It is of what has existed from the beginning, of what we have listened to, of what we have seen with our own eyes, of what we have witnessed and touched with our own heads, it is concerning the Logos of Life that we are now writing.
Then to Thomas he said: "Place your finger here, and see my hands; and place your hand here, and thrust it into my side, and become not unbelieving, but believing."
"Look at my hands and my feet. It is I! Feel me and see; for a ghost has not flesh and blood as I have."
and we have beheld and do testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
"For as the Father has life in himself, so also has he granted to the Son to have life in himself.
just as they reported them to us, who were from beginning eye-witnesses and ministers of the word,
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was face to face with God, and the Word was God.
"In solemn truth I tell you," answered Jesus, "that before Abraham came into existence, I am."
And he who saw it has borne testimony, and his testimony is trustworthy, and he knows that he is telling the truth in order that you may believe.
After his sufferings he had also shown himself alive to them in many convincing manifestations, revealing himself to them during forty days, and speaking of the kingdom of God.
For we were not following cunningly devised fables, when we told you of the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eye-witnesses of his Majesty.
And the Life was made visible, and we have seen it and are bearing witness, and are bringing you word of that Eternal Life which was face to face with the Father and was made visible to us.
I am writing to you, fathers, because you have come to know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have fully overcome the Evil One. I have written to you, little children, because you have learned to know the father.
For there are three who bear testimony, the Spirit, and the water,
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.
saying, "Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches; to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamos and to Thyatira and Sardis and Philadelphia and Laodicea."
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as one dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying. "Fear not; I am the first and the last, and the Living One.
And unto the angel of the Church in Smyrna, write. These are the words of the First and the Last, he who died and has returned to life.
He is clothed in a vesture dipped in blood; and his name is called, THE WORD OF GOD