In the last chapter of Revelation it appears Jesus refers to himself as "the Alpha and the Omega". How do JW's explain that one?
"The Alpha and the Omega" in the last chapter of Revelation
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I remember hearing this explanation at an assembly. It actually made some sense to me.
Rev. 1:8 says the "Alpha and Omega" is "the one who is and was and who is coming", also is the Almighty.
So that verse would be talking about the Father (Almighty).
Then go to Rev. 1:4,5 -- where John wishes peace to the 7 churches, on behalf of "the one who is and was and who is coming" (the Father), and from "the seven spirits before the throne" (whoever they are), AND -- from Jesus Christ the faithful witness.
So in verses 4 and 5 it can be understood that the A&O (Father) is separate from the seven spirits and from Jesus.