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Why Are Dinosaurs Not In The Bible

Why is there no mention of dinosaurs or fossils in the Bible? How do we explain where dinosaurs came from and their existence?

Moderator - The word dinosaurs was invented around 1840 after the Bible was completed. IE the word computer isn't in the Bible either. Dinosaurs are gaint reptiles. Reptiles continue to grow their whole life. As dinosaurs lived prior to the flood, they may have lived 1,000 years before dying.

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MikeM,

Noah also did the math. In order to feed all those dinosaurs, particularly the carnivorous ones, he would have to lay in a large store of other live animals---with food to keep them alive. And if he did clean up after them, well before the 40 days were up, the waste thrown overboard would have resulted in insufficient ballast---, capsizing the Ark.
---matthew on 2/1/08


Noah figured the mess at the bottem of the Ark would be too much a mess, cleaning up the bottem of the ark was bad enough without Dino or Barney to clean up after. Did you know there are 47 species of slugs? Imagine the ramp in front of the ark where the animals entered the boat. It must have been there a long time, somehow I think some species of slug did not make it up that ramp, I am more suprised so many species of slugs made it, than dinosaurs.
---MikeM on 2/1/08


If you look in the Old Testiment and search through the New Testiment with fearce intent, you will find that they weren't needed. Nope, couldn't find a use for them. The horses and camels would never put up with it. They might have been the one's that ran them out of town. Heya, get on outa hea!
---John on 5/15/07


I think the reason there are no Dinosaurs in the Bible is that they are afraid of dust mites. Blow the dust off of any Bible and you may find a reference to one in the Book of Job.
---Elder on 5/15/07


"None of this matters...." Actually it does matter. To reject creation is the same as calling God a liar. To trust in evolution,which hasn't been proven nor will it ever be proven, is showing a lack of knowledge of God and science. True science confirms the accuracy of Scripture. The theory of evolution isn't good science.
---Kay on 10/16/06




I'm not sure if someone has already mentioned this, but there are dinosaur-like creatures recorded in the book of Job.

Job 40 & 41
---Kay on 10/16/06


None of this matters. Jesus taught us to love one another, love thy enemy. Creationist may be right, Evolutionists may be right. There are two side to every issue only to test our willingness to love first. I believe in the science, but I can love those who don't.

teach love
---frank_cos on 7/26/06


The largest of the Hawaiian islands is a complex of five volcanos built on the sea floor across deep sea sediments which presumably were deposited after the ocean basins opened during middle or later parts of the flood-? Counting its underwater portion, this 30,000 foot high volcanic pile had to grow, cool, and somehow get populated with organisms rapidly migrating from Mt. Ararat, all in the last 4,500 years.
---MikeM on 7/4/06


How do creationist account for the present distribution of animals and humans? After the Ark grounded, streams of animals and humans migrated across the world to their present locations. A creationist named Gish suggested that the present distribution of plant and animal life was the result of "anthropomorphic transport" after the flood. The mental picture of aboriginal peoples keeping kangaroos in place in their canoes during An Australia voyage is intriguing.
---MikeM on 7/4/06


MikeM--I never said I believed in a 6,000 year old earth.

There is an interesting site that deals with this and related questions: Answers in Creation.
---Jack on 7/4/06




Moderator, "The sciences point to a young earth." where is the evidence for that, outside of that being a faith statement? "It's the atheists that a have a religion to push called evolution." How or what does the obvious age of the earth have to do with atheism? What I am hearing basically is, 'it is young because it is.'

Moderator - MikeM if you truly understand the issues and are as intelligent as you claim, you are pulling my leg to even ask that question. The planet and nature points to a young earth. I can understand the typical person being ignorant of the facts, but not someone calling themselves a scientist. What issues are confusing to you?
---MikeM on 7/4/06


ALL findings from geology, paleontology, biology, micro-biology, molecular biology, dendrochronology, genomics, physical anthropology, astronomy, physics, archaeology, and all other sciences would have to be rejected in order to maintain a belief in a 6,000 year creation. The presupposition itself cannot be called faith.

