How can the Word both be with God and be God? John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 (NIV)
John is referencing us back the Genesis 1:1, In the beginning….(NIV),
John wants us to know that Jesus has always been with God from the very beginning. If we see this verse as John states it… In the Beginning was Jesus and Jesus was with God and Jesus is God…
As you study John, you will understand why his gospel starts at the beginning… unlike the other gospel Mark, Matthew and Luke. They start with the birth of Jesus or the Baptism of Jesus.
References: NIV Bible, Life Change series: John page 21.