Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
1 John 2:13
I write to you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked spirit. I write to you, little children, because ye have known the father.
In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God.
Jesus said to them, verily, verily I say unto you, before Abraham was I AM.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, saith the Lord, who is, and who was, and who will be, the almighty.
And to the angel of the church in Smyrna, write, "THESE things saith the first and last, who was dead, and is alive."
Which we have heard
1 John 4:14
and we have seen, and do testify, that the father hath sent the son to be the saviour of the world.
according as they were delivered to us by persons, who were all along eye-witnesses, and had a share in the transactions themselves:
The Logos became incarnate, and had his tabernacle among us, being full of grace and truth; and we contemplated his glory, such glory as the Monogenes derived from the father.
to whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion, of which they had many proofs, during the forty days he appear'd to them, and inform'd them about the reign of the Messias:
for we cannot avoid publishing what we have seen and heard.
2 Peter 1:16
for, the information we gave you of the powerful advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, did not proceed from any artfully contriv'd fables, we our selves having been spectators of his majesty.
behold my hands, and my feet. for I am bodily present, touch me and consider me; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see me have:
then said he to Thomas, reach hither thy finger, and examine my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
for there is nothing conceal'd but what shall be made manifest: nor was any thing kept secret, but in order to be divulged.