Again, a similar thought pattern as the other points on "lord" and "god", trinitarians teach Yahushua was Worshiped, therefore he is YHWH.
Once again, what is worshiped does not mean it is YHWH.
Many idols are worshiped but those are not YHWH.
I'm sure that is obvious, but I have stated it to get it out of the way, and you can agree that other things are able to be worshiped.
The misconception here comes from that they think those in the truth would never worship anything other than YHWH, so then if the Messiah was not YHWH he would have not let people worship him.
So they ask, why would he let people worship him if he was not YHWH?
The bible shows other things being worshiped in a way that shows it can be perfectly fine to worship Yahushua, just not as the most high Elohim, and the modern definitions and world views on the word worship are misleading people from understanding the Biblical word "worship" and it's usage.
1st thing to ask is, why do they think Yahushua being worshiped proves he is YHWH?
Again today, people have this idea about the word that it's something only done to YHWH, but that modern idea is not Biblical, but assumed.
Worship is another word with various meanings that we need to be aware of to understand the context of some places, and not allow a modern world view cause confusion.
Many people are doing worship to things, and they're not even aware.
If I bow before someone honoring them, I am worshiping them.
Many people worship images, and perform the literal definition of worship, yet they have actually convinced themselves and others they're not worshiping them.
(Don't honor images and idols!)
Worship's English definition is to revere something and show honor for it.
Shacha(שחה) is the Hebrew word that our English bibles translates to worship, it's meaning is to bow or fall down.
It is translated to worship in the "old testament" of the KJV 99 times, to bow 31 times, to bow down 18 times, obeisance 9 times, reverence 5 times, fall down 3 times, "themselves" 2 times, stoop 1 time, crouch 1 time.
While there is no command to worship ONLY YHWH, we are still taught what is good to worship and what is not good to worship.
People can indeed unknowingly make for themselves many idols that they're worshiping, such as sport athletes and celebrities.
If those athletes and celebrities were humble, they would not allow people to "worship" them, as they would realize they're no better than anyone else and are also just a brother or sister to everyone else.
We must not place things in high up places that have no place there, and we must not honor anything more than YHWH, as if it was anywhere near his level.
Here is a scripture where a woman worships the king;
2 Samuel 14:4 "And when the woman of Tekoah spoke to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and she worshipped and said, Help O king"
Here is another scripture where YHWH's people worship him AND king David. King David also was a messiah of YHWH;
1 Chronicles 29:20 "And David said to all the congregation, Now bless YHWH your Elohim, And all the congregation blessed YHWH Elohim of their fathers, and bowed down their heads and worshiped YHWH and the king"
Here is a scripture from the psalms seemingly saying to worship the king, and possibly as well enlightening us showing we "worship" our lord/master;
Psalm 45:11 "So shall the king greatly desire your beauty, since he is your Lord, worship him"
Here is an interesting scripture where some are told that others will come worship before their feet.
I'm not certain if they will worship towards the people whose feet they're before, or just worship before their feet.;
Revelation 3:9 "Behold I will make them of the synagogue of the Satan which say they are Jews and are not, but do lie, behold I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you"
This next verse is the very one that inspired the name of this website since it stuck in my head.
The scripture says Joshua worships him;
Joshua 5:14 "And it came to pass when Joshua was by Yericho that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, Are you for us or for our adversaries? And he said, No but as captain of the host of YHWH am I now come, And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and did worship and said to him, What said my Lord to his servant? And the captain of the host of YHWH said to Joshua, Loose your shoe from off your foot for the place where on you stand is holy, And Joshua did so"
So while I do not know all things concerning these matters, the Bible gives us examples of others being worshiped, and I see no reason why we should be expected to accept man invented trinity doctrines because someone revered Yahushua the son of YHWH, our King.
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