I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things.
And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship at
the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
9And he said to me, "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." Revelation
The scriptures make it pretty clear that a
Christian is not to fall down to worship at the feet
of anyone or anything other than God. Here the
angel says to John:
not do that.
- I am
a fellow servant:
- of yours,
- of your brethren the prophets, and of
- those who heed the words of this book.
Who Are We to Worship?
The angel did not accept the worship of John.
The angel knew the commandments of God...that the
only one who may be the object of worship is God
shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness
of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath
or in the water under the earth. 5"You
shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the
LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the
iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the
third and the fourth generations of those who hate
Me, 6but showing lovingkindness to
thousands, to those who love Me and keep My
commandments. Exodus 20:4-6 (NAS)
...for you shall not worship
any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous,
is a jealous God-- Exodus 34:14 (NAS)
"And it shall come about if you
ever forget the LORD your God, and go after other
gods and serve them and worship them, I testify
against you today that you shall surely perish.
Deuteronomy 8:19 (NAS)
Again, the devil took Him to a
very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms
of the world, and their glory; 9and he
said to Him, "All these things will I give You, if
You fall down and worship me." 10Then
Jesus said to him, "Begone, Satan! For it is
written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and
serve Him only.'" Matthew 4:8-10 (NAS)
The Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
Colossians 2:9 refers to God as "Deity" or
the "Godhead" (from the Greek word "Theotes"
in Him (Jesus) all the fulness of Deity dwells in
bodily form, Colossians 2:9 (NAS)
This Deity or Godhead is represented by the
Father, the Son (Jesus) and God's Spirit (the Holy
Spirit). Throughout scripture you see the
worship of God the Father. In addition...when
Jesus was on the earth, He accepted the worship of
others (e.g., at Jesus' birth in Matthew 2:12, on the
sea in Matthew 14:33, after His resurrection in
Matthew 28:9, 17)
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