Moderator - Just the opposite. The sciences point to a young earth. It's the atheists that a have a religion to push called evolution.
---MikeM on 7/4/06


jack; In Death Valley sediments from alluvial fans indicate fresh wter filled the valley during the pliesticine 20,000 years ago. Undergad's use bore samples to measure time consistant samples, consistant with all other samples, worldwide. The samples are then taken to UCR or other universities for analysis. I guess to MAINTAIN a 6,000 years view all such education would be considered of no value, fitting under thas the scripture of 'foolishness of man,'-?
---MikeM on 7/4/06


The belief in 6,000 year earth is a belief. It requires its adherents to deny all physical science and education, and to ignore all the objective physical reality. I went into detail with facts on another thread, all bailed. one fellow said, "I don't need them facts and figures, I accept the Word and dont need that science stuff." That statement representing the rule, sums it up.
---MikeM on 7/4/06


Mod ... You say "Your statements are bordering on heresy. God always existed" Please if you can go back, I amde no statements, except that God existed forever, which is exactly what you say. I asked where He lived before the 6 day Creation, if He had not already created His heaven.

Moderator - That question has nothing to do with the topic of dinosaurs and creation. Please open a new blog up if you want that question answered.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/3/06


Mod ...~A .. "The Word said He created EVERYTHING in six days" Can't find the reference to "everything". Did He create His own home in those 6 days? Where was He before those 6 days?

Moderator - Your statements are bordering on heresy. God always existed.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/3/06


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Moderator ... God is not a liar. I believe the Genesis account is True (please try to understand what I mean by putting that capital T at the beginning of the word) but not necessarily literal, which is a completely different concept.

Moderator - The Genesis account is very clear that God created EVERYTHING in six days. Of course people can pick what they want to believe or not believe. From my studies of the physical evidence around us, everything points back to the truth of the six days creation.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/3/06


Mod .. part 5 Going further away form the literalist interpretation, I claim that if one takes the view that Genesis shows a figurative, rather than literal, story of Creation, it still says that God did it, and so is an affirmation of the Truth of the account. end

Moderator - Bottomline, you don't believe the Bible is correct for the Genesis account. Therefore, God is a liar. The Word said He created EVERYTHING in six days.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/3/06


Mod .. part 4 Neither can you say that the Bible denies my thoughts that the 6 days may not have been literal 24 hour days, but ages, maybe of differing lengths. The Bible is True, but not necessarily truly literal.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/3/06


Mod .. part 3 So as I said, I see the Genesis story as saying that the Universe and earth was created over a long time ... I do not think that Genesis can destroy that theory. So I do not call God a liar, just because my reading differs from yours.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/3/06


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Mod .. part 2 It was not until God created Light, that light and dark separated day and night, and thus the first "day" was definable and recorded. Prior to that day, God had Heaven since ever and could have been creating the Universe and the structure of the earth for aeons, long before the first Genesis day.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/3/06


Mod .. part 1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" Presumably He dwelt in the heaven. If we take Genesis to be strict 6 24-hour days, heaven was not created until Day 1. So where did God live before? (He WAS since ever)
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/3/06


Alan which bits do you think were not included in the 6 days? Mike M, the 2 creation stories have been discussed here on many occasions, they are not different accounts, the second is a re-cap. Also what does the word engague mean?
---emg on 7/3/06


Mike M, am I getting an "education" here or what?
How long does it take to form a
"glacial loess" and according to what?
What is it that would keep an All Powerful God from creating everything in 6 days?
Is Ken Ham just enrolling in High School and do you think he will win a scholarship to College?
You have made a lot of statements but have yet to back them up with anything except your own thoughts. Is that rational?
It was Science that helped build the Titanic.
---Elder on 7/3/06


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Mod, you said "Did you come from a rock?" does being formed from of the dust of the ground count? :) (just playin, I know that's not what you meant) I love your thought on the dinosaur, I never thought of the reptiles being 1000 yrs old idea. very neat thought.

