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The problem, Marc, is that we seem to operate by different rules of interpretation, which makes it almost impossible to understand each other.

I’ve just had a look back over this post on talking to the exalted Jesus, where you try to argue that sanctifying Jesus in the heart means praying to him because in the Lord’s Prayer we say, “hallowed be your name”. Peter does not tell his readers to pray to Jesus, “Hallowed be your name….” The prayer would rather be to God: “Hallowed be Jesus’ name….”

Your argument simply makes no sense to me.

Your quotation from Davids doesn’t make your point. He argues that Peter urges his (Jewish-Christian?) readers to sanctify Jesus in their hearts in the same way that they might sanctify God (cf. Is. 8:13). Fair enough. But he says nothing about prayer, and the other argument hardly holds that the Lord Jesus is equivalent to the Lord God. The name of God is to be sanctified, the king at his right hand is to be sanctified—as lots of things and people were sanctified both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament.