Once again here is another response to Erano. To save time, some of the objections namely regarding 2 Samuel 7:14, Deuteronomy 23:2, Deuteronomy 11:28-30, Deuteronomy 28:58-61 ,Deuteronomy 18, Hosea 2:23, Exodus 20, Matthew 1, Matthew 16, Matthew 27:46, Luke 1:31-32, Jeremiah 44 and other arguments he has repeated have already been covered.
Some objections not covered in the actual article may be done in the comments section where I interact with some of the Eranoites.
I also recommend people to check out the article series called "Exposing Eranoites... Yet Again".
With this out of the way, let use move on with the objections.
"The following Bible passage has been misunderstood and given false interpretations for such a long time:
“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
Revelation 22:12-13 NIV
“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.”-For such a long time, people were indoctrinated by the religious preachers that the one speaking in this verse is “Jesus,”
This Jesus that religious pastors preach was the one whom the apostles (the writers of the New testament gospels and epistles) had claimed as God, Son of God, and even prophet who died a brutal death for the sins of mankind; who resurrected from the dead; ascended into heaven and will return a “second time” and will give judgment to mankind.
However if the religions were right in their interpretation that the one who is speaking here is Jesus- then their explanation is against what is written in the next verse:
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”-
Revelation 22:13 NIV
This purports that the One speaking in this verse never changed; therefore this is not Jesus as the religions preach because the One who has spoken this verse never turned Himself into human form.
Who is the real “Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”?
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should
change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
Numbers 23:19 NIV
“God is not human, that he should lie,” -As we can read, God is not a man that He should lie therefore He cannot make Himself a man otherwise He would have made Himself a liar. This establishes the fact that God is God since time began and that He never changed His divine stature.
It is now clear that the real “Alpha and Omega” is God and not Jesus as the religions preach. It is God who will come and will judge each person according to what they have done to HIS OWN WORD in the scriptures; how religious preachers have misconstrued, misunderstood and mistakenly taught HIS decrees and commandments that was revealed to His prophets."
The text of Revelation affirms both God the Father AND the Lord Jesus Christ as the Alpha and the Omega, which is a title which belongs only to God.
Typical of Rabbinic Jews, Some Messianic Jews, Muslims, Eranoites and Deity of Christ denying heretics, They misuse Numbers 23:19 and actually miss the point of what the passage teaches. I address the passage here: http://answering-judaism.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/classical-trinitarian-objections.html
The Alpha and Omega in the context of Revelation 22:13 is Jesus and this would only make sense in light of the Trinity, because the Father is the Alpha and Omega also, although he and the Son are not the same person. The concept of One God in Three Persons, the Trinity is the way to prevent idolatry from occurring.
"How do we know that the real “Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End,” and the real One who is coming is God and not Jesus?
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 (NIV)
As we can read - the real “Alpha and the Omega” - and the real coming One is the Lord God Almighty! It is repeated again in...
Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with
eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying:
"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."
Revelation 4:8 (NIV)
“Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings” - They symbolize God’s Angels or messengers whom He had sent before to His prophets (writers of the Old testament) to write about His word.
What do they proclaim?
"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."
Revelation 4:8 (NIV)
The holy ones of God themselves testify that it is God and not Jesus- who is, who was and is to COME!
The mere fact that we now know that God is the real one who is coming, only means that God has now come and is now about to commence His judgment upon each and every individual on what they had done to His word in the scriptures."
Erano fails to inform his audience that in Revelation 1, you have TWO figures who are the Alpha and Omega found in the chapter. I have written on this subject here: http://answering-judaism.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/deuteronomy-64-trinity-vs-shema-2.html
In Revelation as a whole, The Father and the Son will come and Jesus will in turn bring his recompense upon ALL mankind, something only YHWH can do in the TANAKH.
"The SUDDEN revelation about God’s Holy word that we are witnessing now in this article is a fulfillment of what is written in:
But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets."
Revelation 10:7 (NIV)
“But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished,” -The moment is now! We have come to the realization of the truth that it is God who is coming and not Jesus. There is no more mystery about God! The whole world will now be aware of the truth about His words; about His real name; and about His true word on why He had sent Jesus. We will learn if what we have done concerning His word is right or wrong.
How will God proclaim His judgment? Let us read again Revelation 10:7:
But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet,
the mystery of God will be accomplished, JUST AS HE ANNOUNCED
TO HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS."
Revelation 10:7 NIV
We will know the truth about God’s Name and why Jesus was sent through the words that God had spoken to His prophets and not through the apostles’ writings of the New Testament."
The statement in the text in Revelation 10:7 where it speaks of the announcement to the servants the prophets is found in the NT writings. You cannot appeal to the NT when it agrees with you and reject it when it refutes you. The apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation. Even if you want to argue it was a different John, it is still a John who either was a student of the apostles, or had the apostolic tradition given to him. I know the statement is talking about the accomplishments made by the prophets of the TANAKH, but the statement regarding it is found in the NT. Is the NT inspired or not Erano? You can't have it both ways.
And besides, the day of the second trumpet has not yet begun.
"What are the events happening today that are signs that God has now come to proclaim His judgment upon us?
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
that the mountains would tremble before you!
Isaiah 64:1 NIV
“Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,” -God is in heaven.
“that the mountains would tremble before you!”- we are living witnesses to a world that is now plagued by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides. These are signs that God’s judgment is now upon us
As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil,
come down to make your name known to your enemies
and cause the nations to quake before you!
Isaiah 64:2 NIV
“As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil,” - This is now called Global warming and this is the phenomena that causes all the severe weather disturbances in different countries of the world
“come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you!” - The calamities that we witness today are signs that God had made His real Name known to those who have spoken falsely about Him"
"How can God introduce His Name known to us? Will He speak from Heaven?
When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet
and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed
at a distance and said to Moses, "Speak to us yourself and we will listen.
But do not have God speak to us or we will die."
Exodus 20:18-19 (NIV)
This is the reaction of the Israelites after hearing God’s voice when He gave Moses His Ten Commandments.
What does thunder and lightning represent?
He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth. After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. When his voice resounds, he holds nothing back. God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.
Job 37:3-5 NIV
It represents the voice of God. When the people of Israel, who just came out of their slavery in Egypt, heard God’s voice – they trembled in fear. From that moment on, God never spoke directly to the people but only to His prophet Moses.
Therefore, we can now understand what was said by the prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 64:2 which reads: “..come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you!“
The prophet Isaiah means that God will send a prophet like Moses who will introduce His name to all nations and will speak on His behalf in our time. Is this true?"
The subject of Deuteronomy 18 has already been covered here: http://answering-judaism.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/how-erano-evangelista-deceived-humanity.html
Exodus 20 is also covered here: http://answering-judaism.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/who-are-false-prophets-maestro-erano.html
Isaiah 64 and what it talks about I may discuss in a separate article.
More objections may be addressed in the future if the Lord Wills.