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is God truly worthy of our worship?

  1. Felixedet2000 profile image57
    Felixedet2000posted 5 years ago

    This question is aim at comparing people's opinion about God, do you feel that he is fair to all or has favorite whom he cares for more than others,  what is your view on God?

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My view is that he gets entirely too much exposure on writing sites.

      1. Felixedet2000 profile image57
        Felixedet2000posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Is it remotely connected with the fact that he is everything that there is?

        1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
          MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Do you not have children, or a spouse, or... well... any type of life at all?  It is okay to live your life for your religion while still having some sort of personality and individuality.

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            brotheryochananposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yah. Even though that personality and individuality needs some tweaking.
            Living our lives is subjective as He becomes the center of our lives and often He wants us to do things that we do not want to do.

            Family is a good thing and softens the heart and wires the being for feelings and empathy. People never having experienced love nor children live a much more dismal life. Life is harder for them but families are a plus indeed.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      "is God truly worthy of our worship?"

      He cares as much about us worshiping Him, as you would care about an anthill worshiping you.

    3. A Troubled Man profile image61
      A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's a very good question to ask the starving who pray for food and the tv evangelist who prays for mo' money.

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        brotheryochananposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        What if Jwala my sponsor child in India prayed for schooling and she got schooling?

        Do you really think evangelists pray for more money?

        you are ridiculous in your tailor made assumptions.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Of course He is worthy of worship.
      He is the only being in existence that is worthy of worship.
      Is He fair, you ask?
      He came to earth in the form of Jesus, who died for all mankind.  That's more than fair; it's pure Love.
      Yes, truly, He is worthy!

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        brotheryochananposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Beautiful!

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      Virgil Newsomeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You failed when you mentioned you are after people's opinion of God.

      Here is why.  My opinion of God does not change who God is just as your opinion does not change who He is.  God is God and has always been God.  He will always be God regardless of our opinions.

      God is indeed worthy of worship but not vain worship.  He is worthy of worship in spirit and in truth.

      1. A Troubled Man profile image61
        A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Seems more like believers opinions of God are all that exists.

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          brotheryochananposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Its the only real reality there is smile

      2. Felixedet2000 profile image57
        Felixedet2000posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        We live not just for our-self but for others as well.
        Tell someone else what you believe in and you will get to know what they believe, this is one way i have come to know what you believe.

    6. Jesus was a hippy profile image60
      Jesus was a hippyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Can I assume you are talking about the bible god of all? I dont think the bible god is worthy of worship from anyone. He is petty, vindictive, jealous, unfair, cruel, and orst of all, genocidal.

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        brotheryochananposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Of course you speak from an outsiders point of view and a cynical one at that. You really must ask yourself How can these people worship a God like what I see?
        The only answer is, 'what you see is incorrect'.

    7. Dave Mathews profile image61
      Dave Mathewsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Here is a better question. Are we really worthy of God's attention and all that God does to improve our lives?

      1. The Stages Of ME profile image79
        The Stages Of MEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I like that answer ~  We learn from every trial and success ~ I suppose this is why he balances His delivery ~ His Grace is sufficient ~ The CROSS makes Him thoroughly worth all of my worship and praise.  I just believe that if I am given something tough  or  given something positive that I will learn or move to the next point in my life.  So I believe God is fair and all loving and worthy most assuredly worthy of my devotion smile

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          brotheryochananposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Nice post

          The cross.... so very important.
          brilliant!!!!

    8. brandasaur profile image60
      brandasaurposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It depends on your religion and beliefs. For me, yes He is worthy. But lets keep our minds open from those people who dont have any God or dont believe to any God.

      God can only give guidance, mercy and love. But we have to work for the things we need, choose the right decision, etc. Its not about praying for money then KACHING! after 24 hours, you already have a money! hehe

  2. Chaotic Chica profile image76
    Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago

    My question to is this-could you not find every conceivable answer in the hundreds of posts before or why else would you choose to start ANOTHER thread in the religious forums just to talk about the exact same things that have been discussed over and over in the others?

