Most of us are keenly aware that there are religions that erroneously teach Jesus is not God. But did you know that there are some who instruct that Jesus is a created being; an angel, the brother of Michael the Archangel? And yet another that espouses Jesus is the brother of the fallen angel Lucifer? And that these religions consider themselves to be Christian?
If Jesus Were an Angel
Jesus is not a created being, nor is He an angel, but if He were, how could these false religions justify worshipping Him when we see in the Colossians text (above) we are not to worship angels? That verse alone should send a clear signal that their doctrine is severely flawed, but if it does not, then the first chapter of Hebrews should.
All we need do is examine closely what God says about His Son Jesus and what He says about angels. God refers to Jesus as the heir of all things, the maker of all things, and the upholder of all things. Oh yes, and let us not dismiss this little gem:
And of the angels He says: “Who makes His angels spirits And His ministers a flame of fire.” But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. Hebrews 1:7-8
Honestly, I never saw this before today. God calls Jesus God. Is that not incredible? To those false religions who would say Jesus is not Lord, I fail to see how you can get around this passage. God the Father, says of His Son Jesus, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.”
In the previous verse, God the Father declares, “Let all the angels of God worship Him.”
Again, in the context of our opening verse from Colossians, we are not to worship angels; however, they (the angels) are to worship Jesus. Therefore, Jesus is no angel.
Putting the Argument to Bed
I do not understand the full implications of this verse–it boggles my mind actually, but nevertheless, we (the saints) will be in a position to judge the angels. If Jesus were (and again, He is not) the angelic brother of Michael (or Lucifer), this means we would be judging Him as well. Hopefully we all see the outrageousness and absurdity of that notion.
Who Being the Brightness of His Glory
Hebrews also reminds us that Jesus is the light. In heaven, there is no sun that illuminates, only the eternal brightness of His glory. Furthermore we are to be reflectors of His light. Just as the moon reflects the light of the sun, we are to reflect the light of His Son, Jesus. Of what worth is a timid mirror?