“When it was full, they drew it to shore . . . . so shall it be at the end of the world” (Matthew 13: 48,49)
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” (Revelation 22:13)
For us humans, the Alpha or the beginning is Genesis 1 – The Creation.
If we can “prove with theories” (theories that are not based on scientific facts) that creation is but an allegory, or is only a Sunday school story for little children, like Santa Claus. Then we have eliminated the beginning side of the net that will bring in the fish.
Next, for us as believers, is the Omega or the end – The Rapture or the Lord’s Return. (Matthew 24, 2Thessalonians 2, Mark 13, etc. & Revelation)
If we can “prove with other theories” that Jesus was wrong about the rapture, when he said “after the tribulation” and make it before, then when Jesus does not come before the tribulation, many will fall away, as by then our faith is so much undermined and weakened by all the theories about the Alpha and the Omega, about God and his word. Consequently the net of God’s Kingdom has lost its strength and drawing power for those of us that go for the theories, rather than the infallible Bible.
But we say, ‘many of the theories were given by important people, people of standing in the community, theologians, scientists, church leaders, doctors, Christians, professors, Phd’s, etc.’
However “God refuses to be a study object for intellectuals, but reveals Himself to those that enter into a relationship of love and submission.” (Richard Rohr)
“The Father seeks those that worship Him in spirit and truth” (John 4:23)
Is He still the Alpha and Omega for us? – “When the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8)
For those interested in the Alpha, then “The Monkey Re-Trial, Part 1” by Johan Peters (used by permission) is an evolution and creation court case, a must-read for an explanation of our origins.
For those interested in the Omega, then “The Little Book” by Johan Peters (used by permission) gives a scriptural alternative to the many confusing theories about the Lord’s return.