The Works of

Rev. Prof. Dr. F.N. Lee

John’s Historicistic Epistles

As Calvin comments: “He speaks of the eternal deity of Christ; and also of the imcomparable grace which He brought with Him when He was revealed to the World; and of all His benefits in general.”   Thus The Theme in his commentary titled The First Epistle of John.

On the very first verse of that epistle, Calvin further comments: “What we proclaim to you about the Word of Life, has been from the beginning — and was openly shown to us….   The words ‘that which was from the beginning’ -undoubtedly refer to Christ’s divinity.


“For God was not manifested in the flesh from the beginning.   But He Who always was Life and the eternal Word of God, appeared [later] in the fullness of time as man….

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