This weeks research has most certainly revealed some very interesting finds. My investigations have been on the book of Revelation, which has been so deep, taking me to another great and new dimension.
The Book of Revelation, often called the Revelation to John, the Apocalypse of John, The Revelation, or simply Revelation or Apocalypse, is a book of the New Testament that occupies a central place in Christian eschatology. Wikipedia.
Some modern scholars characterise Revelation's author as a putative figure whom they call "John of Patmos". The bulk of traditional sources date the book to the reign of the emperor Domitian (AD 81-96), and the evidence tends to confirm this. Stuckenbruck 2003, p. 1535-1536. Reff: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stuckenbruck 2003, p. 1535-1536.
More Interesting facts regarding the book of Revelation.
When I meet my lovely Jehovah witness friends at our next meeting, I will gently ask them about Lazarus and the RICH MAN, as they do not believe what I believe, that Lazarus and the RICH MAN in Luke 16:19, was a literal story of a real event.
In Luke 16:19 the version reads: "There was a rich man, with the name N[in]eue, who clothed himself", This reading has also Greek manuscript Papyrus 75 and two Greek minuscule manuscripts 36 and 37, have a scholion of uncertain date ευρον δε τινες και του πλουσιου εν τισιν αντιγραφοις τουνομα Νινευης λεγομενον.
Date 175-225 (Martin and Kasser), late third century-early fourth century (Orsini), fourth century (Nongbri)
In Luke 16:19 the manuscript reads Ανθρωπος δε τις ην πλουσιος, ονοματι Ν[ιν]ευης, και ενεδιδυσκετο "There was a rich man, with the name N[in]eue, who clothed himself", This reading has support from the Sahidic version and the two Greek minuscule manuscripts 36 and 37, in addition to a scholion of uncertain date have ευρον δε τινες και του πλουσιου εν τισιν αντιγραφοις τουνομα Νινευης λεγομενον.
19. Philip Comfort, The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts (2001), p. 551.
20. Bruce M. Metzger, The Early Versions of the New Testament: Their Origin, Transmission and Limitations, Clarendon Press: Oxford 1977, p. 136.
As we read above, there is something very interesting, possibly an older manuscript of Luke 16:19, older than what is written in our Bibles today, that gives a name (N[in]eue) being the RICH MAN, which seems to point to a literal, real person.
2 Moses, who became a religious leader and lawgiver, and most important prophet.
3 The Prophets, who are historical figures widely recognised and mentioned in the Hebrew Bible and the canonical New Testament, called and chosen by God.
4 The Rich Man (N[in]eue) as the Sadducees who did not believe in life after death, who was dressed in purple and fine linen, just as the Sadducees dressed, which was the Priestly Garments as in Exodus 28:8. Was this the first clue to this puzzle?
5 The Rich Mans Father’s house (Caiaphas) who served as high priests, and had five sons.
6 The Rich mans five brethren’s who the Rich Man begged Abraham to send Lazarus to warn his brethren’s about a literal spiritual prison (HADES).
7 Lazarus of Bethany, John 11, where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, who then fulfills Abraham's prophecy, Luke 16:31, He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’” John 12:10, So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well.
Are these countless facts countless coincidences?
As we see the story of the Rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19 to 31, is quite different from other parables told by Jesus, not least because here he uses real people, which I keep explaining to my good Jehovah witness friends.
While researching for more truth on Lazarus and the RICH MAN, I stumbled on more new evidence finding there are others who agree with my own research.
Drioux: a parable against the Sadducees.
An alternative explanation of the parable is a satirical parable against the Sadducees. One writer to identify the Sadducees as the target was Johann Nepomuk Sepp. The arguments in favour of identification of the Rich Man as the Sadducees are (1) the wearing of purple and fine linen, priestly dress, (2) the reference to "five brothers in my father's house" as an allusion to Caiaphas' father-in-law Annas, and his five sons who also served as high priests according to Josephus, (3) Abraham's statement in the parable that they would not believe even if he raised Lazarus, and then the fulfillment that when Jesus did raise Lazarus of Bethany the Sadducees not only did not believe, but attempted to have Lazarus killed again: "So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well" (John 12:10). This last interpretation had wide circulation in France during the 1860s-1890s as a result of having been included in the notes of the pictorial Bible of Abbé Drioux.
