AFFIRMING HIS DIVINITY IN REVELATION 1:8, JESUS DECLARES: “I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, SAYS THE LORD GOD, WHO IS AND WHO WAS AND WHO IS TO COME, THE ALMIGHTY.”
Therefore, I will submit this for consideration: Revelation 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” If we begin with Jesus Christ, we’ll end with Jesus Christ, if we begin with anyone or anything else, it’s hard telling where we’ll end up!
Jesus Christ is The Word of God, who was in the beginning with God, who, indeed is God, and who is the Creator of all that was made (John 1:1), and all that shall henceforth be made. We are begotten, chosen, and redeemed, by Almighty God, and no other way. Genuine Christians, are Born of the Holy Spirit, i.e, “Born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and abiding Word of God (1 Peter 1:23).” So, this is the standing or position of Bible Christians, those who are saved by grace, through faith in Christ as He is revealed in the Old and New Testament of Holy Scripture. This is undeniably obvious, by anyone who is truly taught by the Holy Spirit; and, this should never be a point of argument.
Beloved, if you begin with the doctrine of men, and read Holy Scripture with the purpose of bending it to conform with the doctrine you espouse; and choose erroneous doctrine above the obvious Word of God, both Living, and Written; you are flying in the face of God. If you end up that way, choosing the doctrines of men, rather than believing the Word of God, you’ll never be saved. Jesus Christ is All in All. He is the Way the Truth and the Life. He is the Beginning and the Ending. He is the potter who shapes the clay of humanity after His will and purpose. Choose Him! Begin with Him! End with Him! He will “Never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).
An old sinner saved by grace who loves all of you,