Examine the Verse - John 1:1
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John 1:1
This verse is cited as implying support to the Trinitarian belief that Jesus Christ is God the eternal second person God the Son who took on a human body and nature and became
both man and God.
Thus, Jesus Christ is fully man and fully God simultaneously.

  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(John 1:1, New King James Version)
IN THE beginning the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was divine.
(John 1:1, The Complete Bible: An American Translation)
THE Logos existed in the very beginning, the Logos was with God, the Logos was divine.

(John 1:1, Moffatt Translation)
  Trinitarian Belief in God and Jesus Christ:
 Trinitarians believe in the Trinity, that God is the "Triune God"
existing as three persons
God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, but one being. All three are
eternal with no beginning. M
embers of the Trinity are co-equal and co-eternal,
one in essence, nature, power, action, and will.
Trinitarians believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal second person "God the Son",
who took on a human body and nature and became both man and God. 
Thus is Jesus is fully man and fully God simultaneously.
  Apostle's admonition, warning and unique way of teaching:
1. No prophecy of scripture is a matter of personal interpretation. (II Pt. 1:20, NAB)
2. Do not go beyond  what is written. (I Cor. 4:6, NIV)
 3. We do not use words of human wisdom. We speak words given to us by the Spirit,
using the Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths. (1 Cor. 2:13, NLT)
  Points to Consider:  
  1.  Notice that the above verse is about "Logos" which was originally written in Greek and was translated to English as "Word".
2.  How can Trinitarians say that the "Logos or Word" is "Christ who pre-existed as God", when the above verse also clearly says that the "Logos or Word" was with God. So, if the "Logos or Word was God", and the "Logos or Word was with God" then, it clearly follows that "God was with God". Resulting to an absurd conclusion that there would be two Gods which is clearly contradictory to the biblical truth, according to Jesus himself, that: "The Lord our God. The Lord is One!" (Mark 12:29-30).
3.  How can the above verse (John 1:1) be interpreted to mean that "Jesus is God", when in fact Apostle John himself wrote, in the same book of John,  the clear and unmistakable teachings of  the Lord Jesus Christ about himself and the only true God, as follows:
  Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,  And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent (John 17:1,3, NKJV)

Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’” (John 20:17, NKJV)

Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham.  But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God.... (John 8:39-40, NKJV)

For further explanation of the above verse John 1:1, 14:
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  John 1:1 in other versions of the Bible:  

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  
(King James Version)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 
(New International Version)

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