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 am writing to you, fathers, that you have known him who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young people, that you have conquered the evil one.
The Lord created me as the beginning of his works, before his deeds of long ago.
Who acts and carries out decrees? Who summons the successive generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, am present at the very beginning, and at the very end -- I am the one.
As for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, seemingly insignificant among the clans of Judah -- from you a king will emerge who will rule over Israel on my behalf, one whose origins are in the distant past.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God.
Jesus said to them, "I tell you the solemn truth, before Abraham came into existence, I am!"
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God -- the one who is, and who was, and who is still to come -- the All-Powerful!
"To the angel of the church in Smyrna write the following: "This is the solemn pronouncement of the one who is the first and the last, the one who was dead, but came to life:
Which we have heard
1 John 4:14
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
like the accounts passed on to us by those who were eyewitnesses and servants of the word from the beginning.
Now the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory -- the glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth, who came from the Father.
To the same apostles also, after his suffering, he presented himself alive with many convincing proofs. He was seen by them over a forty-day period and spoke about matters concerning the kingdom of God.
for it is impossible for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard."
2 Peter 1:16
For we did not follow cleverly concocted fables when we made known to you the power and return of our Lord Jesus Christ; no, we were eyewitnesses of his grandeur.
Look at my hands and my feet; it's me! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones like you see I have."
Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and examine my hands. Extend your hand and put it into my side. Do not continue in your unbelief, but believe."