In this series we will be giving 25 reasons why the Jehovah’s Witnesses have their Christology and Trinitarian theology wrong. We will make our case right from the Scriptures:
12. Christ is “coming quickly.”
Throughout John’s vision Jesus speaks of “coming quickly.”
For example, Jesus Christ says, “I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth” (Rev 2:16).
Now, why is this important? Let’s take a look at a very similar character who is referenced in Rev 19:
And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty (Rev 19:11-15).
We know this is Christ because chapter 19 in Revelation specifies that He comes to judge and that there is a sword in His mouth. He is also named “the Word of God” and differentiated from the Father (“He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God,” Rev 19:15.)
This is why when Revelation says, “Behold, I am coming quickly…I am the Alpha and the Omega,” (Rev 22:12-13) we know it is the “Lord God” who is also “the Alpha and the Omega” (Rev 1:8).