1stjohn0666 wrote:Isa 48:15,16 is YHVH speaking, Jesus is shown as being sent from YHVH God. Clearly Jesus is not YHVH.
How can you worship Jesus if He is effectively "below" God the Father as you are putting it?
Here is a "trinitarian" link, that will enlighten you as I am in agreement with the facts. http://www.xenos.org/essays/worship.htm
The saints are "worshiped" Rev 3:9
Abigail "worshiped" David,1 Sam 25:23.
Both YHWH and the king are "worshiped" 1 Chron 29:20
"woship" is an elastic term. We as Christians are to put God first and give him the "worship" he deserves.
As for being "prayed" to, both Jesus and the Father are prayed to!! If being prayed to is a claim that you are God... then the nation of Israel must be God Isa 45:14
Rev 5:11-13 "Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
John 14:13 "Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son." There is NO argument that it is correct to pray to Jesus!!