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Dinosaurs Pose A Challenge Our children need to know what is true about dinosaurs, and what is not true. One does not have to make a choice between dinosaurs and the Bible.
Did Dinosaurs Really Exist?
“We don’t read about them in the Bible?”
The word “dinosaur” did not exist until 1842.
“We don’t read about them in the Bible?” The word “dinosaur” did not exist until Bible does not mention sharks, kangaroos, jelly fish, or cats – but we know they exist.
Dr. Gideon and Maryann Mantell discovered first dinosaur fossil in 1822.
The Fossil Record Fossils can tell us things like size, weight, muscle mass, diet, mode of travel, etc. Can’t tell us things like skin color, how long ago they lived, if evolution actually took place.
Dinosaurs and the Bible
Genesis 1:20-23, 24-25
Dinosaurs and the Bible Genesis 1:20-23, “great sea creatures” “beast of the earth”
Dinosaurs and the Bible Behemoth Job 40:15-24 “eats grass like an ox” “tail like a cedar” “bones are like beams of bronze” “ribs like bars of iron” Fits the description of the large, plant- eating dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs and the Bible Leviathan Job 41 “terrible teeth all around” “rows of scales” “smoke goes out of his nostrils, “his breath kindles coals” “he regards iron as straw” Fits the description of a dragon.
What Happened to the Dinosaurs?
The Global Flood of Noah’s Day Genesis 6-8
What Happened to the Dinosaurs? The Global Flood of Noah’s Day Genesis 6-8 Fossil record argues strongly in favor of a global flood.
Process of Fossilization
“Then Job answered the LORD and said: ‘I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.’” Job 42:1-2