Mankind was monotheist from the first. That’s the…problem?!? The resistance to mankind being monotheist from the first is substantial because when someone spends a fortune on a sheepskin, it’s painful to admit education is skewed or false. But that’s a fact, Jack. We’re monotheists from the first. Kenneth Kitchen, the noted Christian Egyptologist, has observed that ancient cultures and extant indigenous cultures all have elements of laws and customs and narratives as if they were reading right out of Genesis. Warning: I’m going to use caps and exclamation points…For example,
MARRIAGE IS A CULTURAL UNIVERSAL!!! That’s impossible! There is no cultural universal! Or rather no allowed recognition of cultural universals…That’s chapter 2 of Genesis. That’s why I’ve been upbraiding those who want to erase the fact-based nature of Genesis and slip into mythdom condemned by Paul. One could recreate Genesis simply from other corrupted monotheist cultures! But that doesn’t mean Moses snitched it from them, it means everybody had the same original story! And Moses certainly had a better, primal version of it.
Moses, a prince of Egypt, had access to the monotheist archives and I believe that he retrieved Genesis there. Akhenaton wasn’t instituting monotheism, I suggest he was re-instituting monotheism after the two influences negating monotheism muddied the waters: decadence; and rebellion.
Decadent paganism is monotheism with corrupted transmission. I call that orthodox paganism. That’s the Christmas tree of today that came from the stem and stern post of Noah’s Ark and decayed into forest paganism. It also became the twin columns of pagan temples to Dagon–Noah–but also the twin pillars of the Temple of Solomon. There’s corrupted error-filled paganism side-by-side with uncorrupted monotheism.
However rebellion against monotheism was and is the outright refusal to hear and obey God’s revelation about His nature and His will. That’s satanism, ‘satan’ meaning ‘adversary.’ Rebel. I’m glad you mentioned Moses in the bulrushes. Sargon the Great, the pagan monotheist of old, was also put in the bulrushes and for the same physical reason and spiritual reason. While a baby might be abandoned on a doorstep in our culture, a baby left on dry land would have been eaten by wild dogs. Sargon’s mom was an EN, a woman of grace, EN meaning ‘grace.’ HINT: The Blessed Virgin’s title, Full of Grace, continues this monotheist office of queen-mother instituted in Genesis 3:15, God’s cursing Satan and his minions with the Woman & Seed. If you were Satan, you would be fighting the Woman & Seed, enslaving women, breaking marriage, killing babies.
The monotheist EN system of inheritance through the mother continued by Jews today was overthrown, landmarks with her figure on them were thrown down, and lands seized by satanistas. The “goddess” figurines were self-portrait land titles–misnamed because they were EN, queen-mothers, women of grace as distributing land and food. Sargon’s mom was an EN and the EN were enslaved and turned into temple prostitutes, daddy was enslaved or killed. Mom was forced to have sex with strangers and babies were slated for death. This is the total satanic perversion of God’s will same as today, isn’t it?
Sargon escaped the axe because his EN-mom put him in the bulrushes and floated him to safety. Sargon grew up and overthrew the bad guys headquartered in Ur of the Chaldees/City of the Chaldees, the exact spiritual sinkhole Abraham was ordered to leave by God lest his EN-wife be captured. Moses himself was slated for death by the new bad guy regime in Egypt that turned against the monotheist Hebrew remnant of famine-fighter Joseph. This genocide by baby killing is strictly satanic and continues today. So once again God preserved the monotheist baby and voila! The cogent creation account from which all others were derived, preserved by originally monotheist Egypt, was saved by God’s man, Moses, divinely authorized and empowered to lead the Chosen People to freedom. So central is this to all people that, one day, all nations will go up to Jerusalem to celebrate Sukkoth, the Feast of Camping Out in Tabernacles.
So there’s the real answer. The Creation account was universal but the prophecies, hundreds relating to Messiah fulfilled by Jesus, are unprecedented. Mohammed fulfilled one prophecy, that he would return to Medina. So he went to Medina. OK. Try fulfilling a prophecy before birth, like that of Christ’s being born in Bethlehem. Kinda hard to self-fulfill a prophecy before you’re born…Hehe! The decadent versions of Noah’s Flood from other cultures pale in comparison to the real deal with its clear narrative and technical specs on how to tar a boat and volumetric details and so forth. There is no shame in the Bible game so cling to it with thanks to God.
The so-called academics, like Sir Julian Huxley, embraced evolutionary atheism because, as Huxley said, they wanted to erase God so they could indulge their sexual appetites. Kinda the same culture in academia today if rampant STD rates are any indication. God preserve us from our proud foolishness and make us humble and wise! Thanks for asking and I hope you share this with others. GBU