These folk tales, fables and legends are widely held but false beliefs and are to be ignored by Christians as they detract from God’s work and will lead away from the truth (1 Tim 1:4, 4:7; 2 Tim 4:4). Instead, follow and promote the life-giving teachings of Scripture, not traditional stories that endeavour to explain away God and having the (mistaken) belief that each person is not answerable to Him. Paul said, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…” it is no myth (Rom 1:16; 2 Pet 1:16). Our faith is solidly founded on facts, not the fabrications of human reasoning. Do not be conditioned by or conform to the wrong thinking of the world, instead be transformed by the renewing of your mind as it takes hold of the truth in God’s Word (Rom 12:2; Phil 4:8). The Bible is the Word of God, having a historical framework with verifiable places and archaeological discoveries. Many of its characters are identified in the secular writings of the various nations, and the research of other sciences such as biology and astronomy confirm that it is not myth but factual and inspired by the God of the universe centuries ago (2 Tim 3:16,17).

See also: Bible, fables, facts, truth.