Wrested Scriptures
200x1.gif (56 bytes)

Jehovah's Witnesses

  Genesis 9:4
  Isaiah 43:10
  Matt. 23:37,38
  Matt. 24:3
  Rev. 7:4; 14:3
British Israel
of Christ


Carbon Dating

& Inaccuracies

Daniel 10:13, 21
blank2.gif (52 bytes)
"But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia."
"But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and [there is] none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince."
blank2.gif (52 bytes)
Daniel 12:1
blank2.gif (52 bytes)
"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. "
blank2.gif (52 bytes)
blank2.gif (52 bytes)
These verses are cited by J.W.'s to support the doctrine that Jesus Christ was a mere angel, who was somehow "born" as a human at a later date, died as a sacrifice for sins, and was raised up from the dead as an angel once again.  They refer to him as "Jesus Christ, whom we understand from the Scriptures to be Michael the archangel..." 1  
blank2.gif (52 bytes)
  1. The Bible mentions Michael five times: (1) "one of the chief princes" (Daniel 10:13); (2) "your prince" (Daniel 10:21); (3) "the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people" (Dan. 12:1); (4) "the archangel" that had a dispute over "the body of Moses" (Jude 9); and (5) a participant in a heavenly conflict with the dragon (Revelation 12:7).  In none of these passages is Michael ever described as the Christ, nor called Jesus.

  2. The JW's doctrines regarding Jesus have changed over the years.  For instance, in 1879 they denied that Christ could be Michael the Archangel!  From their own Watchtower magazine, the official mouthpiece of the organization, we find these words:
    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] and the reason is, because he has "by inheritance obtained a more excellent Name than they." 2 (brackets theirs).

    This is just one example of how the JWs have changed their doctrines over the years.

  3. The book of Hebrews makes it clear that no angel has ever been called THE Son of God: "For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?" (Hebrews 1:5).  The Son of God was superior to the angels: "Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they." (Heb. 1:4)

  4. The JWs also attempt to use 1 Thessalonians 4:16 for their support, even though the name Michael cannot be found there: "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first."  The JWs conclude that since "the Lord" descends "with the voice of the archangel" that the Lord must be the archangel Michael.  Using the same faulty logic, however, we could come to the conclusion that Jesus is God, since Jesus is described in 1 Thes. 4:16 as returning "with the trump of God".   Surely the JWs don't want us to believe that Jesus is God, do they?  The very logic they use to prove that Jesus is Michael also disproves the very thing they are trying to prove!


  1. "The Watchtower", (Feb. 15, 1979), p. 31. Return

  2. "The Wathtower", (Nov. 1879), p. 4. Return