    1. Felixedet2000 profile image57
      Felixedet2000posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If you read the note you'll have a clearer picture of the question, it is related to God being fair to all, well in your own personal opinion is he very fair to all?
      I don't believe for the fact that may be this question has been ask before, doesn't in any way make this one to be any less relevant, in any case, the question and the notes/details about the question will not exactly be the same, hope we agree to disagree here.

      1. Chaotic Chica profile image76
        Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Within the realms of many of the other threads this question has indeed been discussed but I suppose that is really here nor there.  These threads tend to attract antagonisers and ignorants who feed off of the negative energy created by the opposition and that is what I find so exasperating.  I do not understand the mentality that encourages such angry interaction. That sais, I always agree to disagree.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Let's you and I dump this joint and clear out of here...

          1. Chaotic Chica profile image76
            Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            wink and just where shall we go?

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              To the nearest temple, to worship together? lol

  3. OutWest profile image60
    OutWestposted 5 years ago

    Of course He is worthy. A being that has the ability to create us and our universe should be worshipped.

    1. A Troubled Man profile image61
      A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Why?

      1. OutWest profile image60
        OutWestposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I told you...He created us.  For a being to have that ability you should not only respect but worship

        1. A Troubled Man profile image61
          A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Why should I worship?

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            brotheryochananposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Because in spite of all your bad mouthing God and preaching false messages and insults that you swing about at every opportunity, if you just merely ask, your life and attitude will be changed 100% around because that is the loving ability of God toward all humans and after you realize that you now have entrance into another life you cannot imagine you will indeed be grateful and we will have rest from your bickering snide insults - oh wait that last part is why i should worship lol

            1. A Troubled Man profile image61
              A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, I can see how loving your attitude is after becoming born again. Will you be apologizing for these malicious hateful words?

              You, more than anyone here provides ample reasons not to worship your god.

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                brotheryochananposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                An honest answer is still an honest answer.
                As Jesus called the antagonizers of his time whited sepulchers and vipers i have refrained from using those words where applicable.
                If i do not seem overly concerned about you that is because the dust has been shaken from my shoes.

                1. A Troubled Man profile image61
                  A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Unbelievable. You would have made an excellent leader of the Crusades and the Inquisitions using Jesus to spread hatred and malice everywhere all the while being justified in your beliefs and actions.

                  No, Jesus would have never said the words you said about Earnest.

                  An honest answer? How utterly cruel and vindictive. I am aghast.

                  It's a very good thing we aren't allowed to tell you how we really feel about you.

                  Volumes could be written. Servers would crash.

                  1. Castlepaloma profile image24
                    Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Down, down guys!

                    What ever brotheryochanan (grandmotherly) did, let karma or GOD get him for that

    2. Captain Redbeard profile image59
      Captain Redbeardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If a man is cloned in a lab should the clone worship the scientist?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Absolutely! In fact, I've got some cottage cheese bacteria in the refrigerator right now that is worshiping me as we speak.

        1. Captain Redbeard profile image59
          Captain Redbeardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol With all its rich aromas aye?

          1. paradigmsearch profile image85
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            The poor things. They are soon to find out what a pr**k god I can be. They've done nothing wrong. They've never hurt anybody. And yet they are soon to die a horrible death. It really is so totally unfair.

            1. Captain Redbeard profile image59
              Captain Redbeardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              lollollollol

  4. Captain Redbeard profile image59
    Captain Redbeardposted 5 years ago

    Well that's kind of a trick question isn't it? The bible says that he has beings that are in a continual state of worship and have been since they were created that sit at his throne. So if we were created to worship we would have already been because we already have a written example of what beings to worship look like when he creates them.

    As far as "mankind" worshiping God, what does that mean? How did Adam worship God? I have never read where he broke out into song or danced before the lord or anything like that.