Moderator - Yes, it answers many questions.
---tofurabby on 7/3/06


Well, you see Mod that I read the genesis account as not including the whole Universe, So I see it differently, But that does not mean that I call God a liar.

Moderator - God created EVERYTHING in six days. How is that confusing.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/3/06


evolutionist have fallen for the lie that states 'a little water created this canyon over millions of years' BUT what if 'a LOT of water over a short period of time created this canyon'?
---r.w. on 7/3/06


Moderator ... Do you read the Genesis account as referring to the creation of the Universe and the globe called the Earth, or the creation of life upon that globe?

Moderator - Everything.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/3/06


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Moderator--If, as you admit, Paul and David have both warned us that God isn't bound to time as we reckon it, how can you PROVE that the six days of creation are sequential literal 24 hour earthly days. And you've done nothing to explain how this relates to the sun not being created till the 4th day.

Moderator - The Bible states God created everything in six days - sun included.
---Jack on 7/3/06


2. Elder; I may be banned for this, but promoting the notion of a 6,000 creation must chase away many who potentially would accept Christ, at least from a fundamentalist. A rational person would ask, 'what led someone to say something so divorced from reality' and thus reject the message of salvation, at least as given by a fundamentalist. (There are 2 creation stories in Genesis, ending the 'age' conflict, but that is also not mentioned.
---mikeM on 7/3/06


1.Elder, you dont have a leg to stand on. Its fundamentalism that holds to this 6,000 year idea. What can a rational person say to that? Those who hold to such a view MUST avoid all education in any science, and engague in denial of reality. From my window I can see glacial loess from the last ice age on the mountians, if I believed in a 6,000 year creation then I would have to keep the curtains closed, all the time. I mean that literally, and as metaphor. That would not be an act of faith.
---MikeM on 7/3/06


Mike M where did you get your stats from? You said, "I guess for the literalist (5% of Christians) who say the earth is only 6,000 years old..." What is a literalist/fundamentalist and what is wrong with it?
When the Mod challenges your statement you say, "A handful of 'experts' can be found to support anything. Hitler had pHD's to support his goofy race ideas." As far as ignorance you show an example of it polished and shining.
---Elder on 7/2/06


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Moderator, since we now measure "days" by the earth's rotation on its axis as the sun rises and sets (from our viewpoint), and the sun was NOT CREATED until the 4th day, were the first three days 24 hour days? Next, since both David and St. Peter say that 1000 years are as one day with God (and vice versa), can you ABSOLUTELY PROVE that Genesis 1 means 24 hour days?

Moderator - Yes, the Bible states 6 days. The quote from David and Peter has nothing to due with the context of what we are taking about. They are stating God isn't bound by time like us.
---Jack on 7/2/06


Mod 2 It is your right to say that I call God a liar, but I say that I do not call Him a liar. I believe what the Bible says in a broad brush descriptive way, that God made the world and life upon it. There is nothing in the bible to say that "This is a day-by-day literally accurate account".

Moderator - The Bible clearly states 6 days.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/2/06


Mod ...# 1 I was not discussing the time the Genesis Creation took, or the method God used. So evoltion was nothing to do with my comment. I was talking about the possible time God took in the creation of the structure of the Universe, and of the Earth. Genesis does not relate to this.

Moderator - The Bible clearly states 6 days.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/2/06


mod ... "Actually just the opposite of what you say.... Did you come from a rock? That is what evolution teaches"
You miss my point, which was that the I think the earth is millions of years old. I was not debating the way in which God produced life on that earth. Old earth does not necessarily lead to Evolution.

Moderator - God said he produced everything in 6 days. Therefore, to believe in evolution, one is calling God a liar.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/2/06


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Mod ... In arguing for a 6000+ year old earth, you introduce the denial of evolution. Why is that? The evidence of the earth crust, and the shape of the landscape indicate the earth to be billions of years in its formation.
The way and timescale of the development of life is a completely separate thing.

