Studying the scriptures, we’d do well to note that in all the ages/generations where messengers were sent by GOD _e.g, Moses, Elijah, Samuel, Jonah, Isaiah, etc_ to the people, there was no record that the people turned the messengers into “gods” and began to worship them..
(When it almost happened with Paul, there was an immediate rebuke)
..But in this present age/generation, it’s an entirely different story.
We’ve turned the messenger _Jesus Christ_ into a “god” to be worshipped, removing our gaze from the GOD who Jesus Christ himself came to tell us about and connect us back to… #SMHPathetically
_No wonder the popes/general overseers/prophets/etc of this age built upon this error and thus also turned themselves into deities to be worshipped by their gullible and ignorant followers_ #SMHPATHETICALLY
[Not even the Muslims turned their messenger “Mohammad” into a “god” to be worshipped…]
And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation WISER than the children of light.
That’s what Jesus Himself told those with working ears to do ~ John 4:24
Nowhere did Jesus tell anyone to worship Him.
It’s as simple as that!
4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, WORSHIP THE FATHER.
4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall WORSHIP THE FATHER in spirit and in truth: FOR THE FATHER SEEKETH SUCH to WORSHIP HIM.
4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him MUST WORSHIP HIM in spirit and in truth.
Take very good note of verse 23b ~ “The Father SEEKETH such to worship Him!” NOT “I Jesus seek such to worship me”.
It is THE FATHER that is seeking the worship, not Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ never said “worship me”; He directed all worship to GOD The Father.
Anyone doing otherwise is doing so at their own detriment!