Do the Jehovahs Witness believe Jesus was Micheal the Archangel?

John 3:16 Jesus was the only begotten Son of God if you believe He was Micheal can you explain why?

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    1 decade ago
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    I believe what it comes down to... is who do you believe accomplished the task of the cross? Could a man or angel accomplish the cross? If this were true in the sense of the natural man or angel, then we are left with the answer being no. why? The Bible as God’s Word gives us the truth of mans abilities as well as angels. Have they both been disobedient? Do we have something to learn by knowing neither man nor angel can do what God can do? If a man could accomplish the cross, why did we need Christ? If an angel could accomplish the cross, why reincarnate him into a man? Has God declared there is only one God? Yes, many times. Why would God send a man or angel for his glory, to be worshiped? How can we be saved by anyone other than God himself? He declared he is the redeemer. To believe God reincarnated an angel into a man by natural birth completely denies the power of God and the Holy Spirit. Was Mary conceived of the Spirit? Is Jesus called the only begotten Son of God?

    Jesus proclaimed he spoke in parable to us on purpose…everything he did was as an example as to how, where and when we should follow God.

    I believe it all comes down to whom are you worshiping?

    Isaiah 45:5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: 6That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.

    1 Timothy 3:16

    And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

    How could God be manifested if he sent an angel or man to do this… manifest means….visible in the flesh…when other than through Christ was he ever visible? When did he preach to the Gentiles? And was received up into glory?

    We are made in the image of God as well…yet, we are not the Christ.

    Michael means in the Hebrew…"who is like God?" It’s a question…not a statement… who is our Savior man, angle or God? Who is like God? No one, no thing...God stands alone…he is the creator and redeemer.

    Isaiah 9;6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

    John 1:1

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

    John 1:14

    And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

    Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

  • 1 decade ago

    Good question.

    The big problem, as another has stated here, is that the many authors of the Bible have confused whether they have seen God or Jesus or the Holy Spirit or an Archangel or an angel or another lower Son of God.

    To a human, all Spirits of God appear as one in the human's super-conscious soul perception of any Deity Person or spiritually divine Being.

    "Micheal" means in Truth: "HE Who IS just like GOD" Only Jesus Christ is here, in this universe He Created and maintains in space-time, as the FULLNESS OF GOD to us ! Amen ! Jesus won the war in Heaven. See John 12:31-32 and Michael won the war in Heaven. See Rev 12:7-8 . Then see about Michael in Dan 10:21 and 12:1-4. God states that none hold with Him except Michael our Prince (of Peace) That puts Michael equal with God as He is Jesus.

    Other Christians besides the Jehovah's Witnesses know that Jesus Christ is Michael, such as Seventh Day Adventists and Jesusonians.

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  • 4 years ago

    They also believe Jesus is "a god", but two wrongs don't make a right. The fact is there is not one verse in the Bible that says Michael became Jesus or Jesus became Michael. The webiste for their organization lists Jude verse 9 to support the claim of Michael being Jesus, but there is nothing in Jude verse 9 that can remotely be used to make that claim. The problem is that Witnesses read the Bible as interpertated by the Watchtower socitey. "They say that it is sufficient to read the Bible exclusively, either alone or in small groups at home. But, strangely, through such 'Bible reading,' they have reverted right back to the apostate doctrines that commentaries by Christendom's clergy were teaching 100 years ago,..." (Watchtower; Aug. 15, 1981; p. 29).

  • 1 decade ago

    JWs aren't the only ones. Some religions in Christendom are binitarian (2 in 1) or binitarian (3 in 1) and believe God has a split personality of 2 or 3 persons. Jesus was renamed by his Father, Jehovah, after his return to heaven also. Rev. 3:14. Hence that would be a quadrinity or 4 in 1.

    Jehovah God changes his servants names often when they have a new job to do.

    Sarai was changed to Sarah, Abram to Abraham, Hosea son of Nun to Joshua (Jesus) son of Nun, etc.

    There are some other religions who know also Jesus was Michael, but I don't have the info or links at the tip of my tongue as I do other things....I'll have to look it up to see which ones and where.

    Jesus is a morning star, the brightest of them being the 1st born only begotten son. All ANGELS are morning stars (any Bible. Rev. 22:16, Job 38:7) All angels who existed before the founding of the world were sons of God (KJV, Douay) Job 1:6, 2:1, Job 38:7, Genesis 6:1-4 (any Bible).

    Debbie

    Raised and seminary educated in Christendom as well as secular colleges.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Christendom’s religions, as well as Judaism and Islam, have conflicting ideas on the subject of angels. Some explanations are vague. For instance, The Anchor Bible Dictionary states: “There may be a single superior angel and/or a small group of archangels (usually four or seven).” According to The Imperial Bible-Dictionary, Michael is the “name of a superhuman being, in regard to whom there have in general been two rival opinions, either that he is the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, or that he is one of the so-called seven archangels.”

