John’s Historicistic Epistles

     In this wonderful Epistle, John the Apostle wrote to Christians about the glory of the Lord Jesus.   That is to be seen in the great scope and results of His atonement on the cross.    

     The date of this writing, is uncertain.   It was probably inscripturated around or after A.D. 66. 

     First.   John draws attention to the essential divinity of the Saviour.   The Lord, he maintained, was "from the beginning"5499 — yes, even "in the beginning" (as the Apostle had written also in his Gospel).5500   Therefore, He Himself was, and is, and ever shall be — even from before the beginning.