The Lord Jesus Christ Is Not Michael The Archangel


The entire world is mistaken in their knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

II PETER 1:5-8

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Why? Because most of them that believe have not added to their faith the virtues the Apostle Peter mentioned, and worse is that they are blind.

II PETER 1:9

But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

Somebody in the first century of our Common Era was blessed to have understood who really Christ was.

MATTHEW 16:13-17

13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.

15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

Notice the pronoun “it” used by the Lord Jesus Christ, referring to what Peter said, “Thou art Christ the Son of the living God”.  “It” is the information that was revealed to Simon Peter.

The word Son was never used by the Father unto any other living being nor unto one of the angels – but only to Christ.

HEBREWS 1:5; 13-14

For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?

14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

There was no angel ever at any time who was a recipient of the glory to be called by God His Son unto whom He said also “sit on my right hand.”

Considering the few verses mentioned above, it is safe to conclude that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is neither an angel nor an archangel because no angel ever was a recipient of that glorious title or name “Son of God.” Incidentally, some may claim that he or someone is an archangel.

An archangel is an angel! The word archangel speaks of the being and the position which literally means chief angel – in like manner that a Chief of Police must be a police to become chief.

Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries

G743

ἀρχάγγελος

archaggelos

ar-khang’-el-os

From G757 and G32; a chief angel: – archangel.

(http://www.newjerusalem.org/Strongs/G743)

If the Lord Jesus Christ is not an angel but the begotten Son of God coming from the bosom or the very being of the Father, then He is not Michael, the archangel! He is God, called in the Greek manuscripts as monogenes theos or begotten God.

ΙΩΑΝΝΗΝ 1:18 (GREEK WESCOTT-HORT TRANSLITERATED)

theon oudeis eōraken pōpote monogenēs theos o ōn eis ton kolpon tou patros ekeinos exēgēsato (emphasis ours)

This verse in the Greek scriptures was faithfully rendered in many English translations of the Bible like the Amplified Bible, the Emphasized Bible, the Etheridge Translation, the Murdock Translation, and the New American Standard Bible.

JOHN 1:18 (MURDOCK TRANSLATION)

No man hath ever seen God; the only begotten God, he who is in the bosom of his Father, he hath declared [him].

How can – in God’s justice – be that the only begotten God be demoted to just an archangel?! Was that the Father’s wish? It is God’s will that His son be above everything.

COLOSSIANS 1:18-19

18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;

One solid proof of the lies being propagated by the Jehovah’s Witnesses (I call them false witnesses) is their supposed scholarly translation of their Bible which in John 1:18 says that:

JOHN 1:18 (NEW WORLD TRANSLATION )

No man has seen God at any time; the only-begotten god who is in the bosom [position] with the Father is the one that has explained him.

However much they wanted to equate Christ and Michael as same being; the only begotten Son of God will never be an angel or an archangel like Michael! There is no escape whatsoever for the Jehovah’s Witnesses or their forebears for any cover up of their invented doctrines! The true God of the Bible does not even put His trust on angels.

JOB 4:18

Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

But God fully trusts the Lord Jesus Christ, His begotten Son, and have entrusted in Him all powers in heaven and on earth.

MATTHEW 28:18

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

 

If we will conclude and stop at this juncture, the words of God cited in all the verses mentioned above is sufficient to prove our stand that Jesus Christ is not archangel Michael. But that is not the way your humble servant treats the lies of blatant liars! Let us continue.

In their article about Michael, the Archangel, the Jehovah’s Witnesses recklessly concluded that in Daniel 12:1 a Son of God is mentioned!

In “Your Will Be Done On Earth” page 311 by Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania, it is written –

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This is shamelessness! To say that in Daniel 12:1 a son of God is mentioned is a lie with no parallel!

DANIEL 12:1

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Read this verse again and again for a hundred times, and you will not see a phrase “son of God” mentioned.

Yet in another portion of the article, they say that when “Michael shall stand” in the last days, it means to reign as king.

They even cited other verses using the word “stand” to prove that it means to reign as a king. Consider this item from their WatchTower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania, “Your Will Be Done On Earth” page 311 –

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If this allegation is true, will it mean that the Lord Jesus Christ is not currently the reigning King of kings and Lord of lords, just because in the last days when the great tribulation will come he will stand as Michael, the archangel? The fact is that Christ does not need to stand to be a king, simply because he was born a king!

MATTHEW 2:1-2

1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Christ was killed as a king!

JOHN 19:19-22

19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.

20 This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.

21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The king of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.

22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.

It was God’s spirit that made Pilate to stand firm on what he had ordered to be written on the cross “King of the Jews” – for really Christ was King of the Jews! He will reign as king in the millennium after the resurrection.

REVELATION 20:4

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

REVELATION 19:13, 16

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

He is king at birth, a king when he died, will come back as a king, and will reign as a king for a thousand years after the last day.

He need not be Michael, the Archangel and to stand in the last days to be a king!