Sepp Thaten und Lehren Jesu: mit ihrer weltgeschichtlichen Beglaubigung 1864
"Whittaker, H.A. Studies in the gospels. Biblia, Staffordshire 1984, 2nd Ed. 1989 p495".
 Friedrich Gustav Lisco, (trans. Patrick Fairbairn) The parables of Jesus: explained and illustrated 1853 p343 "Many expositors have thought they discovered, in this story, a real history, and referred it to the family of Annas and his son-in-law, Caiaphas,"
 "et c'est cet endurcissement que Jésus prédit quand il dit que du moment qu'ils n'écoutent ni Moïse ni les prophètes ils n'écouteront pas d'avantage quelqu'un qui viendrait de l'autre monde" Drioux Claude-Joseph La Bible populaire: hist. illustrée de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Testament. Hachette, Paris 1864 p497
My further investigations on the book of Revelation also led me to more interesting finds.
Which is something else I would like to cautiously explore with my Jehovah witness friends, who believe in the book of Revelation, but not in the book of Enoch, opposite to what I believe.
I read this interesting article:
Old Testament origins.
Much of Revelation employs ancient sources, primarily but not exclusively the Old Testament. For example, Howard-Brook and Gwyther regard the Book of Enoch (1 Enoch) as an equally significant but contextually different source. "Enoch's journey has no close parallel in the Hebrew scriptures." Revelation, in one section, forms an inverted parallel (chiasmus) with the book of Enoch in which 1 En 100:1-3 has a river a blood deep enough to submerge a chariot and in Rev 14:20 has a river of blood up to the horse's bridle. There is an angel ascending in both accounts (1 En 100:4; Rev 14:14-19) and in both accounts have three messages (1 En 100:7-9; Rev 14:6-12).
 Wes Howard-Brook & Anthony Gwyther Unveiling Empire New York: Orbis (1999) p. 76
 Lewis, Kim (2015). How John Wrote the Book of Revelation: From Concept to Publication. Lorton, VA: Kim Mark Lewis. pp. 216, 226. ISBN 1943325006.
How did Enoch write in his book and know about what would be written in the book of Revelation, 1000’s of years in advance?
That seems to be more good proof proving the book of Enoch to be an INSPIRED book.
And if the book of Enoch is not an INSPIRED book, as my Jehovah witness friends keep telling me, then why did Jude the half brother of Jesus give a DIRECT REFERENCE to THE BOOK OF ENOCH who refers to something which is recorded WORD FOR WORD in the Book of Enoch 1:9, which was in wide circulation 2000 years ago which proves Jude evidently considered it "canonical enough" to quote authoritatively in Jude 1:14-15, in which all the church fathers believed and referenced.
Enoch also seems to confirm in his book how the human soul survives death and goes to HEAVEN or HADES, which also seems to be IDENTICAL to the story of Lazarus and the RICH MAN told by Jesus in Luke 16:19, and Mathew 10:28, and John 11:26, and Luke 23:43. As we see again, how did Enoch predict and write down an IDENTICAL story of life after death, and confirm with what Jesus taught 1000's of years later?
I have been telling my Jehovah witness friends; I have eyes to see and ears to hear their Biblical facts regarding life after death, and Lazarus and the RICH MAN, because I am human and capable of being wrong, and if proved wrong with the biblical facts, I will swallow my pride and admit my mistakes
I admitted to my Jehovah witness friends, I was wrong and they were right regarding what Jesus taught when He said it was a life saving fact in John 17:3, that His GOD ALMIGHTY truly is the ONLY ONE who is the TRUE GOD, which is why I am always willing to hear what others have to say.
But a year later, my Jehovah witness friends have not provided me any good explanations or Biblical facts to why Jesus and St John made perfect references to what was written and what are IDENTICAL descriptions, and stories that perfectly agree with the BOOK OF ENOCH.
And as we have seen more evidence has surfaced agreeing with my research.
After receiving an email from Dr Peter Toth, Curator, Ancient & Medieval Manuscripts, Western Heritage, at: The British Library, I finally discovered the truth.
1. I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8.
2. King James Bible
Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: Revelation 1:11.
3. And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. Revelation 21:6.
4. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelation 22:13.
