We're testing the hypothesis that the deep, the Word of God, and Jesus Christ are all synonyms for the third aspect of the Trinity: God the Son.
John very helpfully resolves the fact that the Word of God and Jesus Christ are the same person. The Word of life, aka the Word of God, was manifested as the man Jesus of Nazareth.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.
The deep existed in the beginning, before God began to create. This means that creation isn't ex nihilo, from nothing, it's ex abyssi, from the deep. This is so obvious that everyone has missed it completely.
We successfully tested the hypothesis that the deep, the Word of God and Jesus Christ are identities of God the Son. The scriptural context of each one is congruent with the featured passage.
Why did it get dark at the end of the 1st day? It wasn't absence of light, it was obstruction of light by the corruption which resulted from the appearance of light. It needed a new name: night.
We're testing the hypothesis that the deep, the Word of God and Jesus Christ are identities of God the Son. If they are, then the description of each one will be congruent with the featured passage.
We (that's me and the Holy spirit) deduce the true nature of water. It's safe to say, which is to say it's Biblically accurate, that water existed before God began the work of creation.
When someone comes along and says, "hey folks, I figured it out" we're skeptical to say the least. When they then prove that they figured it out, they're stoned to death.
We (that's me and the Holy spirit) use scripture with the scientific method to test the hypothesis that "the deep," the Word of God, and Jesus Christ are synonyms of the same Divine aspect of the Trinity: God the Son.