The answer to this question largely hinges on Jesus’ identity. If Jesus is regarded as deity in the same sense as His Father, then we should worship Jesus. If the New Testament documents identify Jesus with Yahweh, then we should worship Jesus. If He is merely a prophet of God, the worship of Jesus would not be appropriate. Given the Bible’s insistence that worship is to be directed to God alone, any God-fearing individual will need a satisfactory answer to this all-important question.
The apostle Paul called Jesus “our great God and Savior” (Titus 2:13) and points out that, prior to His incarnation, Jesus existed in the “form of God” (Philippians 2:5-8). God the Father says regarding Jesus, “Your throne, O God will last forever and ever” (Hebrews 1:8). The apostle John says that “in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word [Jesus] was God” (John 1:1). Other passages identify Jesus as the Creator and Sustainer of the universe (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:2). Jesus receives worship several times in the Gospels (Matthew 2:11; 28:9, 17 Luke 24:52; John 9:38; 20:28). Jesus is never said to reject such adoration. Rather, He accepts such worship as well placed. So, does the Bible portray Jesus as fully deity? The answer is certainly “yes.”
With that being said, Christians need to recognize that the Bible also teaches the deity of the Father (John 6:27; Romans 1:7; 1 Peter 1:2) as well as the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 3:16). And yet the Scriptures teach that there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4). How can this be? The Christian church has historically taught that the Bible is clearly portraying God as one Being who exists in three Persons. This doctrine is known as the Trinity. Dr. James White, author of The Forgotten Trinity, has provided what we believe to be a helpful definition of the Trinity. Here it is: “Within the one Being that is God, there exists eternally three coequal and coeternal persons, namely, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” We contend that this is the clear teaching of Scripture and should be affirmed by any biblically faithful Christian.
God, the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob (Israel), is the true and only God of the Universe. Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and the Father are one with God. Jesus, whom is God Incarnate is worthy of our praise and worship, just as the Father and Holy Spirit are. When we worship God, we are worshiping the three persons of God. Jesus Chrust came to Earth to show us the nature and divinity of God, in which he is part of. If we know the Son, we know the Father and His Holy Spirit. Jesus (the anticipated Massiah of the Old Testament showed all the Old Testament prophesis and attributes of what the Massiah would have) is God whom can forgive Sins. Jesus is the only Way, the only Truth and the only Life to Eternal Life. Jesus is the Resurrection as He proved it by raising people from the dead.
Jesus Christ came to die for our sins to undo what happened in the Garden of Eden, when man sinned and brought death to all creation. Jesus died and arose the third day and is the first with the resurrected body that all this that believeth in Him will have when they are resurrected to life with Him in the Raptue and in the last days if the end of the world as we know it.
There is no question that Jesus Christ is God and He should be worship and all praise allotted to Him. Jesus created all things seen and unseen and through Him the Holy, Holy, Holy God can tolerate sinful humans, because when He sees them, He sees the blood of Jesus on them that cleansed their sins forever and they are welcome to the present of God whom cannot be with sin or it’s imperfections. Jesus Christ (whom name is above all names) is worthy to be worshiped forever and ever.
These biblical distinctions go a long way in providing the proper balance in Christian worship. We must not overemphasize our adoration for any one Person in the Godhead at the expense of another. The Bible teaches that, while the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit perform unique functions and have different roles, all three Persons of the Godhead are equal in power and majesty.
In summary, the Bible teaches that Jesus of Nazareth is nothing less than God the Son, the second Person of the Triune God (Trinity). In view of this, He is due our full worship and devotion. To fail to worship Jesus Christ would be sinful.
Yes I will do more research ! And pray! As Jesus is my Lord and savior three in one, I will continue to worship Jesus! Very concerned regarding the spirit of the liar is causing confusion to separate us from God! Thank you!
All glory be to Jesus, the miracle of the trinity of creation/God. Amen!