Robbing God?

Q. Hi Jack, thank you for your site, I follow it every day. May be you could help me to understand where I am at with the Lord, and get back in fellowship with him. I am saved and have been for awhile now, and I have been following after Jesus as GOD. For my understanding of the Bible is, that Jesus is GOD just as GOD is Jesus just as GOD is the Heavenly Father and he is also GOD the Holy Spirit. I believe in worshiping Jesus and praying to him and by doing this I am praising GOD the Father. One day at church I told a senior deacon that I pray to Jesus and I got a response from him that I was doing something wrong. I explained to him that it was not some kind of replacement Theology, because Jesus is also GOD. Now when I pray to Jesus I am thinking in the back of my mind that I am some how robbing GOD the Father of the praise he so deserves but at the same time I know that GOD the Father is also Jesus, GOD the Son. I am sorry if this sounds confusing because it is hard for me to explain. I just want to worship GOD the best that I can and in a way that is pleasing and acceptable to HIM . Thank you for your time and thoughts about this.

A. Jesus said, “You may ask me for anything in My name and I will do it.” (John 14:14). He also said, “My Father will give you whatever you ask for in my name.” (John 16:23) To me that means is doesn’t make any difference which one we ask as long as we ask in Jesus’ name.

But remember this. God is not the name of our Creator, it’s His title. God’s name has not been spoken on Earth for over 1700 years and no man alive today knows what it is. In Philippians 2:9 Paul wrote that because Jesus was willing to suffer and die for us, God made the name of Jesus to be the name above all names. The name of Jesus is now the only name we have with which to address God on a personal level.

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