The Golden Calf Generation

The Golden Calf Generation

Solomon Aggrey

USD 24,99

Format: 13.5 x 21.5 cm
Number of Pages: 178
ISBN: 978-3-99131-746-3
Release Date: 16.03.2023
Solomon Aggrey’s The Golden Calf Generation discusses the repetition of patterns in the Bible and how they pertain to the modern age. Fervent and provocative, this work is a fascinating look at and interpretation of scripture.

Then God said, ‘Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the seas, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’ (Gen 1.26). So man, also the generic name for mankind, was made to be like God and to have His attributes in order to reveal His nature and His glory to all creation. The Psalmist says that man was made a little lower than God Himself and given dominion over all creation (Psa 8).

However, man disobeyed God and fell from his position. His constitution changed and he lost the special relationship he had with God. Man was no longer the image and the likeness of God but retained a poor impression of who he was before his fall. The devil, who himself had fallen away from God, was in charge of the world. But God, in His love for mankind, promised to restore man again. Speaking to the serpent, God said, ‘And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.’

After his fall, mankind became more corrupted. The gene pool of mankind became mixed up with others, especially with that of fallen angels, called the sons of God. The ‘sons of God’ birthed a hybrid race, the Nephilim, with earthly women, and they introduced more evil, wickedness, idolatry, violence and bloodshed. They corrupted the whole earth. So God destroyed the earth and every living thing on earth by flood, but Noah was found to be perfect and found grace in the sight of God (Gen 6.9, Gen 6.12). It means Noah was not corrupted by the Nephilim genes. As a result, God saved Noah and his household; Noah and his wife, his three sons and their wives. (1Pet 3.20, 2Pet 2.5). However, the Bible does not say anything about the righteousness of Noah’s wife, his sons, and their wives.

The post-flood earth was repopulated by the descendants of the three sons of Noah; Shem, Ham and Japheth. Ham dishonoured his father, so Noah prophetically cursed Ham. ‘Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants he shall be to his brethren … Blessed be the Lord God of Shem, and may Canaan be his servants. May God enlarge Japheth, and may he dwell in the tents of Shem; and may Canaan be his servants.’ (Gen 9.25-27). As the descendants of Shem, Ham and Japheth were going to repopulate the earth, the curses and the blessings of Noah were also going to influence the whole course of human history, right to the end of time. Each of the sons had varying degrees of genetic contamination, but the greatest genetic contamination was found among the descendants of Ham.

It did not take very long, and the post-flood era became corrupt again. The Nephilim came back, especially among descendants of Ham, and the earth was once again filled with evil, wickedness, violence, idolatry, and bloodshed. Man drifted further and further away from God. God created man in His image and likeness to represent Him on the earth, in His power, in His glory and in His dominion. When Adam fell and changed his constitution, God updated the plan. Man would have to be transformed by faith into God’s image and likeness through His Word. That was why the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Jesus Christ was the last revelation of God on the earth. He came to the earth to give mankind the grace to be transformed once again in the image and the likeness of God through Him (Rom 8.29-30).

God chose a descendant of Shem called Abram and put into him the seed of Christ (the promise of salvation). Through Abram, all the families of the earth were to be blessed (Gen 12.3). God cut a covenant with Abram, that his descendants would be like the stars in heaven and the sand on the seashore. They would become strangers in a foreign land and serve them for four hundred years; after that He would free them and judge that nation (Gen 15.13-14). Abram gave birth to Isaac. Isaac gave birth to Jacob and Jacob gave birth to the fathers of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Yes, the children of Israel went to live in Egypt during a severe famine in the time of Joseph. After four hundred years, God set them free through the hand of Moses. Moses, by God’s instruction, took the children of Israel to meet with Him on Mount Sinai before going to possess the Promised Land. After fifty days, through the Red Sea and the wilderness, the children of Israel stood before God on Mount Sinai. God made a covenant with the children of Israel to be their God and the children of Israel to be His people. He called Moses to the top of Mount Sinai and Moses was there forty days and forty nights to receive more revelation concerning the covenant.

