It has been a long time, sorry about that. Well I have been working on this for sometime I hope you enjoy it. I am suspecting for some people to agree and disagree with me with what I say, please feel free to comment.
Who is Michael the archangel? The Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that Michael is Jesus; they say Michael is the named used for Jesus Christ, before and after his life on earth. The way in which they try to explain their view I think is clever. However, there are tremendous problems with their view, the main problem is the Holy Bible; it is clear that the Holy Bible teaches Michael the archangel and Jesus Christ to be two different persons. We will be considering more problems later on in the post.
I think we need to first understand how the watchtower organization believes this and why Jehovah’s Witnesses accept this view. It has to do with their view of who Jesus Christ is; which we do need to understand, according to Jehovah’s Witnesses Jesus is a created being who is not God (now in this post I will not go in depth to the person of Jesus yet). The Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe in the same Jesus that is taught in Holy Scripture. Moreover, we also need to understand their translation of God’s Holy Word. They have a twisted translation that is completely bias towards Watchtower doctrine (I am also not going to go in depth of their translation yet as well).
Since they (JW’s) have a twisted translation that misleads many unsuspecting Witnesses it is no wonder as to why they believe Jesus to be a created being, and the watchtower indoctrinates their followers to believe their false teachings. Telling their followers that if they study the Holy Bible alone without their teachings, will lead them to heresy.
One thing we do need to remember is that the majority of Jehovah’s Witnesses are deceived into the cult, and we need to share with them the truth of God; and share with them the love of Jesus Christ and the Gospel.
Now let us consider their arguments for their belief that Jesus Christ and Michael the archangel are the same person. Keep in mind the statement they make: “the Bible indicates that Michael is ANOTHER NAME for Jesus Christ, BEFORE and AFTER his life on earth.”
“Archangel: God’s Word refers to Michael “the archangel.” (Jude 9) This term means “chief angel.” Notice that Michael is called the archangel. This suggests that there is only one such angel. In fact, the term “archangel” occurs in the Bible only in the singular, never in the plural. Moreover, Jesus is linked with the office of archangel. Regarding the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thessalonians 4:16 states: “The Lord himself will descend from heaven with a commanding call, with an archangel’s voice.” Thus, the voice of Jesus is described as being that of an archangel. This scripture therefore suggests that Jesus himself is the archangel Michael.”
Now the problem with this argument is the use of Eisegesis that the Watchtower organization uses to understand the Holy Scripture, just look at how they reason. Eisegesis is an interpretation of Scripture that expresses the interpreter’s own ideas, bias, or the like, rather than the meaning of the text. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 does not suggest Jesus to be Michael the Archangel, read 1 Thessalonians and the rest of the Holy Bible and you will see that Michael and Jesus to be two different people.
If Jesus and Michael the Archangel were in fact, the same person there would be more references of Michael as being Jesus Christ. Also if Michael is the name for Jesus before and after he was here on earth, there would be clear indications of that, such as Michael being called “Michael the Christ” or Jesus being called “Jesus the Archangel” in Jude 9.
Now back to another argument they give to support their view of Michael and Jesus being the same person.
Army Leader: The Bible states that “Michael and his angels battled with the dragon… and its angels”. (Revelation 12:7) Thus, Michael is the leader of an army of faithful angels. Revelation also describes Jesus as the leader of an army of faithful angels. (Revelation 19:14-16) and the apostle Paul specifically mentions “the Lord Jesus” and “his powerful angels”. (2 Thessalonians 1:7; Matthew 16:27; 24:31; 1 Peter 3:22) So the Bible speaks of both Michael and “his angels” and Jesus and “his angels”. (Matthew 13:41) Since God’s Word nowhere indicates that there are two armies of faithful angels in heaven- one headed by Michael and one headed by Jesus- it is logical to conclude that Michael is none other than Jesus Christ in his heavenly role.
Once again, we see bad understanding of the Holy Scriptures here, made by the Watchtower Organization. The conclusion that the Watchtower comes to is very erroneous. Let us take a look at Chapter 12 of the Book of Revelation. From verses 1-6 John describes a “wondrous sign” in heaven and speaks of the woman who is clothed with the sun, and has the moon under her feet with twelve stars above her. She gives birth to a son; we know from Scripture that the son is Jesus Christ. The son that was born was taken up to heaven because the dragon wanted to devour the child. After the child was snatched up to heaven, you now see in verse 7 Michael the archangel and his angels making war against the dragon. Remember to read Holy Scripture in context and to study it carefully. A few chapters over in 19:14-16 we see a description of Jesus Christ and his followers. I think there is a difference between who are involved in the two battles of Rev. 12:7 and 19:14-21. Revelation 19:14 says “The armies of heaven were following Him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean”. When we consider who wears “fine linen” in the New Testament we see Jesus after being taken off the cross wrapped in linen. Then in Rev. 18:12 and 16 the fine linen is associated with Babylon. The other two times we see anyone wearing fine linen are the saints in Rev. 19:8 and 14. In chapter 19 verse 8 we see fine linen given to the bride of the Lamb, Scriptures says “Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” And verse 8 continues to say that the “fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints”, (remember that the saints are those who trust in Christ). The fine linen that is mentioned in verse 14 is “white and clean” as far that I can see the only ones who wear white in the book of Revelation are the redeemed with the exception of Jesus in Rev. 1:14 and the seven angels with the seven plagues in 15:6. All of whom wear white with a gold sash around them. Now there are seven mentions of saints who wear white (Rev. 3:4, 5; 6:11; 7:9, 13, 14; 19:8) as well as the twenty-four elders in 4:4. I believe that Rev. 19:14 consist of all the saints and heavenly beings who come with King Jesus to war against the dragon. We need to remember that Jesus is King while Michael is not. Though Michael may be the archangel who has other angels under his leadership in battles, Jesus is King who has Michael and every angel under his authority.
Jesus is superior to the angels of God: The problem with the view the Jehovah’s Witnesses hold is the Word of God. God clear says that Jesus is superior to all of God’s angels including Michael; Michael is not excluded. In the Epistle to the Hebrews God says about His son: “Having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they have” (Hebrews 1:4). Then in Hebrews 1:5, it says, “For to which of the angels did He ever say, YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU? And again, I WILL BE A FATHER TO HIM AND HE SHALL BE A SON TO ME? If you read Chapter one of Hebrews, you will see how Jesus is superior to all the angels and chapter two you see “Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels,” (Heb. 2:9) for the suffering of death.
Michael according to Scripture: Michael is a created being who holds the position of archangel in the angelic realm (Jude 9). Michael is also a chief prince, in fact Scripture says he is ONE of the chief princes (Daniel 10:13). Michael helps other angels, (Dan. 10: 10- 21) he is a warrior for the people of Daniel, the Israelites (Dan. 12:1). When you read the Holy Scripture you can see clearly that Michael the archangel and Jesus are two different people, the only way you can think they are the same is if you force Scripture to mean what you want it or by believing false teachings such as the teachings of the Watchtower Organization.
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 What does the Bible Really teach? Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. 2006. p.218-219
 Ibid. p.218- 219
 In the case, the interpreter is the Watchtower Organization, which says you can be led astray without studying the Holy Bible with their teachings or literature; you must study the word of God with their literature or their literature alone, but you cannot study the Holy Bible alone.
 What Does The Bible Really Teach? Watchtower Organization. P. 219