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Dictionary describes the Greek word, PROSKUNEO: G4352 meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand; to fawn or
crouch, that is, (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage; do
reverence to, adore: - worship. A-1,Verb,4352,proskuneo>Open[worship][worshiping] [With links to names]
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Thayer’s Greek Definitions:
1) to kiss the hand of one, in token of reverence
2) among the Orientals, especially the Persians, to fall upon the knees and touch the ground with the forehead as an expression of profound reverence
3) in the NT by kneeling or prostration to do homage (to one) or make obeisance, whether in order to express respect or to make supplication.
(noun) bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame
The Pope is made uncomfortable by such obeisance, as he once was a slave
Open Commentary of nab/bible/john/john4.htm#foot8-
21 Jesus said to her, "Believe me,
woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this
mountain nor in
22 You people worship what you do not understand; we worship what we understand, because salvation is from the Jews.
24 God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth."
God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
God is a Spirit ...
The countless anthropomorphisms of the Old Testament probably caused Jesus to set such a statement as this over against them all. God may be spoken of in terms of the activities of men, such as walking, seeing, hearing, etc., but there is a sense in which God is not like man at all. God is a Spirit, eternal, immortal, invisible, omniscient, ubiquitous, omnipotent, and all-pervading. He is above all and through all and in all. Nothing can be hidden from God. He is the First Cause, himself uncaused, the Creator and Sustainer of everything that exists. He is nonetheless personal, hence the anthropomorphisms of Scripture.
They that worship him ...
Just what is worship? Is it the carrying out of any kind of ritual, the observance of any days or times, or the presentation of any kind of gifts and sacrifices? Despite the fact that worship, from the earliest times, has been associated with such things, actual worship is spiritual.
WHAT IS WORSHIP?
A good description of worship is that of Isaiah 6:1-8, an analysis of which shows that worship is: (1) an awareness of the presence of God, (2) a consciousness of sin and unworthiness on the part of the worshipper, (3) a sense of cleansing and forgiveness, and (4) a response of the soul with reference to doing God's will: "Here am I, send me!"
In the New
Testament, it is evident that the worship of God involved the doing of certain
things: (1) meditating upon God's word in sermon or Scripture reading, (2)
singing of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, (3) praying to God through
Christ, (4) observance of the Lord's supper, and (5) the giving of money,
goods, and services for the propagation of the faith and the relief of human
needs. Very well, then, does the person who DOES these things worship God? Not
necessarily, because an apostle spoke of certain persons who ate the Lord's supper in a manner unworthy of it, not discerning the Lord's
body. Moreover, the singing and praying were commanded to be done "with
the spirit and with the understanding also." From this: it is clear that
the things done in the New Testament worship were the authorized channels
through which the true worship flowed, and that worship has the same
relationship to the channels that electricity has to the power line that
carries it. This, of course, does not disparage the authorized channels, nor
suggest that man may select channels of his own. See below under: "
Must worship in spirit and in truth ...
This speaks thunderously of the fact that the worship of God must be done properly, the two requirements being that it must be engaged in with utmost sincerity and as directed by the word of God. God has revealed the manner in which he should be worshipped, and those who hope to have their worship accepted should heed the restrictions.
PROHIBITIONS REGARDING WORSHIP
The verse before us is a powerful prohibition. Also, Jesus said, "In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men" (Mark 7:7). An apostle declared that "God ... dwelleth not in temples made with hands; neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed anything" (Acts 17:24,25). The author of this gospel wrote, "Testify unto every man that heareth the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book" (Revelation 22:18). And also, "Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God" (2 John 1:9). Jesus said of the Pharisees, "Ye have made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition" (Matthew 15:6). Paul warned the Corinthians, "Now these things, brethren, I have in a figure, transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes; that in us ye might learn not to go beyond the things which are written" (1 Corinthians 4:6) Study 65.htm. From these specific prohibitions, as well as from the spirit and tenor of the entire Bible, it is clearly impossible for man to approach his Creator in worship, except as God has directed. This was true in the days of Cain and Abel, of Nadab and Abihu, of David and Uzzah, and of the Lord Jesus Christ and ever afterward. It is true now and always.
