Heb. 1:2-3 Proof we should worship Jesus?

by NikL 9 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • NikL

    JW.ORG believes that Jesus is NOT God but a separate entity.
    Let's go with that for the time being.
    In the referenced scriptures the writer of Hebrews says that Jesus "sustains all things by the word of his power" and has been "appointed heir of all things".
    So, even if Jesus IS NOT part of a Trinity, he is the heir. Just like Queen Elizabeth was the heir to the throne from her Father King George VI.
    Once he is "heir of all things", all things become HIS.
    He also sustains "all things" through his word.
    In light of these scriptures alone it seems to me he deserves our worship.
    He certainly deserves more than JW.ORG are inclined to give him.

  • Betheliesalot

    The unknown hebrew scholars that secretly interpret the bible more correctly fixed this interpretation problem by simply changing "his" son to "a" son and all the publishers spred this "new" truth as gospel. They do like to make the bible so simple that anyone that reads their bible will agree with them, after all they are gods organization that dispenses meet in due season...(sarcasm inserted here)

  • Vanderhoven7

    Pastor Russell taught thst Jesus was entitled to real worship. That all changed in 1954 when Jesus somehow lost that entitlement.

  • cofty

    The oldest song books contained many words of praise addressed to Jesus.

  • Bad_Wolf

    Everything all changed when Rutherford slowly turned Jehovah and Jesus into himself, and then his successors.

  • slimboyfat

    It depends what you mean by worship. Even some evangelicals point out that the first Christians didn’t worship Jesus.

    For example James Dunn points out that while Jesus receives “worship” in the NT, only the Father receives “sacred service”.


  • 2+2=5

    Worship or obeisance can be used, depending on whatever doctrine is being supported.

    The WTS likes to keep things flexible. It’s called translating, silly.

  • Vanderhoven7

    Part of honouring the Son as the Father is honoured includes worship, praise and petition.

  • jwundubbed

    Using a spiritual/religous text to determine if you should worship their G/god...

    At best that is a circular argument. At worst... just really dumb. I mean... think about it.

    But let's say we go with your example. If it is the same as a royal heir to rulership... people respect Prince Charles but they don't refrain from turning their backs on him or give him any of the other behaviors only given to the ruler of England because he isn't the ruler of England yet. So, by your own example, Jesus shouldn't be worshiped until he takes over the rulership... and thus becomes God himself.

  • Ray Frankz
    Ray Frankz

    The problem with the Trinity concept is that is just like any other WT madeup belief( like earth paradise, or 144.000)

    Is there scriptures that indicates this? Yes.

    Does the general context indicate this? No.

    Would it be nice if it did? Yes.

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