Hello Pilgrimshope, I do appreciate your responses as Iron Sharpens Iron, but in my post asking the question: Is Michael Another Name For Jesus? I wondered what kind of responses to receive for correction, because while reading the article: Who Is Michael, The Archangel? So I started searching in Google for answers but so far found none.
How about this answer from my post #36.
Jesus Christ and Michael the arc angel are "NOT" one and the same person, in fact it's impossible and can be Biblically proven. But first the following is what Charles Taze Russell taught regarding Jesus and Michael. Please read starting at the middle of the page.
Now for the Biblical evidence, of which there are many but the main one (in my opinion) can be found at Genesis 22. I think definitions are in order first. The Hebrew word for "angel" is "malak." It simply means messenger and the context determines how it is used.
For example at Malachi 3:1, "Behold, I am going to send My "malak/angel/messenger," and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple, and the "malak/angel/messenger" of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming, says the Lord of host."
So who is identified as the person that will clear the way of the Lord? It is none other than John the Baptist, and he ain't no angel, a messenger yes. This is confirmed at Mark 1:1-4. Moreover, and this a little bit of added information. The name of the prophet Malachi, well his name is from the root word "malak." So getting back to Malachi 3:1, who do you think the angel of the covenant is that is coming to "HIS" temple?
Now to Genesis 22 starting at vs 10, "And Abraham stretched out his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. Vs12, "But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" And he said here I am" vs12, "And he said, "Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son from Me."
Verses 13-14 tell us that the Lord provided a sacrifice for Abraham which was a ram. Vs15, "Then the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven, vs16, and said, "By Myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld you son, your only son, vs17, indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies."
Now, what is the point of this presentation? The fact is that angels 'CANNOT" swear oaths on behalf of God. This is confirmed at Hebrews 6:13, "For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could not swear by no one greater, HE SWORE BY HIMSELF. vs14, saying, I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply you." I will be more than happy to answer any and all questions.
IN GOD THE SON,