Heavenly Parents; Even the Pagans Believe!
Gospel Through the Ages, pgs 100-101; “Not only have the prophets of God throughout the various dispensations declared that mortals are the children of Heavenly Parents and that God placed mankind into mortality; but the pagan religions preserved in their theologies kindred doctrine. The ancient Greek poets and philosophers, the Mystery Religions, and even the first settlers of the Mesopotamian Valley proclaimed these divine truths. 101 In the Cybele—Attis cult, which originated in central Asia Minor, the supreme deity was known as the “Great Mother.” She was believed to be the mother not only “of all the gods,” but “of all men” as well. Several other cults which were pagan rivals of Christianity had beliefs similar to those of the Cybele—Attis cult, each of which maintained that men were the offspring of heavenly beings.” – Milton Hunter
John 4:24; “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
Well I’m not so sure I’d publicly admit my church had non-Christian similarities with cults of the world. Be that as it may, I pray the words of this man opens the eyes of many a Mormon to reevaluate the oaths he/she has taken in those temples.
The first thing I thought of when I read this passage by Mr. Hunter was James 2:19 – even the demons believe! Many cults in the world share similar philosophies and what separates Christianity from all those is God of course, His nature and how He provides salvation.
When Jesus was speaking with the Samaritan woman at the well and told her that God is Spirit all presuppositions of God being a man must be tossed. The God of the Bible is One and there is no other – Isaiah 43:10-11. The God of the Bible is able to perform resurrections – Matt. 27:53 – The God of the Bible is eternal – Psalm 90:2 – The God of the Bible is the Creator, not created and not part of creation – Genesis 1:1…
As Christians we know the list of God’s attributes are endless. Even one example will suffice for an example of how and why He is supreme over all other so-called gods. Trying to justify the belief your god is similar to pagan gods should give anyone pause.