INTRODUCTION TO JOHN CHAPTER 1<quoted text>
What is the mystery of the word "Word???"
Notice the capital in the word 'Word'.....
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God."
What does the 'Word' stand for???
It stands for 'Divine Being.'
Now, do you see it now???
There are TWO distinct beings here....
Now, I will let you figure out the rest of the story.
The scope and design of this chapter is to confirm our faith in Christ as the eternal Son of God, and the true Messiah and Saviour of the world, that we may be brought to receive him, and rely upon him, as our Prophet, Priest, and King, and to give up ourselves to be ruled, and taught, and saved by him.
*[1:1] In the beginning: also the first words of the Old Testament (Gn 1:1). Was: this verb is used three times with different meanings in this verse: existence, relationship, and predication. The Word (Greek logos): this term combines Gods dynamic, creative word (Genesis), personified preexistent Wisdom as the instrument of Gods creative activity (Proverbs), and the ultimate intelligibility of reality (Hellenistic philosophy). With God: the Greek preposition here connotes communication with another. Was God: lack of a definite article with God in Greek signifies predication rather than identification.
And God said: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
I firmly, without any doubt, none, believe God....
Catholic encyclopedia: Jesus Christ, the Son of God, redeemer of the Human Race....
SBC: Jesus Christ the Son of God....