In the book of Revelation, Jesus called Himself “the first and the last.” Why should anyone therefore think He was merely a good human teacher?
C.S. Lewis pointed out that good human teachers just don’t say such things (elaborated here).
Indeed, Jesus was far more than a good human teacher. He was God Almighty come to visit us.
Thus, Jesus was God, is God, and always will be God. He was the first…and He will be the last.
When someone calls Himself “the first and the last” He is saying that there is no way to overestimate His importance. This is not the kind of thing good human teachers say – unless they also happen to be the Messiah of Israel.
Call on His Name: The First and the Last
Bible notes on this post.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.