John 1:1 – God? Or just one of many gods?

Was Jesus just a good man or was He actually God? John 1:1 says He is God.

Jesus lived, breathed, walked, and talked on this earth. According to Scripture, Jesus was a man.

Scripture also tells us that Jesus is God.

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1:2 He was in the beginning with God.
1:3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
John 1:1-5 (ESV)

Can we be sure that the “Word” referenced here is Jesus? Of course! Look at verses 14-15.

1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
1:15 (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.'”)
John 1:14-15 (ESV)

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John 1:1 – God? Or “A God?”