Why does John I:2 say that Jesus is God? In saying that the WORD (Jesus) was God, John was not operating in a vacuum. John was referring to Isaiah 45:15-17 that says, "Truly, O God of Israel, you work in strange ways. ... But Israel shall be saved by the Lord God with eternal salvation. They shall never be disappointed in their God through all eternity." This is a promise by God himself to come to the earth and save his people. But we see Jesus coming to save his people. This simply means that the Lord God and Jesus are one and the same. The problem comes when we forget that God has more than one personality. He directs his affairs through his personality, The Father. He inspires us to believe through his personality, the Holy Spirit. But he always speaks to through his personality Jesus. In other words, there is only one God. But this one God has three distinct personalities, or self identities. We call them persons. This is no problem for God, because no matter which personality or self identity he speaks through he is still the same God. An old Baptist hynm says it best: "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity." So when God (Immanuel, God is with us) came to earth, he spoke to us as Jesus! Please respond if you disagree! Or respond if you agree!