Will it mean that when Ananias said to Saul, “stand and be baptized,” he is asking him to reign as a king?

THE ACTS 22:16

And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

When the Apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians to stand up from the dead, does it mean that he is telling the Ephesians to reign as kings?

EPHESIANS 5:14

Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

Knowing the real Jesus Christ requires going beyond. It requires adhering to truth rather than patronizing and covering up for one’s erring leader. A failed prophecy does not turn Jesus Christ into Michael the Archangel, no matter how verses are being misinterpreted.

So now, who could the Jehovah’s Witnesses be witnessing for? You got to check first those pack of lies you inherited from others.

Sincerely yours,

Brother Eli

 

 

Research contributed to this article by Sister Jane Abao:

Failed Prophesy Cover-up: Why Christ is being called “Michael”

That Jesus Christ is insistently being identified as Michael, the Archangel is to cover up for failed prophecy. That’s the motive found by researchers when followers would rather back up their erring leader than seek for truth. This has been the case with the Sabbath Day Adventists as well as the Jehovah’s Witnesses. 

One of the false doctrines of the Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW) is that Jesus Christ was actually Michael the archangel; that Christ resumed the name Michael when He ascended to heaven (Your Will Be Done On Earth, p.316-7; New Heavens and a New Earth, p.30). Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania wrote on page 316 –

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Charles Taze Russell is the founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and a former President of the Society. But we take note that according to history, Charles Taze Russell, who formerly studied with the early Sabbath Day Adventist group and later started the Jehovah’s Witness group, adopted this heresy of denying the deity of Christ from Ellen G. White. (http://crossbearer-brian.tripod.com/id246.htm).

E. G. White of the SDA prophesied that the world would end in 1843, 1844, 1845 and 1851: “Now time is almost finished, (1851) and what we have been 6 years in learning they will have to learn in months.” (Early Writings p. 57).

Researcher Brian O’Connell of Crossbearer.net said that E.G. White taught The Seventh Day Adventists who try so hard to prove that Jesus is Michael the Archangel.  This heresy, he wrote, was promoted by E.G. White of the SDA church, and was adopted by the Jehovah’s Witnesses.The Jehovah’s Witnesses, in turn, have carried on with the wrong teachings of E.G. White through Charles Taze Russell who studied with the former.

O’Connell noted too that in many, many instances, the Clear Word Bible (CWB) of the SDA were found to have insertions to make them appear right. Whereas Jesus Christ is now King of Kings and Lord of Lords, they make him appear as Michael, “one of the princes,” therefore a lowering of Christ’s true stature.

O’Connell claims the SDA has re-written the Scriptures with an evil motive: to cover for the failed prophesy of Ellen G. White, their supposed prophet. Here’s what he wrote –

To solidify their heresy, the SDA group has re-written the Scriptures to conform to this false doctrine. In the SDA Clear Word Bible CWB (1994), the translators add E.G. White’s interpretations into the text!

Here are some comparisons of Brian O’Connell of the truth with their error using the KJV as a base and CWB for the SDA.

1 Thesalonians. 4:16    KJV 

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

1 Thesalonians 4:16     CWB     

 “When Christ descends from heaven, He, as the Archangel will” —

The phrase, “He, as the Archangel…” was inserted.

Revelation 12:7      KJV    

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

Revelation 12:7     CWB       

“God’s Son Michael and the loyal angels fought against the dragon..”

“God’s Son” was inserted to identify Michael – intentionally to indicate he is also Christ.

Jude 1:9    KJV   

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

Jude 1:9   CWB   

“The Lord Jesus Christ, also called Michael the Archangel….”

Insertion of “the Lord Jesus Christ, also called…”    

Revelation 10:1 KJV    

And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

Revelation 10:1 CWB     

“Next I saw a mighty Angel — I knew it was the Lord Jesus”

Insertion of “I knew it was the Lord Jesus”

Revelation 10:5    KJV   

And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

Revelation 10:5   CWB    

“Then this mighty Angel, the Lord Jesus —“

Insertion of “mighty”   and “the Lord Jesus”

Revelation 10:8-9 KJV

And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.

And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

Revelation 10:8-9 CWB

(–Take the book from the Mighty Angel–) “So I went up to the Son of God and asked —”

Verse 8: Insertion of “from the Mighty Angel”

Verse 9: For “angel,”  “the Son of God” was used.    

Interestingly, Elmer Wiebe on Page 234 of his book, (“Who Is the Adventist Jesus?” July 16, 2005, XulonPress.com) noted the same insertions, with the same observations.  

Researcher Matt Slick made an analysis on the Clear Word Bible of the SDA and claimed that it is not a translation but a mere paraphrase. Here’s what Slick wrote of his examination – 

The Clear Word Bible, published by Review and Herald® Publishing Association and authored by Jack J. Blanco, is a paraphrase, not a translation. 

