The beginning of the Good News about Jesus Christ.
But the men in the boat threw themselves on their faces before him, and said: "You are indeed God's Son."
And from the heavens there came a voice which said: "This is my son, the Beloved, in whom I delight."
And the Tempter came to him, and said: "If you are God's Son, tell these stones to become loaves of bread."
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and there was a voice from the cloud that said-- "This is my Son, the Beloved, in whom I delight; him you must hear."
Just as they were reported to us by those who from the beginning were eye-witnesses, and afterwards became bearers of the Message.
"The Holy Spirit shall descend upon you," answered the angel, "and the Power of the Most High shall overshadow you; and therefore the child will be called 'holy,' and 'Son of God.'
"Have no fear," the angel said. "For I bring you good news of a great joy in store for all the nation.
And the Word became Man, and dwelt among us, (We saw his glory--the glory of the Only Son sent from the Father), full of love and truth.
This I have seen myself, and I have declared my belief that he is the Son of God."
"Rabbi," Nathanael exclaimed, "you are the Son of God, you are King of Israel!"
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that every one who believes in him may not be lost, but have Immortal Life.
But these have been recorded that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God--and that, through your belief in his Name, you may have Life.
The first account which I drew up, Theophilus, dealt with all that Jesus did and taught from the very first,
To all in Rome who are dear to God and have been called to become Christ's People, From Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, who has been called to become an Apostle, and has been set apart to tell God's Good News.
What Law could not do, in so far as our earthly nature weakened its action, God did, by sending his own Son, with a nature resembling our sinful nature, to atone for sin. He condemned sin in that earthly nature,
God did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up on behalf of us all; will he not, then, with him, freely give us all things?
God, who, of old, at many times and in many ways, spoke to our ancestors, by the Prophets,
It is of what has been in existence from the Beginning, of what we have heard, of what we have seen with our eyes, of what we watched reverently and touched with our hands--it is about the Word who is the Life that we are now writing.
And that testimony is that God gave us Immortal Life, and that this Life is in his Son.