We certainly must worship Jesus; even the angels are commanded to
"When He again brings His firstborn into the world, He says, 'And all God's angels must worship Him.'"
(Hebrews 1:6 HCSB).
But if we do what the Bible commands, according to Iglesis ni Cristo, we are worshipping
a creature, which we are not to do: "They exchanged the truth of
God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created
instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen." (Romans
1:25). A created angel will refuse worship:
"Then I fell at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, 'Don't do that! I am a fellow
slave with you and your brothers who have the testimony about
Jesus. Worship God. . ." (Revelation 19:10 HCSB).
Paul and Barnabas, mere men, were appalled when they were worshipped by
ignorant pagans: "Now when the people saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!”
And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.
Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, intending to sacrifice with the multitudes.
But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard this, they tore their clothes and ran in among the multitude, crying out
and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them,
who in bygone generations allowed all nations to walk in their own ways." (Acts
14:11-16 NKJV). But when Thomas called Jesus 'My Lord and my
God,' Jesus was not appalled, He did not rip His garments. See
how one false teaching leaves them in a thicket of