“To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father – to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.’
—Revelation 1:5e-8“Unveiling” God’s Truth by K.R. Harding “I am the Alpha and the Omega” are familiar words to most Christians in the English-speaking world. They suggest the absolute sovereignty of Jesus, the Christ, over all matters of faith. Unless they are students of linguistics, some believers may not know that these are the first and last letters in the Greek alphabet, like A-to-Z in English, or alef-to-tav in Hebrew. The apocalyptic assertion comes from the last book in the New Testament, the Book of Revelation, sometimes mistakenly called the Book of Revelations. Many preachers shy away from its linear text for their sermons. But maybe the opposite is true — that we should lessen constraints, in professing our unbridled faith! Paradox permeates the “beating heart” of Scripture! What do we really mean when we state, “In God We Trust”? Like an infant grasping for its mother’s breast, our search for God’s Truth goes well beyond the veiled polemics of Constitutional debate in one century or another!