The universal God of the nations
One God by many names.
Various nations claim a supreme God, but many have him accompanied with
other gods. This is called Henotheism—one superior God over the others.
If all these cultures had a supreme God and he is the same then 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 say
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. ’
Though he may be called god by others, Paul is stating he is not. If the
revelation, communication from these gods though their priests and prophets
are not the same of the bible then he is not the same God.
These just a few of the many supreme gods of the cultures.
El the supreme deity of the Canaanite pantheon together with his consort, Asherah.
Baal "the Lord of Heaven" (Baal-shamem)
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
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 female
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.
(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 underworld
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 Janus.
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.