    I like to think that all people are like different colors of glass, red, blue, green whatever. The light that shines through the window however is light, the same light that shines thru the blue glass is the same that shines through the green or red thus creating a rainbow of color. So in regaurds to worship, what does that look like? What I view as worship some might view as it not being worship. Beyond that that place of worship that is in the heart of man is born of redemption, we have no understanding of worshipping him for any other reason. The angels in heaven worship him for being him, they can't even fathom the idea of redemption or praising him from that stand point just as we can't understand their hearts originating point of worship.

    The topic of worship is far deeper than, "Is he worth it, is he fair to all." What is fair? Do you get to judge what is fair and just? All the faliures in your life and bad choices automaticly disqualify you from being able to make that kind of judgement. Fair, we don't even know what that means.

    A man is arrested for stealing bread because he is starving. The sentence is death, he stole, should he be held responsible? Perhaps the people should be held responsible for letting the man go hungry and forcing him into the situation to steal his food. Then again maybe it's the king's fault for implementing such high taxes as to bring this man so low and unable to afford a standerd of living that keeps him from stealing.....Whats fair? A uprising against the king? A plea for his release with the support of the community? Maybe death is the right answer, up hold the letter of the law and people will work harder in fear of the judgement. Is that fair? To have obedience born of fear? What is fair and who judges if that fairness is right?

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      brotheryochananposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Nice post

  5. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I'd give Him a high-five, but that's probably about it. Then again, if He was in the mood to do some favors...

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      chocolate-recipesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      "This question is aim at comparing people's opinion about God, do you feel that he is fair to all or has favorite whom he cares for more than others,  what is your view on God?"
      In answer to your question - yes, God is truly worthy of our worship. I think we all forget one thing and that is He created the heavens and the earth and all that is within. therefore whether we like it or not, we are His by creation.
      When we make things, we know that we have the right to do as we please with those things, right? Doesn't that privilege extend to God as well?

      The Bible does say that there is coming a day when He will finish everything up on this Earth and then He will create a new Heaven and a new Earth. Our choice is we can worship Him and be a part of the new Earth or not. Both have their own consequences.

      People all across the world continuously search for love. God is love and yet, generally speaking, we won't let Him love us! Weird, right?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Absolutely. And he accomplishes this by using what we call randomness and probability.

        1. Captain Redbeard profile image59
          Captain Redbeardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I think Adam being in Gods image and us being in Adams image means we are a little more determined to do things the hard way. Even if that means letting someone love us, be it God, our parents, spouse or friend.

      2. A Troubled Man profile image61
        A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        While that belief is certainly up for debate, it is not a reason to worship something.



        Do we expect worship from the things we make? Should the things we make worship us?



        So, now you're saying there are consequences to not worshiping? Should there be consequences if the things we make do not worship us?

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          brotheryochananposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          hahahah
          totally without any thought at all.
          Truly this is primitive ranting at its finest!

          "Do we expect worship from the things we make?"
          Christians don't make things, God does. We ask him to bless the works of our hands and when things are finished, we thank him for helping, guiding, teaching, inspiring us.

          "Should the things we make worship us?"
          Utterly ridiculous. Such sound reasoning lol
          What have we made: Something that is not alive.
          What does God make?   NEW people. NEW lives.

          "Should there be consequences if the things we make do not worship us?"
          IF you made a new person or a persons life better you would like some thanks for that wouldn't you? Of course not lol.

          "consequences to not worshiping"
          consequences for not attending for dinner on time? consequences for not putting oil in your car when it needed it?
          My dear, dear friend, do not be surprised that there are consequences for ALL sorts of things. Consequences to the good and consequences to the bad. Consequences in the natural and consequences in the spiritual.

  6. rLcasaLme profile image48
    rLcasaLmeposted 5 years ago

    Indeed. God deserves worship. He revealed Himself and reached out to us, saved us. Why give Him praise and worship? Because an all powerful, all Holy God, creator of the universe condescended, stooped down and became flesh in the personality of Jesus to save us from sin and be with Him for all eternity. This sentences might have been said many times already that it no longer has substance for some, but for me, this is stil an understatement. It really didn't get what exactly how I feel about God.

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      brotheryochananposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Beautiful post!
      Amazingly stated
      profoundly accurate.
      I'll praise God for that!

