Monday, March 5, 2018
What is worship? Noun - the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity; "the worship of God." Verb - show reverence and adoration for (a deity); honor with religious rites.
In Matthew 4:8-10, Jesus and satan have a conversation; Jesus has been fasting for 40 days and nights and then satan shows up. After tempting Jesus with food and power, satan lastly offers him worldly gain and fame, in exchange for worship. Jesus declared that God alone is to be worshipped.
Satan has desired worship, since before he was cast out of heaven. It is only, when one has the spirit of satan that they desire to be worshipped; to be exalted above God or in place of God. We see in the following texts of Scripture, ways that describe satan’s desire for worship. Isaiah 14:12-14; II Thessalonians 2:3-4.
Unfortunately, when a great deal of power is concentrated in one place, it appears that the desire to be worshipped is almost inevitable. It is sad that this happened within the confines of the Christian church, during the early period of the papal institution.
I am saddened to share that there are those who have declared the Pope to be “God on earth”. None of the popes have denied the title, or the title “Vicar of Christ” or “Holy Father”. The true Vicar of Christ is the Holy Spirit, John 14:16-18. He is the true comforter, like unto Christ.
Again, I encourage you to read all of the links; they may be shocking, but they are still filled with the truth. It is the truth that will make you free, and nothing else, John 8:32. Be blessed!