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There is much negative information on the internet on this subject making it very difficult to earnestly study it and where the belief that the Archangel Michael is Jesus Christ originated. The Jehovah's Witnesses surely inherrited it from Charles Taze Russell, the founder of the movement that led to the formulation of the Jehovah's Witnesses. He equates ...


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Jesus' main purpose in coming to earth was to die on the cross in order to redeem mankind from their sins. He attests to this in a number of places in the Bible, and other writers of scripture also say this. Therefore to have Michael or any other archangel rescue Jesus would be to go against the wishes of God the Father - which Jesus, in his obedience, did ...


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The Seventh Day Adventist view The SDA view is well articulated here: Amazing Facts: Who Is Michael The Archangel? The primary arguments involved are: There are appearances of the preincarnate Christ with titles of “Angel of the LORD”, “Angel of His Presence” and “Angel of the Covenant”. The meaning of angel has a wide range of interpretations (it ...


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Michael the Archangel is depicted in the Bible as a warrior and leader of angel armies: Daniel 12:1 (ESV) At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name ...


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The "archangel" Michael is named in only three books in the Bible: in Daniel, Revelation, and Jude. While what Daniel and Revelation say about Michael is compatible with the idea that Michael is another name for Jesus, I cannot see how this can be the case for Jude: Jude 8-9 (NIV): In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ...


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The explanations by Jehovah's Witnesses (such as this one) has been linked in other answers but I wanted to provide below summary of the 3 points that I feel together provide the clearest evidence on this. The term "archangel" (which means "chief angel" or "principal angel") occurs in the Bible only in the singular. The term "archangel" is only used in ...


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The faithful may recite the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel freely. The prohibition from Pope Leo XIII is against the faithful’s use of the rite of exorcism—in other words, the pope is prohibiting the faithful from attempting an exorcism themselves, as only a priest or bishop may do this. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1673, explains, ...


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Doctrine and Covenants 107:53-56 53 Three years previous to the death of Adam, he called Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah, who were all high priests, with the residue of his posterity who were righteous, into the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman, and there bestowed upon them his last blessing. 54 And the Lord appeared ...


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I'm pretty sure Wesley and Calvin did not actually believe that Jesus is Michael. Those two quotations you gave only show that in the verses they referred to, Michael typifies Christ, just as in many other places. Ie. Jonah typified Christ, or "you may refer Jonah in his being in the belly of the fish for 3 days and 3 nights as the person of Christ, who died ...


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If you look at Calvin's commentary on Jude 9 you'll see nothing at all that suggests he thought that Michael is Jesus. Indeed, I don't see how you could make sense of Jude 9 if you think Michael is Jesus (unless perhaps if you deny Jesus' divinity.) Wesley wrote about Jude 9 too.


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Baptists in the main are part of the Reformed Protestant church, subscribing to the Westminster Confession of Faith, and you quote what C.H. Spurgeon said in 1866: “You remember how our Lord, who is the true Michael, the only great Archangel, said at the beginning of the preaching of the Gospel, ‘I beheld Satan as lightning falling from Heaven.’” (Our Lord’s ...


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Before I try to answer this question, I think I need to give some context as to how Jehovah's Witnesses have arrived at their current beliefs. The "founders" of Jehovah's Witnesses used this method to interpret the Bible: “Someone would raise a question. They would discuss it. They would look up all related scriptures on the point and then, when they ...


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The commentators that Calvin refers to include Philip Melanchthon (1497–1560). He writes in his commentary on Daniel 10: The prince, Michael, whom here and below is called the prince of the people of God, was present wth the good angel. I understand him to be the very Son of God, the Logos, as he is named by John. This view was also shared by Andrew ...


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There is some debate over how many archangels there are. Gabriel is referred to as an archangel by Catholic tradition, but there is no scripture supporting that. The apocryphal 'Book of Enoch' as well as Ephesians 1:21 and Colossians 1:16 was used by Thomas Aquinas and others preceding him, to develop the 'Angelic Hierarchy', but scripture is very vague ...


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Biblical basis that Michael is another name for Jesus are numerous. The belief that one of Jesus' many names is Michael by itself does not mean the rejection of Jesus' divinity or the Trinity. Michael is referred to as "the great prince" (Dan 12:1), Gabriel told Daniel "except Michael your prince" (Dan 10:21). Angels are rarely referred to as princes, ...


