At no point did Jesus ever teach anyone to worship him. When he taught us to pray he taught us to pray God, the Father, not himself.
Jesus also said "when you see me you see the Father." Jesus and the Father are one. They are both God and Jesus as well as the Apostles taught this clearly.
Jesus NEVER demanded anyone to worship him. True. That's why I hate to see Altar calls. He never pleaded or begged others to come to Him. That's where election comes in Mason but you and I are in disagreement over that. But he did ACCEPT worship from others when angels and apostles flatly denied it.
The deity of Christ is an essential, nonnegotiable tenet of the Christian faith. Several lines of biblical evidence flow together to prove conclusively that He is God.
1. Paul wrote that Jesus existed in the form of God possessing absolute equality with God (Phil 2:6). He also wrote "For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form." Peter calls Jesus "our God and Savior." Even God the Father addressed the Son as God in Hebrews 1:8. John referred to Jesus as "the true God" 1 John 5:20.
2. Jesus receives titles in Scripture given to God. He took for Himself the divine name "I am." God and Jesus are both called Shepherd, Judge, Holy One, First and Last, Savior, Mighty God, Lord of Lords, Alpha and Omega and Redeemer among other names.
3. Jesus possesses the attributes of God. Scripture reveals Christ to be eternal, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, immutable, sovereign and glorious.
4. Jesus does the works that only God can do. He created all things (john 1:3, Col 1:16) sustains the creation (Col 1:17, Heb 1:3) raises the dead (John 5:21, 11:25-44), forgives sin (Mark 2:10) and His word stands forever (Matt 24:35, Isa 40:8).
5. Jesus received worship (Matt 14:33, 28:9, John 9:38, Philip 2:10, Heb 1:6) even though he taught that only God is to be worshiped (Matt 4:10). Scripture also records that both holy men and holy angels refused worship (Acts 10:25-26, Rev 22:8-9).
6. Finally Jesus Christ received prayer which is only to be addressed to God (John 14:13-14, Acts 7:59-60, 1 John 5:13-15). Before Stephen died he "called upon God saying 'Lord Jesus receive my spirit.'"
Mason, you don't know your bible. Jesus is God in the flesh. Jesus said himself in John 14:
"Have I been so long with you and yet you have not know me Philip? He that has seen me has seen the Father and how do you say then Show us the Father? Believe you not that I am in the Father and the Father in me? The words that I speak to you I speak not of myself but the Father that dwells in me, he does the works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me; or else believe me for the very works sake. Verily, verily, I say to you, He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than thse shall he do because I go to my Father. And whatsoever you shall ask in my name that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you shall ask any thing in my name I will do it."
So when you pray to the Father, you are also praying to Jesus. They are one. They are both God. One God revealed in three persons.
I believe Mason gave the best answer that makes most sense to me. I am Catholic but have never really made it my business to read the bible or understand every aspect of the Catholic religion. My understanding is very limited but what Mason said seems to go with what i believe in which I am sure my wife would agree
Mason just got done saying he does not believe in the Trinity. The RCC does believe not only in the Trinity but that Jesus is God. I totally agree with the RCC here and know that's exactly what the bible teaches. So now you have to take Mason's word for it or you need to read the bible for yourself. Jesus said "who do you say that I am?" That's the million dollar question.
Because when Jesus said "I am (the/a) son of G-d", how do we know it means "a son of G-d" (like we all are, and what in Hebrew means a religious person) or "the son of G-d", a unique relationship only Jesus would have?
The simplist answer would be the resurrection. His resurrection proved he wasn't any ordinary man like we were not to mention all the other things he did. While anyone can claim to do a miracle not too many resurrect themselves.