The identity of Jesus is the most important question that we can wrestle with. Forget the age of the earth. Forget the dating of the Gospels. Who is Jesus? That is what we need to know.
Every religion and philosophy has a different answer to that question. For the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the answer is the archangel Michael.
For Christians encountering that claim for the first time, it seems rather bizarre. Jehovah’s Witnesses, however, find the claim quite convincing. The key verse is:
“For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16 ESV)