Worship is as old as the human race, but in the long history of mortal events only two ways to worship God have ever been discovered. These are: God's revealed way, and any other way that man might have devised himself. A glance at both is appropriate.
I. God's way to worship. People are commanded to worship God, and it is simply inconceivable that God has not instructed men how to obey this commandment (Revelation 14:7). Of the ancient tabernacle, only a type of the worship men offer today, God said to Moses, "See that thou make all things according to the pattern" (Hebrews 8:5), and there is no way to avoid the application of this to Christian worship. Why else should it have been in the book of Hebrews? And what is the New Testament pattern of Christian worship? "The things which are written" (1 Corinthians 4:6) reveal that the New Testament churches:
Offered prayers to God through Christ (Acts 2:46).
Observed the Lord's supper (Acts 20:7).
Gave of their means (1 Corinthians 16:2).
Taught the sacred Scriptures (Acts 2:46).
Sang certain kinds of songs (Colossians 3:16).
No student of the Bible will deny that both precept and example for the above pattern of worship are found in the New Testament. If this is not God's pattern of worship, what is it?
II. Man's way of worshipping. This has varied in time, place, and circumstance; but a survey of the entire field of worship, as it has developed since the foundation of Christianity, reveals numerous activities, ceremonies, doctrines, commandments, and devices unknown to the Bible, as well as alterations, restrictions, additions, subtractions and substitutions with reference to the things that are revealed. There are even examples of incorporating elements of the old covenant, and of the acceptance of pagan elements into the sacred arena of Christian worship. It would be nearly impossible to list all the human changes, additives, and aberrations inflicted upon Christianity by the historical church, but a complete list is not necessary. The partial list below will show what is meant:
Auricular confession, baptizing of images, baptizing of bells, baptizing of infants, baptism of desire, baptism for the dead, burning of incense, canonization of saints, celibacy of the clergy, communion under one kind, elevation of the host, extreme unction, invocation of saints, lighting of blessed lamps and candles, Lenten fasts and ceremonies, monasticism, orders of monks and nuns, societies of Jesus, purgatory, prayers for souls in purgatory, paschal candles, priestly robes and vestments, holy paraphernalia, penance, redemption of penances, pouring for baptism, sprinkling for baptism, the rosary of the Virgin Mary, the sale of indulgences, the sacrifice of the mass, sacrifices for the dead, the sign of the cross, the separation of clergy and laity, tradition received on a level with the word of God, the doctrine of transubstantiation, and of consubstantiation, the sprinkling of holy water, the stored-up merit of dead saints, works of supererrogation, the use of mechanical instruments of music, ceremonies of Ash Wednesday, the development of a hierarchical system of earthly church government, etc., etc.
Now this writer
has never met a person, throughout a lifetime of discussing Christianity, who
would deny that at least some of the above deviations from God's pattern of
worship are sinful. But, of course, the thing that makes any one of them sinful
and the word was God
and the word was god
and the word was a God
and the word was a god
What is the difference
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Occurances of PROSKUNEO in NSB ,expressed toward Jesus Christ:
Matthew 2:8 Open Worship Library List. -
Fell on Face: Matthew 2:2
Offered Praise: Matthew 2:2
Paid Homage: Matthew 2:11
Paid Respect: Matthew 9:18
Loved Intensely: Matthew 14:33
Examples where PROSKUNEO is translated “Worship” when used in reference to God:
Luke 4:7, 8
John 4:20, 21, 22, 24
1 Corinthians 14:25
Revelation 13:8, 12, 15
Revelation 19:10, 20
Revelation 22:8, 9
4352 PROSKUNEO (59): kuneo = to kiss + pros = toward; literally, to blow a kiss. Hence, to show a literal, physical gesture of acquaintance, friendship, or affection. Proskuneo is usually translated "worship," which means much more than a physical gesture.
During much of the Twentieth Century, bowing the upper part of one's body or tipping one's hat was such a physical gesture. A similar gesture is the Arabic "salaam" in which one bends forward (bows) while touching his fingers to his breast (heart), then to his forehead (mind) and then towards a person, to show submission of heart and mind to him.
