Either God has all glory, or is capable of losing it

The Catholic view, is summed both in- Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the begining, is now, and every shall be, world without end Amen.

And For the kingdom, power and glory are yours, now and forever- amen

 

Essentially, any glory is God's already- all the more, should it be given to those due it. Sin, of course, is a denial of truth- to deny that God has such Glory, but as the bible shows, it is not destroyed, when given to God, by honouring others (this does not apply to Latria, which is God's alone).

Should we only give God glory?

The simple answer is no, rather the opposite.

While adoration (worship), is due to God, and God alone, we should indeed honour those deserving.

Let us look at what the scriptures say.

 

Unless otherwise stated, the following are quotations of the New american Bible, as shown on the Vatican site (www.vatican.va)

 

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Matthew

  • Chapter 15

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He said to them in reply, "And why do you break the commandment of God3 for the sake of your tradition?

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For Godsaid, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and 'Whoever cursesfather or mother shall die.'

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4 But you say, 'Whoever says to father or mother, "Any support you might have had from me is dedicated to God,"

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need not honor his father.' You have nullified the word of God for the sake of your tradition.

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1 Peter

  • Chapter 2

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Givehonor to all, love the community, fearGod, honor the king.

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Yes, Adoration ("worship"), is due to God, and only God, yet honour, such as that the saints and Mary deserve, is not only right to give, but demanded in some circumstances.

 

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