In Proverbs we are told:
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. (Proverbs 15:2)
A lot of people have knowledge, but having the wisdom to use that knowledge is another thing. We, as Christians, are to give an answer for the hope that is in us (1 Peter 3:15). We must admit that their are some questions that are difficult to answer. I am surprised at how many Christians are plagued by the issue of evolution. There are many more than there should be who subscribe to the theories of this false teaching.
When I was a young pastor I found there were children raised in Christian homes and in good churches where they were taught that the world and all that is in it were the direct creation of God. In their schools they were taught that we are the product of evolution. They merged the two together and became theistic evolutionists even though no one had actually taught them this idea.
The problem with evolution is that it requires many, many years of development. It is an attempt to explain our origins without God. It does not fit with the Genesis model. Genesis says it took six literal 24 hour days. An evening and a morning limits it to 24 hours, not long periods of time.
We have been looking at this subject for the last two weeks. Let’s pick up where we left off yesterday.
The next major event in history is the Tower of Babble. At this time, because man disobeyed God by not spreading out across the earth, God created the confusion of languages. This caused man to spread out across the earth. When they did this, they found all kinds of animals, and what did they start writing about? Dragons, which are dinosaurs. Is it any wonder that in every culture across the world we find a history of dragons? We have written evidence of dinosaurs living together with man after the flood.
Job lived after the flood, and in Job Chapter 40, God describes the Behemoth:
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. (Job 40:15-19)
He describes his tail as a ceder tree. It is the same word use for the ceder trees of Lebanon, which were massive trees. This creature had a massive tail. It ate grass like an ox, its bones were like brass, they were like bars of iron. It was chief of the ways of God, it was the largest of God’s creations.
God is talking to Job about a creature that Job must have known. I believe that this description is the description of a dinosaur. If you ever go to Chicago, you can go the the museum and see the skeleton of a dinosaur that is only missing seven of its bones. It is four stories high. It matches the description of the behemoth in the book of Job.
Do we find dinosaurs in the Bible? Yes! The word “dragon” is used more than 27 times in the Old Testament.
One of the creatures mentioned in Job breaths fire. When we look at the biology in our world today we find the bombardier beetle. It has two chambers in it abdomen which contain chemicals that when it forces them out they combine with oxygen, and burst into flame. Studies have been done on dinosaur skulls and they have the same chambers, with the same pathways. This indicates that some of the dinosaurs may have been able to breath fire. The idea of a fire breathing dragon is not beyond the realm of possibility.
There is an old manual in England on how to slay a dragon. One of the strategies is the cutting off of their short, front arms. Again, we have a written description of what we have discovered in the fossil record.
The biblical record really fits with what we find in science. It just depends on how you interpret the facts.
England has many evidences of dragons. Carlyle Cathedral has a tomb with a brass banding with dinosaurs carved all around it. How could they have done this in the 1600s if they had never seen one?
In 1611, the Emperor in China, had a royal dragon feeder on his payroll. It doesn’t make much sense to pay someone to feed something that doesn’t exist. Macro Polo wrote that he saw the royal dragons pulling the royal chariot when he was in China.
At Creation.com, and on Answers in Genesis, you will find a lot of historically accurate information out there about dragons (dinosaurs) being alive with mankind. In a town in England, there is an eyewitness account of a red and a black dragon fighting each other. This was witnessed by the whole town in the 1700s. The idea that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago, and man did not exist at the same time, is contrary to the evidence. When you look at the fact that “dinosaur” is a new word, and that the historical word would have been dragon, we see many examples of dinosaurs living among men.
The most important thing in studying this issue is that you must start with the authority of the Word of God. We must see how things fit into the history of the world as a whole. People like to get us sidetracked and talk about just one particular item. They never think about how it fits into the big picture. It is easy for someone who is a specialist in one area to talk about what he knows, but he doesn’t want to bring in the other sciences to see how it all fits together.
What a person thinks about the past affects how they live in the present. This is why God commands Christians to put Him first. He wants us to live totally for Him. He expects us to live by all of His Word, including what it teaches about our origins. God holds every molecule together.
We have the blessing of being able to enjoy this world. This isn’t the end, it is just part of the journey. Death has been swallowed up in victory. We just celebrated Christmas. Why? Because it is a real event that happened in history.
The Triune God was there at the beginning, and He will be there at the end. This is why world view is so important.
The good news in the creation/evolution debate is that answers are available. I have mentions Creation.com several times. This website has thousands of articles you can search to find the answers you need. We do have to address these things.
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