Do Jehovah's Witnesses Believe Jesus Is Michael The Archangel?

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  1. PhoenixV profile image63
    PhoenixVposted 6 years ago

    Do Jehovah's Witnesses Believe Jesus Is Michael The Archangel?

    What is the Scriptural support for this?

  2. tsadjatko profile image65
    tsadjatkoposted 6 years ago

    Matt Slick answers this best.

    "No, Michael the Archangel is not really Jesus. The non-Christian cult known as the Jehovah's Witnesses teach that they are the same--that Michael became Jesus who became Michael again. The Seventh Day Adventists teach they are the same but that Michael the Archangel is the pre-incarnate Jesus, not a created angel.

    The JW position cannot be true because it means that the nature of angel ceased to exist and that it was somehow changed into the man Jesus. But an angel and a man are completely different things. Identity is tied to the nature of the thing so if the nature ceases to be, then the identity also ceases. Therefore, it would mean that the Jehovah's Witness position would violate the continuity of identity between Michael and Jesus. It cannot work and is not true.

    There are three archangels named in the Bible: Michael (the warrior Angel), Gabriel (the messenger Angel), and Lucifer (who became the devil).

    Michael the Archangel is mentioned in different passages.

    Daniel 10:13, 'But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.'
    Daniel 10:21, 'However, I will tell you what is inscribed in the writing of truth. Yet there is no one who stands firmly with me against these forces except Michael your prince.'
    Daniel 12:1, 'Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued.'
    Jude 9, But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, 'The Lord rebuke you.'
    Rev. 12:7, 'And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. And the dragon and his angels waged war.'
    Perhaps the best proof text to demonstrate that Michael the Archangel and Jesus are not the same person is found in Jude 9. The Lord Jesus would not have to call on the name of anyone else in order to rebuke the devil because the Lord Jesus is God in flesh. However, we see that Michael the Archangel said, 'The Lord rebuke you,' thereby demonstrating that he is not the Lord."

    1. Kiss andTales profile image60
      Kiss andTalesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Space is short .I am a Jehovah WitnessWe are not an accult.accults do not go door to door world wide.
      We are followers of Jesus. He is our King we obey his command as he sent out his diciples by twos his work has never stopped. Are you obeying Jesus

    2. tsadjatko profile image65
      tsadjatkoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There is no such thing as an "accult". JW's is a known "cult" and not occult. You can't defend your dogma against one scriptural statement above so you spout gibberish, a sure sign you are brainwashed by a cult.

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      Norine Williamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Any belief other than "The Gospel of Christ" (Gal 1:6-9) may as well be "a cult" for they are "ACCURSED!"
      "Half truths" won't get IT!

    4. Kiss andTales profile image60
      Kiss andTalesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Example Eric say we like to save money in a bank.there may be nothing wrong with other banks you are aware of.Can you just walk into any bank and withdraw money that only your bank holds the account for. No! Jesus does not accept all religion.

    5. tsadjatko profile image65
      tsadjatkoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      K&T, Jesus does not accept any religions because Christianity is not a religion nor is JW Christianity, … -religion/

    6. Kiss andTales profile image60
      Kiss andTalesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Again Jesus does not accept all religion because you say Lord,  do works it is written not hard to understand Mat 7:20 -23 is proof.
      So no not every religion or claim christain has the truth. Following his explicitly instructions get results

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    Norine Williamsposted 6 years ago

    I am not Jehovah's Witness!  ALL I have to give is Scripture! 

    I have time and time again given the scenario to image GOD as Smoke Who can "break off" (manifest) from "THAT SAME SPIRIT" ( I Corinthians Chapter 12; v12 "...AND SO IS CHRIST.") into ANYONE, ANYTHING, ANYTIME, "SIMULTANEOUSLY" if HE desires! HE is Omnipresent, Omnipotent , and Omniscient; to put Him in theological (man's) terms!  That's why HE is "I AM" or "JEHOVAH" for HE is GOD whose name is JESUS (Philippians 2:10)!

    Did not GOD say in Isaiah 45:7 "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things."  In order to fulfill His betrayal, He even "allowed" Satan to enter Judas (John 13:27)! Again, GOD does any and everything He desires to fulfill Scripture which may appear "evil" to us, but is part of HIS ultimate Plan (ALWAYS)!  "Who can stop It" (Isaiah 14:27)? 

