Was Jesus An Angel?

4 09 2014

The Watchtower Society teaches their followers that Jesus is one and the same as Michael the archangel. Is this true? Well the easiest way to find out is to look at the Scriptures. The Watchtower Society claims it is the only way to interpret the Bible and for individuals to do it is dangerous. All cults see themselves as the interpreter of God’s Word. The Mormon Church and the Roman Catholic Church as well as the Church of Christ all teach themselves to be the one true church and the only truthful way to know the Bible. The reason cults do this is because you can’t read the Bible and get to their doctrines without their help.

Michael is mentioned 5 times in the Bible and he is never equated to Jesus.

“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.” (Jude 1:9)

“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 10:13)

“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” (Daniel 12:1)

“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.” (Revelation 12:7)

“But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and [there is] none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.” (Daniel 10:21)

The next question to ask is does the Bible say anywhere that Jesus is an angel? The answer of course is no not at all. The Bible teaches clearly that He is superior and high above the angels but it never says He is one of them.

“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.” (Hebrews 1:1-3)

We see in Hebrews a good description of the person and position of Jesus Christ. He is the express image of the person of God the Father. He is the creator of all things and the sustainer of all things.

“Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.” (Hebrews 1:4)

The verse above doesn’t call Him the greatest of the angels but greater than the angels. This separates Him from the angels and makes the point that He was never Himself an angel.

“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 in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.” (Hebrews 1:5-6)

In this passage we see again that Jesus is set apart from the angels. None of the angels are begotten of God (which refers to His position not creation). The angels in fact are commanded to worship Jesus. Worship is reserved for God alone and yet they are commanded to worship Jesus.

“And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.” (Hebrews 1:7-8)

These verses tell us that the angels are ministering spirits but the Son is declared to be God.

“But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?” (Hebrews 1:13)

It was to Jesus not the angels who was told to sit on God’s right hand until His enemies are made His footstool. Jesus is exalted so much higher then the angels because He is by position higher then the angels. He is one and the same as God. Is Jesus an angel? Hear the testimony of the Scripture and let this settle it for.

“For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.” (Hebrews 2:5-17)

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