My name is Sally. I live in [a community] which is predominately
Mormon. I am a born again Christian, and was never a Mormon.
I was on 2 Christian lists, a Bible study list and a End Times list, but had to unsubscribe for a while to get caught up with everything! :-)
The list owner and also my friend, forwarded me some bits and pieces that someone had sent in to the group. She thought that they might be from a Mormon, but isn't quite sure. It looks like it to me, but I have never read the Book of Mormon, D & C or Pearl of Great Price, so I'm not sure...I would like to paste in this e-mail what the person said on the list, and I would greatly appreciate it if you could tell me if these are Mormon beliefs or not.
I know you are a very busy man with a very busy staff, but we really don't want a Mormon confusing any new Christians.
Please HELP!!! Thank you so VERY much!
Your sister in Christ,
Here is the quote Sally is referring to:
When we consider that Michael is another name for Christ, this possibility really takes off. Michah El (Hebrew) means "who is like God".
Jesus said that "he that hath seen me hath seen the Father" John 14:9. Michah El contended with the devil for Moses' body (Jude 9)
Michah El helped Gabriel who had been delayed by the prince of Persia (a reference to a powerful demon - possibly Satan himself) Daniel 10:13
Although Michah El is called the "archangel", it is the voice of the "archangel" that summons the dead in Christ to rise first (1 Thess 4:16)
Only one equal with God can recreate life. The archangel referred to must be equal with God. Christ is coming again to reclaim His own.
Therefore it is a reasonable conclusion that Michael and Christ are one and the same.
Here is my response to Sally
Mormons do not teach that Michael was Jesus. They have taught that Adam is God (in their teaching of the plurality of gods" doctrine)., In the Mormon temple ceremony we are taught that three individuals "create" the earth: Jehovah who is</> Jesus; Eloheim, who is God the Father; and Michael, who becomes Adam. Michael is put to sleep as Michael and wakes up as Adam.
Jehovah's Witnesses, on the other hand, _do_ teach that Jesus, before his incarnation, was Michael. They say he was "a mighty god, but not God Almighty."
It is indeed a tangled web the cults weave.