(http://carm.org/clear-word-bible-intro)

Slick believed that since the intent is to communicate biblical teachings, is owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and sells the Clear Word Bible, he can only conclude that the SDA church approves of the CWB. But here’s his question:

Finally, I have a question.  If the SDA theology is so biblical, then why does the CWB drastically alter so many of the biblical texts?

Motive of Insisting Jesus is Michael

History records that this heresy about Jesus being Michael the Archangel came into the Jehovah’s Witnesses together with many wrong teachings of Ellen G. White. She called Christ as Michael the Archangel, in Desire of Ages p. 99 & 379; Spiritual Gifts, Va, p.158; and Prophets & Kings, p. 572 (Dr. V. Streifling, http://mmoutreachinc.com/seventh_day_adventists/egw_othergods.html).

While there is not a single scripture that says Jesus is “Michael,” Brian O’Connell of Crossbearer.net traced a strong motive on the SDA’s insistence that Jesus is Michael. Here’s what he wrote –

WHY is it so important for the SDA church to prove that he IS? What is their hidden motive? While early church fathers, as well as the scriptures, taught that Michael is “one of” the chief angels under the authority of Jesus Christ, why attempt to forcibly identify Michael to be Jesus without a single verse of Scriptures outright declaring him to be Jesus? I trust that this error was generated by the SDA founders to support their “investigative Judgment” heresy they received by “revelation” to cover up their embarrassment by the absence of the return of Jesus Christ in 1844!

Brian O’Connell continued –

The fruit of this error can be found in the offspring of the SDA church, the Jehovah’s Witnessess, who rebelliously refuse to bow their knee to Jesus and worship him as God as commanded by the scriptures (Phil. 2:6-11). Believing that Jesus is only an angel, J.W.’s refuse to bow their knee in worship and surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ as God the Son. This disobedience by J.W.’s leaves the follower of this cult in a state of sin, disobedience, and leaves them on the “broad road” that leads to destruction, thanks to the SDA teachers who propagated this error! (http://crossbearer-brian.tripod.com/id255.htm)

Offspring of the SDA church or not, the Jehovah’s Witnesses have carried many of the false teachings of E. B. White through Charles Taze Russell. Another account confirmed the SDA-JW tie in this Jesus-Michael error. Here’s what they wrote:

SDA’s share their early history with the Jehovah’s Witnesses. An early Adventist, N. H. Barbour co-published with Charles Taze Russell. They had a falling out over (what else?) dates for the end of the world! (1844 and 1874), and parted company. Both, however, kept heretical doctrines to this day like Jesus being Michael the Archangel, the denial of Hell, and both still advocate soul sleep. Both invented invisible occurrences in heaven for their failed dates for Christ’s visible return, investigative judgment for the SDA’s and Christ’s invisible “presence” for Jehovah’s Witnesses. (http://mmoutreachinc.com/seventh_day_adventists/sda_facts.html)

Hence, among other false beliefs, Jesus is Michael the Archangel to both SDA and JW’s. The Watchtower Society of the Jehovah’s Witnesses produced its own translation of the Scriptures in 1961. Granting that the Jehovah’s Witnesses only rely on their New World Translation and not on the Clear Word Bible, there are found so many issues with the NWT too, from Genesis to Revelation. Steve Rudd of Canada claims NWT (1950) is a corrupt, sectarian paraphrase that has systematically abused the divine names or titles of Jesus in which he is called God (http://www.bible.ca/Jw-NWT.htm).

But is Jesus Christ, Michael the archangel?

Nowhere is Michael said to have become Christ or vice versa. In the Bible, the exalted office of Christ is sharply distinguished from that of the angels (Hebrews 1:1-14).

Hebrews 1:1-14 (KJV)

1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:

4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?

14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

 

7 thoughts on “The Lord Jesus Christ Is Not Michael The Archangel

  1. Amen! Thanks be to God. To God be the glory! Bro. Eli Soriano is truly the only sensible preacher of our time.

    • Thanks be to God! It is really true that Lord Jesus Christ is not Michael the Archangle like what Jehova’s witnesses believed.Thanks be to God Bro Eli Soriano for clearing and making us understand that thing ….

  2. Bro. Eli is correct in saying that, “The entire world is mistaken in their knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

    That is why. many were misled and are being misled. Thanks God, we have a seer.

  3. Bro.i dreamt about you in my dreams your telling youre the son of god like jesus christ..can you explain what does it means? Thanks in advance!Alladinfrom arab country

  4. Thanks be to God.
    Jehovah’s Witnesses doesn’t know what they’re doing.
    Bro. Eli must reveal more of their lies so the readers won’t get strayed.
    Another eye opening article for all Jehovah’s witnesses.

  5. Thanks Be To God!
    I really agree with that Bro.Eli, i was so amazed and really appreciate how a good preacher you are because in the first part only of your article i can see all of your proven about this topic!
    TO GOD BE THE GLORY! i hope somebody open their eyes to found the truth!

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