JOHN 1: 1-5
In the first chapter of John, verses 1 through 5, there is quite a bit of information. These verses are one of the many that prove that Jesus was God incarnate, but also, there is other information. Let's look at the verses in detail.
"(1) In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2) He was in the beginning with God. (3) All things were made through Him, and without Him, nothing was made that was made. (4) In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. (5) And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it." JOHN 1:1-5
In looking up 'Word' in the original Greek language by means of our Strong's Concordance, we see that 'Word' (Strong's # 3056) is Logos, meaning “Son of man”. So 'Word' is reffering to Jesus. Notice in the later part of verse 1 says, "and the Word was God". This is our biblical proof, that Jesus was God....in the beginning (as it says in verse 2) and forever!
The Greek translation, is "The Word was God", not 'a' God. There is no reference to 'a' in the translation. This concept of Jesus being God is in fact very hard for some of us to comprehend beacuse Jesus was born as a physical man, but while He was here, He was God incarnate or 'God in the flesh'. This is another whole topic to get into as to why, and how etc. but lets continue with the remaining verses above.
Verse 3 continues talking about Jesus as it says; "All things were made through Him, and nothing was made that was made" As God is the creator of all the 'Him', even though the verse is referring to Jesus, is God.
Verse 4 says, "In Him was life, and the life was the light of men". Jesus IS LIFE AND LIGHT. There are many verses that show Jesus as saying this such as;
"As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world....." JOHN 9 :5
"I am the resurrection and the life. ................" JOHN 11:25
Finally, in verse 5, it talks about another issue. It is in regards to the darkness, and the darkness not comprehending the light. Our English literal interpretation of this verse would undoubtedly make us ask, how is darkness supposed to comprehend? In looking up darkness in our Strong's Concordance (# 4653- Skotia) it defines it as a "spiritual or moral darkness, related to sin as a condition of being deprived of spiritual understanding or reasoning. So what this means is, When Jesus was here on earth, man did not 'comprehend' Him, or who He really was, His purpose. Most of the religious leaders rejected Jesus. This rejection was the main problem between them and the Lord.