[44] Who should worship Jesus?

The reader will know from sections Intro1, Intro11 and Intro16 that God is a unique individual whose name is Jehovah and who exists in a spirit body and dwells in unapproachable light. They will know too that Jesus is a second unique individual who was an angelic son of God, a creation of God, but who passed his divinity test and became the first son of God to become what his father is - A God to be worshipped. Jesus was therefore at the time that John's gospel was written the only begotten God (since Jehovah is uncreated, unbegotten).

18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him]. (John 1 KJV)
18 No man has seen God at any time; the only-begotten god who is in the bosom [position] with the Father is the one that has explained him. (John 1 NWT)
18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, that One declares [Him]. (John 1 GLT)
18 No man hath sene God at eny tyme. The only begotte sonne which is in the bosome of the father he hath declared him. (John 1 TYN)
18 God no one has seen at any time; only-begotten god the (one) being into the bosom of the Father that (one) explained. (John 1 KIT)
18 qeo.n ouvdei.j e`w,raken pw,pote\ monogenh.j qeo.j o` w'n eivj to.n ko,lpon tou/ patro.j evkei/noj evxhgh,sato (John 1 UBS4)
18 qeo.n ouvdei.j e`w,raken pw,pote\ o` monogenh.j ui`o.j o` w'n eivj to.n ko,lpon tou/ patro,j( evkei/noj evxhgh,sato (John 1 TIS)
18 qeo.n ouvdei.j e`w,raken pw,pote\ o` monogenh.j ui`o,j( o` w'n eivj to.n ko,lpon tou/ patro.j evkei/noj evxhgh,sato (John 1 STE)
18 Qeo.n ouvdei.j e`w,rake pw,pote\ o` monogenh.j ui`o,j( o` w'n eivj to.n ko,lpon tou/ patro,j evkei/noj evxhgh,sato (John 1 SCR)
18 Qeo.n ouvdei.j e`w,raken pw,pote\ o` monogenh.j ui`o,j( o` w'n eivj to.n ko,lpon tou/ patro,j( evkei/noj evxhgh,sato (John 1 BYZ)
18 Qeo.n ouvdei.j e`w,raken pw,pote\ monogenh.j qeo.j o` w'n eivj to.n ko,lpon tou/ patro.j evkei/noj evxhgh,sato (John 1 NA27)
18 Qeo.n ouvdei.j e`w,raken pw,pote monogenh.j qeo.j o` w'n eivj to.n ko,lpon tou/ patro,jŗevkei/noj evxhgh,sato (John 1 TRE)
18 qeo.n ouvdei.j e`w,raken pw,pote\ monogenh.j qeo.j o` w'n eivj to.n ko,lpon tou/ patro.j evkei/noj evxhgh,sato (John 1 WHO)
18 qeon oudeij ewraken pwpote monogenhj qeoj eij to kolpon tou patroj ekeinoj exhghsato (John 1 SCSa)
18 qeon oudeij ewraken pwpote monogenhj qeoj o wn eij ton kolpon tou patroj ekeinoj exhghsato (John 1 Alex)
18 qn oudeij ewraken pwpote monogenhj qeoj o wn eij ton kolpon tou patroj ekeinoj exhghsato (John 1 VatB)

qeoj means 'God' in Greek and ui`o,j means 'son'.

They will know too that the Holy spirit is 144,000 loyal angels as a group in the Second Holy Spirit Covenant (2HSC). It is his heavenly administration. It is his holy workforce. It is not an inanimate force. It is his wife. We would not recommend calling his wife an 'active force' - or you may find out just how active she is! These things are very straightforward. But if the reader has accepted these understandings in circumstances where he or she used to believe that God was either Jesus or was 3 in 1, then hopefully he or she is feeling overjoyed in the holy spirit at having been introduced to God's intimate family.

