Will the Real Michael the Archangel please stand up!

Bishop N.T. Wright, Jesus and the Victory of God
October 5, 2017
Jesus of Nazareth, pub. 1925.
November 21, 2017

Will the Real Michael the Archangel please stand up!

Since the 1800s The Watchtower Organization (Jehovah’s Witnesses), along with “originalists” The Bible Students, have changed their teaching regarding the identity of Michael the Archangel.

1. Michael as “the Pope,” The Finished Mystery 1917 p.188.

Zion’s Watch Tower 1879 December p.6:

“Michael and his angels, the papacy and its supporters…”

2. “Michael is not the Son of God,” Zion’s Watch Tower, 1879, Nov p.4:

Hence it is said, “Let all the angels of God worship him;” [that must include Michael, the chief angel, hence Michael is not the Son of God]…”

3. “Michael the Archangel” is a title, The Miracle of Resurrection, p 277 par. 15:

Christ Jesus, who also bears the title “Michael the archangel,” 

4. Michael is “the spirit Son of God,” What Do the Scriptures Say About “Survival After Death”? p. 597, par. 14 Part 3:

The spirit Son of God, as the archangel Michael, kept control of Moses’ body and buried it for Jehovah God at a place in a valley in Moab [Jude 9NWDeut. 34:1-6].”

5. Michael is a “name,” The Most Urgent Warning Ever Given, p. 244:

As the archangel of God, his name in heaven is Michael, which means “Who Is like God?” This points him out as the vindicator of God’s name…

Questions From Readers, p. 735:

Nonetheless, Jesus after his resurrection is still called Michael the archangel. (Jude 9; Rev. 12:7).

6. The “transferred life force” is not Michael but “his beloved Son”, Jesus—The Ruler “Whose Origin Is From Early Times,” p. 25:

Jehovah transferred the life force of his beloved Son from heaven into the womb of Mary. Nine months later she gave birth to a baby boy, Jesus. (Luke 2:1-7, 21)