  7. rLcasaLme profile image48
    rLcasaLmeposted 5 years ago

    Suppose for only at this moment, we all believe in God, we all know He exists. Try not to think only for this moment that you don't believe in God. Then consider the question - "Why would He not deserve worship?"

  8. TMMason profile image63
    TMMasonposted 5 years ago

    God alone is worthy of worship.

    Must be a sad, cold, lonely existence, to think this is it, there is no more, and you matter not.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Only a truly sad individual would think that there "needs" to be more. wink

    2. A Troubled Man profile image61
      A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      So terribly sorry for your plight. I on the other hand in no way could ever envision our earth as a "sad, cold and lonely" place to live, nor do I not matter to family and friends, quite the contrary in fact.

      Hope you come out of your funk, soon.

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      Muldaniaposted 5 years ago

      If God really exists, and if He is the loving father the Christian religion would have us believe, then He certainly would be deserving of our love and praise.  However, it is the idea that God created mankind with the purpose of having creatures to worship Him that I have difficullty with.

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        brotheryochananposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        its like this

        You go to a football game and your team is winning and there is 10 seconds left, your main player intercepts the opposing teams throw and runs all the way to the enemy goal to win the game!
        You jump up and down you hollar you get all excited and you say things like...
        man did you see so and so go! what a play! that man is fantastic!

        God is far more fantastic and he always shoots and scores and (hahaha) he always comes through in the last 10 seconds lol.

        Look at it this way using the same example above...
        Your main player wins the game and you just sit there, silent, not moving.
        your face is sallow, your emotions cold. You get up and go to the car and drive home.

        Did you really enjoy the game? Was your experience full?

        God asks us to praise him so that our joy in Him may be experienced.

        enjoy

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      brotheryochananposted 5 years ago

      This question is aim at comparing people's opinion about God, do you feel that he is fair to all or has favorite whom he cares for more than others,  what is your view on God?

      Is God fair to all?

      God is God. He has passions like we do. He experienced a fleshly body. His concerns are about the next life, therefore this life must be so nothing to God, a trivial amount of time like the bible says, yet so very long to us. We see things from our perspective, not His.
      God is only concerned about what people do about Him. If we starve along the way He is always there to help us. If we call out to Him, He always hears. If we desire to know Him, He will reveal Himself. This is the purpose of the God of the bible throughout the world. Is He fair? For those who come to know Him in whatever situation they were in, ask them and they will say, He is fair. To those who went through bad situations and did not know Him they will say He is unfair. Fair is subjective and objectively based.

      Does God have a favorite?

      Yes. Those that know Him, obviously and yet all people are favorites, even them that do not know Him, because He died for all that they might be saved. God is busy in everyones' life, coming to them at points in their life, listening to them. In their denials, rejections or acceptations of Him and then dealing to each what they want according to what they say because this is intrinsic value and not instrumental value.

      What is my view on God?

      God is through all things, around all things and holds all things together and this includes the cosmos, our universe and planet as well as peoples lives. He deals with us as fragile beings with intrinsic value. He wants to be in our lives so intimately and so passionately that he will strive with a person until that person has no chance of salvation and then pull the plug. Is this love? absolutely.

      * PLEASE note: for those who like to pick at little areas just for argument sake, this third paragraph is meant in general terms. I realize there are things undiscussed that could use elaboration but I did not feel inclined. So if you have a question please bring it in the form of a question and not some arrogant 'oh but you are wrong broyo' statement.
      Thankyou smile

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        Muldaniaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The difficulty with worshipping God, is that as humans we need to have personal experience of something to be able to know what it is we mean by it.  God cannot be sensed by the human senses in any way.  He cannot be seen, heard, felt or touched, but only believed in.  This is not the same as having proof that He exists.  And even for those who do believe, they have different ideas of what God or the gods are.

    5. Vapid Maven profile image61
      Vapid Mavenposted 5 years ago

      Base on what occurs in world society no god who people proclaim to be "Loving and Forgiving" deserve any kind of worship.

     
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