1 John 1:1-4

1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 3That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

Comment: John claims that Jesus is the source of life itself. Implied in this claim is that death had no power over Jesus and thus he was raised from the dead. He builds his case for this claim by asserting that multiple witnesses [i.e. "we"] had actually seen, heard and touched Jesus. They were also witnesses of all the miraculous elements of his life which he is about to “declare” in subsequent passages.