However, being realistic, given that the reader is human like the writer, he or she is more likely to be feeling a trifle foolish or possibly even angry that he or she has been so badly misled by his or her church into what amounts to idolatry of a non existent contrivance of man (the trinity doctrine). Isaac Newton felt similarly and became distressed to the point of near mental breakdown as a result. He was a very sincere person, a lover of the truth - see any biography such as 'The Last Sorcerer' by Michael White..

But look! The scriptures are ambiguous over the deity, the divinity, of Christ. This ambiguity has lead to the misconception of the Trinity and the misconception that Jesus is God. So that Mary is the Mother of God etc etc. The Good news for the reader, who used to believe that Jesus is God, is that Jesus was promoted when he died to actually be the god that you believed he was!. Intro19 explains that it was Satan who was the first angel that God created. He was the original firstborn of God. But he sold his firstborn angelic birthright to Michael - see U17

We have deduced from the scriptures that Jesus became  the firstborn and only begotten son of God at Pentecost on 33Nisan15, at his resurrection, after 5 hours in the Gates of Hades but not actually in Hades itself. And that he became the head of the 2nd Holy Spirit on 33Nisan16, when his father God married his second wife. Then at Pentecost on 33Sivan5, when the ransom of Adam was completed, he became divine - see intro26. For the avoidance of doubt, we will prove that we should worship two God's now, Jesus and Jehovah, for the generosity and love of the Father is so great that he has given the whole family business to the Son. Yet since the two are in union one with another, the worship of the one is presumably the worship of the other.

This does not mean that the pair of them have become a Binity!!

It does mean that we should pray to either or both of them, and worship both of them. Indeed this is really why the name of God YHWH, Jehovah, Yahweh, does not appear anywhere in the New Testament, rather, the ambiguous, Lord, which title refers to both of them, replaces it.

Who is God of whom and to which God should we pray?

To the crowds on the mount...

6 You, however, when you pray, go into your private room and, after shutting your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you.
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But when praying, do not say the same things over and over again, just as the people of the nations do, for they imagine they will get a hearing for their use of many words.
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So, do not make yourselves like them, for God your Father knows what things you are needing before ever you ask him.
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you must pray, then, this way: 
'Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified.
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Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth.
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Give us today our bread for this day;
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and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
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And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the wicked one.'

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For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you;
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whereas if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
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When you are fasting, stop becoming sad-faced like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Truly I say to you, They are having their reward in full.
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But you, when fasting, grease your head and wash your face,
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that you may appear to be fasting, not to men, but to your Father who is in secrecy; then your Father who is looking on in secrecy will repay you (Matthew 6).

In the literal meaning, 'your Father' is God. In the greater coded symbolic meaning:

Your father who is in secret/secrecy is Jehovah (because he is in secret to men)
Your father who looks on in secret/secrecy is Jesus (for those born again) (because he is not in secret to men - we have seen him)

To his disciples...

1 Now on the occasion of his being in a certain place praying, when he stopped, a certain one of his disciples said to him: Lord, teach us how to pray, just as John also taught his disciples.
2 Then he said to them: Whenever you pray, say, 'Father, let your name be sanctified. Let your kingdom come.
3 Give us our bread for the day according to the day's requirement.
4 And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone that is in debt to us; and do not bring us into temptation (Luke 11).

Since there are two gospel accounts of Jesus teaching various groups how to pray, we know by the Parallel Account Principle that there are two greater groups whom he teaches how to pray. Since in Matthew he was teaching the crowds and in Luke he was teaching his disciples, we already know what these two greater groups are more or less. If we play the usual spot the difference between Matthew 6 and Luke 11, we see that Matthew 6 mentions the will of the father being done and a delivering from evil but Luke 11 does not. This is because the particular disciples in the greater group of Luke are already delivered from evil by virtue of the blood of the Christ, and because the greater meaning of the prayer in Luke is a prayer to Jesus whose will is subordinate in will to the almighty. So here are the two prayers for the two groups. Any human can pray to God, and any disciple of Jesus, any Christian, who if adamic has Jesus as the father of Adam by ransom and if non adamic has Abraham as his father by covenant, and Abraham has Adam as the FRC and LRC blessing mediator by covenant, and Jesus again as the LRC ransomer of Adam, the father of Adam by ransom. Amen. It is as Jesus himself prophesied:

