Dinosaurs are probably the most common tool used by evolutionists to demonstrate the long-age paradigm of the earth and to discredit the Biblical account of creation. They are a very powerful weapon due to the way dinosaurs captivate the minds of kids and adults alike – they are prominent in films, leisure parks and many other forms of entertainment. We would be very surprised to hear of any mainstream media that does not promote the idea the dinosaurs existed many hundreds of millions of years in the past before dying out 65 million years ago. You would imagine this is proven beyond any doubt given the deeply entrenched certainty that appears to go with these assertions and the fact kids are confidently taught this is school around the world. A Christian who believes the Biblical account of creation will quickly notice there is a conflict here as the Bible indicates the dinosaurs would have been created around 6,000 years ago – so who is right, the scientific establishment or the Bible?
We believe there is very strong evidence to indicate the dinosaurs were in existence much more recently before gradually dying out due to an event such as a worldwide flood and we will provide links to Creation Ministries International who have some great resources on this topic:
- Would the dinosaurs fit on Noah’s ark? The short answer is yes, easily, although Christians are usually mocked for believing the account of Noah’s flood. When using the measurements of the ark given in the Biblical accounts and not the fanciful artist’s impressions, there was plenty of space for all kinds of creatures. They would not need to be fully grown adults which means infants could have been on the ark and would have used much less space. God created families of animals according to their ‘kind’ which means that there would only need to be a relatively small number of any ‘kind’ with the genetic information for great variety we now see after many generations.
- Did Man coexist with the dinosaurs at any point? Evolutionists claim the dinosaurs died out 65 million ago which rules out any possibility of coexistence with mankind. Despite this, there are numerous accounts and paintings of creatures that strongly reassemble dinosaurs, even though they are often given other names – it is important to note that the word ‘dinosaur’ is relatively recent. For example, descriptions of ‘dragons’ are very likely to be a description of a dinosaur before the word ‘dinosaur’ was used. Additionally, cave paintings of creatures that look like dinosaurs strongly indicate they were seen by the painter – how would it be possible to accurately depict a creature that would later be deemed a dinosaur using fossils without actually seeing one?! It seems there is a problem with conventional theory…
- Dinosaur soft tissue in numerous specimens – Aside from anything else, this should be enough to rewrite mainstream timelines for the dinosaurs. Scientists now have discovered over 30 specimens of dinosaur soft tissue such as red blood cells, soft ligaments, proteins and bone cells – these break down relatively quickly and it is impossible that these are 65 million years old. It is far more probable that these belong to dinosaurs who were fossilised in a catastrophic event (such as a flood!) in the last few thousand years which fits perfectly within a Biblical time-frame! The media and scientific are very shy about these discoveries so it is doubtful you have heard about them but it will get harder and harder to deny that big mistakes have been made. Up to now, the evidence has been forced to fit into the long-age paradigm – discoveries like these make this impossible without burying your head in the sand.
- Don’t fossils prove dinosaurs existed millions of years ago? – Fossils are the remains or traces of animals or plants that have been preserved by natural causes in the earths crust. We are all taught at school to assume that fossils refer to the distant past, but the rapid burial of organic material in a global flood would account for the fossils that are found all over the world. Many fossils of dinosaur bones have been found that fit perfectly within the Biblical time frame and as the article points out, in certain conditions, bones only need a matter of weeks to be fossilised.
- Does the Bible mention dinosaurs? As already stated, the word ‘dinosaur’ does not appear in the Bible as the word was created in recent times. However, there are descriptions of creatures that clearly reassemble dinosaurs such as Job 40:15-24:
Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.What strength it has in its loins, what power in the muscles of its belly! Its tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of its thighs are close-knit. Its bones are tubes of bronze, its limbs like rods of iron. It ranks first among the works of God, yet its Maker can approach it with his sword. The hills bring it their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby. Under the lotus plants, it lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh. The lotuses conceal it in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround it. A raging river does not alarm it; it is secure, though the Jordan should surge against its mouth. Can anyone capture it by the eyes, or trap it and pierce its nose? (Job 40:15-24)
The description above best fits a dinosaur – what other creature has a tail that ‘swings like a cedar’?
In summary, there is no problem with the evidence we have for dinosaurs and the Biblical account of creation – the conflict arises with the interpretation of the evidence by mainstream science and the way it is presented in our education system. Most dinosaurs have been promoted as terrifying destructive predators which prey on everything else – this is great for making films but these are all assumptions that are based on the imaginations of secular science. Even if these creatures did exist 65 million years ago, how on earth can we be so certain about their eating habits? We often have less certainty about the eating habits of peoples who lived hundreds of years ago, let alone tens of millions of years in the past!
The way dinosaurs are promoted throughout our society is hugely damaging to our kids as this subtly drives a wedge against the Biblical account of creation. The fact that any inconvenient evidence that does not fit is never displayed firmly demonstrates that these creatures are being used discredit God’s word and ridicule anyone who takes the creation accounts seriously. Throughout the last two decades, many scientific discoveries have thrown serious doubt on long-held views concerning evolution and dinosaurs, however, there seems an unwillingness to face up to this – anyone with a genuine interest in finding the truth would surely want all the evidence before drawing conclusions?
The Bible-believing Christian can confidently trust the Bible – this will often attract the astonishment and scorn of a society who have been brainwashed into believing it is mostly a fairytale. However, the day will come when all will be revealed and those faithful to God’s Word will be rewarded…
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” (1 Peter 1:23-25)