2 comments on “Should Christ Be ‘Worshipped’? If So, In What Way?

  1. I do sincerely appreciate this explanation or differentiating of Worship with regards to God and Christ. I personally agree on this too.

    But I stand to object to this viewpoint that Jehovah’s witnesses play down on Jesus in their ministry. As a former Pentecostal and presently one of Jehovah’s witnesses, I have come to see deep reasons why certain things are operated as seen from their standpoint.

    It has been in the attitude of the Lord Jesus to distract from merely lip servicing him and giving him accolades that are not critical to gaining God’s approval. What I mean is, at one instance he said “Not everyone saying to me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter into the Kingdom of the Heavens but those doing the Will of my Father…”

    Also he corrected a Woman who was swept off by his profound wisdom when she said “Blessed is the Woman whose breasts you sucked…”. This was a great opportunity to give grounds to Mary’s adoration. But Jesus rather directed attention to ” those who hear these words and put it into practice.” Luke 11:27,28

    From this background, I understand the Christ to not be interested in just identifying him as Lord or physically pouring adoration to him. He later said “You are my friends if you do what I command.” John 15:14

    If Jehovah’s witnesses are found by Jesus not to be physically consumed with pouring accolades to him or shedding open tears for him to people’s delight but are up and doing with his directives, this indeed is Worship and the due honor to the Christ. Nothing better. No wonder judgement day will be full of surprises against many who thought they were really serving the Lord Jesus. We all need to recheck our commitment to the words of Jesus.

    • True. Jehovah’s Witness behavior reminds me of that of the first woman. She desired to circumvent God’s arrangement, bypass her head and mediator, and become a law into herself choosing what is right and wrong….becoming a god unto herself.

      The so-called governing body rejects the only Mediator and only Head, Jesus Christ. They exclude him from their teaching as much as they can.

      I can remember the ‘canned’ prayers offered at the close of their meetings that ended with the cursory phrase, “In Jesus’ name…” It was as if they used his name to cosign their thoughts and do not see the Lord standing before God as High Priest mediating as they pray.

      Thank you for your comment!

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