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Both accounts in Jude 9 and Matthew 4:10 are the same person (Jesus). Jehovah's Witnesses believe Jesus is known as Michael, The Archangel while in heaven. There are also other things to keep in mind why Jesus is believed to be the archangel. The prefix “arch” means “principal” or “chief,” (http://www.yourdictionary.com/arch) and the word “archangel” is ...


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An archangel, in the Protestant definition, is simply an angel with a high rank, often referred to as a "chief" angel. It is believed that they have a higher rank, and power. Not much else is known for sure, as precious little is found about them in the Bible As was stated previously, the Bible gives us precious little information about angelic beings ...


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Mainline Protestants understand that an Archangel is simply a higher-ranking angel, the prefix "arch" meaning "over". For example, an Archbishop is the "principal" bishop in an ecclesiastical province. Although Michael may be the only named Archangel (in Jude verse 9) that does not mean there are no other Archangels. With regard to the view held by Jehovah'...


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Reluctance to identify Michael with Jesus may stem from the Biblical distinction between the Son and the angels. For this, see Hebrews 1-2, Colossians 1:15-20, Revelation 22:9, etc. Human beings are "lower" than the angels, the Son is "higher", and through the incarnation he "elevates" humans to a position of superiority over the angels (Hebrews 2:8, 1 ...


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It appears that the author of Jude was quoting from an apocryphal Jewish scroll known as the Assumption of Moses. Origen stated in De principiis, III,2,1: "We have now to notice, agreeably to the statements of Scripture, how the opposing powers, or the devil himself, contends with the human race, inciting and instigating men to sin. And in the first ...


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Actually, the idea that Jesus is Michael could be traced way further into the past than the 16th century, all the way to the 2nd century, only that instead of Jesus being equal to Michael, he is equated to Gabriel in the Epistula Apostolorum, an early apocryphal work that is part of the Ethiopian canon: 14 For ye know that the angel Gabriel brought the ...


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Novenas are an ancient part of the the Church’s devotional life. Many trace the structure back to the nine days between Jesus’ ascension and the feast of Pentecost. A novena (meaning “nine days”) is a special time of prayer, typically for a specific intention. In the treasury of Catholic prayers there exists many novenas to St. Michael the Archangel that ...


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The basis for my answer is founded on what I understand to be a fundamentally accepted belief by all Christians. I am mindful of what curiousdannii said here: Answers don't have to provide references or quotes to authoritative sources if they think it's common knowledge that denomination X teaches doctrine Y, but authors should be ready to provide them if ...


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Question: Based on Hebrews 1:5 and 13 you ask how Jehovah's Witnesses can say that Jesus is the archangel Michael. You also ask, what is the distinction between the Son of God and the angels? In order to find an answer it is necessary to first understand what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe regarding the relationship between Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and ...


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References to Michael Dan_10:13 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. NOTE: the word one is a gross misinterpretation of the word echad in this situation which means first using Strong's Dictionary. One of the ...


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John Calvin did teach that Jesus is Michael: The twelfth chapter commenced, as we stated in yesterday’s Lecture, with the angel’s prediction as to the future state of the Church after the manifestation of Christ It was to be subject to many miseries, and hence this passage would soothe the sorrow of Daniel, and of all the pious, as he still promises ...


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Regarding the partial quote "Michael may mean an angel; but I embrace the opinion of those who refer this to the person of Christ because it suits the subject best to represent him as standing forward for the defense of his elect people...." the article in the link below suggests that Calvin did not believe that Jesus is Michael: http://forananswer.blogspot....


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Two Facts: There is no verse that says Michael is not Jesus. There is no verse that says Michael is Jesus. These are the two facts. Considerations: Same accounts to other things, such as, "is Jesus called the Holy Spirit?" This is another topic dealing with the same principle: no clear direct verse. Same goes with "Trinity", no verse in the Bible. ...


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Here is an answer from an Adventist scholar, taken from his website (http://www.bibledoc.org/daniel-class/daniel-10-and-12-and-thoughts-on-michael-2/). Here are the texts that speak about Michael in the Bible: Da 10:13, 21 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one [that is, “first”, YLT] of the ...


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