Your Answer:  Told John No

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New American Standard Version of the BibleAnd 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 22:8-9 (NAS)

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:

  • Do 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.
  • Worship God.

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 himself.

New American Standard Version of the Bible"You 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" meaning divinity):

New American Standard Version of the BibleFor 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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