How do I respond to the claims of parallels between heathen god/man myths such as Mithra and the New Testament? Posted on December 22, 2009 by John Oakes wrote in Church History, General, Reliability of the Bible. You May Also Like: How do I explain the parallels between Mithraism and Christianity? Is the deity of Jesus a later invention of the church? Is Leviathan a myth? If so, how does this fit with the claims that the Bible does not contain myths? Do you know the primary source for a supposed inscription which has Mithra born of a virgin? Bart Ehrman claims the Bible was changed and is unreliable in his book "Misquoting Jesus–The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible." Can you comment on his claims? Comments are closed.