Have you ever seen one of those signs – “Repent! The end is near!” Makes you feel good, right? (Can you hear my sarcasm?) In truth, signs like this and people who espouse such views have already passed judgement on you before they even know you. They have decided for you that you are in error. It’s interesting to me how when many Christians speak of “the end” (or the “day of the Lord” or “the return of Christ”) they often jump quickly to judgementalism. Now, there are places in scripture that......
From Aleph to Tav In Revelation, we hear the voice of God repeat “I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.” Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and Omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet. The image of God as Alpha and Omega is an image of completeness. With God things are made complete. This is an important image and theme throughout the Scriptures or Old and New, especially in the book of The Psalms. One of the poetic structures used in some of......