Proskuneo may also involve holding a person's feet (Mt.28.9), or kneeling (Mk.15.19). But note that whether a physical act is included or not, proskuneo includes mentally "showing submission," usually to God. Many passages do not reveal whether physical action was involved, but the context reveals an attitude of submission.
The usage of proskuneo in God's
For example, in Act.10.25, "...Cornelius met him (Peter), and fell down at his feet, and proskuneo[ed] him." Cornelius' physical action evidenced a mental showing of submission to Peter instead of to God. Peter recognized this, and for that reason lifted him up, and in verse 26 said, "Stand up; I myself also am a human."
Similarly in Rev.19.10 and 22.8-9 John fell at the feet of God's messenger (angel), who told him, "...do it not. I am your fellow-slave and of your brothers having the testimony of Jesus; show submission to God..."
All of God's messengers (angels) show submission to him (Heb.1.6) as do the twenty-four older ones of Rev.4.10. Every human also has the privilege of showing submission to God if he so chooses. The adversary (devil) told Jesus he would give him all the kingdoms of the world if he would fall down and show submission to him. Jesus answered him with two principles of truth in Mt.4.10 and Lk.4.8: "You are to show submission (proskuneo) to your Master, God, and to him only will you 'offer [godly] service' (3000 latreuo)." Neither the Adversary nor his evil spirits (demons) show submission to God. They know their ultimate destiny (Mt.8.29 and 25.41).
Some folks think that "worship" is doing good things for God,
such as helping others. But proskuneo never includes these concepts. Other
Greek words represent such activities in the
In John 4.23-24 Jesus revealed the nature of showing submission: "But an hour is coming and now is, when those who show true submission will show submission to the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is also seeking such ones who are showing submission to him. God [is] spirit, and those who are showing submission must show submission in spirit and [in] truth." Note that one MUST (dei, "it is necessary") show submission with one's spirit; that is, with personal dedication to God and in continuous submission to God. And this submission MUST be according to truth of God's Message.
Proskuneo occurs nine times in Jn.4.20-24 during Jesus' conversation with the woman at the well. Substitute "show submission" for "worship" in each place for deeper insight into the meaning of proskuneo.
Proskuneo bears a relationship to the word which describes the most important decision a human makes during his lifetime, to repent; that is, "change himself" (3340 metanoeo) from serving his own desires to yielding to God's desires for his life.
"Worship" is a religious word, having meanings that are broad in scope. It's English usages and meanings differ from that of proskuneo. For example, worship can mean honor or respect given to a human, or a human title such as "worshipful master." Proskuneo is always a PERSONAL attitude of submission to God, not a corporate activity.
Proskuneo is the most used Greek word of several words that are
inaccurately translated "worship" in the
"Worship" is a religious word which is broad in scope. It's English usages and meanings differ from that of proskuneo. For example, worship can mean honor or respect given to a human, including a human title such as "worshipful master." And, Proskuneo is a PERSONAL attitude of submission to God, not a corporate activity.
Proskuneo is the most used Greek word of several words that are poorly
translated "worship" in the
In God's AM (OT) the Hebrew word "shachah," sometimes includes a physical act in connection with showing submission to God, as in Job.1.20 and Ps.95.6; or wrongfully, to an idol in Dan.3.5,10,15.
It is necessary to mention that older translations such as the KJV,
But recent versions such as the
In several passages one may question whether the proskuneo of a person is to God, or is insincere or false. For instance:
4353 PROSKUNETES (1): one who shows submission towards God. Comp. "show submission" (4352 proskuneo).
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Jesus said to Worship the Father Only—John-4-22-24,-Luke 4-8,- Matt 4-10 ,--
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It is just Not in Harmony with what ***Our King*** Said---To Do !!!! See John 5-23.
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Jesus is Not The Father.
Joh For as the Father hath life in himself;
so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
Joh And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
2Co For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;
that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
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What is Truth?
At John 18:37, 38 we find this interchange of words between Jesus and Pontius Pilate (which started when Jesus was on trial):
(Pilate) ‘You aren’t a king, are you?’
(Jesus) ‘You are saying that I’m a king. This is why I was born and why I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is on the side of truth listens to my voice.’