As I pointed out, All FOUR scriptures with the Title of the “Alpha and Omega” are used and believed by Trinitarians to prove Jesus is GOD.
All FOUR scriptures with the Title of the “Alpha and Omega” are also used by the Oneness Pentecostals Movement, who also believe Jesus is GOD and is the Father, but instead who do not believe in the Trinity.
One of the reasons why Trinitarians believe Jesus is GOD, or the Oneness Pentecostals believe Jesus is both GOD and the same person as the Father, is because they both believe the title of: the Alpha and the Omega, statements apply to Jesus and not just GOD ALMIGHTY, alone.
And if it were true and these faiths were correct that the Title of: the Alpha and the Omega, were applied to Jesus, I would be reconsidering my own faith, again.
My reason for this is because if Jesus did apply the Title: the Alpha and the Omega to Himself, it would be evidence of a direct reference from Jesus Himself claiming to be GOD, because Revelation 1:8, goes on to say: I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8.
The end of the verse clearly reveals the person talking is GOD, ‘’ the Almighty.” And that would surely apply to Jesus as being GOD, if He were also using the Title about Himself.
However on careful examination what we in fact find in the pages of the Bible is that there are NO biblical facts or direct references from Jesus, anywhere in the whole Bible from His own lips claiming to be GOD or the same person as the Father.
All I find written in the scriptures are direct references by Jesus claiming He and His Father are both TWO SEPARATE divine persons, and not a single word from GOD or Jesus saying they are the same ONE GOD.
I only believe what GOD and Jesus taught. If GOD ALMIGHTY said His SON was the same GOD as Himself, I would believe GOD.
Yet Trinitarians are terribly confused with what GOD ALMIGHTY taught, because they often say GOD called His SON God in Hebrews 1:9, which they believe proves Jesus is GOD.
Yet there are NO teachings, teaching GOD means a Trinity, or that Jesus is His own Father.
And indeed GOD in the New Testament (ὁ θεός) means the Father of Jesus 1300 times.
And yet Trinitarians and Oneness Pentecostals get confused with simple biblical facts and can’t seem to understand simple teachings that Jesus is referred to as “God” twice for sure, just as others are called God or gods, including, angels, and even glorified members of the Church, and even Satan is referred to as the God of this world.
Notice Jesus never, ever said anywhere in the Bible: I and my father are ONE GOD, let alone saying He was GOD.
If Jesus said He was GOD, I would believe Him. But He never did say He was GOD. He only ever taught GOD was His Father, and He was His SON, who He worships.
Jesus taught the same for those of us who repent, believe and follow His teachings, that His GOD is our Father who we worship, through Him Jesus.
Yet we clearly and very sadly see a MASSIVE deception of millions of people today who claim to be following the true Jesus and yet believe what Jesus never, ever taught that He is GOD, or the same person as the Father.
On our careful examination in my last article we discovered:
1. Revelation 1:8, is GOD almighty, and NOT Jesus. This is easy to understand because we can see who the being is in this verse which” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8.
As Jesus taught and told us His GOD is ONE, Mark 12:29, and not TWO or THREE, as taught in the Trinity, and that His GOD is the only ONE true GOD in John 17;3, then it is also easy to understand Revelation 1:8, is not about Jesus, but GOD almighty.
2. I am the Alpha and the Omega, in: Revelation 1:11, was clearly Not genuine, as it is missing from all the oldest manuscripts, which must prove it was added in some translations to make us believe Jesus is GOD almighty.
Who then added: I am the Alpha and the Omega, in: Revelation 1:11? Was it the same people who altered: 1 John 5:7, in the King James Bible? I wonder if they are Trinitarians?
3. Revelation 21:6, also has nothing to do with Jesus being GOD, because the verse goes on to tell us: The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.
As Jesus never, ever taught that He was our GOD and Father, but instead taught that His Father was out Father, and His GOD was our GOD, and He was a brother, this is then obvious Revelation 21:6, is also about GOD almighty and NOT Jesus.
4. Revelation 22:13,
But what about Revelation 22,13?
I had read by some saying: The Alpha and the Omega, in Revelation 22,13, is also missing from the oldest and best manuscripts.
