Is there any biblical basis to support the view that God, through Michael the Archangel, commanded all the angels to worship Adam? Why would God ask the angels to worship a created human? Doesn’t the Bible say to worship God alone?
This question arises as a result of a recent question: What is an overview of explanations for why fallen angels are motivated to attack Christians? According to Protestantism, why are fallen angels motivated to attack Christians?
One answer quotes from a source which says: “Michael went out and called all the angels saying: 'Worship the image of God as the Lord God hath commanded.' And Michael himself worshipped first; then he called me and said: 'Worship the image of God the Lord.' And I answered, 'I have no (need) to worship Adam.' And since Michael kept urging me to worship, I said to him, 'Why dost thou urge me? I will not worship an inferior and younger being (than I). I am his senior in the Creation, before he was made was I already made. It is his duty to worship me.'” (1913 English translation of the Latin version of the Life of Adam and Eve chapters 12-16, section xiv)
Another source here: http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/759-adam-book-of
When challenged by the Jewish scribes as to which was the most important commandment, Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’” (Mark 12:28-30) Jesus’ answer was based on the ‘Shema’ in Deuteronomy 6:4.
Yet God the creator commanded the created angels to worship a created human, Adam? I realise there are various apocryphal sources that support this view but what does the Bible say about giving worship to a created being?
For example, if it is unbiblical to worship a created being (whether an angel or a human), then why does Hebrews 1:6 quote from Psalm 97:7 and say that all God's angels are to worship Christ Jesus, the Son of God? Surely this must prove that Christ Jesus, the Son of God, was never a created angel?