Dinosaurs and their buddies ... can you explain?

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  1. righteousdude2

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    Over my lifetime, the question about dinosaurs and even early man, found in skeletons unearthed, has always been the "gotcha" question by skeptics of there Bible and God. I was wondering how you folks came at the question, with appropriate Bible verses.

    Thanks for your views and opinions. O O
     
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    Job 40:15-24 speaks of a "behemoth." No one is really sure what it is. (NIV)

    15 “Look now at the behemoth,which I made along with you; he eats grass like an ox.
    16 See now, his strength is in his hips, and his power is in his stomach muscles.
    17 He moves his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are tightly knit.
    18 His bones are like beams of bronze, his ribs like bars of iron.
    19 He is the first of the ways of God; only He who made him can bring near His sword.
    20 Surely the mountains yield food for him, and all the beasts of the field play there.
    21 He lies under the lotus trees, in a covert of reeds and marsh.
    22 The lotus trees cover him with their shade; the willows by the brook surround him.
    23 Indeed the river may rage, yet he is not disturbed; he is confident, though the Jordan gushes into his mouth,
    24 Though he takes it in his eyes, or one pierces his nose with a snare."
     
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    Gen. 1:1, "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth..."

    Everything belongs to God--He made it. He can take it back whenever He so desires--He has and He will continue.

    Some very learned people spend a lot of time and money digging up dead men's bones. Some also dig various other bones of things extinct, some not so extinct. There are some recent discoveries of viable tissue in bones supposedly millions of years old. That is an interesting surf.

    Most of the folks who think the earth is old, also have a worldview which excludes a Creator God.
    These people are given over to strong delusion--believing a lie. This is a clash of paradigms of worldviews. There is no common ground. They cannot all be right. They could all be wrong. Now what?

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James
     
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    I feel that it may have something to do with an anthropic view of time. We live through time in one direction, but in physics things can get a little less clear.

    Think of the world as a game of monopoly. I can walk up to a game in progress, observe it, and discover the rules. If I run the rules in reverse, maybe I can see that everyone started on Go in the past.

    So I believe God created the world in the not so distant past. And He set things in motion with physical rules that we can observe. Did time flow forth from that moment into just the future, or did time flow forward and also into the past?

    I'm not married to my theory, and admit that it has some flaws. But my guess is that our human nature and the way we experience time might be at the root of this issue.
     
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    Another good read: "The Long War Against God" by Henry Morris. Many of his observations are on the mark.
    The world is posturing for the Battle at Megiddo.

    God is in control of every nanosecond. Satan has been defeated. Satan is still trying to have more company in Hell.

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James
     
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    A Paper I wrote for one of my College assignments red changed for this answer:

    Dinosaurs

    Evolutionist claim the dinosaurs lived about 230 million years ago and were extinct by the time man came on this earth. This however is a false claim. God created everything prior to the flood about 6000 years ago. There is proof that they did exist with man. In the book by Bill Sheffield, The Beginnings under Attack, he discusses the archaeological finds of dinosaur tracks with mans in them. These are in a petrified state.

    The oldest recorded writing that exists is the book of Job. In chapter forty the author gives the description of the Behemoth. The description appears to be a brontosaurus. I occasionally go to another forum one of the participants is a free lance artist. I asked if he would draw the creatures described in chapters forty and forty one of Job and they came out to drawings of a brontosaurus and a sea creature.

    Since it is thought that Job lived at the same time as Abraham then it would place these creatures on earth in the years between 2000 and 2070 from Adams creation. That would be about 3700 years ago. These animals would have been living about 400 years after the flood of Noah. This would indicate that dinosaurs were on the Ark with Noah and came through the flood. They would have been fewer in number because of the inability to adapt to the new environment following the flood. Thus they could not follow the evolutionary model of variance. Modern society has often talked about sighting the Loch Ness monster and purported pictures of this creature resemble a dinosaur. Could this be a surviving dinosaur no one has seen it up close, no proof of its existence. I believe Dinosaurs existed on the Ark with Noah based on the Job passages and scripture.
     
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