Thursday, February 9, 2012

If Jesus is Alpha and Omega as the Bible says, why Jehovah's Witnesses do not accept it but twist words?

I can now say I am free from their bondageIf Jesus is Alpha and Omega as the Bible says, why Jehovah's Witnesses do not accept it but twist words?
Because thats all they know how to do.
Can I just ask - who on here has twisted anything?

Here's an example of your question: If the earth is flat as science textbooks says, why do some people not accept it but twist words and say that it's round?

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If Jesus is Alpha and Omega as the Bible says, why Jehovah's Witnesses do not accept it but twist words?
The JW's have many strange beliefs. Ignore them.
so do we allIf Jesus is Alpha and Omega as the Bible says, why Jehovah's Witnesses do not accept it but twist words?
Every religion adjusts God to serve their purpose. That's why we have 1500 different sects who can't agree on God.
Grace and peace to you.

Because the founder of the J W's was an embittered ex baptist minister, used my Gods enemy to cause confusion.


These are the names of the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet and are used as a title three times in the book of Revelation. The additional occurrence of this phrase in the King James rendering of Revelation 1:11, however, does not receive support from some of the oldest Greek manuscripts, including the Alexandrine, Sinaitic, and Codex Ephraemi rescriptus. It is, therefore, omitted in many modern translations.

While many commentators apply this title both to God and to Christ, a more careful examination of its use restricts its application to Jehovah God. The first verse of Revelation shows that the revelation was given originally by God and through Jesus Christ, hence the one speaking (through an angelic representative) at times is God himself, and at other times it is Christ Jesus. (Re 22:8) Thus Revelation 1:8 (RS) says: “‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God [“Jehovah God,” NW], who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Although the preceding verse speaks of Christ Jesus, it is clear that in verse 8 the application of the title is to “the Almighty” God. In this regard Barnes’ Notes on the New Testament (1974) observes: “It cannot be absolutely certain that the writer meant to refer to the Lord Jesus specifically here .?.?. There is no real incongruity in supposing, also, that the writer here meant to refer to God as such.”

The title occurs again at Revelation 21:6, and the following verse identifies the speaker by saying: “Anyone conquering will inherit these things, and I shall be his God and he will be my son.” Inasmuch as Jesus referred to those who are joint heirs with him in his Kingdom as “brothers,” not “sons,” the speaker must be Jesus’ heavenly Father, Jehovah God.—Mt 25:40; compare Heb 2:10-12.

The final occurrence of the title is at Revelation 22:13, which states: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” It is evident that a number of persons are represented as speaking in this chapter of Revelation; verses 8 and 9 show that the angel spoke to John, verse 16 obviously applies to Jesus, the first part of verse 17 is credited to “the spirit and the bride,” and the one speaking in the latter part of verse 20 is manifestly John himself. “The Alpha and the Omega” of verses 12-15, therefore, may properly be identified as the same one who bears the title in the other two occurrences: Jehovah God. The expression, “Look! I am coming quickly,” in verse 12, does not require that these aforementioned verses apply to Jesus, inasmuch as God also speaks of himself as “coming” to execute judgment. (Compare Isa 26:21.) Malachi 3:1-6 speaks of a joint coming for judgment on the part of Jehovah and his “messenger of the covenant.”

The title “the Alpha and the Omega” carries the same thought as “the first and the last” and “the beginning and the end” when these terms are used with reference to Jehovah. Before him there was no Almighty God, and there will be none after him. He will bring to a successful conclusion the issue over Godship, forever vindicated as the one and only Almighty God.—Compare Isa 44:6.

In John20:17, the resurrected Christ states that he indeed has a God.

In 1 Corinthians, the apostle says:" Next, the end, when he hands over the kingdom to his God and Father, when he has brought to nothing all government and all authority and power. 25?For he must rule as king until [God] has put all enemies under his feet. 26?As the last enemy, death is to be brought to nothing. 27?For [God] “subjected all things under his feet.” But when he says that ‘all things have been subjected,’ it is evident that it is with the exception of the one who subjected all things to him. 28?But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone."

Christ himself declares he has a God; the apostle witnesses to the fact that Christ is not equal to God, in fact will be subject to him after his tenure as king is done, for all that he hoped to accomplish for his beloved Father.
For all those who are unfamiliar with this type of "reasoning", this questioner is setting up a "straw man" argument. The questioner is misrepresenting the case to make her opinion look good.

The question cannot be answered unless you provide proof that Jesus is the Alpha and Omega from the scriptures. You have provided not one scripture to back it up. And only after then, you should explain why you think that this scripture is talking about Jesus.
Twist words? The Bible doesn't say Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega.

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