“For since the creation of the world Yahweh’s invisible qualities; His eternal power and Divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew Yahweh, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools. And exchanged the Glory of the immortal Yahweh for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore, Yahweh gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about Yahweh for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator, Who is for ever praised. Praise Yahweh! HalleluYahweh!” Romans 1:20-25
In Manhattan, New York City, U.S., stands an 11-foot tall, 16-foot long bronze sculpture of a bull. Known as the Charging Bull or the Wall Street Bull or the Bowling Green Bull. The sculpture weighs 3,200-kilogrammes, and stands in Bowling Green Park near Wall Street.
The bull is supposed to be the ‘symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity’, symbolising ‘Wall Street’ and the Financial District.
In reality, it is a representation of the Canaanite god Baal or Ammonite and Moabite god Molech; and Apis, an Egyptian god worshipped as a bull:
The Greeks saw their gods in human shape, and as such depicted them in sculpture and painting. In the remote past they were probably conceived as animals or birds, and faint echoes of this survive in Homer’s use of such adjectives as ‘owl-faced’ for Athene and ‘cow-faced’ for Hera, though he himself must have given a different meaning to the words; in the worship of Zeus Meilichios as a snake; in legends in which he took the shape of a bull; in the connection of Apollo with wolves and mice, of Posidon with horses, of Artemis with bears. But though such beliefs were implied in many local rituals, they were not treated literally in the classical age. If a god had once been an animal, he was now revealed in human shape with an animal as his companion or symbol. — The Greek Experience by C.M. Bowra, pp 56-57
Apis, (Greek); Egyptian Hap, Hep, or Hapi, in ancient Egyptian religion, sacred bull deity worshipped at Memphis. The cult of Apis originated at least as early as the 1st dynasty (circa 2925-2775 BCE). Like other bull deities, Apis was probably at first a fertility god concerned with the propagation of grain and herds, but he became associated with Ptah, the paramount deity of the Memphite area, and also with Osiris (as User-Hapi) and Sokaris, gods of the dead and of the underworld. As Apis-Atum he was associated with the solar cult and was often represented with the sun-disk between his horns. — Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Arturo Di Modica, the sculptor, told the New York Daily News in 1998: “That bull is one of an edition of five. I’m hoping the other four will be going to cities all over the world, whenever somebody buys them.”
In 2010, a similar Charging Bull sculpted by Di Modica was installed in Shanghai, called Bund Bull, and in 2012 one was placed on Het Beursplein in Amsterdam.
The god of the Canaanites, Molech, was also worshipped as a bull-headed man:
The sun god Molech or Moloch was worshipped by Canaanites and honoured by the sacrifice of children, in which they were caused to pass through or into the fire (causing to pass through the fire denoted primarily going through the fire without burning, a februation or purification through fire, by which the children were consecrated to Molech; a kind of fire baptism, which preceded the sacrificing).
The Canaanites made huge bronze statues of this god in the shape of a man with a bull’s head; these hollow statues were heated and filled with children who were roasted inside the idols as offerings to Molech (some statues of Molech were formed with arms stretched out to receive the children to be sacrificed, who were laid in the arms of the heated statue and burned). Molech is also worshipped as an owl.
Use of bronze to fashion idols comes from John’s vision of Yahshua in Revelation 1:15: “His Feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and His Voice like the sound of rushing waters.”
These pagan deities desire to be like the Living God, Almighty Yahweh, and His Son Yahshua, and so copy their appearance (see The truth about Santa Claus).