Before Moses returned from the top of Mount Sinai to the camp, the children of Israel moulded a golden calf and worshipped it, right before the presence of the glory of God. The golden calf was a symbol of Baal, the male fertility god of the Canaanites. The children of Israel started out from Egypt as a nation without leaven (sin), now they were filled with leaven. They committed a great sin by breaking the covenant which God had cut with them. God was very angry with them but through the intercession of Moses, the children of Israel were allowed to continue their journey to the Promised Land. Baal worship never left the hearts of the children of Israel.

This book reveals the hidden code in the golden calf episode in the wilderness. The golden calf episode points to the generation before the return of Jesus Christ. That generation, the golden calf generation, will again worship and serve Baal. Many people today would not see themselves as Baal worshippers because our civilisation is different from the civilisation of the Canaanites. But our actions and behaviour indicate that we are worshipping and serving the same ancient gods of Baal, Ashtoreth and Molech.


The episode of the golden calf in the Bible, chapter thirty-two, is one of the Biblical episodes many Christians know about. In this episode the children of Israel sinned against God by moulding and worshipping a golden calf while Moses was at the top of Mount Sinai with Jehovah God. God had spoken audibly to the children of Israel from the top of Mount Sinai about forty days prior to the incidence: ‘I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image – any likeness of anything that is in the heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For, I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God…’ (Exo 20.1-5). It was the beginning and the heart of the covenant which God ratified with the children of Israel.

The children of Israel trembled and drew back in fear at the sight of the glory of God and chose Moses as their mediator. The Bible says, ‘The sight of the glory of the Lord was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.’ Moses went up the mountain for forty days and forty nights, so he left deputies to take care of the needs of the children of Israel. On the thirty ninth day, just a day before Moses was supposed to come down from Mount Sinai, the children of Israel called to Aaron to make a god to go before them. Aaron moulded a golden calf, and they bowed down to it and served it. They disobeyed Jehovah God and broke the covenant they had cut with Him.

At the time the children of Israel made the golden calf, the glory of God could still be seen on the top of Mount Sinai, and it would have been very unusual and unnatural for the children of Israel to have ignored it altogether. But they did. It was as if Jehovah God was not present, or they had never known Him or never cut a covenant with Him. The fear of God which His divine and glorious presence was to instil in them was completely absent.

God was so provoked by the episode of the golden calf that He decided to destroy the children of Israel and raise another nation through Moses. But Moses pleaded with Him, and God in His great mercy changed His mind (Exo 32.11-14, Neh 9.18-21). On the fortieth day Moses descended from Mount Sinai with the first set of the tablets of the Ten Commandments written by God Himself. The Ten Commandments in the hands of Moses represented the image and likeness of God. The children of Israel were to live under the shadow of God’s image and likeness so that they would be transformed and reflect Him on the earth. However, the children of Israel, just before Moses came down from Mount Sinai, chose the god they wanted to worship and serve. They chose the god whose image they would like to represent on the earth.

When Moses came down the mountain and saw what the children of Israel were doing, his own anger became so hot that he cast the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain. The children of Israel really did not need the tablets, since they had already chosen another god to worship and serve. Moses took the golden calf, burnt it, ground it to powder, scattered it on water and made the children of Israel drink it.

The golden calf was the symbol of Baal, the Canaanite fertility god. When Joshua led the children of Israel across river Jordan into the Promised Land, he commanded the children of Israel, ‘Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the river and in Egypt. Serve the Lord.’ (Jos 24.14). In the Promised Land the children of Israel continued to worship and serve Baal. ‘They forsook the Lord and served Baal and the Ashtoreths,’ (Jud 2.13).

About 500 years after the golden calf episode at the foot of Mount Sinai, the first king of Samaria, Jeroboam, made two calves of gold and said to his people, ‘It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt.’ (1Kin 12.28). He set up one calf in Bethel and the other in Dan. Jeroboam appointed feast days and priests and the people worshipped and served those calves. His intention was to prevent the people of his kingdom from going to Jerusalem to worship Jehovah God in the temple. The motive of Jeroboam exposed the purpose of the golden calf: to turn people away from following the true and living God.