19 Therefore, in answer, Jesus went on to say to them: Most truly I say to you, The Son cannot do a single thing of his own initiative, but only what he beholds the Father doing. For whatever things that One does, these things the Son also does in like manner.
20 For the Father has affection for the Son and shows him all the things he himself does, and he will show him works greater than these, in order that you may marvel (John 5).

So he will eventually listen to prayer and accept worship as his father does. This eventuality became a reality on 33Sivan5. So those with faith in Jesus can pray to Jesus and those with faith in God can pray to God and those with faith in both can pray to both. Jehovah is the God of all those who put faith in him and worship a divine creator acceptably (through the 1AC) and Jesus is the God of all those who put faith in him and who worship him acceptably (sincere Christians).

When was John the Baptist beheaded?

24 There are 70 sevens that have been determined upon your people and upon your holy city, in order to terminate the transgression, and to finish off sin, and to make atonement for error, and to bring in righteousness for times indefinite, and to imprint a seal upon vision and prophet, and to anoint the Holy of Holies. 
25 And you should know and have the insight [that] from the going forth of [the] word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah [the] Leader, there will be 7 sevens, also 62 sevens. She will return and be actually rebuilt, with a public square and moat, but in the straits of the times. 
27 And after the 62 sevens Messiah will be cut off, with nothing for himself. And the city and the holy place the people of a leader that is coming will bring to their ruin. And the end of it will be by the flood. And until [the] end there will be war; what is decided upon is desolations. 
28 And he must keep [the] covenant in force for the many for one seven; and at the half of the seven he will cause sacrifice and gift offering to cease. And upon the wing of disgusting things there will be the one causing desolation; and until an extermination, the very thing decided upon will go pouring out also upon the one lying desolate (Daniel 9). 

Certainly Jesus, the Word, went forth to restore and rebuild Jerusalem out of the living stones of the 1NC saints on 29Tishri10 or after his 40 days in the wilderness at the start of his ministry on 29Heshvan21 (the 2NC Pentecost). But his ministry lasted for more than 69 weeks. Whereas poor old John the baptist began preaching on 29Sivan10 (the 1NC Pentecost) and was beheaded by Herod either 62 weeks or 62+7 solar weeks later. This takes us to 30Ab29 or to 30Tishri18. John was Also a messiah and he was cut off with nothing for himself quite literally!

Is worshipping Jesus Idolatry?

10 Then Jesus said to him: Go away, Satan! For it is written, It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone [monoj] you must render sacred service (Matthew 4).

8 In reply Jesus said to him: It is written, It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service (Luke 4).

But this isnít what was written in the Masoretic Hebrew text of the old testament. The Ďaloneí is not mentioned there:

13 Jehovah your God you should fear, and him you should serve, and by his name you should swear (Deuteronomy 6).

12 And now, O Israel, what is Jehovah your God asking of you but to fear Jehovah your God, so as to walk in all his ways and to love him and to serve Jehovah your God with all your heart and all your soul (Deuteronomy 10).

20 Jehovah your God you should fear. Him you should serve, and to him you should cling, and by his name you should make sworn statements (Deuteronomy 10)

But in the LXX Ďaloneí is mentioned in Deuteronomy 6:13.

13 The Lord your God you shall fear and him alone you shall render sacred service (Deuteronomy 6:13 LXX)

This was true at the time of Satan's testing of Jesus on 29Heshvan20. But it was not true after Jesus became the 2nd God on 33Sivan5.

Paul said this...

23 For this night there stood near me an angel of the God to whom I belong and to whom I render sacred service (Acts 27).

