Sunday, July 6, 2014

Jesus Accepts Worship

Muslims claim that Jesus was only a prophet. Yet Jesus accepted worship and even demanded worship. Would a mere prophet allow people to worship him?

Here are the Bible passages quoted in the video:
Acts 14:15—“Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.”

Revelation 22:9—“Do not do that. I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book. Worship God.”

Matthew 2:11—After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him.

Matthew 14:28-33—Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind stopped. And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!”

John 9:35-39—Jesus heard that they had put him out, and finding him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” He answered, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?” Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you.” And he said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped Him. And Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”

Matthew 21:15-16—But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became indignant and said to Him, “Do You hear what these children are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies You have prepared praise for Yourself’?”

Matthew 28:8-9—They left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him.

Matthew 28:17-20—When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Luke 24:50-53—And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven. And they, after worshiping Him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple praising God.

John 5:22-23—“For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”


ApoLogika said...

Two thumbs up, David. Keep up the great work, brother!

akairey said...

So those who DO NOT worship Christ (muslims, atheists, etc) DO NOT worship our Lord & Savior even though they'll have NO excuse to say "we were not told." Great job Mr. Woods!!!

Baron Eddie said...

We often hear Muslims say we respect Jesus! but they don't read His Gospel!

If you respect Jesus at least read His Gospel + + +

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." Psalm 119:105

Thor said...

Wow, all these examples of Jesus accepting worship. Thank you David, I didn't know how , and to what extent the Bible was corrupted (sarcasm).

Anonymous said...

So the Quran speaks of Jesus as a created man, and who was a true prophet of God, yet, in the original Scriptures found in the Bible* this same true Prophet of God never forbade anyone to worship Him? That means that by Islam's own standard of what a true prophet of God must be, Jesus is God, since a true prophet would not do anything so blasphemous as to accept worship.

And from this we can gather that to actually get to know and understand God personally, all one needs to do is to go to God’s word (“…the word of God is living and powerful...” [Hebrews 4:12]) in the Bible and follow Christ/God as He goes about his ministry, where we can see Him/God amongst the people (God was manifested in the flesh. 1Timothy 3:16, John 1:1-14).

*If anyone doubts the truth, historicity and accuracy of the New Testament, then read Bill Cooper’s ‘The Authenticity of the New Testament’ (in two parts), and you will soon see that all the arguments that are made by the God hating critics, skeptics and self-proclaimed scholars against the Bible are, at the end of the day, just a lot of hot air. (In his series ‘The Authenticity of…’ Cooper also deals with the Books of Genesis, Jonah, Esther and Daniel in the same way)

Thor said...

We can also point out how the followers of Jesus did not accept worship:

Acts 10. 25 As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I myself am also a man.”

Anand said...

Too Gud David ! keep up the good work God Bless u bro!!

Termin80r said...

good work bro.... :) but hey reply to my fb messages at times.... God bless

Unknown said...

Yet it is not recorded how Jesus responded to these worship tokens. Since he never claimed to be God in the synoptic gospels, we'll never know. The gospel writers record that there are a (very) few verses that say that he was worshiped, He certainly never demanded worship, as God does in the OT.

Anonymous said...

Roger, what kind of logic is that? Clearly Jesus followed the commandments to worship only ONE God and instructed others too. In addition, if angels tell men not to worship them then Jesus would SURELY do the same if he were merely a prophet. All of this is basic-level obvious on more than one level.

Anonymous said...

Roger, Jesus taught the law, followed it, and taught others to do so as well. In that law it was forbidden to worship anyone or anything but the ONE true God. Jesus chased out the moneychangers from the temple courtyard. Surely He would stop wrongful worship to himself just as Scripture has shown angels do time and time again. The fact that there isn't that "stop!" like the angels do speaks everything we need to know. It's obvious at that point that if Jesus is worthy of worship, then He is God the Son.