Wesley Rose begins this article with a question: Did the Bible borrow stories from pagan beliefs?
Then he goes on to set some ground rules before attempting to answer the question.
There is an explanation, but first a couple of points that need acceptance, if for no other reason that for the sake of discussion. Those are 1. That God does and has always existed; 2. That certain people and their worship practices are and were pagan – that is a false religion that worshiped anything except God.
If we can agree on these then a true exploration of the question is possible. If there is no agreement on these two premises then stop reading here.
By setting up these ground rules, a TRUE exploration of the question is NOT possible. Continue Reading