Sacrifice as Worship has its origin all the way back to Cain / Abel in Gen.
Worship can be, in today’s nomenclature, prayer, honor OR adoration.
Because of this dual understanding, much disagreement surrounds that inclusive word.
ADORATION Worship is the recoginition of God in an act of Sacrifice.
HONOR worship is included in ADORATION Worship, but Honor Worship is not in itself ADORATION Worship.
It is the KIND of worship that confuses. Without the preceding adjectives, “worship” is too generic in reference to our obligation to God.
(I worship my wife, the ground she walks on. So, what do I mean? The English refer to a high judge as “your worship”.)
The form of Sacrifice can be valid, invalid, licit or illlicit.
Abel’s was valid and licit. Cain’s was likely valid but illicit as to the substance offered. God let him know. It may have even been invalid, but not sure.
The development of ritual aound that sacrifice is included WHEN they arrive at a valid sacifice. But without the sacrifice it is not Scripturally an Adoration Worship.
When Prot’s dropped the sacrifice, they declared HONOR WORSHIP = ADORATION worship as any of the 4 forms of prayer: Praise,Thanksgiving, petition, or repentance. Some will even throw in reading the bible. Some Catholics think the same WHEN the “liturgy of the word” is read in the Mass. (very prot development)
That’s why Prot’s think we worship Mary, saints, Icons, etc. They changed the meaning of ADORATION Worship, then accused Catholics of violating their definition.
So, a root obstacle of apologetics is the very different definition of Worship without its restricting adjective.
Worship is now used as an inclusive word that makes little or no distinction between true adoration, and prayer or even honor.
One reason is that in Scripture, “worship” is often used as a prayer of petition, or outward acts of honor. But ADORATION Worship always has a sacrifice.