Where do dinosaurs come in to play with creation of the earth is it.  What
time period is it?


Apparently dinosaurs were created when other animal life was created.  As to
when they became extinct we do not know exactly nor do we know the cause.
People are usually concerned about the dinosaurs and the Ark on the occasion
of the flood, however, when one studies the dimensions of the Ark there was
plenty or room for the dinosaurs to have been preserved through the flood.
There is no way to determine exactly the age of anything that far back
because we do not know how old it may have appeared when created.  Man was
apparently full grown at the point of creation yet he had not lived before
adulthood. Therefore we cannot assign any period except they were created
when other life was created and became extinct at an unknown time.

I do believe in God and creation. But how do you answer the question of cause and effect when it comes to God.  I believe everything that exists had a cause. The question I get from  people is "Where did God come from?"

As humans, it is hard for us to understand the concept of eternity. The suggestion that something or someone has simply existed forever without a beginning is hard to swallow. We believe that something must come from something else. This is how our world works.
However, consider this: something had to be First. Something or Someone had to put into motion the law of cause and effect. Try tracing your ancestry as far back as you can. Evolutionists tell us we came from apes.  Where did the apes come from? Some suggest that they evolved over millions of years from a single-celled organism? Where did that organism originate?
One theory says that a huge ball of cosmic dust and gases exploded creating our whole galaxy. Fine, but from where did that huge ball of dust and gases come.  I hope you see my point. At some time, years and years and years ago, something was first. It had no cause and it existed independently of the reality that we understand. Logic dictates that something was eternal.  There must have been an Uncaused First Cause. By faith we believe that the First Cause was God.

Since dinosaurs are a proven fact, when and where in Bible times did they appear? Can you comment on why possibly they existed millions of years ago when the Bible seems to speak of the world beginning maybe 5,000 years ago?
God created us as reasonable beings. He expects us to use the reason he has given us. He expects us to look at evidence and draw conclusions. Certainly there is a great deal of evidence that points to the existence of some very large creatures we now call dinosaurs. From all the evidence I have seen, I believe that dinosaurs did exist.
The question then, if dinosaurs did in fact exist, is what does the Bible say about them? There are many that believe that a person cannot believe in dinosaurs and still believe in the Bible. That’s ridiculous. Let me show you.
Most Bible scholars consider Job to be the oldest book in the Bible. Let us look at some fascinating statements from the book of Job. In Job chapters 40 and 41, the Lord is speaking to Job, and He describes two strange creatures. The first is the "behemoth": "Look now at the behemoth which I made along with you; he eats grass like an ox. See now his strength is in his hips, and his power is in his stomach muscles. He moves his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are tightly knit. His bones are like beams of bronze, his ribs like bars of iron. He is the first of the ways of God, only He who made him can bring near His sword. Surely the mountains yield food for him, and all the beasts of the field play there. He lies under the lotus trees, in a covert of reeds and marsh. The lotus trees cover him with their shade; the willows by the brook surround him. Indeed the river may rage, yet he is not disturbed; He is confident, though the Jordan gushes into his mouth, though he takes it in his eyes or one pierces his nose with a snare." The sidenote in my Bible says "behemoth – a large animal, exact identity unknown."
The next whole chapter is about a creature called the Leviathan. I will include a few interesting notes, but I hope you will read the entire description of the animal in Job 41. God describes the Leviathan like this: "Indeed any hope of overcoming him is false; shall not one be overwhelmed at the sight of him? No one is so fierce that he would dare stir him up. . . . I will not conceal his limbs, his mighty power, or his graceful proportions. Who can remove his outer coat? . . . Who can open the doors of his face, with his terrible teeth all around? His rows of scales are his proud, shut up tightly as with a seal. . . When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid, because of his crashings they are beside themselves. Though the sword reaches him, it cannot avail, nor does spear, or dart, or javelin. . . On earth there is nothing like him." Again the side note in my Bible says "Leviathan – a large creature, exact identity unknown."
I think both of these passages describe animals we call dinosaurs. They were created right along with us. And existed with us on the planet for some time. Science and the Bible don’t have to contradict each other. The more we learn. The more accurate the Bible seems. I believe that dinosaurs existed, and I believe the Bible describes some of them.
The second part of the question deals with the existence of dinosaurs and the age of the earth. If dinosaurs did exist, I don’t think they existed millions of years ago, because as you said, the Bible seems to date the age of the earth at around 5,000 years. There are a couple possible explanations for the appearance of a much older earth. The first of these is the universal flood of Noah. The flood of Noah’s day covered the whole earth. It covered even the tallest of mountains by many feet. Can you imagine what that much water and pressure must have done to the appearance of the earth? I think this flood greatly changed the earth’s appearance, and I believe this is one of the reasons the earth appears so much older. Another reason I think the earth appears so old is because it was created that way. How old was Adam when God created him? What about Eve? I think that the Bible teaches that Adam and Eve were mature adults when they were created. I also think the earth was mature when God created it.
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If the earth was created before the sun, how can it be created before the sun if there is no gravity of the sun to turn with or around it like the other planets?

