Presentation on theme: "Dinosaurs are probably used more than anything else to indoctrinate evolution into children’s minds. Many Christians for years have avoided discussing."— Presentation transcript:
1Dinosaurs are probably used more than anything else to indoctrinate evolution into children’s minds. Many Christians for years have avoided discussing dinosaurs and some have even tried to claim that dinosaurs did not exist. These are ignorant people that don’t live in reality and do not study their bible. This lesson is aimed to give us all a common sense answers when questioned about dinosaurs.
2Dinosaurs are probably used more than anything else to indoctrinate evolution into children’s minds. Many Christians for years have avoided discussing dinosaurs and some have even tried to claim that dinosaurs did not exist. These are ignorant people that don’t live in reality and do not study their bible. This lesson is aimed to give us all a common sense answers when questioned about dinosaurs.
3When did Dinosaurs live? Land animals were created on Day 6. (Genesis 1:24) Man was created on Day 6. (Genesis 1:26) Therefore Man and Dinosaurs lived on the earth at the same time.
4Were Dragon’s real creatures? We all know about dragons and that they are supposedly mythical creatures, but is it possible that dragon’s are based off of stories of actual creatures, some sort of Dinosaur. We have legends of dragons in many, many different countries all sounding very similar and all could be dinosaurs. Do you think all these different people imagined the same kind of creature and created it from their imaginations or is it based on actual creatures that roamed the earth with mankind during the first couple of thousand years after creation?
6Australian Dinosaur? Aborigines painting Plesiosaur rendering In the far north of Queensland, Australia, Aborigines from the Kuku Yalanji tribe described and painted a sea and lake monster that looked surprisingly like a plesiosaur.Aborigines paintingPlesiosaur rendering
7Ishtar Gate in BabylonIt was constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II. It has several bulls and lions on it and one other creature.
8Ishtar Gate in BabylonThat looks very much like a dragon on it. So we have two actual animals in bulls and lions and one supposed mythical creature in a dragon or is it possible that they based this on an actual creature as well? Doesn’t seem to make sense to place two real creatures and then make up a third creature.
10Chinese CalendarChinese dragons, well-known throughout the world, even appear on China’s twelve-year calendar cycle. Eleven of these animals are common today (dog, rat, monkey, etc.), so why assume that the twelfth (a dragon) was mythological? An Ancient bookThe Travels of Marco Polo describes some of these long and lanky “serpents,” which included short legs and claws. He claimed the Chinese would use special methods to kill these dragons. Some of the dragons’ body parts were used for medicinal purposes, and others were eaten as a delicacy.
11Tales of Herodotus, Egypt Herodotus, an ancient Greek writer, records in The Histories, “There is a place in Arabia [modern Egypt], situated very near the city of Buto, to which I went, on hearing of some winged serpents; and when I arrived there, I saw bones and spines of serpents, in such quantities as it would be impossible to describe. The form of the serpent is like that of the water snake; but he has wings without feathers, and as like as possible to the wings of a bat.”
12Ethiopian huntersCalled the Nile Mosaic of Palestrina, it depicts Nile scenes from Egypt all the way to Ethiopia. Scholars now believe this is the work of Demetrius the Topographer, an artist from Alexandria who came to work in Rome. The top portion of this remarkable piece of art is generally believed to depict African animals being hunted by black-skinned warriors. These Ethiopians are pursuing what appears to be some type of dinosaur. The Greek Letters above the reptilian animal in question are: KROKODILOPARDALIS which is literally translated Crocodile-Leopard. The picture shown here is only a small portion of the massive mosaic. It also contains clear depictions of known animals, including Egyptian crocodiles and hippos.
13Bishop Bell, EnglandBishop Bell, who died in 1496, is buried in the foundation of the famous Carlisle Cathedral. The ornate brass engravings around the grave show several animals, some of which appear to be dinosaurs, like a long-neck sauropod and a horned ceratopsian.