(Pilate) ‘What is truth?’
Pilate’s cynical and sullen question certainly seems appropriate in the world that we’re living in today, because truth – real, absolute truth – is very difficult to find. And what people accept as truth is usually shaded by propaganda, news sources, what they were taught in school, what they were taught in church, and by accepting the word of ‘authorities.’ However, only the most ignorant will accept everything they are told, unflinchingly and unquestioningly… but this is what most religions expect of us.
But the fact is, if we’re really searching for the truth, we must question everything we’ve been taught, and then change our thinking to wherever that leads us.
Now, the things that Jesus said were truly unvarnished, absolute truth, for if you read his words in the book of John (do a word search) you’ll find that he said he spoke of truth dozens of times there. Why, as he said, the reason why he came to the earth was in fact, to ‘testify to the truth.’ For that reason, Christians should place a highest priority on telling and on searching for the truth, especially when it comes to truth from the Bible. However, like Pilate, many have simply become too cynical in their disgust for religion and have concluded that knowing the truth really doesn’t matter, so they’ve given up in their search. Please don’t do that, because it can be found.
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Jesus said to Worship the Father Only—John-4-22-24—Luke 4-8 Matt 4-10 ,--Jesus Would not Lie to Us—So for Those who say He accepted Worship—It is Just not in Harmony with what He Said-To Do !!!! See John 5-23.
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Survey Results Show Most Proclaimed Christians Say We have the Right to Worship YHWH in Our Own Way---There in Lays the
Whole of Mans Problems--Satan-Eve,Adam, and Cain Worshipped YWHW in Their Own Way—Gen 3 1-6 –
The Question is ??? –YWHW’S RIGHTS ???
You Can at the Present Worship YHWH in your Own Way –And YHWH Has Free-Will to Reject Your Self-Rightious Attitude—Results
For You---the Same as our First Earthly Parents---If you don’t Repent---They Didn’t—
,- 1`John 5-3 Matt 7-21,-1 Peter
Rom Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin;
and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned
Mat Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;
but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
1Jo 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments:
and his commandments are not grievous.
2Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness;
but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish,
but that all should come to repentance
24 “God is a Spirit. They who worship him must worship him with spirit and truth.” !!!
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Sunday, March 2
What is mortal man that you keep him in mind, and the son of earthling man that you take care of him?—Ps. 8:4.
David’s life course and his intimate relationship with Jehovah identify him as a truly God-fearing man. From his early years, David was often out pasturing his father’s sheep. (1 Sam. 16:11) Nights spent shepherding under the stars must have helped David to understand the fear of Jehovah. Though David could discern only a small part of the immensity of the universe, he drew the right conclusion—God merits our respect and adoration. Rightly, David was impressed when he compared his smallness with the vast starry heavens. This knowledge moved him to praise Jehovah and say: “The heavens are declaring the glory of God; and of the work of his hands the expanse is telling.” (Ps. 19:1) This reverence for God drew David closer to Jehovah and made David want to learn and follow His perfect ways.—Ps. 86:10, 11. w06 8/1 1:5, 6
RULE, Jg 8:23 I shall not r. over you
2Ch according to the r. of David
Pr 29:2 wicked bears r., the people sigh
Isa 32:1 they r. as princes for justice
Ro not let sin r. in your bodies
1Co 4:6 that you may learn the r.:
Ga walk orderly by this r. of conduct
Isa 3:4; Da 11:39.
RULE AS KING(S), Ex Jehovah r.
Eze I will r. over you people
Ro do not let sin r. in your bodies
1Co 4:8 that we also might r. with you
1Co he must r. until God
2Ti if we go on enduring, we shall r.
Re he will r. forever
1Sa 24:20; 1Ki 1:5; Mic 4:7; Re 19:6.
RULED, Ro 5:14 death r. as king from Adam
Re 20:4 they came to life and r. as kings
RULER(S), Da Most High is R. in
Mt It is by the r. of the demons
Mt r. of the nations lord it over
Joh Not one of the r. put faith in him
Joh many r. put faith in him, but
Eph 2:2 r. of the authority of the air
Isa 28:14; Ac 3:17; ; 17:6; 1Co 2:8.
