Notice St John did not say: In the beginning was the word, who never had a beginning, and who always existed.
There is not a single scripture teaching Jesus the word always existed.
This scripture on its own proves Jesus is not THE GOD.
Notice how St Paul confirms there is only ONE true GOD, and that there are many God’s and then evan continues to confirm who the ONE true GOD is by saying He is the Father, defining the difference between being a God or THE ONE TRUE GOD.
Notice also how Jesus confirms His ONE TRUE GOD, called others God.
John 1:1C, God was the word, lines up perfectly with the Greek word and translation in John 1:18, The only begotten God.
John 1:18, The only begotten God, lines up perfectly with the Greek word and translation in John 1:1C, God was the word.
Just as we see in the Catholic translations of the King James Bible.
St John makes it perfectly clear in John 1:18, Jesus is: the ONLY (BEGOTTEN) God, meaning Jesus was BORN, begat; begotten or begot from His Father GOD, which then proves Jesus is NOT THE GOD, but TRULY the literal Son of His GOD.
And that’s why GOD and His Son and throughout the new testament we are told to believe Jesus is the Son of GOD to be saved, and NOTHING about believing Jesus is THE GOD or a TRINITY to be saved, which is clearly the deception falsely taught by Trinitarians.
If we believe Jesus is GOD, or the same ‘being’ as His Father GOD, as the Pentecostals believe, or that Jesus and GOD are THREE called a TRINITY, we have in fact denied Jesus as being the literal Son of His Father GOD, and GOD being the literal Father of His Son, and GOD being GOD alone.
But as He was BORN from His GOD, he obviously is not the same GOD He came from. Which explains perfectly why Jesus said in John 17:3, His Father was the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD.