The Arch Angel Michael or Myth

nomrom

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If Jesus is really the Arch Angel Michael, then why is the one whom Isaiah calls “mighty God” and “Father of eternity” (Isaiah 9:6), both unwilling and unable to rebuke the Devil whom He created and bring judgment (Gk. Krisis) against him. (Jude 9) Was not this Michael the same Lord Jesus to whom was assigned the judgment of “the Devil and his angels.” Did not the real Jesus in John 5:27 receive a commission from the Father to execute judgment? (Gk. Krisis) Since “ Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”, why was it necessary to say, “The Lord rebuke you”, if He indeed was the Lord? Was the answer found in the fact that Michael was not the Lord Christ, but simply a created being who recognized and deferred to the authority of God over His own creation? (Zechariah 3:2) Even Peter wrote in the parallel passage in 2 Peter 2:11, that angels (as a group, of whom Michael is included), “which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.”

Michael is included in the group of created beings called angels, who were unable and unwilling to confront Satan directly. The Lord Jesus clearly says the Satan , to whom He refers as the “prince of this world”, has been judged because of His work on the cross. (John 16:11) Why , in all of Jesus encounters with the demons and Satan himself where He has absolute power and authority, was He powerless, unable and unwilling as Michael the Archangel , to contend over the body of Moses? Is it possible that Michael was not really the pre-incarnate Christ as the Adventists claim? In Daniel 10:13, Michael is described as “one of the leading princes.” In all of Scripture, is The Lord Jesus ever described as being one of a group, or even the leader of a group, or rather as “The King of Kings, and Lord of Lords?”
 

Buzzard

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1Peter 3:9
Not rendering evil for evil,
or railing for railing:

2Peter 2:9
The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations,
and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness,
and despise government.
Presumptuous are they, selfwilled,
they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might,
bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

Jude 1:9
Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh,
despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

9 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.

Could it be, Michael was just following sound advise
when Railed against
Rail not back
 
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