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A slave (doulos) of Christ is a worshiper of Christ as being God

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 There are several passages that teach the believer is a slave (Greek: doulos) of Christ (Romans 1:1; 1 Corinthians 7:22; Galatians 1:10; Ephesians 6:6; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 4:12; 2 Timothy 2:24; James 1:1; 2 Peter 1:1; Jude 1:1; Revelation 2:20; 22:3). Believers serve (douleuō) Him (Acts 20:19; Romans 12:11; 14:18; 16:18; Ephesians 6:7; Colossians 3:24).

 The fact that Christians are slaves of Christ demonstrates that He is God and that He is the proper recipient of our worship.[*1] The underlined below is mine.

     1. Murray Harris: The very existence of the phrase 'slave of Christ' alongside 'slave of God' in New Testament usage testifies to the early Christian belief in Christ's deity. Knowing the expression 'slave of the Lord' from the Septuagint, several New Testament writers - John, Peter, Paul, James and Jude - quietly substitute 'Christ' for 'the Lord', a substitution that would have been unthinkable for a Jew unless Christ was seen as having parity of status with Yahweh (Slave of Christ: A New Testament Metaphor for Total Devotion to Christ, page 134).

     2. Robert Jamieson, Andrew Robert Fausset, and David Brown (Romans 1:1): as the prophets and kings of Israel had in an official sense been called "the servants of Yahweh" [ `abdeey (Hebrew #5650) Yahweh (Greek #3068)] (Deuteronomy 34:5; Joshua 1:1), so do the apostles of the Lord Jesus style themselves "the servants of Christ", expressing thereby such subjection and devotion to Him as they would never have yielded to a mere creature.

     3. Peter Pett (Philippians 1:1): It is interesting to note that while the Old Testament prophet spoke of himself as ‘the servant of YHWH’, the New Testament equivalent speaks of himself as 'the servant of Christ Jesus'. This is unquestionably equating YWHW and Christ Jesus. No Jewish Christian who thought that Jesus Christ was less than God would have spoken in this way.


     4. The Expositor' Greek Testament (James 1:1): Generally speaking, to the Jew δοῦλος ( עֶבֶד), when used in reference to God, meant a worshipper, and when used with reference to men a slave; as the latter sense is out of the question here, δοῦλος must be understood as meaning worshipper, in which case the deity of our Lord would appear to be distinctly implied.


 In the Old Testament we see that that a slave/servant (doulos) of the Lord is a "worshiper of the Lord" in that Jehu juxtaposes them with those who are servants/worshipers of Baal - see in particular v. 23. The Greek words in parenthesis are from the LXX.  
2 Kings 10:19-23 
(19) “Now, summon all the prophets of Baal, all his worshipers (doulous) and all his priests; let no one be missing, for I have a great sacrifice for Baal; whoever is missing shall not live.” But Jehu did it in cunning, so that he might destroy the worshipers (doulous) of Baal.  
(20) And Jehu said, “Sanctify a solemn assembly for Baal.” And they proclaimed it. 
(21) Then Jehu sent throughout Israel and all the worshipers (douloi) of Baal came, so that there was not a man left who did not come. And when they went into the house of Baal, the house of Baal was filled from one end to the other. 
(22) He said to the one who was in charge of the wardrobe, “Bring out garments for all the worshipers (doulois) of Baal.” So he brought out garments for them. 
(23) Jehu went into the house of Baal with Jehonadab the son of Rechab; and he said to the worshipers (doulois) of Baal, “Search and see that there is here with you none of the servants (doulōn) of the LORD, but only the worshipers (douloi) of Baal." (NASB)

 The Jewish Encyclopedia of the Bible (1901) affirms, "devoted worshipers of the Deity were commonly designated as God's servants..." (Servant of God) 


 The fact that Christians are servants/slaves of Jesus demonstrates that He was (and is to be) worshiped and that He is God in that elsewhere monotheism refers to the "worshipers of the one God and of Him alone. (See the first paragraph) 



 One cannot justifiably deny the Lord Jesus is the proper recipient of worship and one cannot justifiably maintain that He can be worshiped but that He isn't God.



Finally, just as our relationship to the Lord Jesus as His slaves calls for us to worship Him, so too does the fact that He is our absolute despotēs (2 Timothy 2:21; 2 Peter 2:1; Jude 1:4 and Revelation 6:10; cf. oikodespotēs in Matthew 10:25 and Luke 13:25). 

     1. Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: δεσπότης was strictly the correlative of slave, δοῦλος, and hence, denoted absolute ownership and uncontrolled power (despotēs) 


 That the Lord Jesus possesses uncontrolled power is another example that He is the Almighty (cf. Matthew 28:18)


[*1] Ephesians 6:6-7 

(6) not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. 

(7) With good will render service, as to the Lord, and not to men. (NASB) 

     1. Thayer's Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament: of the true worshippers of Christ (who is κύριος πάντων, Acts 10:36) Ephesians 6:6 (doulos). 


     2. BDAG (3rd Edition): Ephesians 6:7 (through wordplay Jesus Christ, as κύριος, is here viewed as the ultimate recipient of the slave's service) (douleuō, page 259).


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