John 1:2"He was in the beginning with God."
But one day that will all end. He will withhold his sustaining grace and let everything come to an end in judgment. Until then, he offers us repentance and faith in the finished work of his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.In verse one, it is established that the Word or Logos is eternal, with God,and indeed is God, verse 2 begins with houtos which means this one/man or he.The gender is masculine. This gives emphasis to the fact that it is not an it, but a He. Also that the Word is equal to God reinforces this. Then a restatement of verse one is made, In Hebrew literature, this is a device that emphasizes a point, much like that is Psalms or Proverbs. You restate a phrase, or even change it some, and that makes it like you shouted on paper. He was in the beginning with God. From the larger context, we know that this He is Christ Jesus.(v. 15, 29-34)(John 1:2 NKJV) He was in the beginning with God.Jesus was with God before time existed he is eternal and at no point in time did he come into existence. This also proves that Jesus was divine and the second person of the trinity. It is amazing how many times throughout Gods word the smallest verses speak volumes. For a Bible believing Christian this is one of those verses that we can use to prove the trinity as well as his divinity.
John 1:2"The Same was in the beginning with God.""Houtos en en arche pros theos"The very same that we believe in the same, the Word, or the Logos. It is said again, to guard the doctrine and to prevent the possibility of a mistake. John had said that he existed before creation, and that he was with God and that he was God; but he had not said in the first verse"that the union with God existed in the beginning." He now expresses that idea, and assures us that that union was not one which was commenced "in time," and which might be, therefore, a mere union of "feeling", or a compact,like that between other beings, but was one which existed in eternity, and which was therefore a union of nature in essence.It also shows His eternal distinctness, in unity, from God -- the Father.Genesis 1:1"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."Psalm 102:25"Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and thy heavens are the work of thy hands."Acts 17:24"God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands."Romans 1:20"For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse."Rev 4:11"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honour and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."This description of God creating heaven and earth is understood to be...1.) recent, i.e., thousands not millions of years ago.2.) ex nihilo, i.e., out of nothing; and3.) special, i.e., in 6 consecutive 24 hour periods called "days" and further distinguished as such by this phrase, "the evening and the morning."Scripture does not support a creation date earlier than about 10,000 years ago.- in the beginning -while God exists eternally (Psalm 90:2), this marked the beginning of the universe in time and space. In explaining Israels identity and purpose to her on the plains of Moab, God wanted His people to know about the origin of the world in which they found themselves.- the very same that we believe in -this is the Creator God who set out to redeem His creation -- this is the One whom we believe in.
The Same was in the beginning with God. John 1:2