Preexistence Of Christ
Most Relevant Verses
"As for you, Bethlehem of Ephrathah, even though you remain least among the clans of Judah, nevertheless, the one who rules in Israel for me will emerge from you. His existence has been from antiquity, even from eternity.
In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Jesus told them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, before there was an Abraham, I AM!"
"So now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world existed.
Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am and to see my glory, which you gave me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
He himself existed before anything else did, and he holds all things together.
He has no father, mother, or genealogy, no birth date recorded for him, nor a date of death. Like the Son of God, he continues to be a priest forever.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
They will come to an end, but you will remain forever. They will all wear out like clothes. You will roll them up like a robe, and they will be changed like clothes. But you remain the same, and your life will never end."
What existed from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we observed and touched with our own hands this is the Word of life! This life was revealed to us, and we have seen it and testify about it. We declare to you this eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us.
In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God.
John told the truth about him when he cried out, "This is the person about whom I said, "The one who comes after me ranks higher than me, because he existed before me.'"
When I saw him, I fell down at his feet like a dead man. But he placed his right hand on me and said, "Stop being afraid! I am the first and the last, the living one. I was dead but look! I am alive forever and ever! I have the keys of Death and Hades.