No, not all ways of worship are acceptable. "those who worship God must worship Him in Spirit and in truth." evidently, truly honoring God requires more than attendance, it requires a committed heart and soul.
I believe as long as you're doing it all for him and giving Him your best, and not worrying what others think, that He's pleased with it. I usually raise my hands and tell Him how much I love Him. I sometimes dance and jump up and down not caring whether I look like a fool or not
I think that all good religions are equal to god. What I mean by good religions is all religions that don't associate with Satan. Good religions include Christianity, judaism, Islam, Wicca, Buddhism, and thousands of others. All you have to do is pick one that fits you best and enjoy : ) I hope I helped you: )
If your heart is right with God and you know God And Your a Born Again Believer. Then you will know how to Worship the true God. God does not have favorites. God loves everyone the same. However I believe there needs to be an outward expression of Worshiping God.
See what He says about it : Matthew chapter 15 ," 7 You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: 8 'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; 9in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' " John 4:23,24, " true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. " So, no. Not every way that people come up with is okay with Him. Just His way!
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John 8:42-47....42 Jesus said to them: “If God were YOUR Father, YOU would love me, for from God I came forth and am here. Neither have I come of my own initiative at all, but that One sent me forth. 43 Why is it YOU do not know what I am speaking? Because YOU cannot listen to my word. 44 YOU are from YOUR father the Devil, and YOU wish to do the desires of YOUR father. That one was a manslayer when he began, and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of [the lie]. 45 Because I, on the other hand, tell the truth, YOU do not believe me. 46 Who of YOU convicts me of sin? If I speak truth, why is it YOU do not believe me? 47 He that is from God listens to the sayings of God. This is why YOU do not listen, because YOU are not from God.” (more in comments)
God expects us to worship Him as an expression of reverence and thanksgiving to Him. But God wants even more than that. God also expects us to be obedient to Him. He wants not only for us to love Him; He wants us to act justly towards each other, to show love and compassion to others. In this way, we present ourselves to Him as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to Him. This glorifies God and is our ?reasonable service? (Romans 12:1). When we worship with an obedient heart and an open and repentant spirit, God is glorified, Christians are purified, the church is edified and the lost are evangelized. These are all the elements of true worship.
No, I do not believe all ways of worshipping God are ok in God's view. The reason that I don't is because as Shinypate mentioned, the Bible tells us to worship God "in spirit and in truth". The Bible refers to Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life. So, He alone is Truth. It also refers to Jesus as the "Word made Flesh". He is the Living Word. He is sinless. He completely fulfilled the Word with His Birth, Crucificion, Death, Burial, Reserection and He will also return. Also the Bible speaks in referring to our way to the Father, as any other way than Jesus, being "thievery". Also, it mentions that "our righteousness" is as filthy rags. So, it can't be good works, or man's own ideas of salvation. So, we must know Who we are worshipping and then worship. Our words won't be good enough. Our life and our words, thoughts etc. worship our God. To know Jesus is to know Who He is and to repent and be forgiven does bring by God's Grace, Salvation. But, we continue to know Him more intimately through the Bible, my His Teacher, the Holy Spirit (below)
If we're talking about the one, true, Judaeo-Christian God, who tells us about himself, and the way we need to live, in order to have the best lives we can have, on this old earth, in the Bible, NO. 1. The worship, in any way, of any other god, that is, idol, such as money, power, prestige, sex, and the like, is not acceptable to him, and is a serious sin. This includes, especially, the worship, or serving, in any way, of the Devil, who is Satan, from Hell, formerly called Lucifer, the chief Angel, in Heaven. 2. As stated above, just telling God we love him, and just going to church, are not acceptable forms of "worship," to him, because they aren't really worship. We must worship him in spirit and in truth, sincerely, from the heart, as our God, the Lord and Master, of our whole selves, and our whole lives. 3. The only perfect worship service is The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, found only in the Roman Catholic Church. 4. I hope this fully answers your question; and is helpful. Frank
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In Matthew 7:21-23, Jesus said, "Not everyone saying to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will. Many will say to me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name?' And yet then I will confess to them: I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness." The Bible is clear on the worship that God approves of and it's up to us to follow these Bible principles. We can't choose to worship God our way.