Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
"You are the heirs of the Prophets, and of the Covenant which God made with your forefathers when He said to Abraham, 'And through your posterity all the families of the world shall be blessed.'
the truth which has been kept secret from all ages and generations, but has now been revealed to His people,
1 John 1:2
the Life was manifested, and we have seen and bear witness, and we declare unto you the Life of the Ages which was with the Father and was manifested to us--
1 John 3:5
And you know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.
1 John 4:9
God's love for us has been manifested in that He has sent His only Son into the world so that we may have Life through Him.
But, when the time was fully come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born subject to Law,
for the government of the world when the times are ripe for it--the purpose which He has cherished in His own mind of restoring the whole creation to find its one Head in Christ; yes, things in Heaven and things on earth, to find their one Head in Him.
has at the end of these days spoken to us through a Son, who is the pre-destined Lord of the universe, and through whom He made the Ages.
In that case Christ would have needed to suffer many times, from the creation of the world onwards; but as a matter of fact He has appeared once for all, at the Close of the Ages, in order to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
Says the Lord, who has been making these things known from ages long past.'