Why Does God Need/Demand Worship?

This question is often posed by non-believers as evidence of an egotistical God. This is the syllogism I present to show why God, in being the grounding for Goodness itself, logically necessitates that he command worship.

  • (P1) Worship means to show reverence for or adoration.
  • (P2) Reverence means to show deep respect for.
  • (P3) It is good to adore, revere, or show deep respect for what is good.
  • (P4) God is Goodness itself (Mark 10:18, 1 John 4:8, 1 John 4:16).
  • (C1) It is good to adore, revere or show deep respect for Goodness.
  • (C2) It is good to adore, revere or show deep respect for God.
  • (P5) It is good to oblige one’s dependents to be good.
  • (C3) It is good for God to oblige us to be good.
  • (C4) It is good for God to oblige us to adore, revere, or show deep respect for God.
  • (C5) It is good for God to oblige us to worship God.

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