It is what God is as such, not personal action and relationship in grace. For the life itself had been manifested. John may have been in Ephesus at the time, and some think this was a general epistle to Christians throughout Asia Minor (modern day Turkey).

Irenaeus, a student of Polycarp, quoted from the epistle and attributed it to John. Could there be anything more perfect, more excellent, any development more admirable in the eyes of God, than Christ Himself, than that Life which was with the Father, manifested in all its perfection in the Person of the Son? GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible No one had seen the Father, save He who was of God; He had seen the Father. Wisdom Literature GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible The Person of our Lord, the true manifestation of the divine life itself, dissipated all those proud pretensions, those exaltations of the human mind under the influence of the enemy, which did but obscure the truth, and lead the mind of men back into the darkness whence they themselves proceeded. Moreover, walking in the light, as God is in the light, believers have communion with each other.
General Epistles That which was from the beginning (of Christianity that is, in the Person of Christ), that which they heard, had seen with their own eyes, had contemplated, had touched with their own hands, of the Word of life-that was it which the apostle declared. In what relationships it sets us, by the power of the Holy Ghost, with the Father and with the Son Himself! One branch of Gnosticism, Docetism (dokein, "to seem"), taught that Jesus only seemed to be physical (contrast that with John’s statement in 1Jo 1:1). John then describes that the “Word” is Jesus who became a man to “live among us” (1:14). As he crawls to the side, he takes out his phone and watches a video of his wife Helen (Bridget Moynahan) on the beach. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point And our conscience is no hindrance, because we know the value of the blood. He who had seen Him had seen the Father; and consequently he who had communion with the Son had communion with the Father; for their thoughts and feelings were all one. However, it is The First Epistle of John which describes the nature of that life in greater detail (e.g., 1Jo 3:14).

[3] The apostle had heard from His lips that which God was--knowledge of priceless value, but which searches the heart. JOHN 1:1-5 The Prologue to the Gospel. Pauline Epistles Nothing more fully shows the darkness of men's minds, than that when the Light had appeared, there needed a witness to call attention to it. With the untimely death of his beloved wife still bitter in his mouth, John Wick, the expert former assassin, receives one final gift from her--a precious keepsake to help John find a new meaning in life now that she is gone. If there is anything else that mingles with it, light is no longer light. Are these five claims internally consistent with the rest of the Bible? We behold it: it is revealed, it is here, in Jesus Christ. At the same time Jesus Himself is the object of my affections; and all my affections are formed on that holy object. The Epistle of John has a peculiar character. It is eternal life manifested in Jesus, and imparted to us--the life which was with the Father, and which is in the Son. of Scripture. Commentary on John 1:6-14 (Read John 1:6-14) John the Baptist came to bear witness concerning Jesus. Poetical Books Historical Books D. He existed “in the beginning” (John 1:1 & 2). I speak of what characterises them. Precious fact! Minor Prophets Luke-Acts That is to say, that this walk is before the eyes of God, enlightened by the full revelation of what He is. And this also the apostle, on the Lord's part, announces to believers. All Rights Reserved. -------------------- EXEGESIS: JOHN 1:1-18. The key personalities are the Apostles Peter and Paul. It is not the same thing as walking according to the light; but it is in the light. The Gospels John gives clear evidence that Jesus is more than just a man, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (1:1). -------------------- -------------------- How I bless God for it! The apostle puts these things always in an abstract way: thus he says, "he cannot sin, because he is born of God;" and that maintains the moral rule of this life; it is its nature; it is the truth, inasmuch as the man is born of God. Since John 1:1 talks about “in the beginning,” let's turn to the beginning of the Bible - in Genesis 1 - and read verses 3, … John Wick (Keanu Reeves) crashes an SUV into a wall. [1] And this is morally very important; while it is in Him, not in myself, that I rejoice and delight. Historical Books This is a touchstone to all that is of the flesh. Major Prophets General Epistles Each respectively touches on the other point. Estimates range from 60 A.D. to 100 A.D. [4] He who had seen Him had seen the Father; but here the apostle speaks of a message and the revelation of His nature. Synopsis The Epistles of Paul, although speaking of this life, are in general occupied with setting before Christians the truth respecting the means of standing in the presence of God justified and accepted. In that the Father delights, cannot but delight, in Him in whom I now delight, I have communion with the Father. This is our christian position then, here below in time, through the knowledge of the Son of God; as the apostle says, " These things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.". We have fellowship therefore with the Father. This is the truest way to know the thing itself. -------------------- But if the blessed Spirit be the source, they must be the same as to nature and fact. Minor Prophets General Epistles

[2] Now, inasmuch as that life was the Son, it could not be known without knowing the Son, that is, that which He was, entering into His thoughts, His feelings: otherwise He is not really known.
Those who later came to be called Gnostics claimed to have a superior knowledge (the Greek word for knowledge is gnosis). It was thus they had communion with Him--with the Son. Poetical Books