It is imperative to seek biblical truths before believing in something. One of the controversial topics involving the subject of evolution is the existence of dinosaurs. What should we believe about them?
“Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him. Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about. Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.” (Job 40:15-23)
Did dinosaurs really live millions of years ago? Does the Bible say anything about dinosaurs? And if it does when did they live? Keep reading to find out!
The Origin of Dinosaurs
It wasn’t until 1841 that English scientist Richard Owens suggested that the group of “newly discovered” animals be called “dinosaurs” (meaning, “terrible lizards”). Therefore, we shouldn’t expect to see dinosaurs in the Bible, as the Bible was translated in 1611. But we should expect to see descriptions of “dragons” and other large creatures. Which we do!
Descriptions of dinosaur-like creatures are almost universal throughout the world’s ancient cultures. How did societies throughout the world describe, record, draw, etch, sew and carve such creatures in such uniformity, if they did not see these animals during their lifetimes? Dragon accounts from China, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America share similar accounts of beasts we would describe as a dinosaur. While in China Marco Polo recorded that the royal house kept dragons for ceremonies. Records of the Greek historian Herodotus and the Jewish historian Josephus describe flying reptiles in ancient Egypt and Arabia.
Numerous objects of ancient art throughout the world depict dinosaurs. If dinosaurs supposedly went extinct at least 50 million years ago, how did ancient man of the last few thousand years know exactly how they looked?
Dinosaurs in the Bible
God created sea creatures on Day 5 and land creatures on Day 6. These creatures included dinosaurs, which co-existed with man until most died off for many reasons including most dramatically, the worldwide flood of Noah.
We can find scripture giving clear descriptions on dinosaurs in Job chapters 40 and 41. What other animals have tails like cedar trees, can drink up a river and smoke come out of their nostrils?
Recent Dinosaur Findings
In 2005 an amazing discovery was made. Mary Schweitzer dug up a “68 million year old” Tyrannosaurus rex found in Montana, its leg bone was broken in pieces. Schweitzer announced she had discovered blood vessels and structures that looked like whole cells inside that T. rex bone—the first observation of its kind, which amazed her colleagues. They never imagined that even a trace of still-soft dinosaur tissue could survive. After all, textbooks will tell you, when an animal dies, soft tissues such as blood vessels, muscle and skin decay and disappear over time, while hard tissues like bone may gradually acquire minerals from the environment and become fossils. Schweitzer recalls, “I looked at this and I looked at this and I thought, this can’t be. Red blood cells don’t preserve.”
The above discovery also baffled scientists. They found red blood cells in an animal that was dead 68 million years ago. If you take into account the Biblical to then it makes perfect sense. The Earth is only a few thousand years old, and here is the evidence to prove it, red blood cells in a T-Rex bone!
If this topic fascinates you I encourage you to look up Kent Hovind on YouTube. He has several videos on the subject. He taught science for many years, so now his ministry is to expose the lies he taught for so long.
The world tries to cover up the fact that the word of God is true. Be encouraged, everything surrounding you shows that their is an intelligent designer that created everything. If this post spoke to you comment below!