Feb 17 2019
We continue from where we previously left off.
In this particular rebuttal we are going to see how the very writings, which Muslim polemicists cite to disprove Jesus’ divinity on the grounds that he worshiped God, actually depict Christ as an object of religious devotion. In other words, we shall provide evidence from these same inspired documents that Jesus is given the same worship that is given to God the Father.
The Honor and Worship Jesus Receives in the Gospel of John
Note, for instance, what Christ says about receiving the exact same honor that is given to the Father:
“The Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all men should honor the Son, JUST AS they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.” John 5:22-23
Pay careful to the fact that Jesus did not say that people are to honor him as a prophet or a messenger, or even as they would their parents. Rather, Christ expressly says that everyone must show him the same honor which they render to the Father. Since we have already seen in John 4:23-24 that one of the ways of honoring the Father is to worship him, this means that everyone is required to also worship the Son. More on this issue shortly. More