    In Jewish tradition these seven archangels are Gabriel, Jeremiel, Michael, Raguel, Raphael, Sariel, and Uriel. On the other hand, Islam believes in four archangels, namely, Jibril, Mikal, Izrail, and Israfil. Catholicism also believes in four archangels: Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel. What does the Bible say? Are there several archangels?

    Aside from Michael, no archangel is mentioned in the Bible, nor do the Scriptures use the term “archangel” in the plural. The Bible describes Michael as the archangel, implying that he alone bears that designation. Hence, it is reasonable to conclude that Jehovah God has delegated to one, and only one, of his heavenly creatures full authority over all other angels.

    The fact that Michael is the archangel, chief of the angels, the fact that he stands up to rule as King, and the fact that he takes the lead in casting Satan out of heaven at the time of the birth of God’s Kingdom all lead us to just one conclusion: ‘Michael the great prince’ is none other than Jesus Christ himself.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus was the firstborn of creation.

    The first and most important creation above all the rest..

    Hence the title..Archangel...not just first angel in a line of many.

    He fought wars for God...he created the heavens and the earth for God..he was God's master builder.

    Through Jesus everything was created while God sat on his throne and was tended to be the other heavenly hosts.

    When God made him he called him Michael.

    When he transferred his life to Mary's womb he called him Immanuel and Jesus.

    He is resurrected back to the right hand of God. He has taken his former position and former name of Michael. But for us we talk of Jesus Christ as our Savior and King of Kings.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well unless the bible lies all the angels are sons of God acording to Job 1:6 and if Michael is the first angel then he is the firstson of God.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes They Do

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Aside from Michael, no archangel is mentioned in the Bible, nor do the Scriptures use the term “archangel” in the plural. The Bible describes Michael as the archangel, implying that he alone bears that designation. Hence, it is reasonable to conclude that Jehovah God has delegated to one, and only one, of his heavenly creatures full authority over all other angels.

    Aside from the Creator himself, only one faithful person is spoken of as having angels under subjection—namely, Jesus Christ. (Matthew 13:41; 16:27; 24:31) The apostle Paul made specific mention of “the Lord Jesus” and “his powerful angels.” (2 Thessalonians 1:7) And Peter described the resurrected Jesus by saying: “He is at God’s right hand, for he went his way to heaven; and angels and authorities and powers were made subject to him.”—1 Peter 3:22.

    While there is no statement in the Bible that categorically identifies Michael the archangel as Jesus, there is one scripture that links Jesus with the office of archangel. In his letter to the Thessalonians, the apostle Paul prophesied: “The Lord himself will descend from heaven with a commanding call, with an archangel’s voice and with God’s trumpet, and those who are dead in union with Christ will rise first.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16) In this scripture Jesus is described as having assumed his power as God’s Messianic King. Yet, he speaks with “an archangel’s voice.” Note, too, that he has the power to raise the dead.

    While on earth as a human, Jesus performed several resurrections. In doing so, he used his voice to utter commanding calls. For example, when resurrecting the dead son of a widow in the city of Nain, he said: “Young man, I say to you, Get up!” (Luke 7:14, 15) Later, just before resurrecting his friend Lazarus, Jesus “cried out with a loud voice: ‘Lazarus, come on out!’” (John 11:43) But on these occasions, Jesus’ voice was the voice of a perfect man.

    After his own resurrection, Jesus was raised to a “superior position” in heaven as a spirit creature. (Philippians 2:9) No longer a human, he has the voice of an archangel. So when God’s trumpet sounded the call for “those who are dead in union with Christ” to be raised to heaven, Jesus issued “a commanding call,” this time “with an archangel’s voice.” It is reasonable to conclude that only an archangel would call “with an archangel’s voice.”

    Yes, there are other angelic creatures of high rank, such as seraphs and cherubs. (Genesis 3:24; Isaiah 6:2) Yet, the Scriptures point to the resurrected Jesus Christ as the chief of all angels—Michael the archangel.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes

    The name of this Michael appears only five times in the Bible. The glorious spirit person who bears the name is referred to as “one of the chief princes,” “the great prince who has charge of your [Daniel’s] people,” and as “the archangel.” (Dan. 10:13; 12:1; Jude 9, RS) Michael means “Who Is Like God?” The name evidently designates Michael as the one who takes the lead in upholding Jehovah’s sovereignty and destroying God’s enemies.

    At 1 Thessalonians 4:16 (RS), the command of Jesus Christ for the resurrection to begin is described as “the archangel’s call,” and Jude 9 says that the archangel is Michael. Would it be appropriate to liken Jesus’ commanding call to that of someone lesser in authority? Reasonably, then, the archangel Michael is Jesus Christ. (Interestingly, the expression “archangel” is never found in the plural in the Scriptures, thus implying that there is only one.)

    Revelation 12:7-12 says that Michael and his angels would war against Satan and hurl him and his wicked angels out of heaven in connection with the conferring of kingly authority on Christ. Jesus is later depicted as leading the armies of heaven in war against the nations of the world. (Rev. 19:11-16) Is it not reasonable that Jesus would also be the one to take action against the one he described as “ruler of this world,” Satan the Devil? (John 12:31) Daniel 12:1

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