Jesus Christ



3. Do the angels of God worship Jesus?




Yes, they do, because this is what God commands them to do, as it is written: “And let all the angels of God worship him” (Hebrews 1:6).

While John was on the island that is called Patmos, because of the word of God, one day he was in the Spirit and saw and heard many things. Among the things he saw, he saw the angels worshiping Jesus, as he wrote: “And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing” (Revelation 5:11-12). Therefore the fact that Jesus is worshiped by the angels confirms that He is God, for according to the law only God is worthy to be worshiped, as it is written: “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Matthew 4:10; cf. Deuteronomy 6:13). Therefore, since the angels in heaven worship Jesus, we also do a right thing when we worship Him because we do the will of God which is done in heaven. Know this, that when we worship Jesus Christ, the Son of God, we do not commit the sin of idolatry, as some claim, because Jesus is truly God, He is one with His Father, coeternal with Him. If it was wrong to worship Jesus, Jesus would have rebuked His disciples and the women when they all worshipped Him (Matthew 28:17,9). However, He did not rebuke them at all, rather He accepted their adoration because He knew He was God. We also know that He is God; the Spirit of God, who is the truth and dwells in us, bears witness that Jesus Christ is God.

To Him be the glory now and forevermore. Amen.