And when one looks at the footnotes under the verse, it seems to confirm there is something wrong with the verse, as the footnote read:
So we could easily think: The Alpha and the Omega, in Revelation 22,13, is missing as it is not there, right? Well, that's what I thought, and many also seem to think the same.
But at the same time we must not always believe what we read without doing more careful research, as I am about to share with you.
This weeks research has taken me to an interesting find, regarding if it is true, that the Title: The Alpha and the Omega, in Revelation 22,13, is missing or not.
Firstly on my research I decided to look at the oldest manuscripts of Revelation.
Is the Title of GOD: The Alpha and the Omega, in Revelation 22,13, of the Codex Sinaiticus?
I looked in the best THREE oldest complete Bibles. I also looked for any single manuscript of Revelation 22,13, and did not find any older than the books below.
First was the Codex Sinaiticus, one of the four great uncial codices, an ancient, handwritten copy of the Greek Bible. The codex is a celebrated historical treasure.
The codex is an Alexandrian text-type manuscript written in the 4th century in uncial letters on parchment. Current scholarship considers the Codex Sinaiticus to be one of the best Greek texts of the New Testament, along with the Codex Vaticanus. Until the discovery by Constantin von Tischendorf of the Sinaiticus text, the Codex Vaticanus was unrivaled. Wikipedia,
And there it is, as clear as crystal. it is NOT missing.
Is the Title of GOD: The Alpha and the Omega, in Revelation 22,13, of the Codex Vaticanus?
I then looked in the Codex Vaticanus, one of the oldest extant manuscripts of the Greek Bible (Old and New Testament), one of the four great uncial codices. The Codex is named after its place of conservation in the Vatican Library, where it has been kept since at least the 15th century. It is written on 759 leaves of vellum in uncial letters and has been dated palaeographically to the 4th century. Wikipedia,
But sadly I discovered something I did not know, that the Codex Vaticanus is not complete, and Revelation 22,13, is completely missing because the whole book of Revelation is missing.
Is the Title of GOD: The Alpha and the Omega, in Revelation 22,13, missing from the Codex Alexandrinus?
I then decided to write to the British Library, and asked them if Revelation 22,13, was missing from the Codex Alexandrinus, which is one of the three earliest and most important manuscripts of the entire Bible in Greek.
The staff at the British Library were incredibly kind and helpful and answered all my emails in one day, and they sent my email to Dr Peter Toth, Curator, Ancient & Medieval Manuscripts, Western Heritage, at: The British Library, who confirmed to me, Simon Brown, that: Ἄλφα καὶ τὸ Ὦ , I am the Alpha and the Omega, IS NOT MISSING from Revelation 22,13, in the Codex Alexandrinus.
Who said The Alpha and the Omega, in Revelation 22,13, is missing?
I now want to make this clear to those who say The Alpha and the Omega, in Revelation 22,13, is missing from the oldest and best manuscripts.
Well, I would like to confirm the manuscripts that I searched, did NOT have: The Alpha and the Omega, in Revelation 22,13, MISSING, from TWO of the best and oldest. Please see below it is clear as a crystal.
But what does that mean? and does it change the fact that if: The Alpha and the Omega, in Revelation 22,13, is not missing but is there, does this prove what Trinitarians believe, that this proves Jesus is GOD?
The simple answer is in the verses below.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, Revelation 1:17.
We know this is the wonderful St John telling us He saw a vision of Jesus telling him I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
Well most sensible Bible students understand GOD cannot die, and Jesus taught us that His GOD sent and sacrificed His own SON, proving His divine love for the world, John 3:16, and then performed the greatest miracle in history by raising His SON, Jesus from the dead, making GOD’s own SON, Jesus, the Lamb for our GOD, and GOD’s own MEDIATOR for us humans.
That is truly GOD’s DIVINE evidence, of GOD’s own amazing love for us, that He allowed His own SON to be treated as the worst criminals.
I would just like to add this in please, as this is so important to understand what i wrote in an article some years ago called: Is there any archaeological evidence for Crucifixion?
It is hard to imagine the agony that a parent would go through in seeing their own child, their own flesh and blood be punished by way of execution and in particular crucifixion.
Could we give up our own child to extreme sufferings for somebody else's evil deeds?
Yes, the evil deeds of people who are guilty, deeds that some of us would condemn a person forever.
