Error of Jehovah’s Witnesses (a.k.a. The Russellites) Part 19
The Jehovah’s Witnesses demand that Jesus is Michael the Archangel as mentioned in Revelations 12. Without saying, this immediately makes Jesus another type being and not God!!! It is a slick trick they pull when they take the unaware on a scriptural rampage through the Bible allowing them to come to a false conclusion without “rightly dividing the Word”!!
It is not a singularity that Jesus is referred to as another, if fact this is common in Scripture. When John the Baptist came preceding the Master, he was called the “Elijah which was to come”. Matthew 11:14 Did Jesus not really know who John was? Was the Holy Spirit confused? You have two members who have the nature called God who have made a mistake if They do not really know who John was and the last time I checked, God cannot make mistakes!! Does this mean Jesus and the Holy Spirit are not really God as the Witnesses claim?? David in prophecy called Christ LORD, yet Christ is the Son of David. Matthew 21:41-46; Mark 12:35-37, Luke 20:41-44 Again, was Christ David’s Son or was He his Lord, or was He both-and therefore called both names? When one had the personage of someone who preceded them in a family, like I did as a preacher of the gospel, are they not often called “little O.D”? Are these people confused? Do they believe in re-incarnation?? In Daniel, Michael came and held Satan at bay so Gabriel could get the message that he “was caused to fly swiftly” with as Daniel was praying about the end of the people Israel!! Daniel 9:23 The “prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood (did not allow Gabriel to proceed) with his delivered message for 21 days”. Daniel 10:13 Michael’s holding Satan at bay while Gabriel got the message to the people of God was known by all those whose studies had taken them to the book of Daniel. It was usual usage of personification, likeness in deed, and zeal in execution that would then give them the “name likeness” that was often received. We call those who give their lives for the cause of Christ a “Stephen”.
So, Christ withstood Satan while in His earthly ministry that the “Word of God” could be delivered by the Church. The “war in heaven” was a war for the hearts and minds of men. It was the apostles that waged this war after the resurrection of Jesus Christ!! “And there was war in heaven: Michael and His angels (the apostles) fought against the dragon (Satan): and the dragon (Satan) fought and his angels (the Pharisees and Sadducees), and prevailed not(they were not able to defeat the truth taught by Jesus and His apostles); neither was there place found any more in heaven (their position and prominence was destroyed even though it looked as though they had succeeded, Jesus had overcome sin and the separation from God was removed by repenting and being baptized for the remission of sins. Acts 2:38). And the great dragon was cast out (he lost his dominion over mankind when the blood of Christ was shed and man began meeting that blood in baptism Ephesians 1:7, Romans 6:3-7, 1 Peter 3:21, Revelations 1:5) that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceived the whole world (man could not realize just what sin had done to him): he was cast out into the earth.(he was removed from his domain, death no longer held sway over man because man knew Christ had overcome death!!, Hebrews 2:14-18)”
Finally, if Christ were Michael, the Archangel, He would be the equal of Satan, not his Lord!! Satan should have displayed this during the 40 day temptation, and he did not. The Russellites may not believe Jesus is God BUT SATAN BELIEVES THIS TRUTH—AND TREMBLES!!