In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
In the first verse of the whole Bible, God wants to make it clear that only He is the sole creator of the universe.
“This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the Lord, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Through God’s Word, all things visible and invisible was created.
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
“Word was with God”
The Greek word for “with” is Pros which means: to, towards, with.
The Word was with (towards) God, meaning the Word (Jesus) was face to face with God and then it says the Word (Jesus) was God. God was face to face with a person, Jesus the Word. God was not with an impersonal construct but with a person.
2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.
One of Jesus’ title is the Word of God which basically means creator (see Genesis 1:3 and Psalms 33:6).
He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
This is the written account of Adam’s family line. When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created.
“Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.
“Let Us” in Genesis 1 verse 26 speaks of the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit) because the “Us” created man and only God is the creator.