Did Jesus (pbuh) claim Divinity when he said I am Alpha and Omega?
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Hi, my name is Sarah, I'm a independent student, I graduated in America, I'm here sitting independently. Um, as you have stated, Jesus never does claim divinity in the Bible. And Revelation chapter one, I can't read the whole chapter because it would take a very long time that Jesus is speaking. And he says, Do not be afraid, I am the First and the Last, I am the living one, I was dead, and behold, I am alive forever and ever. I hold the keys of death and Hades. He also says, I am the Alpha and the Omega, who is and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty. These are also Names of God, written in the Old and New Testament. And I don't see how that does not show that
Jesus is not genetically the Son of God, but spiritually, the Son of God.
This is the last question. She quoted Revelation chapter number one, she didn't give the verses she talked about the first 20 verses. And I'm Alpha and Omega is verse number 11. Revelation, chapter number one was number 11, where Jesus Christ says that I am Alpha and Omega.
So she says, just because Jesus Christ peace be upon him says, I am Alpha and Omega, I'm first and the last, according to you, he is claiming divinity. Mark me. I'd said there is not a single unequivocal statement. Not a single unambiguous statement. And the complete Bible where Jesus can speak by himself says that I am God already says Worship Me. He didn't say, No, you are saying that because Jesus said, I am Alpha and Omega, therefore is Almighty God. What do you mean, Alpha and Omega? And the first and the last one? What?
Do you mean Jesus guys were first in this world? No, he was born in a stable before him was his mother. There were many prophets that came before him. So surely not the first.
Neither is he the last. In the Bible. It says Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, he'll be coming. It's mentioned the Gospel of John Chapter number 16, verse number 12 to 14, I have many things to say unto you, but he cannot buy them now. For him in the Spirit of Truth shall come, he shall guide you into all truth, he shall not speak of himself, all that the year shall he speak, he shall notify me he shall show you things to come talking about Prophet Muhammad peace be upon. So what does this word Alpha and Omega mean? It does not mean that the first and the last, actually, literally.
Because there were many people who came before him, and the many people who came after him. What does it mean? That in the law of God,
whatever the messenger says, the law of God is first and last, at the time of Moses, Moses was Alpha and Omega. As far as the law of God was concerned, whatever he thought had to be followed, at the time of Jesus, Jesus Christ's peace be upon him his teachings, while fine omega, it had to be followed at the time of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him his teaching Alpha and Omega, it is the first and the last.
It does not mean that he claimed divinity. So therefore, I said, Any unambiguous statement, if you literally made your first and last, if you read the Bible, the Bible disagrees. There were many people who came before Jesus case peace be upon him. He was born in the womb of the mother, and various people came after him also. So surely sister, therefore, I said, unambiguous, unequivocal statement. Hope that answers a question.