Translated directly from the original Greek New Testament, John 1:1 reads: “In the begynning was that worde and that worde was with god and god was that worde.”
Newer translations read: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Notice that the original reads that God “was that worde.” It is saying, “Look, God, our Creator…He’s also Jesus.” Jesus is the natural manifestation of supernatural Creator.
Real quick: “Word” is derived from “logos” which can mean: ”a ground”, “a plea”, “an opinion”, “an expectation”, “word,” “speech,” “account,” “reason. ” Okay, back to…
The opening of the Book of John clearly states that Jesus (aka “the Word”) is God, not some by-product of God. The flimsy case for the contrary, the non-Trinity thinking, is that since “god” was not capitalized, it refers to a separate god. This is wrong. Ancient Greek writings did not differentiate between upper and lower case. “God” was the same as “god” when written down. Context was everything. (As it still should be!)
When reading the Book of John – a direct disciple of Jesus and believer in Jesus as God, the Son of God, as part of the Trinity, the three-part Creator – one must presuppose this same belief flows throughout the text. Any other line of thought takes away, or adds to, the Bible. Both not good. Remember this…
I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.-Revelation 22:18-19
Jesus told people who He was. Like this, for instance…
So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”-John 8:57-58
“I am” was directly referring to Exodus 3:14 and the time when Moses was told the name of God – “YHVH.” In time, the the letter “W” replaced the “V” (see more on that here) and the name of Jehovah was derived. This is also where Yahweh is found, which means “LORD.”
Jesus did not say “I also AM.” He clearly stated that He is the true God of then, now and forevermore. The “I AM” is a present tense phrase is a past tense sentence referring back centuries earlier to Abraham – and, in fact, to the beginning of everything. He maintains a present tense state because He is the quintessential “always.”