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You Cannot Truly Worship God the Father Without God the Son and God the Holy Spirit

There is the heresy right now that says that all religions lead to God the Father which is absolutely false. It's really disturbing how even polytheists can claim that their highest god in their pantheon is the Yahweh of the Bible. That alone is an insult because this is what God already declared:
Exodus 20:3-5 
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Isaiah 42:8 
I am the LORD: that is My Name: and My glory will I not give to another, neither My praise to graven images.

There is no way that God Himself is going to share His glory with another god claiming to be God the Father or who its worshipers claim is God the Father. If any pagan god were just God the Father with another name then you're getting it wrong. If any highest god of polytheism were God the Father then why Yahweh get mad when the Israelites worshiped them? Worse, we have people today claiming that the Allah of Islam is the same with God the Father. That alone is a real insult because Allah is not Almighty God. I don't care too much about Allah's supposed origins as a moon god or sun god or whatever kind of god because he is good as nonexistent.

The warnings of Jesus were clear that one can only go to the Father through Him when He warned the unbelieving Jews:
Luke 10:16 
He that heareth you heareth Me; and He that despiseth you despiseth Me; and he that despiseth Me despiseth Him that sent Me.
John 5:23-27 
That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent Him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in Himself; And hath given Him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
John 8:24 
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins.
John 14:6-11 
Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? Believest thou not that I Am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

The reason why Judaism won't save is because it rejects the Son whom the Father sents. Jesus is clearer than day when He declares that no one can worship the Father except through Him. He never mentioned all must pass through His earthly mother that He honors (like He honors every Christian) but all can came to Him directly but nobody can come to the Father except through Him. Other so-called "Christian" groups reject the real Jesus by teaching that He was just a created being. Many of these deist or Arian (named after the heretic Arius) religions that teach that Jesus is just a man and not God the Son or that He was only created by the Father.

Other religions today may claim to worship Jesus Christ but the do so in ignorance. The Apostle Paul warned the men of Athens saying:
Acts 17:23-24 
For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is LORD of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

Any religion today may claim to worship Jesus but do they really worship Him or another Jesus? They are worshiping another Jesus. A Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu or any polytheist may put images of the Roman Catholic Jesus in their altars or temples but they teach another Jesus. Hindus even claim that Jesus was merely an incarnation of Vishnu. Some Buddhists teach of Jesus as a Boddhisatva or enlightened being but not as the eternal Son of God. Dalai Llama and other Buddhist teachers may speak of Jesus in a positive light but they do not realize that they are not talking about the Jesus of the Bible. Some Taoists may put an image of Jesus in their temples while they teach that He's just another good teacher to follow but not as the eternal Son of God or just another Taoist god or saint. Some may even blasphemously claim that the Jade Emperor is Jesus' father. No, the Jade Emperor is not Jesus' father so He cannot be God the Father.

Some religions may affirm Jesus' deity but downplay His importance. Roman Catholics have downplayed Jesus and exalted Mary above Him without knowing it saying He could never say no to His mother. Worse, they even read from John 2:1-11 without understanding that Jesus politely refused His mother. Mary only told people to do what they do. They just don't get it that Mary wants us to understand that she could not intercede between us and her Son the Lord Jesus Christ. She served as His earthly mother, He honored her but He didn't worship her. Roman Catholics don't just honor Mary but they end up worshiping her without knowing it.

If true worship of God the Father were possible without the Son then Jesus would be lying and that would make Him a false prophet. Remember no true prophet of God can lie. Jesus is not just a prophet. He is the Son of God in the flesh. He's co-eternal and co-existing with the Father.
John 1:1-3  
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.

That verse alone proves those people who reject the Trinity as a pagan idea are plain wrong. God is One in essence and three in Persons. Even the first chapter of Genesis is already clear as day that the Trinity was involved. There's no way that God the Father was talking to angels. The Spirit of God is already there. The Son is with the Father and the Spirit. It cannot have God the Father without God the Son and God the Holy Spirit because all three are co-eternal with each other. It also destroys the idea of modalism where God simply switches modes rather than that He actually exists in Three Persons in One God. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are all eternally self-existing. This means that without One of the three Persons you don't worship God in Spirit and in truth.

Also, if the Holy Spirit were not God then these verses would also be a lie:
Acts 5:3-4 
But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? And after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? Why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

Peter already made it clear that lying to the Holy Spirit is lying to God. Peter said you didn't lie to him but to God. This shows the relationship of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. There's no way that you can have Christianity without believing in just God the Father. No the Trinity is to be affirmed. Even if born again Christians do not make the sign of the cross but they still believe in the Holy Trinity.
Matthew 28:19 
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

All worship must pass through the Son in order to be brought to the Father and the Holy Spirit guides this worship process.
John 4:23-24 
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Jim must worship him in Spirit and in truth.

It is the ultimate reality of true worship of God the Father. You cannot have true worship without the Trinity or as the Authorized Version calls it as Godhead. True worship focuses on all three Persons of the Trinity. You do not worship God your way. You worship God His way.

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