Could we even sacrifice our only child to die for others who are good, let alone bad?
Here in John 3:16, told by Jesus. GOD His Father shows us the highest act, the highest expression, the highest manner and the depth of the love by the Father towards all humans in which he created since the beginning of the world, his unmerited gift to mankind - a gift that no man has earned or deserved.
This is true love, there cannot be any higher love expressed by the Most High GOD and Creator of the world. We were lost in darkness but the Lord God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob demonstrates to the human race the greatest deed which no man can truly comprehend.
The Creator and the Maker of the Universe gave up his one and only son Jesus. GOD's heart must have nearly been broken to see his beloved Son inhumane, cruel, savage, brutal and horrifying death. We know from Bible scholars however that the crucifixion was not the thing that killed Jesus. It was in actual fact the separation between Jesus and his Father while he was on the cross that had broken Jesus’ heart that brought Jesus to his final death on the cross.
Remember that: Pilate was surprised to hear that he should have already died. And summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead. Mark 15:44.
God the Father and our Lord Jesus took the blame for our own sin.
Not to condemn us but to give us everlasting life. How amazing is that!
Elvis Presley once sang a song called Who Am I?
Who am I that The King would bleed and die for?
Who am I that He would pray not my will, thine Lord?
The answer I may never know
Why He ever loved me so
That to an old rugged cross He'd go
For who am I?
This is true loyalty. To save the human race God sent and allowed his only Son to die an agonising death. Surely that is absolute, deep proof of Gods incredible love, Gods amazing and unconditional love extended towards every human being upon the earth.
We return to: the Alpha and the Omega, in Revelation 22,13.
There are scholars who are in agreement, which I also agree, Revelation 22,13, is not the Title for Jesus but for GOD ALMIGHTY.
This is easy to establish by reading through Revelation 22,12 to 21.
Lets open out Bible to Revelation 22:12, to 21?
12“ Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. 13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
14 Blessed are those who wash their robes,c so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. 15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
Some scholars are in agreement that Revelation 22:12, to 15 is Father GOD.
But how can we be sure they are correct?
If we turn to Isaiah 40:10? We will find the similar language is found saying: Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.
Just as we read, it is GOD ALMIGHTY in: Isaiah 62:11
Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the earth: Say to the daughter of Zion, “Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.”
Countless scriptures tell us the same message that it is GOD ALMIGHTY who rewards the righteous THROUGH His SON and our High priest and Mediator.
We continue to read that it is GOD ALMIGHTY who is our salvation, because it was GOD’s own plan to send and sacrifice his own begotten SON Jesus, to save us. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. John 6:38. Said Jesus the SON of GOD.
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2.
The scriptures teach us it was always GOD ALMIGHTY who saves, and then THROUGH His SON, who Jesus made His God known, who finally paid the ultimate price for our own sin, by becoming the perfect sacrifice, once and for all.
If your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there he will take you. Deuteronomy 30:4
We now go to Jesus talking of Himself in the very next part in Revelation 22:16, to 21.
16“ I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”
Notice how Jesus makes a clear difference between Himself and GOD He said He is: the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” and the difference with Him saying and talking about His GOD: I am the Alpha and the Omega, in Revelation 22:13.
17 The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.
18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.
Notice how Ellicott’s Commentary for English Readers, says it is GOD who gives back to each one his work,” says St. John.
(12) And, behold, I come quickly . . .—Rather, Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me to give back to each one as his work is. To give back to each: here we have the truth declared by St. Paul uttered in words borrowed from Isaiah (Isaiah 40:10). “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap,” wrote St. Paul (Galatians 6:7-8): “God gives back to each one his work,” says St. John.
We finally come to Revelation 21:1 where we clearly read St John describes the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from GOD ALMIGHTY with His SON the Lamb of GOD, Jesus.
Notice, TWO separate and divine beings in heaven and not ONE.
That proves and destroys both the Trinitarian and Oneness Pentecostalists doctrines together as we clearly read there is ONE GOD, with his SON Jesus the LAMB of GOD, just as Jesus always taught, that His father is GOD and He is the SON of His ONE TRUE GOD, John 10:36, John 17:3, Mark 12:29, and that He Jesus is NOT His own father, as his father is the only ONE GOD, who is with His SON Jesus who we BOTH see IN heaven, who are clearly TWO separate and divine beings.
