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.
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 dont 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 earths 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 dont 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.