Believer’s statement: Jesus said he was God, so we should worship him.
Skeptic’s response: Jesus didn't declare that he was God. If he was God, he should've had said it plainly to the people.
By the way, if anybody were simply to come up and say today, "I’m God, bow before me!” you’d probably not believe the guy. And you’d probably think he was a magician if he were to perform a “miracle.”
Recap: Jesus did not say that he was God in the first place, not anywhere in the Gospels.
Did Jesus call himself God in John 8