English Standard Version
The New Heaven and the New Earth
1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. 7 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all
22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. (Jesus)..
Many say: The “Alpha and Omega” statements prove Jesus is God.
But instead The “Alpha and Omega” statements are the Titles for GOD ALMIGHTY alone.
And the saying of Jesus: I am the first and the last, Revelation 1:17, simply means what it says: that Jesus was the FIRST and before the beginning of all things, with His GOD.
We can see the biblical facts in:
John 1:1. John 1:2 - 3. John 1:14. John 3:13. John 3:31. John 6:32. John 6:33. John 6:38. John 6:41. John 6:42.
John 6:50. John 6:58. John 6:62. John 8:23. John 13:3. John 17:5. John 17:8. Micah 5:2. Proverbs 8:23-32. Hebrews 1:2. Hebrews 1:6. 1 Corinthians 15:47. Proverbs 30:4.
He (JESUS) is the image of the invisible God, THE FIRSTBORN OF ALL CREATION. Colossians 1:15.
All was created through Jesus. Colossians 1:16 - 17. John 1.1.
Jesus was in the beginning of Genesis.
Then God said,“ let (US) make mankind in (OUR) image, in (OUR) likeness. Genesis 1:26.
I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be. Proverbs 8:23-32.
GOD and Jesus are BOTH in the last verses of Revelation.
GOD and His SON Jesus are BOTH the authors, creators and finishers.
GOD and Jesus will be at the close/end of the age.
The “Alpha and Omega” statements have nothing to do with Jesus being THE GOD.
But instead prove Jesus existed before ALL creation, and will bring in the end with Father God, as we know it.
“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, (Jesus) the beginning of God’s creation. Revelation 3:14.
Notice above Jesus says: He is the witness to the beginning of God’s creation. Revelation 3:14.
For the unitarians who believe Jesus did not EXIST before Mary, please READ: John 1:15 again. As JOHN THE BAPTIST makes this VERY CLEAR. FULL ARTICLE HERE: DID JESUS THE WORD PRE-EXIST BEFORE MARY AS MANY CLAIM NO?
The Biblical fact.
From the beginning of Revelation to the end of Revelation, St John always declares ONE biblical fact, that there is ONE being who is GOD ALMIGHTY alone.
This perfect example can be seen here:
1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.
Greeting to the Seven Churches
4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia:
Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood 6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. Revelation 1:1 to 7.
Lets pause right there, Notice, how St John makes a direct reference to GOD ALMIGHTY alone, as being the only GOD, who is the Father of Jesus Christ. 6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father.
In fact, St John confirms exactly what Jesus Himself taught, when Jesus said: ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
There is absolutely not a single word from the beginning of Revelation to the end of Revelation where St John calls Jesus GOD, or where Jesus calls Himself GOD, or where GOD ALMIGHTY calls His SON GOD.
This Biblical fact, is an identical striking fact, that Jesus never, ever calls himself GOD, in the gospels of Matthew Mark or Luke.
And as we have carefully examined the identical striking fact in the book of Revelation, when we carefully examine St John’s Gospel, we discover the same fact yet again, that millions have taken St John’s Gospel out of context.
We have to ask ourselves, if St John truly meant Jesus was GOD in John 1:1, then why did he not teach Jesus was GOD anywhere in the book of Revelation.
No one needs to be a Bible scholar to see and understand these simple biblical facts.
But instead all one needs to do is to belive what Jesus always taught, which takes a simple minded person to understand GOD ALMIGHTY has already provided all with: ears to hear, Matthew 11:15.
If we can’t hear, we must then ask and believe, Matthew 7:7,
and we will then simply SEE, Jesus never, ever claimed to be GOD or His own Father, and this simple Biblical fact shows how MOST do not believe what Jesus always taught.
In the mean time I will close with a LIFE SAVING statement by St John himself in 1 John 5:5, and notice yet again, another biblical fact, this time from the very lips of St John, the closest disciple of Jesus, when he yet again says NOTHING about believing Jesus is GOD, but that:
Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! Matthew 11:15.
I will leave you with some articles by what others have to say, on both side of the case.