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Worship God and Him Only

I read an interesting argument recently. The person said that worshipping Jesus Christ is breaking the first commandment – to have no other gods before Him - the One true God. I can see how this might be confusing to some. It requires Bible study and enlightenment through the Holy Spirit to understand that worshipping Jesus Christ is in fact worshipping God.

The Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – Three in One – is a hard thing for many to understand and as difficult to explain. I will not attempt that here. I will, however explain why I worship Jesus Christ with no worry of breaking this all important first Commandment.

These prophecies, and more, were fulfilled centuries later in the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Let’s look into the life of Jesus.

For more understanding, read Colossians 1:15-16 and 2:9, Titus 2:13-14, John 1:29 and Revelation 5:13-14 for other true statements of Jesus’ deity.
Wait! The most important message of this article is not that I am obedient to the first commandment by being Christian. I can’t always be obedient to that commandment or to any of the others. Don’t get me wrong – I try. However, in my humanity, on my own, I am not good. I slip up in my obedience all the time.

I put other things in God’s place. I often let other things take first place in my life- if only for a short time. It may be financial security, possessions, my children or grandchildren, or my physical comfort. It may be doing what I decide to do instead of what God has called me to. Each one of these is worshipping someone or something other than God.

That is the great thing about knowing for certain that Jesus Christ is God. It is only through this belief and through faith in Him that I know I am forgiven for the breaking of the first commandment and the breaking of many others. The reason that God came to us embodied in flesh and lived among us -the reason He died on the cross, was in the grave three days, and resurrected to take His rightful place at the side of the Father - is so that I can be forgiven my many offenses. It was for my salvation and eternal life – and it was for yours. Believe and have no doubt that Jesus Christ is God – the author and perfecter of our faith.

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