    Since GOD (aka JESUS; aka ANYTHING - "I AM" or "JEHOVAH") is ONE SPIRIT, He can be WHATEVER He desires to fulfill WHATEVER He wishes!  We're not talking about Houdini, but the ALMIGHTY "I AM," the GOD of Abraham, Issac and Jacob!  Praise His Holy Name!

    TSAD, Colossians 2:18-19 says "Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshiping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his "fleshly mind," And not holding the HEAD, from which ALL THE BODY by joints and band having nourishment ministered, AND KNIT TOGETHER, INCREASED WITH THE INCREASE OF GOD."

    I keep telling ALL, GOD is ONE SPIRIT (aka JEHOVAH or I AM; Whose Name is JESUS) Who "fills the heaven and earth" (Jeremiah 23:24)!!!

    However, one MUST "Worship in the Spirit" (John 4:23-24) in order to "see" THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD!

    1. Kiss andTales profile image60
      Kiss andTalesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Eric Mat 7:22-23 is proof these people were christains .but Jesus condemn them Calling them unrightous.No not everyone who claims got it right.
      Sad many will not know the results till the end because they are to proud or haulty to realize to change

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      Norine Williamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sure don't "got it right!"  I Cor 12 says ONE SPIRIT which is WORD!  Anyone against, guess what (I Cor 10:21)!

      Now that's "sad!

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    KingdomComeposted 6 years ago

    Yes TSAD, the JW are a cult and they have knacked for twisting verses to suite there cult agenda. They do spread the false teaching that Jesus was the angel Michael and to support their false teaching they take bible verses out of context. It's no different than the Mormons who teach the false doctrine that Jesus and satan are brothers. It's a sicken thought that they teach this but they do.

    JW use the Holy Scripture as a bible that is printed by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society who are the one's who dictate the false doctrine to the JW. The WTBTS make a great deal of money from the JW members and from those dumb enough to donate to them. Their version of the bible does NOT use the word Grace nor will you find the word gospel. You will not find anything in the JW site that mentions anything regarding the Watertower Bible and Tract Society and yet they are the one whom the JW get their false doctrine from. ALL of their writen material comes from the WTBTS. But the will NEVER mention this when they go door to door or in their web site. The JW doctrine does NOT come from the Holy Bible. Their dictrine is interpreted dicated for them by the WTBTS. It's sickening.

    If or when a person  disagree's with a or the JW they will claim that you are directly attacking God himself. And attacking God's name. Because they use the word "Jehovah" witnesses to identify their "CHURCH", then you are directly attacking God himself if you disagree with ANYTHING they claim is truth. For example if you disagree that Jesus was a angel , then that is a personal attack on God and His name. You are then idenified as wicked. And they will find ways to twist and take bible verses out of context to support their claim against you.

    The JW will further claim they are not a church. And yet they OPERATE JUST LIKE A CHURCH. The way I see it, if it looks like a duck , walks like a duck and quacks like a duck. then in all likelyhood it must be some form or species of DUCK.
    With regards to their claim that Jesus was the Archangel Michael, this false dictrine is dictated to the JW by the WTBTS.K&T quoted verses out of context to support the idea that Jesus was a Angel. This is typical of how it work. That's because all JW are not allowed to read and study and think for themselves when it come to learning God TRUE word. If a JW ever learns "truth" on their own and then question doctrine of the WTBTS, they are disfellowsshiped and treated as garbage by members of the JW.

    1. tsadjatko profile image65
      tsadjatkoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      What you say is the whole truth about JWs.Different 1s come to my door every year,I tell them look up Jehovah Witness cult on the internet&come back&explain to me how the JW is not a cult.They usually say they aren't online but NEVER return.

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      Norine Williamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Are u guys "unbelievers?" IF WRITTEN (Col 2:18), why defy? Why cont in ur "vainly puffed up fleshly minds?"  IT says "don't beguile" one!  GOD IS ONE SPIRIT & is Michael & other "GLORIES!"  Again, WORD says GOD operates in "GLORIES!"

    3. profile image56
      KingdomComeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Norrine. Do you have the ability to write a word(s) like normal people. What ever happened with normal √Čnglish.

    4. profile image51
      Norine Williamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      If you would READ Scriptures given, you'd see, I'm repeating GOD'S WORD! 
      Sounds strange to you?  You are not "IN CHRIST" (WORD)!

    5. tsadjatko profile image65
      tsadjatkoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      KC ignore her, that's all you can do.

    6. profile image51
      Norine Williamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You sure can!  But Gal 1:6-9 applies!  You talk about JW's but your "half truths" are just as unChristian!


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