(Phil. 2:6,7 --Diaglott), and whom Jehovah in consequence highly exalted and gave "a name above every name; that
at the name of Jesus every knee should bow and every tongue confess to the glory of God the Father"? (Phil. 2:10,11.) "
The Lord Jesus in his pre-human condition was the 'Word that was
WITH GOD and was God.' Not a god.
In His prehuman state he was with God and was God, not Michael
as the Jehovah's Witnesses believe.
'Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for
I AM GOD, and there is NONE ELSE. 23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall
not return, That UNTO ME EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW, EVERY TONGUE SHALL SWEAR.' (Isaiah 45)
Here is God saying that He will not share his glory with another
and that every knee shall bow to him and every tongue will confess to Him.
Yet Paul in Philippians Two quotes this verse in reference to Christ.
This OT reference also shows that Christ is the Almighty not Michael.
There is no way to prove that Jesus was Michael unless you go outside
This is where Mormons, Catholics, JW's all go wrong.
"Heb. 1:13: 'But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit
on my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool?" Unto none of the angels, we answer, but to Him who was superior,
a chief over angels--the only begotten of the Father. Thus seen, this Scripture not only does not oppose but supports this
This Watchtower quote commits eisegesis, which is reading
into the scripture.
It also makes a wrong conclusion based on a faulty assumption.
It assumes that because God didn't say to any of the angels, sit
on my right hand, that Jesus must have been chief of the angels.
But even as chief the JW's think he was an angel.
The same bible chapter says, '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; 3 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...'
Here it is clear who Christ was and is.
And again, when he BRINGETH IN THE FIRSTBEGOTTEN INTO THE WORLD,
he saith, And LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD WORSHIP HIM. 7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his
ministers a flame of fire. 8 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. 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; THEREFORE GOD, EVEN THY GOD, hath anointed
thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. (Hebrews 1)
1) When God brings the Son into the World
a) He says, let all the angels of God worship Him.
1) If Jesus wasn't God almighty, then this would have been wrong
because Jesus says, "And (Satan) saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt FALL DOWN AND WORSHIP ME.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, GET THEE HENCE, SATAN,: for it is written, Thou shalt WORSHIP THE LORD THY GOD, and HIM ONLY
SHALT THOU SERVE. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him." (Matthew 4)
If the only one to be worshipped is God alone, then Christ is God.
So whoever worships Mary, Michael or anyone else for that matter,
other than God is committing idolatry.
If Jesus was 'a god' as the JW's say, but not the Almighty God
then this would have also made it wrong for the angels of God to worship Christ, because Christ himself said that only the
Lord God is worthy of worship.
God rightly tells all the angels to worship Christ because
Christ is God.
"In answer Thomas said to him: 'My Lord and My God!' Jesus said
to him: 'Because you have seen me have you believed?.."
That Jesus is God.
What could be clearer.