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Did Jesus allow people to worship Him on earth?

Q22: Did Jesus allow people to worship Him on earth?

Hypothesis: Did Jesus allow people to worship Him on earth?

Introduction: The Deen Show says Jesus never allowed people to worship Him as the Son of Elohim. Are there any examples of Jesus being worshipped properly, not just bending the kness in respect, but actually considering Him to be the Son of Elohim?

Method: See selected passages shown to the reader.

Conclusion: Yes Jesus allow human beings to worship Him as the Son of Elohim.

Discussion: The study details supporting the conclusion following here:-

(1) Joh 20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord "Adonay" and my God "Elohiym".

Considering the jealousy of other disciples seeing and praying with the resurrected Jesus, Thomas who fell at Jesus feet, would have worshipped Jesus as Son-Yahweh .

(2) Joh 9:35 ∂ Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God "Elohiym"? 36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord "Adonay", that I might believe on him? 37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. 38 And he said, Lord "Adonay", I believe. And he worshipped him.

The blind man certainly worshipped Jesus, and spoke kindly to Him as His Saviour.

(3) Mt 28:16 ∂ Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

In this context many doubted the resurrection concept of Jesus. Many Jews do not understand resurrection at all and consider it impossibility. If life comes from God, canít God simply give it back to you again? If you saw living proof of a human resurrection would you also not truly worship in even sense of the word?

(4) Mt 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

The wise men from the East came to see the new promised King, to give Him gifts is a tangible evidence they came to worship Him.

(5) Mt 9:18 ∂ While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

Jews generally did not believe in resurrection, so this ruler certainly was asking for a miracle, an impossible one. The bending of the knee was more than just a general sign of respect. The ruler really did worship Jesus, as the Elohiym who could raise the dead.

(6) Mt 14:32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God "Elohiym".

Whether the Greek has singular or plural terms I donít know, but Matthew was originally written in Hebrew, as all the NT books were. We have to find the original Hebrew word the LXX used when compiling the Greek NT. Notice the disciples called Jesus the Son of Elohiym.

(7) Mt 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. 24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. Mt 15:26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. 28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

Itís amazing that a lonely Canaanite lady dog worshipped Jesus more than his lost sheep of Israel, and her story shows her worship of Jesus to be deep and true, indeed the Son of Elohiym had come to praise her faith.

This concludes the study that Jesus was indeed the Son of Elohim. God bless your studies and your learning. Shalom

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