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.
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
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?
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
From G757 and G32; a chief angel: – archangel.
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.
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.
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.
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 –
This is shamelessness! To say that in Daniel 12:1 a son of God is mentioned is a lie with no parallel!
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 –
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!
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!
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.
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?
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.