In the Old Testament, God dealt with the types, the copies, the patterns, and the shadows of events which would take place in the New Testament. Apostle Paul says, ‘So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come but the substance is of Christ.’ (Col 2.16-17). Jesus Christ was the final revelation of God, whose shadows and types appeared in the Old Testament.

Many of the things that happened to the children of Israel, especially in the wilderness, were foreshadowing of the things more fully revealed in the New Testament. ‘Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.’ (1Cor 10.11).

Moses was a type or the picture of the Redeemer, Jesus, the anointed. The children of Israel were a type of the Church. They were chosen as the priests of the world (Exo 19.5-6). Whatever happens to Israel eventually has a great effect on the whole world. Israel is like God’s timing clock. The golden calf episode on Mount Sinai was a picture or a type of what would happen in the time of the end just before the return of Jesus Christ.

The people of Israel are expecting their Messiah for the first time and the Christians are expecting the return of their Messiah, our Lord Jesus Christ. The Israelites moulded the golden calf on the 39th day of Moses’ ascension to the top of Mount Sinai, just a day before he came down. A day, prophetically, can be a period of time or a season. So, the period or the season before Jesus Christ returns, there will be an emergence of a golden calf generation.

In this period or season, many will fall away from worshipping the true and the living God and turn to Baal worship (including the worship of Molech and Ashtoreth). The worship of these ancient gods will drive the world’s agenda and bring in a new unholy culture. Many world leaders will follow the sins of Aaron and Jeroboam, reject God’s commandments, and cause people to follow other gods. They will institute ungodly laws to control the people who elected them and turn them away from the true God to worship man-made gods or national gods. Some of these leaders will persecute the church. Apostasy, idolatry and licentiousness will increase and multiply in the world.

What is happening around the world is not by accident. The rise of apostasy, idolatry, and the occult, the rise of the decriminalisation of abortion, the rise of homosexuality and legalisation of same-sex marriage can be linked to the ancient gods of Baal, Molech and Ashtoreth. It gives a prophetic indication that we are much closer to the return of our Jesus Christ than ever before. God said, ‘Behold, I will send Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers.’ (Mal 4.5-6). Prophet Elijah came headlong against the worship of Baal and Jezebel (Ashtoreth) in his day in order to turn many back to the true God. As Moses came down from Mount Sinai and destroyed the golden calf, so will the return of Jesus Christ bring judgement, destruction of idolatry, sin, and ungodliness and usher in a millennium age of rest and righteousness.

Chapter 1 – The Seed Of Promise

The sin of Adam and Eve in the Bible altered the nature and the constitution of mankind and affected the whole earth. Apostle Paul says, ‘Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned… For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.’ (Rom 5.12, Rom 3.23). Since the fall, violence, wickedness, corruption, and bloodshed have never left the earth. The aim for which God made man in His image and likeness was being defeated. God made man in His image, according to His likeness to represent Him and reveal His nature to all creation in such a way that His glory would be seen on earth (Gen 1.26, Psa 8.5-6).

The human race needed to be redeemed, but this redemption could not be achieved through its fallen Adamic nature. The only way was for man to be transformed by faith into the image of God’s Son through the Word. ‘And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.’ (Joh 1.14). ‘Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.’ (Heb 2.17). The Saviour of the world, the Redeemer, the Christ, had to be like man in order to save the human race.

Jehovah God therefore needed someone on earth to carry the seed of Christ, the promised seed of salvation. The gene pool of the whole world was corrupted. The hearts of humanity were filled with violence, evil, wickedness, apostasy, and idolatry. God sovereignly reached down in love and mercy and chose one of the descendants of Shem, called Abram, to carry the seed of Christ (1Chr 1.24-28, Gen 11.10-26, Gal 3.16). Abram had a fallen Adamic nature, like any human being, and was also an idol worshipper at that time (Jos 24.2-3). However, God chose him to begin a completely new godly generation, through whom the divine promise, the seed of the woman, who would bless all the families of the earth would come.

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