Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. (John 3:20-21)
Those who have been truly converted are not afraid of the light and truth, because they have been changed by God’s power. They take no credit for the good things in their lives, because it is all the work of God.
Hypocrites and false teachers will not step into the light. They will lie to you about themselves. They are trying to make themselves good by their own power, but true goodness is given to us by God only after we repent and admit how horrible we are. We cannot make ourselves good without God.
Do not trust yourself to any religious leader that uses deceit and is afraid of the light of the truth!