In John 1:1-2 the apostle John makes three sweeping statements that affirm once and for all that the Jesus that he serves is God.
1. He begins by saying that Jesus is eternally God “In the beginning was the Word” The reference to beginning here is the beginning of the universe depicted in Genesis 1:1. Jesus was already in existence when the heavens and the earth were created. the Word is in the past tense and is describing continual actin in the past, and the significance of this term indicates that the Word always existed, and that there was never a point when He came into being. As the incarnate Word, Jesus is God’s final Word concerning Salvation (Hebrews 1:1-2)
2. Jesus is equally God “and the Word was with God” – this phrase means more than merely that the Word existed with God; it gives the picture of two personal beings facing one another and engaging in intelligent discourse. The Word is a person, not an attribute of God or an emanation from Him….. He is of the same essence as the Father.
3. Jesus is essentially God “And the Word was God. the same was in the beginning with God.” This is the clearest declaration of the deity of Jesus found anywhere in Scripture. Yet despite their clarity, heretical groups almost from the moment John penned these words have twisted their meaning to support their false doctrines concerning the nature of Christ.
Jesus is the eternally preexistent Word, who enjoys full face to face communion and divine life with the Father, and is, Himself, God. Confusion about the deity of Christ is damnable and inexcusable, because the biblical teaching regarding it is clear and unmistakable. This is the foundation of our faith, without a clear understanding of this truth, you cannot have eternal life.