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Various nations claim a supreme God, but many have him accompanied with other
gods. This is called Henotheism—one superior God over the other.
If all these cultures had a supreme God why is He not described the same as the
God in the Bible? Why are there differences in their stories (legends)?
The historical evidence shows the majority believed in a supreme God did not
mean Creator of both the heavens and the earth (all the creation that exists,
seen and unseen). This is proven by the r fact that they also had a sun god, a
moon god, and other gods named after the planets and stars and nature.
Just because certain people groups have recorded stories about a supreme god
does not mean he is the same God presented in the Bible, nor does it mean they
worshipped God correctly as Israel. God did not give Israel one way and another
way to the nations. This new evangelization is ignoring what the Bible has to
1 Cor 8:5-6 “For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth
(as there are many gods and many lords), yet for us there is one God, the
Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom are all things, and through whom we live.’
These just a few of the many suprme gods of the cultures.
El the supreme deity of the Canaanite pantheon together with his consort,
Baal "the Lord of Heaven" (Baal-shamem)
Succoth Benoth 2 Kin. 17:30 was a Babylonian goddess, identified by
some scholars with Zarpanitum, the mistress of Marduk. Other scholars believe
this god is a designation of Marduk himself as Sakkut Binuti, the supreme judge
of the world.
Krishna Hindu, is an incarnation of the supreme God addressing one of his
disciples: "Although I am not in my nature subject to birth or decay, and am the
Lord of all created beings, (Gita, pp. 51,52.)
Ahura Mazda (ancient Persia) Zoroastrianism – a monotheistic supreme god,.
Marduk (Mesopotamia) The great god of Babylon, King of Kings
Kombu (Africa): Creator god.
PTAH (Egypt) The artificer. The creator god. According to the priests of
Memphis, the fount of all creation.
Qat (Polynesia) Creator god.
Awonawilona (North American Indian - Pueblo Indians) "The One Who
Contains Everything." The Supreme God, the Creator of All. Before the creation
there was only Awonawilona; all else was darkness and emptiness. Both male and
Titawa- Atius (North American Indian - Pawnee) The Power Above, creator of
the heavens and the earth.
Izanagi and Izanami (Japan) Creator god and goddess sent down from heaven to
build the earth. The other gods and goddesses are their descendents.
Takami-Musubi (Japan- Shinto belief): The Primordial sky god and
creator of living things.
Kitcki Manitou (North American Indian - Algonquin) The Great Spirit,
the Supreme Being. The Uncreated, the Father of Life, God of the Winds
Atum (Egypt): Creator of the world and Primordial sun god.
Nyname (Africa - Ashanti) Supreme God of Heaven, both the sun god and the
moon goddess. Nyame created the three realms, the sky, the earth and the
Adroa (Africa God of the Lugbara people) Considered to be the creator of
Heaven and Earth,
Mulungu (East Africa) God, the Supreme Being.
Matsu-Kami gods of heaven who live 'above' the earthly plain who are
heavenly and eternal.
Ani Etruscan Sky God who lives in the highest Heaven. Similar to Roman
Coelus Roman God of the sky and the heavens
Hunab Ku (chief Mayan god) Supreme god and creator of the world. Kukulcan
(Mayan) Supreme god, pictured as a feathered serpent.
Chuku (Africa) Supreme god of the Ibo peoples, the creator god from which
all good comes from him.
IO (New Zealand, Hawaii) "Io of the Hidden Face," "Io Eternal," Supreme
being of the Maori, master of all the other gods
Kane (Hawaii) Creator god
Ta'aroa Supreme being and creator deity Tahiti
YU-HUANG-SHANG-TI (China) "Father Heaven." The August Supreme Emperor
of Jade, whose court is in the highest level of heaven,