According to the Bible, the golden calf was an idol (a cult image) made by the Israelites during Moses’ absence, when he went up to Mount Sinai for the Ten Commandments. In Hebrew, the incident is known as “The Sin of the Calf”. It is first mentioned in Exodus 32:4.
Ever since Emily Coue introduced a new form of psychotherapy and self-improvement called positive autosuggestion (circa 1900), there has been a continual development of the so called self improvement philosophy. The existence of a subconscious mind and methods to influence it in order to attain ‘success in life’ has gone mainstream ever since.
Extremely-wise sages have always known that there is no particular virtue in choosing wealth over poverty, health over ill-heath, success over failure, good-food over bad-food, and so on and so forth.
Jesus Christ has already made a new covenant between God and man. About 2000 years ago. And lately, man has started worshiping the Golden Calf again.
A lot of non-believers say that you don’t need to be a Christian to use the power of God.
True. Even for making an A-Bomb.
Then why does America forbid it?
The Bible has already warned us of the false prophets.
I see a lot of (false) prophets using abuse words, and profanity, preaching us the ways to attain success in life. Happiness in life. Wealth in life.
They are not complete. They are not whole. They are not immortals.
Everything is written in the gospel of the son of man who came in the name of the lord: Jesus Christ.
And in the last few years, it seems that the Church itself has also joined the false prophets.
So worshipping the Golden Calf is official.
The Charismatic movement here in the Syro-Malabar Church.
See the counseling service here.
What is the use?
Meting out advice?
Usually, people are worse off than before a counseling session.
And the charity work. Eg. Money for HIV +ve patients.
9 AM to 5 PM
Some poor come, and the volunteers in the booth do not have money for anything other than buying medicines.
Is this some sort of business or something?
If some prelate read this blog: For heaven’s sake, please stop this nonsense.
We do not need a proverbial Fr. Tintumon (the cartoon character) who occasionally goes to his own home and have a recluse there.
And who watches – god forbid – internet porn.
It is deplorable that our Church is mired in financial problems and scandals.
The real problem is moral ineptitude.
Traditionally, the clergy, once ordained, had Christian names and there were rules.
Lest the priests become corrupt.
Currently, in the days of the Golden Calf, there are few.
Now-a-days, priests and the laity, both alike, have self-esteem.
We are proud people.
We forget that we are followers of Jesus Christ, who was stripped nude before women, and was nailed on the cross.
He died for our sins there.
On the cross. Naked.
Who are we?
More honor than the king himself?
It is written: “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its flavor, with what will it be salted? It is then good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men.” Matt 5:13