The Truth About Dinosaurs
by Bob Knopf
Dinosaurs have a secret. They didn’t live millions of years ago. Land dinosaurs were created by God
on Creation Day #6. They lived with Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden.
We get the word “dinosaur”
from Sir Richard Owen who first coined the word in 1841. It means “terrible lizard” because one of the first dinosaurs
found was the terrible-looking Tyrannosaurus Rex, or T-Rex. This was indeed a “terrible lizard.”
This is important to know because obviously
we won’t find the word “dinosaur” anywhere before 1841. That means the word dinosaur won’t be
found in the Bible, but, it doesn’t mean dinosaurs aren’t mentioned in the Bible. They are mentioned several places
but notably in the book of Job.
Although society and science today have tried to indoctrinate us to believe that dragons and sea monsters are
fictitious creature of fables and folklore, they aren’t. Dragons and sea monsters were real. They were dinosaurs, and
they lived both on land and in the water. They lived with man.
Dragons are mentioned in numerous, well documented historical books. In fact, numerous
kings had “dragon feeders” and dragon “keepers.” History books are full of real-life accounts of persons
slaying dragons, persons hunting dragons, persons feeding dragons, and using dragons for pulling carts and for work similar
to how we used horses.
There are hundreds of hand drawn
pictures, called pictographs, of dragons along with thousands of wood and stone carvings that show dragons. Some of these
are so anatomically correct, that the actual species of dinosaur can be identified. It would be impossible to draw these without
seeing the actual dinosaur or dragon itself. Dragons were not make-believe.
Another famous proof that dinosaurs lived with man is the “Taylor Trail”
which shows human and dinosaur footprints together in the same rock layer. Researchers have found dinosaur footprints that
step on man’s footprint. In other instances, it shows man’s footprints inside of dinosaur footprints.
This is conclusive evidence that
evolutionists and geologists intentionally ignore because it disproves evolution.
Humorously, when asked about this, their response is (and this is actually what
some have said), they say that there must have been a dinosaur that had the foot of a human. So, today, evolutionists continue
to falsely claim that dinosaurs and man didn’t live together because this one fact alone disproves evolution and the
supposed millions of years age of the earth.
Today we know that there were many different kinds of dinosaurs. Some inhabited large lakes and the seas. We
often called these sea monsters. Some were large and docile land dinosaurs like the Apatosaurus. Others
were predatory and aggressive. Generally though, when we think of dinosaurs, we usually think BIG animals.
The truth is that dinosaurs range
in size from the size of a chicken to larger than an Apatosaurus upwards to more than 100 Tons and 150 feet in length such
as the Sauropseidon. This is about the same weight as 40 school buses put in a pile.
Most people think dinosaurs were bigger than they actually were. The average
dinosaur was the size of a horse. This means that Noah would have had no problem getting all the dinosaurs on the ark. He
took land dinosaurs on the ark just like the other animals: Two by two. Obviously, he was smart and would have taken juveniles
of the larger dinosaurs.
Now, to give a glimpse at how science
doesn’t always get things quite right, let me ask if you've ever heard of the Brontosaurus? Most people have. The
problem is that the Brontosaurus never existed. When geologists and paleontologists were rummaging around in the bone pile,
paleontologists inadvertently got the head of one dinosaur mismatched with the body of a different dinosaur. They named this
They found their mistake within
a few years, however, once something gets into books, it’s almost impossible to get it out. So, today, you can still
read all about the Brontosaurus in hundreds of books, even though it’s been known to have been a mistake for more than
The key aspect about dinosaurs
is that they were created on Creation Day #6 about 6,000 years ago. They didn’t evolve. They lived with man. Noah took
them on the Ark. They have become extinct over the years since the flood because man hunted them and modern earth after
the flood is less friendly to their survival.
Why is this important? Because we need to understand that
the Bible is the Holy Word of God. It's perfect and true throughout its entire content. This is important because
it tells us about God's Special Promise to Each of Us, and how we can spend eternity with God in heaven.
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