I just found the following quote and comment of mine from an old, old blog. This was written 10 years ago. Just yesterday.
‘From the beginning’ is a favourite phrase of 1 John (8x) and is indicative of the author’s harking back to the foundations of Christianity. (Ruth B. Edwards, The Johannine Epistles, p. 30)
Sounds like the language of those who want to live by the original intent of the Sacred Text and, in our day, restore what has since become corrupted.