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Worship of Christ?
The Greek “proskuneo”, “to make obeisance, do reverence to” (from pros, “towards,” and kuneo, “to kiss”), is the most frequent word rendered “to worship.” It is used of an act of homage or reverence... (a) to God, e.g., Matthew 4:10; John 4:21-24; 1 Corinthians 14:25; Revelation 4:10; 5:14; 7:11; 11:16; 19:10 (2nd part); Revelation 22:9; (b) to Christ, e.g., Matthew 2:2,8,11; 8:2; 9:18; 14:33; 15:25; 20:20; 28:9,17; John 9:38; Hebrews 1:6, in a quotation from the LXX of Deuteronomy 32:43, referring to Christ’s second advent; (c) to a man, Matthew 18:26; (d) to the Dragon, by men, Revelation 13:4; (e) to the Beast, his human instrument, Revelation 13:4,8,12; 14:9,11; (f) the image of the Beast, Revelation 13:15; 14:11; 16:2; (g) to “demons,” Revelation 9:20; and (h) to idols, Acts 7:43 (from Vine’s).
Worshipping Jesus and the Trinitarian Argument
Trinitarians believe, among many things, that Jesus has always been the Supreme deity—LORD God Almighty—while at the same time believing that Jesus was and/or is fully a man. They reject the possibility that Jesus could simply be a second Adam, a unique creation of God, by using the argument that “creature worship” is forbidden by the Bible and then noting that Jesus is worshipped in the Bible. Using Romans 1:25, they argue that those who worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator, are unlearned ones who walk in darkness, and that “creature worship” will result in God’s wrath:
Worshipping Our Lord Jesus
“And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.” (Matthew 8:2)
Do The Disciples Pray To Jesus In Acts?
In a comment on an old post looking at a review by Larry Hurtado of Dunn’s Did the First Christians Worship Jesus, Marc Taylor maintains that “Dunn’s assertion that certain prayer words are not used in reference to the Lord Jesus is without merit.” He [Taylor] lists four passages in Acts and a handful from Paul and James in support of his claim. The debate is an interesting one. Here I want briefly to review the Acts texts and propose a different model to account for the data.
Is Jesus God Because He Was Worshipped?
Christian worship has been very important to the question of whether Jesus is God. The New Testament (NT) records certain instances in which Jesus was “worshipped.” Christians generally have regarded these as evidence that those practitioners believed that Jesus was God, since only God should be worshipped. But what does “worship” mean?
Can Prayers be Made Direct to Jesus?
I have recently heard several references to making prayers directly to the Lord Jesus. Can you tell me if this can be justified scripturally?
Who Should Christians Worship?
Should Christians worship only God? Or God and Jesus? Or is it redundant to say that we should worship both God and Jesus? If Jesus isn’t God himself, is it therefore the sin of idolatry to worship Jesus? In this video, these questions are addressed in light of scripture.