Worshipping Jesus and the Trinitarian Argument

Trinitarians believe, among many things, that Jesus has always been the Supreme deity—LORD God Almighty—while at the same time believing that Jesus was and/or is fully a man. They reject the possibility that Jesus could simply be a second Adam, a unique creation of God, by using the argument that “creature worship” is forbidden by the Bible and then noting that Jesus is worshipped in the Bible. Using Romans 1:25, they argue that those who worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator, are unlearned ones who walk in darkness, and that “creature worship” will result in God’s wrath:

Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse; for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles. (Romans 1:20-23, RSV)

The creature worship that Paul describes as being foolish is the worship of “images resembling mortal man or birds or animals of reptiles.” Paul is essentially summarizing what the Mosaic Law says about graven images:

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Author: Philip P. Kapusta

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Bible reference(s): Psalm 2:11-12, Gen 23:7, Gen 33:3, Gen 42:6, Exo 18:7, Ruth 2:10, 1 Sam 20:41, 1 Sam 24:8, 1 Sam 25:23, 1 Sam 28:14, 2 Ki 2:15, Dan 2:46, 1 Chr 29:20, Rev 3:9, Rev 4:8, Revelation 5:9, Revelation 5:12, Revelation 5:13, Matthew 4:10, Mat 2:2, Matt. 2:8, Matthew 2:11, Matthew 8:2, Matthew 9:18, Matthew 14:33, Matthew 15:25, Matt. 20:20, Matthew 28:9, Matthew 28:17, Mark 5:6, Mar 5:33, Mar 7:25, Mark 15:19, Luk 8:41, , Luke 24:52, John 9:38, Joh 11:32, Romans 14:11, Phi 2:10-11, Heb 1:6, Revelation 7:10, Revelation 7:17

Source: Philip P. Kapusta

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