3Everything came into being through him; nothing came into being without him. 1In the beginning the Word already was#1:1. In other words, the Word existed from eternity past. The concept of the Word means more than letters making up a word: it is the divine mind, the expression of God, the active aspect of divinity that speaks into existence as in Genesis 1:1.. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2In the beginning he was with God.