RULER OF THIS (THE) WORLD, Joh 12:31.
Joh the r. is coming. And has no hold
Joh because the r. has been judged
RULERSHIP(S), Da 4:3, 34; 7:6.
Da all r. will serve and obey them
RULES AS KING, Pr 30:22 when a slave r.
RULING, 2Sa 23:3 When one r. is righteous
Ps 59:13 God is r. to the ends of the earth
Isa 14:5 broken the staff of the r. ones
Re you have begun r. as king
Pr 8:16; 1Co 4:8.
Mic sow seed, but you will not r.
2Co 9:6 sows sparingly will r. sparingly
Ga 6:7 whatever a man is sowing, he will r.
Ga 6:9 we shall r. if we do not tire out
Re Put your sickle in and r.
Mt ; Lu ; Joh ; 1Co .
SOVEREIGN LORD, Ps 73:28 S. my refuge
Jer 50:25 a work that the S., Jehovah has
Lu S., you are letting your slave go
Ac S., you made heaven and earth
Re Until when, S. holy and true
Ps 109:21; 140:7; Isa 22:14; 28:22.
SOW(S), Mic 6:15 will s. seed, but not reap
Lu 8:5 A sower went out to s. seed
2Co 9:6 he s. sparingly will reap sparingly
2Pe s. was bathed to rolling in mire
Ec 11:4, 6; Ho 10:12; Mt 6:26; Lu 19:22.
SOWER, Mt 13:37 s. of fine seed Son of man
Joh s. and reaper may rejoice together
SOWING, Ps 126:5 s. seed with tears
Pr one s. righteousness, true earnings
Ho 8:7 wind they keep s., reap a storm wind
Ga 6:7 whatever a man is s., he will reap
WORSHIP(S), Ge 22:5 I and the boy go to w.
Ex take some livestock to w. Jehovah
De Watch for fear you w. other gods
De 17:3 and he should go and w. other gods
Da 3:6 whoever does not fall down and w.
Lu 4:8 It is Jehovah your God you must w.
Joh w. with spirit and truth
Joh Greeks came to w. at the festival
Ac He had gone to
Ac Artemis the inhabited earth w.
Ac 25:19 concerning their w. of the deity
Ac 26:5 strictest sect of our form of w.
Jas this man’s form of w. is futile
Jas The form of w. that is clean
Re that they should not w. the demons
Re 14:9 If anyone w. the wild beast
WORSHIPED, Ac 17:4 Greeks who w. God
Ac to reason with people who w. God
Heb Jacob, w. leaning upon his staff
Re angels fell upon their faces and w.
Re twenty-four elders w. God
Re 13:4 they w. the dragon because it gave
Re 19:4 twenty-four elders w. God and said:
Re 20:4 who had w. neither the wild beast
WORSHIPERS, 2Ki w. of Baal
Joh true w. will worship with spirit
WORSHIPING, Re 11:1 the altar and those w.
Da 3:12; Ac 18:13; Re 16:2.
WORTH, Ac 19:19 burned their books w.
WORTHILY, Eph 4:1 walk w. of the calling
1Th go on walking w. of God who is
WORTHLESS, Ex 20:7 not name in w. way
Ps 60:11 salvation by earthling man is w.
Ro All men have become w.
WORTHLESSNESS, Ps 24:4 soul to sheer w.
WORTHY, Lu 20:35 counted w. of gaining
Ac counted w. to be dishonored
Ac not w. of everlasting life
Php behave in a manner w. of
2Th 1:5 being counted w. of the kingdom
1Ti workman is w. of his wages
Heb the world was not w. of them
Re You are w., Jehovah, because
HONOR, Ex 20:12 H. your father and mother
1Sa those honoring me I shall h.
Pr 3:9 H. Jehovah with your valuable
Lu H. your father and mother
Ro In showing h. to one another
Ro 13:7 to him who calls for h., such h.
Eph 6:2 H. your father and mother; which
2Ti others for a purpose lacking h.
Heb 5:4 takes this h., not of his own accord
Es 6:9; 1Ti ; ; Heb 2:9; Re .
HONORABLE, Isa 23:9 with contempt the h.