This has been placed towards the top of the table of contents, because of the importance of understanding what the words “God” and “worship” mean.
These are studied more in depth with the cited scriptures below, on other pages of this site: (Who can be called “God?” and What does it mean to worship?)
If you think that there’s only one God, you would be mistaken; Unless you meant one Almighty God.
There’s only one Almighty God (Yahweh/Jehovah/Allah)
There are other Gods mentioned in the Bible. Some have been given authority from Yahweh and others are false. None of them are the Almighty:
Yeshua (Jesus) quoted Psalms 82:1-6 where Yahweh called the human judges of ancient Israel “gods.”
Yahweh also made Moses “God” before Pharaoh (Exodus 7:1).
The apostle Paul at 2 Corinthians 4:4 calls Satan the god of this world.
Thomas called Yeshua “my God!” at John 20:28.
Yahweh commands that the names of false gods not even be mentioned among his people at Exodus 23:13 (Bible names and their meanings)
It is apparent that the word “God” indicates that someone has been given great authority from Yahweh. It is ok to call Yeshua (Christ) “God,” as Thomas did, with the understanding that he is not the Almighty God. Certainly, as Yahweh calls some humans “gods,” in the past, he did not sin but set a precedent. It does not mean that the humans, Satan, or Yeshua, are equal to Yahweh, the Almighty God, just because they are called gods.
It is also apparent that humans can make their own gods. But they are false gods.
Many people think that the word worship only means to render sacred service. But it has another meaning which is to render homage, meaning to show special respect.
In all the Bible, only Yahweh the Almighty is shown both types of worship. Only sacred worship was shown to Yahweh (Jehovah).
In ancient Israel, during the coronation of David’s son Solomon, it is written that all Israel fell down and worshipped Solomon and Yahweh. However, only sacred worship such as sacrifices were given to Yahweh. (1 Chronicles 29:20-21 (ASV))
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon (Worshipped) paid homage to the prophet David to show respect to his God (Yahweh). (Daniel 2:46 (WEB))
Wise men (Worshipped) showing homage to Yeshua. (Matthew 2:11 (YLT))
In Revelation 7:9-12 shows the Lamb (Yeshua) in heaven and separately, God (Yahweh) on the throne. Worship is only shown to God (Yahweh). It appears that this is sacred worship. Nowhere is sacred worship shown to the lamb.
From the example above, one can worship Yeshua with the understanding that it is homage and not sacred worship. Sacred worship belongs to Yahweh alone.