It is fitting that he who draws and holds together the physical and intellectual, should also draw and hold together the moral universe, drawing all men to himself ( <431232>John 12:32) and so to God, and reconciling all things in heaven and earth ( <510120>Colossians 1:20). In Christ ?the law appears, Drawn out in living characters,? because he is the ground and source of all law, both in nature and in humanity. See A. H. Strong, Christ in Creation, 6-12.
(e) He receives honor and worship due only to God.
In addition to the address of Thomas, in <432028>John 20:28, which we have already cited among the proofs that Jesus is expressly called God, and in which divine honor is paid to him, we may refer to the prayer and worship offered by the apostolic and post-apostolic church.
<430523> John 5:23 ? ?that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father?; 14:14 ? ?If ye shall ask me [so a and Tisch. 8th ed.] anything in my name, that will I do?; <440759>Acts 7:59 ? ?Stephen, calling upon the Lord, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit? ( cf . <422346>Luke 23:46 ? Jesus? words: ?Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit); <451009>Romans 10:9 ? ?confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord? 13 ? ?whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall he saved? (cf. <010426>Genesis 4:26 ? ?Then began men to call upon the name of Jehovah?); <461124>1 Corinthians 11:24, 25 ? ?this do in remembrance of me? = worship of Christ; <580106> Hebrews 1:6 ? ?let all the angels of God worship him?
<502910> Philippians 2:10, 11 ? ?in the name of Jesus every knee should how? every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord? Revelations 5:12-14 ? ?Worthy is the Lomb that hath been slain to receive the power; <610318>2 Peter 3:18 ? ?Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To him be the glory?; <550418>2 Timothy 4:18 and <581321>Hebrews 13:21 ? ?to whom be the glory for ever and ever ? ?these ascription?s of eternal glory to Christ imply his deity. See also <600315>1 Peter 3.15 ? ?Sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord,? and <490521>Ephesians 5:21 ? ?subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.? Here is enjoined an attitude of mind towards Christ which would be idolatrous if Christ were not God. See Liddon, Our Lord?s Divinity, 266-366
Foster, Christian Life and Theology, 154 ? ?In the eucharistic liturgy of the ?Teaching? we read: ?Hosanna to the God of David?; Ignatius styles him repeatedly God ?begotten and unbegotten, come in the flesh?; speaking once of ?the blood of God?, in evident allusion to <442028>Acts 20:28; the epistle to Diognetus takes up the Pauline words and calls him the ?architect and world builder by whom [God] created the heavens and
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