Friday, August 21, 2009

Dinosaurs


As you know, a million is a big number. HUGE. To think that evolutionists believe that dinosaurs 'ruled the earth' 65 million years ago completely boggles my mind...to the point where I find it extremely hard to believe.

Taking a look at the Bible, Genesis talks about God creating the first man and woman on the sixth day. Many facts about when their children and their children's children were born are given, and these genealogies are recorded throughout the Old Testament up until the time of Jesus Christ. There is nothing that suggests that these chronologies lasted millions of years.

Adding up the dates and accepting that Jesus came almost 2000 years ago, I've concluded that the creation of Earth and the animals (including the dinosaurs) occurred only thousands of years ago (possibly 6000).

The Bible tells us that all the land animals were created on the sixth day. As dinosaurs were land animals, they must've been created on this day, alongside Adam and Eve.

Genesis 1:24 : Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Before I go any further, I'll share the theory of evolutionists. Evolutionists claim that dinosaurs evolved over millions of years. They imagined that one kind of animal slowly changed over long periods of time into a different kind of animal. For example, they believe that amphibians changed into reptiles (including dinosaurs) by this gradual process. This would mean, of course, that there would have been millions of creatures during that time that would be “in between,” as amphibians evolved into reptiles. Evidence of these “transitional forms,” as they are called, should be abundant. However, many fossil experts admit that not one unquestionable transitional form between any group of creatures and another has been found anywhere. If dinosaurs evolved from amphibians, there should be, for example, fossil evidence of animals that are part dinosaur and part something else. However, there is no proof of this anywhere. In fact, if you go into any museum you will see fossils of dinosaurs that are 100% dinosaur, not something in between. There are no 25%, 50%, 75%, or even 99% dinosaurs—they are all 100% dinosaur!

If God created dinosaurs, he would've made them fully functional, designed to do what they were created for, and would've been 100% dinosaur.

Again, in Genesis, it testifies that because of the world's corrupt state, God warned Noah that He was going to destroy the world with a Flood. He therefore commanded him to build a great ship (the Ark) so that all kinds of land animals (which must've included the dinosaurs) and Noah's family could survive on board while the Flood destroyed the earth.

Many believe that dinosaurs were too large and that there were too many of them to go on this Ark. However, contrary to what's been to us, there were only about 50 different kinds of dinosaurs. There are certainly hundreds of dinosaur names, but many of these were given to just a bit of bone or skeletons of the same dinosaur found in other countries. It is also reasonable to assume that different sizes, varieties, and sexes of the same kind of dinosaur have ended up with different names. For example, look at the many different varieties and sizes of dogs, but they are all the same kind—the dog kind!

Well, what happened to all the land animals that did not go on the Ark? Very simply, they drowned. Many would have been covered with tons of mud as the rampaging water covered the land. Because of this quick burial, many of the animals would have been preserved as fossils. If this happened, you would expect to find evidence of billions of dead things buried in rock layers (formed from this mud) all over the Earth. This is exactly what you do find.
And, just so you know, the Flood probably would've occurred 4500 years ago; not millions.

If the different kinds of dinosaurs survived the Flood, then they must have come off the Ark and lived in the post-Flood world.

In the Bible, in Job 40:15-24, God describes to Job (who lived after the Flood) a great beast with which Job was familiar. This great animal, called “behemoth,” is described as “the chief of the ways of God,” perhaps the biggest land animal God had created. Impressively, he moved his tail like a cedar tree! Although some Bible commentaries say this may have been an elephant or hippopotamus, the description actually fits that of a dinosaur like Brachiosaurus. Elephants and hippos certainly do not have tails like cedar trees!

Actually, very few animals are singled out in the Bible for such a detailed description. Contrary to what many may think, what we know now as dinosaurs get more mention in the Scriptures than most animals! So dinosaurs—all the different kinds—must have lived alongside of people after the Flood.

Interestingly, the word “dragon” is used a number of times in the Old Testament. In most instances, the word dinosaur could substitute for dragon and it would fit very nicely. Creation scientists believe that dinosaurs were called dragons before the word dinosaur was invented in the 1800s.

Unfortunately, all of this evidence is considered invalid to evolutionists, simply because their belief is that man and dinosaurs did not live at the same time. However, the more research there is on historical literature, the more we realize there is overwhelming evidence that dragons were real beasts, much like our modern reconstructions of dinosaurs, and that their existence has been recorded by many different people, even just hundreds of years ago.

Evolutionists have given many theories explaining why dinosaurs became exist, which include: starvation; they died from overeating; they were poisoned; they became blind from cataracts and could not reproduce; mammals ate their eggs. Other causes include volcanic dust, poisonous gases, comets, sunspots, meteorites, mass suicide, constipation, parasites, shrinking brain (and greater stupidity), slipped discs, changes in the composition of air, etc.

At the time of the Flood, many of the sea creatures died, but some survived. In addition, all of the land creatures outside the Ark died, but the representatives of all the kinds that survived on the Ark lived in the new world after the Flood. Those land animals (including dinosaurs) found the new world to be much different than the one before the Flood. Due to (1) competition for food that was no longer in abundance, (2) other catastrophes, (3) man killing for food (and perhaps for fun), and (4) the destruction of habitats, etc., many species of animals eventually died out. The group of animals we now call dinosaurs just happened to die out too. In fact, quite a number of animals become extinct each year. Extinction seems to be the rule in Earth history (not the formation of new types of animals as you would expect from evolution).

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