14North AfricaThe Roman historian Cassius Dio recounted how a Roman army once killed a dragon. The original fragment from Book 11 of his Roman History, now lost, was repeated by John of Damascus (AD ~676–749), in his book On Dragons and Ghosts: “One day, when Regulus, a Roman consul, was fighting against Carthage, a dragon suddenly crept up and settled behind the wall of the Roman army. The Romans killed it by order of Regulus, skinned it and sent the hide to the Roman senate. When the dragon’s hide, as Dio says, was measured by order of the senate, it happened to be, amazingly, one hundred and twenty feet long, and the thickness was fitting to the length.”
15PeruPeru is known for dragon and dinosaur-like creatures in their pottery and other artifacts. For example, the Museum of the Nation displays a dragon-like dinosaur on a piece of pottery attributed to the Moche culture (AD 400–1100).
16UtahThe picture above right (click to enlarge) was drawn by North American Anasazi Indians that lived in the area that has now become Utah approximately 150 B.C. – 1200 A.D. Looks very much like a Brontosaurus
17UtahYet another Native American rock pictograph found in Utah (left) seems to depict a sauropod dinosaur
27Wupatki National Park, Arizona This is a petroglyph in Wupatki National Park in Arizona that depicts a fire breathing dragon.
28Grand Canyon Petroglyph They found a petroglyph in the Grand Canyon of an elephant and then nearby that they found this petroglyph. It looks like it could be an Edmontosaurus
29Mexican ArtifactsHere are several artifacts from Mexico that are around 2,000 to 3,000 years old and depict various dinosaurs. In 1955 when these figurines were discovered the Mexican Government did a study on these because they believe them to be fake because people should not have known about dinosaurs back then but after extensive review these figurines were said to be real and were from those dates.
30Amazon Rainforest Pictograph Here’s an ancient pictograph from the Amazon Rainforest showing 9 warriors hunting what appears to be a dinosaur.
31Gold Weight, GhanaThis little guy is a gold weight from Ghana in West Africa. For years nobody could figure out what it was depicting. However in recent years a new dinosaur fossil has been found that they called oviraptorosaur. And this statue actually bears many of the features of that fossil.
32Cambodia Buddhist Temple This Buddhist Temple in Cambodia depicts familiar animals like monkeys, deer, water buffalo, parrots, and lizards. However, one column contains an intricate carving of What we call today a Stegosaur. So how would these people almost 1,000 years ago know what a Stegosaur looked like when we’ve only began studying dinosaur fossils in the last couple of hundred years?
33Medieval Depiction, Spain This is a medieval depiction showing the story of St. George slaying a dragon. Next to it is a modern drawing of what a Nothosaurus would have looked like.
34Are there Dinosaurs in the Bible? The answer is YES!
35BehemothJob 40: 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. He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
36Describing Behemoth What creature is being described? What does the Behemoth eat?How is the strength of Behemoth described?How is his tail described?Where does Behemoth live?What is the main point of this passage?What creature is God describing to Job?BehemothGrass like an OxHis strength is in his hips with powerful muscles. His bones are like bronze or iron, he can face a raging river, he cannot be snared.As large and as strong as a cedar treeIn a swampy land with rivers and willow treesTo show Job that God has absolute power. God created and can control this massive beast that man is in awe of. And that God has power over this beast and also of man.You have a lot of bible compromisers try to explain this passage in very weak ways.
37Could it have been an elephant? The bible describes cedar trees being used as the main beams in Solomon’s temple. And God describes Behemoth as having a tail as strong and powerful as a Cedar tree. Does the elephant look like it’s tail is as big and strong as a Cedar tree?
42What is Leviathan?Job 41 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn? Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee? Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever? Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens? Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants? Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears? Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more. Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him? None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
43Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine. I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion. Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle? Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about. His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal. One is so near to another, that no air can come between them. They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered. By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron. His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth. In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him. The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
44His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves. The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon. He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood. The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble. Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear. Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire. He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary. Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear. He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.
45Leviathan a crocodile?Descriptive terms Breathes fire and smoke comes from nostrils Laughs at spears To him Iron is as straw and brass as rotten wood He makes the sea boil like a pot