Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah Witnesses, the New Agers...what seems to be the big kick to claim Jesus was/is Michael the Archangel?
It takes away His divinity as the Son of God.
With all of the blasphemous teachings about Jesus/Yahushua, you will notice that each one of them takes away part of who He is or about His birth, life, death, or resurrection. They take the truth and turn it into lies. Exactly as the Bible foretold they would. So what do those who teach these false doctrines and teachings do? Dance around the subjects because they don't know how to answer their own teachings when confronted with the truth. Most merely believe what they are told to out of blind faith and blind allegiance to the religion or ideology they profess.
If Jesus was Michael, He couldn't have been the Son of God.
Some information posted from one of the members on my NWOvsChristians list yesterday in regards to this whole issue:
Jesus said in no uncertain terms to the pharasees that if they didn't believe that He and the Father are the same you will die in your sins.
John 8:19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. and in 24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
Even if people can work these verses to mean that He didn't mean you will die in your sins if you do not believe He is the Father. Oh well then they will have to deal with John 1.
Anyway it is clear to me if you don't believe Yahshua is the Almighty Himself in the flesh you will in no way enter the Kingdom.
Jesus cannot be Michael the archangel. Jude 1:9 states, "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." Obviously they are not the same person, the Lord and Michael are two different people.
In this verse, Michael would not take it upon himself to rebuke or reprimand Satan. The Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Jehovah created Michael who became Jesus and, through Michael, Jehovah created all [other] things. According to them, this means that Michael created Lucifer who became Satan.
Therefore they conclude that Michael, who created Lucifer, was unable to reprimand His creation. This seems quite illogical and, after studying this carefully, even the most zealous Jehovah’s Witnesses should find this difficult to believe.
To the contrary, Matthew 4:10-11 and Matthew 16:23 testify that Jesus had no difficulty rebuking Satan. As a result, He cannot be Michael the archangel:
Matthew 4:10-11 “Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. (11) Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.”
Matthew 16:23 “But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offense unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men."
Daniel 10:13 provides another reason why Jesus cannot be Michael. In this verse, the archangel is called “one of the chief princes:” "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia."
Since the Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Jesus is Michael, and Daniel 10:13 reveals that he is “one of the chief princes,” does this mean that Jesus has equals? According to the Watchtower, what are the names of Jesus’ peers? Could they tell you? Though the organization remains confident while instructing its followers that Jesus is one of the chief princes of Daniel 10:13, they are unable to identify the others so they could further explain their rationale. How convenient!
One final reason why Jesus cannot be Michael is as follows:
As previously mentioned, the Jehovah’s Witnesses think that Jesus will return as the archangel Michael. Keeping this in mind, Revelation 19:11-12 describes the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Will He be coming as Michael?
Not according to verse 12, which states that “he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself:” "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. (12) His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself."
Since Revelation 19:12 teaches that Jesus will have “a name written, that no man knew, but he himself,” the Jehovah’s Witnesses must be incorrect by thinking that Jesus is Michael. After all, according to this verse, Jesus cannot be Michael because nobody will know His true name at His Second Coming.
Finally, the Jehovah’s Witnesses rely on 1Thessalonians 4:16 as their justification that Jesus must be the archangel. It states: "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." Since this verse instructs that Jesus will descend from heaven “with the voice of the archangel,” the Jehovah’s Witnesses incorrectly conclude that Jesus must be Michael.
Actually this verse teaches that when the Lord Jesus descends, it will be the archangel (with his own voice) who will accompany Him.
In conclusion, the Bible reveals that as long as the Jehovah’s Witnesses continue to believe that Jesus is Michael, they are only fooling themselves. Since they deny that Jesus is Jehovah, the archangel becomes their unreasonable alternative. Unfortunately for them, the Scriptures continually expose this fallacy.
As usual when it comes to teaching heresies as truth those who hold to them will simply add even more heresies to the mix to even begin to explain why they believe what they do. There is only one mediator between God and man, and that is Yahushua, or Christ Jesus.
It wasn't Michael who died on the cross for our sins, it wasn't Michael who arose from the dead. It wasn't Michael who redeemed mankind, and it isn't Michael who will be coming back to judge the world for their wickedness and rejecting Him as their Messiah.
So if these false doctrines of devils have people putting their belief and faith in Michael, then they don't have it in Jesus. And if you're faith isn't in Jesus your soul will be damned to hell for eternity for following after another idol, another God, and not Jesus, the Son of God.
It's clearly one of the most ludicrous, yet deceptive doctrines that is gaining prominence and popularity in these last days.
Even the pagans are picking up on it. They won't profess Jesus but they will acknowledge Michael??
Anyone but the true Saviour of the world..the only one who can redeem their souls.
Jesus is not Michael. Jesus is the Son of God. There is only one mediator between God and man, Jesus.
To deny and reject Jesus, is to deny and reject God.
Don't fall for the lies. Don't fall for the charades they are trying to push in these last days as "truth." You will only damn your soul to hell for doing so.