Jesus Accepts Worship, Therefore He is God

Here is a list of verses where Jesus accepts worship. Contrast this with the passage in Revelation where John falls down before an angel……..the angel stops him, and tells him to not do that. In Acts, Paul is called a God by the people of Lystra……Paul stops them, and reminds them he is only a man. No where in scripture does anyone in a right relationship with God accept worship. Accepting worship is reserved for God Almighty alone.

By accepting worship, Jesus is either God almighty or a demon from the pit of hell…..there is no in-between, halfway position. Therefore by accepting worship, Jesus shows Himself to be the Lord God Almighty.

Matthew 2:11: And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him.

Matthew 14:33:  And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Matthew 28:9-10:  And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.

Matthew 28:16-17:  Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.

Luke 24:51:  While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy

John 9:37-38:  Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.” 38 He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.

Hebrews 1:6:  And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.”

Revelation 22:3:  No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.

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17 Responses to Jesus Accepts Worship, Therefore He is God

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  2. Arthur Berry says:

    And Isaiah 9:6 Jesus is called The Mighty God capital G and he is also called The Eternal Father. Eternal,meening always has been and always will be

    • Murray Hamilton says:

      Really? I will receive eternal life, but it has never always been! The wicked receive an eternal reward….destruction!

      • Jimmy S says:

        Murray Ham ; Mighty God, and Eternal Father, combined, precisely describes His existance. And yes, those who add or remove words to Scripture are indeed doomed to the pool of fire. Their name is removed from the book of life

      • Mark Peterman says:

        Jesus is your eternal life, so yes it has always been.

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  4. Jeff says:

    I just had a conversation with some Jehova whiteness and they do not worship Jesus

    • humblesmith says:

      Yes, you are correct. The point of this post is that in the Bible Jesus is indeed worshipped and He accepts worship. Thus He is God almighty and all true Christians worship Him. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not worship Him and are therefore not Christian.

      Further, their New World version systematically changes the Greek word for worship and instead uses “obesience.” They intentionally changed the word of God tomfit their theology.

  5. Christopher king says:

    I believe Jesus Is Lord and God

  6. Nowhere in the Bible does it ever ever say once that anyone worshipped Jesus. Period. You are using altered translations which are abominations to God. The original translation never uses the word worship or worships or worshipped or worshipping to Jesus ever. The real word in every instance is “bow” or “bows” or “bowed to” etc. Bowing is a sign of respect and is far from worship, which implies deity. This is just one way how the Roman Catholics altered the Word of God, which is blasphemy. [reference to personal publication removed per comment policy]. There is a host of scripture which proves Jesus was not God. Also 1 John 5.7 is a fraudulent verse inserted by Catholics, it never existed in any copy for 1400 years, and appeared in a Latin copy. and that is the only verse in the whole bible that mentions or affirms the Trinity. Also, of the dozens of verses I could offer now as concrete proof against Jesus being God, I will leave you with the following two things. 1. Romans 1:19 + Read this. It says the people who change the image of incorruptible God into a corruptible man are fools with dark hearts who dont honor God. So to say God is Jesus the man is heresy. Also, in Samuel and Hosea, God affirms “I am NOT a man, a son of man”. .. Also, we have to look at the fact of the Lamb of God, Jesus. God forbid any human to depict him as an animal, even symbolically. He punished the people who made the golden calf, remember? It was one of the worst sins, punished by capital punishment. It really angered God. So why do you portray God as a lamb? Romans 1.19+ also says that anyone who makes the image of God as a 4 legged animal is also a darkened fool. So how can you justify Jesus the Lamb, as being God the incorruptible? These are just two verses of the dozens I could provide.

    • jimmy S says:

      Read Isaiah – Mighty God, and Eternal Father, combined, precisely describes His existence. And yes, those who add or remove words to Scripture are indeed doomed to the pool of fire. Their name is removed from the book of life, Thomas said to Jesus, “My Lord and my God”

    • humblesmith says:

      The word translated “worship” in the Greek New Testament is proscuneo (Strongs 4352). I have nine lexicons or Bible dictionaries that all say the same: worship. I find it interesting that the same word is used 60 times in the New Testament, but the only time anyone disputes it is when it speaks of Jesus. As to when these words first appear, I assure you there are many thousands of copies of this in museums that were written prior to the printing press in the 1400s. You are correct that 1 John 5:7 is not in the originals, but it is not needed to prove the Trinity.

      Apart from the exact word proscuneo, we have the several passages quoted above where people fell at His feet in what is at least great homage. When this is done to anyone else that is a follower of God, they prevent the person from doing so. See Paul at Lystra in Acts 14:14 and the angel with John in Rev. 19:10. Because of these passages, even by your definition of the word worship, when Jesus allows people to fall at His feet, He is either a demon from the pit of hell or the Lord God Almighty. There is no other option. In fact, He is the one true God, as the Bible makes clear.

      I nowhere support Roman Catholic teachings, and have in fact criticized them in some posts on this blog.

      • humblesmith says:

        And FYI, the passage with the angel in Rev. 19, where John falls at the feet of the angel, uses the same word proscuneo. The angel understood exactly what it was and told John to get up on only proscuneo God.

    • karincam1 says:

      You must be JW. No one else can deny his deity when reading that He was worshiped. No one can come to God unless they accept that Jesus was God.

    • Steffanie Dolch says:

      There are many verses that also refute what you are saying. Colossians 1 starting in verse 15. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for by Him all things were created in heaven and on earth, visible or invisible, whether thrones, dominions, rulers or authorities, all things were created through him and for him. It also says that in Him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily. John 1:3 says that all things were created through Him and without him was not anything made that was made. Genesis says let us create man in our own image. Jesus is called Emmanuel which means God with us. Read Isaiah 48 I am he. I am the first; also I am the last.
      13 Indeed, my hand founded the earth,and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I summon them, they stand in position together. Who is speaking in these verses? Of course you would say God almighty. But then go down to verse 16 Draw near to me; hear this! I have not spoken in secrecy from the beginning;[t] from the time it came to be,[u] there I have been;
      And now the Lord Yahweh has sent me and his Spirit.”

      There is a triune God right in the old testament scriptures. There are many others showing that Jesus is one with Yahweh. The Father says he shares His glory with no one, yet in the book of John, Jesus talks about the glory that they shared indefinitely. The Father says that there is no other Lord, Savior, or redeemer, yet Jesus is all of these. In Jude 1:4 Jesus is called the only master and Lord. Does that mean that we do not honor the Father as master and Lord? Therefore these verses present a problem for non trinitarians. We know there are no contradictions in the bible. So the only solution to these obvious contradictions is a triune God who exists in three separate but equal persons. They have different roles and there is a definite order within the Godhead.

  7. Thomas Dickensheets says:

    Jesus True God or false God? Pick one!

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