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.