"Paul’s ultimate point is that the Christ event brings to historical expression the ultimate purpose of God’s creation of all human life.
God’s faithfulness to Christ ensures his resurrection and triumph over death, and in him over all those evil powers that keep a fallen creation captive to spiritual darkness and the consequences of human sins (1:13-14).”
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the
darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The Gospel of John 1:4-5