So there was only one God to whom Paul rendered sacred service in the literal meaning. But there are two Godís in the greater meaning by the Successive Descriptions Principle of the code.

When Jesus appeared to the two Mary's immediately after his resurrection we read:

9 And, look! Jesus met them and said: Good day! They approached and caught him by his feet and worshipped/did obeisance to him (Matthew 28).

10 At that I fell down before his feet to worship/do obeisance to him. But he tells me: Be careful! Do not do that! All I am is a fellow slave of you and of your brothers who have the work of witnessing to Jesus. Worship/do obeisance to God; for the bearing witness to Jesus is what inspires prophesying (Revelation 19).

8 Well, I John was the one hearing and seeing these things. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship/do obeisance before the feet of the angel that had been showing me these things.
9 But he tells me: Be careful! Do not do that! All I am is a fellow slave of you and of your brothers who are prophets and of those who are observing the words of this scroll. Worship/do obeisance to God (Revelation 22)

Now when you are clinging to someoneís feet in the cases of Revelation 19 and 22 above and Acts 10 below, it was considered worship by the angel/Peter and was therefore prohibited, so in the case of Mary and Mary in Matthew 28:9 it was worship by the No Coincidences Principle of the code.

25 As Peter entered, Cornelius met him, fell down at his feet and worshipped/did obeisance to him.
26 But Peter lifted him up, saying: Rise; I myself am also a man (Acts 10).

16 However, the eleven disciples went into Galilee to the mountain where Jesus had arranged for them,
17 and when they saw him they worshipped/did obeisance, but some doubted.
18 And Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying: All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth.
19 Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit,
20 teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. And, look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things (Matthew 28).

If he has all of Godís authority then he is also to be worshipped. Observing commandments of God and Jesus which are not contradictory is worshipping both of them.

Thomas of course was even more forthright saying:

28 In answer Thomas said to him: My Lord and my God! (John 20 NWT)
28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, My Lord and my God! (John 20 GLT)
28 Answered Thomas and he said to him The Lord of me and the God of me! (John 20 KIT)
28 apekriqh o qwmaj kai eipen autw o kurioj mou kai o qeoj mou (John 20 SCSa)
28 apekriqh qwmaj kai eipen autw o kurioj mou kai o qeoj mou (John 20 Alex)
28 apekriqh qwmaj kai eipen autw o kurioj mou kai o qeoj mou (John 20 VatB)

Jesus permitted humans to worship him only after he was resurrected and had given his angel to God on 33Nisan16, so that the deal was done. He did not actually become a God until 33Sivan5. But he was indisputable going to become one on 33Nisan16 and he was constructively going to become one on 3993Nisan14, when he gave up his angel for Adam, assuming that he would be confined to a human body (see the prodigal son - U914) and God said oh no my son - I have something else entirely in mind for you!

So now we can understand why Isaiah said of the Christ:

6 For there has been a child born to us, there has been a son given to us; and the princely rule will come to be upon his shoulder. And his name will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9).

He was to become a mighty God in the future. He became the only begotten son of God as follows. The angel Michael died on the stake. Satan committed suicide in Judas, and God allowed Satan to die as an angel at that time too. God himself then resurrected Michael, and then subsequently, Michael resurrected Satan. This then physically reversed their genealogy. David said in his song...

32 For who is a God besides Jehovah, And who is a rock besides our God? (2 Samuel).

In the literal meaning at the time of the song, nobody. In the first word symbolic meaning, after the law, by the Binary Question Principle - Jesus. 

Now dear reader, are you still dim in your mind or are you becoming bright? Have you (in the case that you have not read it elsewhere) yet asked the question:

If an angel can become a God, and if a man can become an angel, then can a man become a God?

If you have, then you are blessed, for the holy spirit has the control of those sorts of realisations.

27 In answer John said: A man cannot receive a single thing unless it has been given him from heaven. (John 3 NWT)
27 John answered and said, A man is able to receive nothing unless it has been given to him from Heaven. (John 3 GLT)