Light was created on the first day along with the earth. Also on that first day God separated the light from the darkness, calling the light day and the darkness night, Genesis 1:3-5. For there to be a separation between light and dark the earth would have to be rotating on its axis. Even though the sun would not be created until the fourth day, Genesis 1:14-19, the light God had already created would have been exerting an influence on the earth nonetheless. It might also be noted that the creation of the sun, moon, and stars provided man with the capability of distinguishing not only days, but also seasons and years, Genesis 1:14. Therefore the sun's purpose was not necessarily just that of exerting influence on the earth, which, of course, it would do following its creation.


Did God really create the world in 6 days?



 In Genesis chapters 1 and 2 we read of the creation of the earth. The very first verse of the Bible tells us: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Basically, one either believes that statement or disbelieves it. One who believes the statement says by that belief "I believe the Bible is right." From this point on,  all that is needed is study to find out what the Bible says. Yet among that group who claim to believe the Bible many refuse to take it at its word.

 For example, Genesis 1 tells us that the world was created in six days. There are many today, even faithful Christians, that refuse to believe that assertion. They propose that each of the six days was many thousands of years long. Why do they add to what the Bible clearly states? Because they never really believed it in the first place.

 The Bible says that the world was created in six days. I believe that those days are twenty-four days just like ours. In fact, those days were measured by the morning and evening, just like days have always been. It is not impossible to believe the Biblical account of a six-day creation if one believes in an all-powerful God. For instance, on day one God said "Let there be light." There was light. Did it take God millions of years to utter those words? No.

 God spoke the world into existence. He did it in six days. If one believes the Bible, one must believe what it says. It is ridiculous to claim to believe in the Bible and then to try to explain it away. God is all-powerful. If he had wanted to create the world in one day, he could have. He chose instead to do it six. This is what the Bible tells us, and this is what we should believe.


Did Dinosaurs and Man live at the same time?



Even though dinosaurs might not have been created on the same day as man, dinosaurs and man inhabited the earth at the same time. Many seem to think that one cannot believe in the Bible and dinosaurs at the same time, when in fact this is far from true. Did you know that dinosaurs are mentioned in the Bible? In the book of Job, probably the oldest book in the Bible, two creatures are mentioned that certainly sound like dinosaurs. Both are huge animals unlike anything that lives today. (Job 40 and 41)  

"What happened to the dinosaurs then?" one might ask. I believe that most of them were killed in the great flood, just like most humans and other animals were killed. Only one pair of every species of unclean animals was put on the ark. Since dinosaurs are generally thought to be reptiles, that means that they would have been considered unclean, and therefore only two of each kind would have been on the ark. That would account for most of the dead dinosaurs. I do not know what happened to the few dinosaurs that made it off the ark. Perhaps climatic changes killed them. Perhaps they were hunted and killed by men. But the annihilation of a species would not have been difficult if only one pair survived the great flood.

 One can be a Christian and believe in dinosaurs. In fact, in my opinion, the Bible offers proof of their existence. It also offers explanations for their disappearance and extinction.


Is the earth really millions of years old?


I don’t think so.  The Bible traces the genealogy of Christ all the way back to Adam the first man.  A series of tedious but simple calculations will give the earth’s age at around 6,000 - 8,000 years.  One must make allowances for gaps in the genealogy or other unknown factors, but it is my firm belief that the world is no more than 10,000 years old.

"How do you explain the fact that science asserts that the world is millions of years old?" one might ask.  There are two Biblical facts that lead me to conclude that the earth is not as old as it looks.

 The first is the creation.  Answer this question.    "How old was Adam when God created him?" Was he a child? No. God created Adam as a full-grown man.  How old was the earth when God created it?  I don’t know, but I believe that God created a full-grown earth just as he created full-grown man and animals.

 The next Biblical fact that leads me to believe that the earth is not as old as some scientists claim is the Great Flood.  In Genesis 6 through 9, the world had become so wicked that God decided to destroy it by a flood.  He chose one man,   Noah, and his family to save the human race and all the species of animals.   The Bible says that the water of the Flood covered every inch of land.  Even the tallest mountain peaks were under water.  Can you imagine the pressure created by so much water?  I think the surface of the earth was dramatically changed by the vast flood waters.  I think such changes have made the earth look and seem much older than it is.

 According to the Bible, the Earth is not millions of years old.  I believe the Bible.