Can Muslims answer my question as to why JESUS did not reject worship from men if He is not God???
If JESUS accepts worship from men, then who are ye Muslims to say JESUS is not GOD?
The definition for GOD is a man's term and not for GOD's existence. In the realm of the Spirit, it is timeless, weightless, infinite. Earthly language is for men to understand each other and the Creator. Man calls GOD to attribute to a supreme being. But God is merely a Title and not a name. The God is one God and the Lord is One Lord. Jesus is The Lord. Satan also demand mankind to worship him, does it make Satan the God???
Prophet Paul did not make JESUS as GOD. It was JESUS Himself who accepted the worship of men as LORD AND GOD.
See these proofs:
1. Where did LORD JESUS say "Do NOT Worship Me but GOD alone"?
Angel of God advised Apostle John not to worship him but worship God.
1st Reminder by Angel
Rev 19:10 And I fell at his feet (Angel) to worship him. And he said unto me, "See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: Worship GOD: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
2nd Reminder by Angel
Rev 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
Rev 22:9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
2. How about Lord JESUS CHRIST? Did He at any time rebuke His People when they worship Him? Let's see the proof.
2.1 Baby JESUS was worshipped as King of the JEWS.
Mat 2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born KING of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Mat 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.
Okay, you can say Lord JESUS was young and He could not advise people not to worship Him. Let's see when He was older, did He stop people from worshipping Him? That is the question which all Muslims should ask about it.
2.2 Lord JESUS cleansed the leper - a kind of skin cancer
Mat 8:2 And, behold, there came a leper and Worshipped Him, saying, "Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean."
Mat 8:3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Note: If that leper had sinned by worshipping JESUS, then why He did not rebuke him for worshipping Him but proceeded to heal him? If he had committed a sin for the act of worship, he would be rebuked just like the Angel of God rebuked Apostle John for the worship he made at the feet of the angel.
2.3 Ruler came to worship JESUS but He did not rebuke the man for worshipping Him. Why???
Mat 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."
2.4 The Disciples of JESUS worshipped Him without being rebuked.
Mat 14:32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
Mat 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and Worshipped Him, saying, "Of a truth thou art the Son of God."
2.5 After His resurrection, the disciples continued to Worship JESUS without being rebuked as the words of JESUS was an encouragement and not for rebuking.
Mat 28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and Worshipped him.
Mat 28:10 Then said Jesus unto them, "Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me."
2.6 Apostle Thomas worshipped JESUS with 2 titles My Lord and My God without being rebuked
John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, "My Lord and my God. "
John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, "Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. "
3. LORD JESUS asked for the same honour to be accorded to Him even as one accord the honour to His FATHER GOD.
John 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
John 5:23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
If you honour JESUS the Son of GOD, you have to praise Him and obey His commandments, not by lips service only.
4. Muslims are anti-Christs for rebelling against the Doctrines of JESUS CHRIST. KING JESUS, KING OF ISRAEL will fight anti-Christs on the Last Day and shall triumph over every one of them.
John 1:49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the KING of Israel.
John 12:13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the KING of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
All people of JESUS' time worshipped HIM and they called Him "KING OF ISRAEL".
MUSLIMS all condemn the Nation of ISRAEL who is Headed by the Spiritual KING, KING JESUS. So who is rebelling and fighting KING JESUS, KING OF ISRAEL???
5. Worship with lips and Mouth is not what God Almighty wants from His worshippers but to TRUST & OBEY His commandments and His doctrines, not the fables of men and the commandments of men - Imams. Your Heart have to be close with GOD by the sprinkling of the Blood of JESUS.
Mat 15:8 This People draweth nigh unto me with their Mouth, and honoureth Me with their lips; but their Heart is far from me.
Mat 15:9 But in vain they do Worship Me, Teaching (instead) Doctrines the Commandments of Men.
LORD JESUS has 2 witnesses for all His teachings and words spoken by Him can be accepted as evidence under the Law. His words are Doctrines and Laws of God.
John 8:17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
John 8:18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
Muslims have to explain as to why LORD JESUS did not rebuke any people who worshipped Him while He was on earth. So who permitted LORD JESUS to be worshipped as GOD: PAUL or JESUS?