Were Dinosaurs Extinct Before The Creation Of Man?
The creation of the heavens and the earth begins the story of where man came from and why he is created. "In the beginning God" stands as the beacon of testimony to the awesome power of God to form a world and frame its every atom to show forth His own glory. This power will set the scene for the greatest gift given unto man found in the salvation from sin in the death of God's Son. To believe in the cross demands one believe in the creation. The power of God's love and the sacrifice of Jesus requires one first come to understand, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Genesis 1:1)
Throughout the ages, man has sought to explain and define his beginning. Through the knowledge of science and mathematics and the many areas of mans intellect, the origin of man has been examined, broken apart, hypothesized, speculated and theorized to find an answer. Vast areas of discovery have been uncovered to put forth a reasonable explanation for what is found in the pursuit of mans beginning.
The evolutionist and theorist of men seek to explain that all life evolved in a process of millions of years and through ages and ages of time. Over vast amounts of time, plant life and animals evolved into a process of natural order that brought forth the world of today. They say that man is a product of an evolutionary progression that brought him from the state similar to animals to the intellect of man today. Trapped in the web of deception to mans beginning are those who profess to be believers of the Creator.
Children of God are trying to explain the beginning of time and the events of creation with science and the wisdom of man. The days of creation are presented as ages and not days to help fill the gaps of mans discoveries bringing in harmony science and the word of God. This denies the power of God to create the world in His own design and by His own power. Instead of standing firm on the faith of Genesis 1:1 and proclaim allegiance to the Creator, children of God appease the scientific minds of men and explain away the majesty of God's power with "science falsely so called." (1 Timothy 6:20)
What explanation is there for the dinosaur and the world in which man has painted his existence? Where did the dinosaur come from, where did he go and how does this relate to mans creation? Is there evidence of a prehistoric world that conflicts with God's word or confirms it? Let us first make some clear statements of fact: there is no such thing as "prehistoric" unless it relates too and refers to God. "Prehistoric" by definition means "before history." What or who existed before the history of man? God! Who made the world, the animals and man? God! How did God do this? Genesis 1 & 2 describe how God created the world and is confirmed by Moses in Exodus 20:11 - "For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it."
God created all the animals and plants and whatever is not living today, died! Did it take millions of years for these events to happen? Are the days of creation to be understood as "ages" that take a long process of time to complete? Genesis 2:22,23 deny this! When God made woman and brought her to man, what did he bring - an amoebae, an ape, a half-ape or a whole woman? What Adam saw when God made woman was a whole woman! Woman was created on the sixth day (Genesis 1:26-31) and it did not take "ages" for woman to be formed. The six days of creation were six days of creation. The dinosaurs can only have been created during these six days. They are dead as are many other species of animals that we know of. If you believe in God you must believe this or else deny the power of the Almighty! How awesome is the power of God!
By Kent E. Heaton Sr.
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