Is Jesus Michael The Archangel?
Some sects that label themselves Christians (such as the Jehovah Witness Organization and Seventh Day Adventists) say that Jesus is Michael The Archangel. They say that Jesus was God's first creation and that he existed as Michael The Archangel before his time on earth. This of course would mean that Jesus was a created being and that there was a time into which he did not exist. Of course subtracting from his deity. However, if John 1:1 is properly translated it becomes evident that this can't be true.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God.
But considering they have also tampered with John 1:1 (translating "God" to "a God") we will have to work around this. Which shouldn't be too difficult for there is much to be drawn from the first chapter of Hebrews regarding the deity of Christ. For example we learn that the Son was appointed heir of all things, we learn that the son made the worlds, we learn that the son is the express image of God (Hebrews 1:2-4). But here in Hebrews, we especially learn that the son has obtained a much more excellent name than any of the angels. As the author (of Hebrews) distinguishes writing, “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? And again when he bringeth the first begotten into the world he saith, “And let all the angels of God worship him (Hebrews 1:5-6, Psalm 2.:7). Indeed the son is much more glorious than any of the angels. For are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? (Hebrews 1:14, Psalm 104:4)
Unto Which Of The Angels?
If the verse above hasn’t quite registered, let us say it again! “Unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee?” Well the answer to the question is NONE! Unto none of the angels (including Michael the Archangel) said he at ANY TIME, “Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.” For if Jesus previously existed as Michael the archangel (as the heretics suppose) before his existence on earth, it might rather read, “ unto Only Michael the archangel did he ever say “Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.” But this is not what the scripture says! Well then they might reply saying this verse has nothing to do with when he was created rather when his life was (supposedly) transferred from heaven to earth. Well if that be so would not the same apply? Whether this refers to his creation or his transfer (under your theology) either way it should rather read: unto only Michael the archangel did he ever say, “thou art my son this day have I begotten thee,” But (again) this is not what the scripture says! Indeed God at times speaks in parable, but he is not the author of contradiction. For how unjust would it be to condemn those who don’t believe that Jesus is Michael the archangel when the Word of God specifically tells us, “UNTO NONE OF THE ANGELS” said he at anytime “thou art my son this day have I begotten thee?” Who is going against the word of God? Is it not those who claim that Jesus is Michael the archangel?
Who was it that appeared and spoke to Daniel?
So who exactly was it that appeared unto Daniel, who was first to mention Michael the archangel? Was it not the same who also appeared unto Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and so forth. For the scriptures says, Daniel lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz. His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. Now compare the description given of this man to the description given of the man in Revelation who is said to had been dead but is alive evermore (Revelation 1:13-18). For this same man is said to have touched Daniel setting him on his knees and speaking unto him saying, “Fear not Daniel for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. 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 (Daniel 10:5-21).” This same man who appeared and spoke to Daniel, he (Daniel) addresses as Lord, saying “how can the servant of this my Lord talk with this my Lord”. This same man who Daniel calls Lord speaks of Michael saying “but lo, Michael one of the chief princes came to help me and I remained there with the kings of Persia.” Now how the Lord (Jesus) can both speak of Michael and be Michael at the same time is a question we’ll leave to the heretics? For to us it is evident that the Lord both appeared and spoke to Daniel, explaining his delay and giving the prophecy. Therefore we conclude Jesus Is Not Michael the archangel!
the original Nicene Creed states that God's son was Not a created being.