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1 John 1:1 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian A Treatise on the Soul

Read the testimony of John: "That which we have seen, which we have heard, which we have looked upon with our eyes, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life."[131]

1 John 1:1 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Praxeas

But the very same apostles testify that they had both seen and "handled" Christ.[175]

1 John 1:1 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Praxeas

"That," says John, "which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life."[176]

1 John 1:1 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Of Patience

but what is that which, in a certain way, has been grasped by hand[15]

1 John 1:1 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian To His Wife Book I

To God their beauty, to God their youth (is dedicated). With Him they live; with Him they converse; Him they "handle"[39]

1 John 1:1 - NIV, NAB - in Five Books in Reply to Marcion

From death recovered body,[182]

1 John 1:1 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book I

and a sense of touch, by which John says that he "handled with his hands of the Word of life; "[81]

1 John 1:1 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VII

-no one is so foolish as not to see that the word "hands" is taken figuratively, as when John says, "Our hands have handled the Word of life."[81]

1 John 1:1 - NIV, NAB - in Fragments of Caius

nativity, His passion, His resurrection, His conversation with His disciples, and His twofold advent,-the first in the humiliation of rejection, which is now past, and the second in the glory of royal power, which is yet in the future. What marvel is it, then, that John brings forward these several things[31]

1 John 1:1 - NIV, NAB - in Dionysius Extant Fragments Part I

" The evangelist, on the other hand, has not prefixed his name even to the catholic epistle; but without any circumlocution, he has commenced at once with the mystery of the divine revelation itself in these terms: "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes."[17]

1 John 1:2 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Flesh of Christ

For its salvation is endangered, not by its being ignorant of itself, but of the word of God. "The life," says He, "was manifested,"[179]

1 John 1:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Praxeas

, ) Son Jesus Christ, that "our fellowship may be with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ."[399]

1 John 1:5 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Repentance

Draw whatever (veil of) darkness you please over your deeds, "God is light."[53]

1 John 1:5 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

Nay, but this whole world is the one house of all; in which world it is more the heathen, who is found in darkness, whom the grace of God enlightens, than the Christian, who is already in God's light.[87]

1 John 1:5 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book I

Now, I should like to ask these persons what they have to say respecting that passage where it is declared that God is light; as John writes in his Epistle, "God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all."[3]

1 John 1:5 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book IV

Nor, seeing He is called the Son of (His) love, will it appear absurd if in this way He be called the Son of (His) will. Nay, John also indicates that "God is Light,"[19]

1 John 1:5 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book II

hearing it declared in one passage, that "God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all; "[192]

1 John 1:5 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

But even this rational light itself ought not to be worshipped by him who beholds and understands the true light, by sharing in which these also are enlightened; nor by him who beholds God, the Father of the true light,-of whom it has been said, "God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all."[37]

1 John 1:5 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book II

"They knew not, they understood not, they walk in darkness." Consider, however, this passage,[75]

1 John 1:6 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book III

Si autem in luce ambulamus, sicut et ipse est in luce, societatem habemus cum ipso, et sanguis Jesu filii ejus emundat nos a peccato."[25]

1 John 1:6 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book II

And again that darkness is brought upon men by their evil deeds, we learn from John himself, when he says in his epistle,[73]

1 John 1:7 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

From the Epistle also of John they forthwith cull (a proof). It is said: "The blood of His Son purifieth us utterly from every sin."[240]

1 John 1:8 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

If we confess our sins, faithful and just is He to remit them to us, and utterly purify us from every unrighteousness."[243]

1 John 1:8 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise VIII On Works and Alms

And again, in his epistle, John lays it down, and says, "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us."[10]

1 John 1:8 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Also in the Epistle of John: "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us."[644]

1 John 1:8 - NIV, NAB - in Gregory Thaumaturgus A Metaphrase of the Book of Ecclesiastes

Wisdom availeth more in the way of help than a band of the most powerful men in a city, and it often also pardons righteously those who fail in duty. For there is not one that stumbleth not.[50]

1 John 1:8 - NIV, NAB - in Genuine Acts of Peter of Alexandria

and another, "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us."[40]

1 John 1:9 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

For see yet again: "If we say," he says, "that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us."[244]

1 John 1:22 - NIV, NAB - in Epitome of the Divine Institutes by Lactantius

He will leave nothing to himself, who separates either the Father from the Son, or the Son from the Father.[118]

1 John 1:29 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Exegetical Fragments

For after the return of the people from Babylon under the leadership of Jesus the son of Josedech, and Ezra the scribe, and Zerubbabel the son of Salathiel, of the tribe of David, there were 434 years unto the coming of Christ, in order that the Priest of priests might be manifested in the world, and that He who taketh away the sins of the world might be evidently set forth, as John speaks concerning Him: "Behold the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world!"[169]