Is Jesus God because he said I am Alpha and the Omega
By Ahmed Eldin (Former Greek Christian)
When Muslims corner Christians on the subject "Is Jesus God"? Christians often try to prove the divinity of Jesus by quoting the passage from the Revelation that Jesus said, "I am Alpha and the Omega". However, this argument is soundly refuted:
Now personally I want to draw the attention of the Christians in another passage of the Bible, in the book of Hebrews we read:
1. For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
2. To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
3. Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. ( Hebrews 7:13)
Notice this Priest Melchisedec "has neither beginning of days, nor end of life", in other words very logically we can say that this statement is much more superior than the statement supposed uttered by Jesus (that he is Alpha and the Omega). Because alpha and Omega has a beginning and end but this Priest Melchisedec has no beginning and no end, therefore why Christians don't consider this Priest as God Almighty? Because his superiority from Jesus is not only for his eternal existence but also because he does not have a mother, Jesus had a mother, and he does not have a descent, Jesus had descents (two genealogies according to the gospels). So when Christians try to prove the divinity of Jesus by the statement "Iam Alpha and Omega" I advise them to better look at the statement of Melchisedec which is much more superior than Jesus. However, Christians do not support that Melchisedec is God. So there is no big deal when Jesus said I am Alpha and the Omega.