I ran across this on truthsearcher. I would appreciate anyone's thoughts on this.
Who is the "Alpha and Omega" and the First and Last"-Jesus or Jehovah?
Revelation 1:8, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almightly." This must mean Jehovah.
Revelation 22:13 "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." The Alpha and Omega is the First and Last, so the Alpha and Omega must also be Jehovah.
Revelation 1:10-11, "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last:"
Revelaton 1:12-13, "And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven
candlesticks one like unto the Son of man,"
Revelation 1:17-18 "And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon
me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of heaven and of death." The Alpha and Omega is the First and Last, and the one calling Himself these things was "one like unto the Son of
man"-but was it the Son of man?
"I am He that liveth, and was dead..."-Was Jehovah
ever dead? Was it not the Son who lived, then died, then rose again? Therefore, both Jehovah and
Jesus are called the First and Last, and the Alpha
Isaiah 9:6, "For unto us a child is born, unto us
a child is given; and the government shall be upon
his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Jesus is called "the mighty God."
Isaiah 10:21 "The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God." Jehovah is
called "the mighty God."
Isaiah 44:6, "Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God." There is only ONE God, known as the First and Last.
Either Isaiah got it wrong, and Jesus made a false
claim or Jehovah and Jesus, unitedly are that one
God-the Alpha and Omega, the First and Last.