1. John 1:1 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What does it mean for the Word to be God?

John 1:1 (ESV)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John is stating that the Word is God. Even though he is a person distinct from God the Father, he is nonetheless also fully God. He shared the essence of the Father but he is a distinct person.1