Moderator - Actually just the opposite of what you say. The formation of everything leads to an earth of around 10,000 years of age. Did you come from a rock? That is what evolution teaches.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/2/06


A handful of 'experts' can be found to support anything. Hitler had pHD's to support his goofy race ideas. On night radio I hear about aliens, conspiracy theories, etc all supported by pHD 'experts.' One such educated creationist claimed time 'dialated'-explaining why we see stars light years away. This was acceptable to the audience relitive to their lack of education, and his animated pontification of scientific jargon.
---MikeM on 7/2/06


I guess for the literalist (5% of Christians) who say thing like the earth is only 6,000 years old education beyond high school is out of the question. This is not faith, but gross ignorance, a strong argument agaist fundamentalism.

Moderator - There are PHds here that believe in the young earth. To believe in evolution, means one believes we came from a rock. That's a fairytale.
---MikeM on 7/1/06


Moderator, I'm well aware how Abp. Ussher reached his creation of year 4004 BC.

He was trying to answer a serious question going about it the wrong way with the wrong information. Human history may (or may not) be only 6000 years old. But the universe and planet are much older.

Moderator - Not if one believes the Bible. Everything was made within six days of each other.
---Jack on 7/1/06


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** Ammammel eating a dinosaur? where do people come up with this stuff? ** From actually seeing the fossils involved.
---Jack on 7/1/06


Moderator, the 6000 year old earth theory, with Creation taking place in 4004 BC was made up by Abp. Ussher. I suggest that all go to Answers in Creation and look at it with an open mind.

Moderator - I don't believe in a 6,000 year old earth. The earth may be a few thousand years older. The 6,000 year old earth isn't made up. He counted the ages of the people in the Bible since Adam. There are a few gaps of ages that he didn't account for, therefore the earth is likely to be slightly more than 6,000.
---Jack on 7/1/06


You are a very condescending man Mike M. What a shame they didn't teach you to spell at the place of education where you learnt all this other other stuff you so love to brag about.
---M.P. on 7/1/06


Fossils remains of dinosaurs are found at a layer of strata consistant with about 65 million years ago. For someone to say they 'missed Noahs ark' or they were around a short time ago is foolish and ignorant in the extreme. Any credible Christian would not utter such ignorant statements, as it is demeaning. Its up to intelligent people in the Christian community to call to terms those who spout such gross ignorance.

Moderator - The 65 million year numbers are made up. Please check your history books and you will understand that an atheist made all of that stuff up about millions of years for each layer of mud. Uneducated Christians have taken the bait.
---MikeM on 7/1/06


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All dogs from one pair? Ammammel eating a dinosaur? where do people come up with this stuff? Do they make it up as they write it? Dogs gnomne are a mix of dingo, wolves and other of the canis family, havings studied this I am rather dog-matic about it. but it is fun hearing this stuff.Its like that Glen Rose silliness, something that wont go away.
---MikeM on 7/1/06


It has been proven that all dogs are descended from one pair of dogs (no need for every breed of dog on the ark). I assume that the same would apply to slugs. We know that it applies to people also (well those of us who believe we are all descended from Adam and Eve know that).
---M.P. on 7/1/06


Moderator: Close examination of the fossils show structures in the bones of dinosaurs that are more similar to birds than to reptiles. It also seems that in the last couple of years, a mammal fossil was found--with the remains of a dinosaur in its stomach.
---Jack on 6/30/06


Check out a book called the Evolution Cruncher.
---Tracy on 6/30/06


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Mod is right ... aeroplanes aren't mentioned either, nor the rules of the air traffic controllers. There is a lot which is not mentioned in the Bible ... read the closing verses of John's Gospel, the principle of which can be applied to the whole of the Creation and early OT periods.
God maybe heard of the "Need to Know" principle long before we invented it.
---alan8869_of_UK on 6/30/06


it talks of leviathon with a tail like a cedar.
---r.w. on 6/30/06


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