seminaries but I can explain things in simple terms anyone can understand and currently teach Sunday School to 1st-5th graders. I specialize in Christian apologetics (evidences for Christianity) and Polemics (debate denouncing false teachings), as well as understanding difficult verses, and topics such as heaven & hell, denominations/sects, false teachings/heresies/cults, the Holy Spirit, gifts of the Holy Spirit, spiritual warfare, apostolic reformation, emergent/emerging church, prosperity teaching, contradictions/discrepancies, charismatic studies, creation/evolution, Greek/Hebrew studies, end times, deliverance, the apocrypha/pseudepigrapha, etc. I daily answer questions on Global Media Outreach, AllExperts, YouTube, through email, and various personal websites where I have posted many Christian videos.

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Graduated from a private Christian High School, went to Nazarene Bible college and then Eastern Nazarene College (Boston) for Youth Ministry and Pastoral Studies/Christian Theology, transferred to Asbury University/Asbury Theological Seminary where I completed my degree in Christian Education and Missions, and most recently attending the Calvary Chapel Bible Institute and completing numerous online classes.

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