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Is Jesus the Archangel Michael or the Son of God?
Thank you for your very interesting spiritual enquiry about Jesus. The idea that Jesus is one of the created angels has been adopted by various different religious groups like the Jehovah's Witnesses, for example.
The historical Christian understanding of who is Jesus is that He is the Son of God. Mark 1:1 starts his gospel by telling us that it is The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We can also see in the Gospels where the eyewitnesses record how and when Jesus was baptised there came a voice from Heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased" (Matthew 3:17).
The most fitting answer against Jesus being a created angel like Michael is found in the book of Colossians 1:16: For all things were created in Him, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers, all things were created through Him and for Him.
This passage clearly states that all things, including things in the heavens like angels were created by Jesus. Nothing that has been created was not created by Jesus. Also we see in the book of Revelation 4:11 that people and angels and creatures in heaven worship Jesus and say "O Lord, You are worthy to receive glory and honour and power, because You created all things, and for Your will they are and were created".
The fact that Jesus is worshipped as God is enough to show he is not an angel
In summary, Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that he is not created as an archangel but that he created all things. Jesus is worshipped as God, created all things as God and rules over all things as God. Only he could make a way for man to be right with God by taking our place on the cross. No angel can save us and so we put our trust in the risen Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Here are some more Bible Verses for your further consideration:
- Mark 1:1
- Matthew 3:17
- Revelation 4:11
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