The image is of an event held this past Wednesday calling Christians to pray for the world’s economies.
A quote unrelated to the event::
Conversion in the U.S. seems to mean we’ve exchanged some of our shopping at Wal-Mart, Blockbuster, and Borders for the Christian bookstore down the street. We’ve taken our lack of purchasing control to God’s store, where we buy our office supplies in Jesus’ name.
I’ll let you draw all the conclusions you wish.
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Best comment I’ve seen on this photo?
“Where’s Chartlon Heston when you need him?”
That’s a good one.
It’s the laying on of hands here that really gets me. I suspect the people in this photo are the same ones I profiled yesterday.
Hmmm. Worshipping the golden calf?
Whom do you serve? God, or Mammon? It seems that there are a lot of Mammonites out there who are idolators: Worshipping money, yet wearing a cross. I wonder, when they are unable to pay their bills, if a bronze bull will show up and hand them the cash they are praying for?
BTW, I got the Riddle quote from this astute article.
The sad part is the connection secular blogs make between this and worshiping the golden calf in Exodus. Christians should know better. Atheists shouldn’t have to point it out.
You may correct me if I’m wrong – I got the ‘King’s market” quote from Cindy Jacobs – which does appear to tie into your former post.
C. Pete’s apostles. Third wave/health/wealth nonsense. I found it at CBN along with her call to go pray at the bull.
While I don’t quite see this crew venerating or worshipping what is a piece of gonzo art, I do see them making fools of themselves.
I also wonder why they think our Father who owns the cattle on a thousand hills is going to be commanded by their ‘works.’
From what I understand the testicles on this bronze scultpture are shiny, they get rubbed for good luck so much. Don’t see laying hands on the thing as much different.
Some of the commentary has not been kind, quelle surprise.
What I’m very glad to see is Christians standing up and giving honest rebuke. Thank you.
I used Matthew Henry’s commentary on Matthew as my quote on this.
I don’t blame people for thinking golden calf on this behavior at all.
My God that sickens me.
I’m about to throw something I’m so mad.
Mere words just don’t do it.
It’s just like the story of Interior Dept. oil regulators literally being in bed with the oil companies. Some things are too true to be good.
I have so rarely seen intelligent Christian commentary. Thank you!