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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Why would an omnipotent God demand to be worshipped and served?

Isn't that like a human wanting to be worshipped by insects. If God is omnipotent, then He wouldn't have anything to gain from being worshipped and punishing those who don't worship Him. Many pagan gods weren't completely omnipotent, which is why they needed animal and human sacrifices to sustain and appease them. A human ruler needs to force people to serve them, because human rulers are constantly feeling insecure about their importance and losing their power if people don't obey them. God also doesn't need to be praised and liked by humans in order to feel a sense of self worth. Even most humans don't need to be liked by every single person in the world before they feel happy. Since an omnipotent God cannot be hurt or overthrown by humans, it makes no sense for God to use threats of punishment in order to get people to worship and serve Him.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    If He DEMANDED it then everyone be doing it

    ;-)

    He loves you enough to let you choose to love Him - or not!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's a matter of our heart. Worship puts our hearts into a humble place where we can more readily have fellowship with Him. It's more the fellowship that he wants. It is why he went to such great lengths to make a way for us.

    If He can humble Himself by becoming man, taking all the sin of the world on His shoulders, then dying on the cross, then asking us to find a place of humility that is far less humiliating than what He willingly suffered, how is that asking so much?

  • 1 decade ago

    First God does not demand you to worship and even believe in Him. Because He created you to have free will that means He gave you the choice to either believe or reject. As far as making threats? He is not and does not make threats. He does want us to believe and worship him but that's the choice you have to make. Choose to believe and have eternal life. Choose to reject and have eternal death. Again your choice

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  • 1 decade ago

    God doesnt demand it, man does. Man says you must worship God, and the only way to do so it to go through me.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    God doesn't demand you to worship Him. He gave you a choice.

  • 1 decade ago

    Congratulations. You're seeing clearly why religion is nonsense. People believe such foolish things because it comforts them and because they feel safer inside the herd, or the flock, as it were.

  • G C
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Because it is right. Christ showed us that His worship of the Father was righteous.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Love it! Can`t wait to see how the insects will answer this one.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Becuase hes lonely

    Source(s): Atheist
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He doesn't demand it, but says its better for you.

    The same way with your kids and parents same relationship.. You don't have to listen them but its better that you do, if they are good.

    Source(s): Watwat
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