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The existence of other creation myths actually lends strength to our case rather than weakening it. It shows that other cultures knew the truth of creation, but their stories have been altered from the correct biblical version over the centuries.
It is not difficult to rule out the ancient mythological texts from being the source of influence for Genesis. While Genesis is reliable, they are not. While Genesis shows consistency of our God’s righteous and sovereign character, the mythological texts show their gods as little more than squabbling people.
Many Christian scholars have suggested that Genesis 1–3 was never meant to convey historical truth. Instead, they say it is like one of Christ’s New Testament parables. God merely shared a made-up story to convey spiritual truths. Does the Bible give us any clear guidance?
All over the world we find cultural legends and myths that resemble accounts in Scripture such as the Creation, the Fall, the Flood, and the Tower of Babel.
Is the Genesis account of creation a well-told myth, a sly story with a theological twist, or true history that demolishes all alternatives?
The existence of other creation myths actually lends strength to our case rather than weakening it.
Creationists and evolutionists, Christians and non-Christians
The Maori people of New Zealand have a rich heritage. Within their culture is a belief that bears witness to the biblical account of the nature of God.
'That was because of the smoke, wasn't it!' Tomas, my translation helper, gave me his explanation of why Cain's sacrifice displeased God.
The Warlpiri Aboriginal people are nomadic and have roamed the desert areas of Central Australia for centuries.
The Biami people, numbering between four and five thousand, live in the western province of Papua New Guinea. Fourteen years ago they were the last cannibal tribe of Papua New Guinea.
Many Christians who are secondary teachers are concerned that they cannot think of ways to crack the false concept that the Bible is not a textbook or even a suitable reference book.