Chapter 23 -
What about the Dinosaurs? What are they?
When we talk about dinosaurs, it’s very important to understand what a dinosaur
is. The word dinosaur actually means; Terrible Lizard (Dinosaurus, genus
name, from Greek deinos terrifying + sauros lizard). The word did not even
exist until the 1800’s. Prior to this they were typically called dragons.
In Psalm 148 David refers to a creature called a “Dragon”. Many cultures
have “dragon” legends.
a side note, it’s interesting how they didn’t even know dinosaurs existed until
the 1800’s (if they became extinct 65 million years ago as scientists say, they
couldn’t possibly have known about them in the past), but there have been found
many cave drawings that date back thousands of years that have pictures of
Longnecks and other “dinosaurs”. How could they have known about them to
draw a picture? We know a lot about lizards because we have many species
of lizard that are alive and well today. A “dinosaur” is simply a big
dinosaur bone ever found was an Iguanodon bone. It looks exactly like an
Iguana bone found in Iguanas today. Thus the name Iguanodon. The
T-Rex skull incidentally looks a lot like a modern day Iguana skull. The
Triceratops they have in the Smithsonian Institute is made out of the bones of
14 different animals (National Geographic Dec 2000). What??? They
used the bones of 14 different animals to make a skeleton and call it a
Triceratops and expect us to believe it is a “fact”!? Sounds to me like
they want it to be true so badly that they’re willing to fake it to make it seem
An important fact to this discussion is that all reptiles, no matter what
species, never stop growing. Humans and dogs and cats and other animals
grow to a certain age and then stop growing. Reptiles never do. They
grow every day they are alive no matter how old they get. We’ll talk more
about this later.
A not very well known fact is that many of the dinosaurs thought to be extinct
by 65 million years are still alive today! Must really baffle the
scientists who say they went extinct as part of the evolutionary process.
Especially since after “65 million years” they exhibit no sign of changing into
anything else at all! Where’s the “evolution”?
is thought to have been one of the first creatures to crawl up to dry land and
begin living on land instead of water about 70 million years ago. Current
Science magazine, January 8th, 1999 shows that they have found live
Coelacanths. Amazing eh? And it looks exactly like the fossilized
Coelacanths they have found! Also, they’ve found that the Coelacanths
cannot survive even in shallow water. They must have deep water or they
will die. Makes one wonder how they survived to crawl up on land and
become the first land dwelling creature?
shark was caught in Hawaii in 1976. These also supposedly died off 65
million years ago. I remind you that these things are taught as science
A Plesiosaur was
found washed up on the beach in Santa Cruise in 1925. This is a giant “sea
monster”. The kind that has a long neck and swims with its head above
with a hump on its head was filmed by a tourist in recent years but was supposed
to have died off at the last ice age.
and graptolites are what they call an “index fossil”. They’re supposed to
have evolved from bacteria from 4 billion years ago and went extinct 500 million
years ago. They are supposed to be our ancestor. They call it an
index fossil because if they find fossils with trilobites then they “know” that
the fossil is approximately 500 million years old and they use that to determine
the age of the strata layer it was found in. The major problem with this
is that they’ve found living graptolites! They’ve also found fossils with
known modern materials along with trilobites. How in the world do you
account for that and still say that they can be used to determine the age of
My point here is that the scientists really don’t have a clue what they’re
talking about. They don’t really “know” anything. 1 Cor 3:19 For the
wisdom of this world is foolishness with God...
In Likovala swamp
in Africa the local tribes will look at a picture of a Longneck dinosaur and
call it Mokele-mbembe. They are alive and well in this 55,000 square mile
swamp. They killed one and ate it once but everyone who ate the meat died
so they don’t touch them any more. They aren’t that big, only like a large
elephant with a long neck and tail. We’ll discuss the size of animals
further later on.
Check out this video on living dinosaurs!
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