Question 2: Whom should we worship?

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Question 2:

Whom should we worship

Answer:

God alone

“[…] YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.” (Matthew 4:10); “And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.” (Acts 10:25-26); “And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” (Revelation 19:10); “And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.” (Revelation 5:13-14); “And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.” (Matthew 7:28-8:2) (Note that Jesus didn’t forbid him from worshiping Him like Peter forbade Cornelius and like the angel forbade the Apostle John); Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.” (John 9:35-38); “Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.” (Matthew 14:33); “And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.” (Hebrews 1:6); “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.” (Isaiah 45:22-23); “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11)

We should worship God alone (according to Matthew 4:10), and we see people and all creatures worshiping Christ in Revelation 5:13-14 and Matthew 8:2 and John 9:35-38 and Matthew 14:33; and we even read in Hebrews 1:6 a command from God to worship Christ. Angels and godly men refused worship, explaining that they are mere humans or mere creatures who are in the service of God and that worship belongs to God alone, while Jesus did not refuse worship, once again because worship belongs to God alone. Even angels who do not worship anyone but God worship the Son. So the Lord Jesus Christ is God, i.e. God the Son.

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