QUESTIONS  #12



What about the Dinosaurs?


This frequent question, asked in just this way, implies many questions related to dinosaurs—a word meaning "terrible lizards." When did they live? What killed the dinosaurs? What were they like? What does the Bible say about them? Could so many large animals have fit on the Ark? There were about 500 different types of dinosaurs. Most were large; some even gigantic. One adult dinosaur was as tall as a five-story building. However, some adults were small, about the size of a chicken. 


Many questions will be answered if we focus on one question, "When did they live?" Two quite different answers are usually given. Evolutionists say that dinosaurs lived, died, and became extinct at least 60 million years before man evolved. Others believe God created all living things during the creation week, so man and dinosaurs lived at the same time. If we look at the evidence, sorting out these two very different answers should be easy.


NO  THERE  ARE  NOT  JUST  THE  TWO  ABOVE  TEACHINGS;  THE  THIRD  IS  THE  CORRECT  ONE  -  THEY  LIVED  BEFORE  MAN  WAS  CREATED,  WHEN  THE  COVERING  CHERUBIM  RULED  THE  EARTH.  HOW  LONG  THAT  WAS  FOR  IN  NUMBERS  OF  CENTURIES  WE  ARE  NOT  TOLD  -  Keith Hunt


Did dinosaurs become extinct at least 60 million years before man evolved? Almost all textbooks that address the subject say they did. Movies and television vividly portray this. One hears it even at Disney World and other amusement parks. Some will say that every educated person believes this. We frequently hear stories that begin with impressive-sounding phrases such as, "Two hundred million years ago, when dinosaurs ruled the earth,..." But none of this is evidence; some of it is an appeal to authority. Evidence must be observable and verifiable.


TRUE  THERE  IS  NO  PHYSICAL  EVIDENCE  AS  TO  WHEN  DINOSAURS  AND  THE  DINOSAUR  AGE  STARTED  AND  STOPPED,  BEFORE  THE  WORLDWIDE  FLOOD  OF  GENESIS 1:2  CAME,  AND  DESTROYED  NOT  ONLY  THE  DINOSAURS  BUT  THE  SURFACE  OF  THE  EARTH  ALSO  -  Keith Hunt


Did man and dinosaurs live at the same time? 


Scientists in the former Soviet Union have reported a layer of rock containing more than 2,000 dinosaur footprints alongside tracks "resembling human footprints."1 Obviously, both types of footprints were made in mud or sand that later hardened into rock. If some are human footprints, then man and dinosaurs lived at the same time. Similar discoveries have been made in Arizona.2 Were it not for the theory of evolution, few would doubt that these were human footprints.


AH  WHAT  BROWN  AND  OTHERS  DO  NOT  SEEM  TO  GET,  IS  THE  FACT  THAT  IN  THE  BEGINNING  OF  MANKIND,  GOD  MADE  SOME  HUGE  DINOSAUR  TYPE  CREATURES  ALSO.  WHERE  DO  WE  GET  THE  STORIES  OF  "DRAGONS"  AND  "DRAGONS  BLOWING  OUT  FIRE  FROM  THEIR  MOUTH  OR  NOSTRILS"?  BROWN  AND  OTHERS  FORGET  MANY  ANIMALS  IN  THE  PAST,  AS  LIKE  TODAY,  BECOME  EXTINCT !  Keith Hunt


Soft dinosaur tissue has now been recovered from several dinosaurs: three tyrannosaurs (T. Rex) and one hadrosaur. It is ridiculous to believe that soft tissue can be preserved for more than 60,000,000 years, but it could be preserved for 5,000 years. 


I  AGREE  THE  TIME  FRAME  FROM  EVOLUTIONISTS  IS  OFTEN  WAY  WAY  OUT  IN  LEFT  FIELD;  BUT  ALSO  THE  TIME  FRAME  GIVEN  BY  "CREATIONISTS"  OF  6,000  YEARS  AGO  WHEN  THE  UNIVERSE  WAS  CREATED  BY  GOD,  IS  ALSO  WAY  WAY  OUT  OF  THE  BALL-PARK  -  Keith Hunt


The Book of Job is one of the oldest books ever written. In it, God tells of His greatness as Creator and describes an animal, called Behemoth, as follows:


Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you;

He eats grass like an ox. Behold now, his strength in

his loins, And his power in the muscles of his belly.

He bends his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his

thighs are knit together. His bones are tubes of bronze; 

His limbs are like bars of iron. (Job 40:15-18)


Marginal notes in most Bibles speculate that Behemoth was probably an elephant or a hippopotamus, but those animals have tails like ropes. Behemoth had a "tail like a cedar" Any animal with a tail as huge and strong as a cedar tree is probably a dinosaur. 


NO  PROBLEM:  JOB  IS  NO  DOUBT  DESCRIBING  A  DINOSAUR  TYPE  ANIMAL;  CREATED  WITH  MANKIND,  BUT  HAS  NOW  BECOME  EXTINCT  -  Keith Hunt


Also, Job 40:19-24. says this giant, difficult-to-capture animal was not alarmed by a raging river. If the writer of Job knew of a dinosaur, then the evolution position is wrong, and man saw dinosaurs.


AS  LIKE  THE  TALES  OF  FIRE-BELCHING  DRAGONS,  THERE  WERE  CREATURES  WITH  MANKIND  THAT  WE  COULD  WELL  CLASSIFY  AS  DINOSAUR  CREATURES;  THEY  BECAME  EXTINCT;  OBVIOUSLY  THE  CREATURE  JOB  DESCRIBES  AIN'T  WITH  US  TODAY.  SOME  DINOSAUR  TYPE  CREATURES  MADE  WHEN  MAN  WAS  MADE,  DOES  NOT  NULLIFY  A  WORLD  OF  DINOSAURS  BEFORE  THE  EARTH  BECAME  "WITHOUT FORM  AND  VOID" AND COVERED  WITH  WATER - GENESIS 1:2.  -  Keith Hunt


The next chapter of Job describes another huge, fierce animal, a sea monster named Leviathan.3 It was not a whale or crocodile, because the Hebrew language had other words to describe such animals. Leviathan may be a plesiosaur (PLEE see uh sore), a large seagoing reptile that evolutionists say became extinct 60 million years before man evolved.


AGAIN,  GOD  CREATED  DINOSAUR  SEA  MONSTERS  WITH  MAN;  THEY  ALSO  HAVE  BECOME  EXTINCT  SINCE  JOB  WROTE  HIS  BOOK.  MANY  ANIMALS  HAVE  BECOME  EXTINCT  OVER  THE  THOUSANDS  OF  YEARS  SINCE  MANKIND  HAS  BEEN  ON  EARTH;  PEOPLE  TODAY  ARE  CONCERNED  ABOUT  CERTAIN  ANIMALS  BECOMING  EXTINCT,  IF  NOT  SOMEHOW  PROTECTED  FROM  THE  DESTRUCTIVE  HAND  OF  MAN  -  Keith Hunt


Figure 180: Probably Not a Plesiosaur. This 32-foot-long "monster," caught by a Japanese fishing ship off the-coast of New Zealand in 1977, was unfortunately thrown overboard shortly after this picture was taken. The animal made front-page news for weeks in Japan. Several Japanese scientists felt that it was a plesiosaur, and a Japanese postage stamp seemed to commemorate the discovery of the first modern plesiosaur. In the 6th edition (1995) of this book, this animal was incorrectly labeled as a "possible plesiosaur." Later, after reading English translations of opinions of other Japanese scientists and seeing similar pictures of decaying basking sharks, it seems more likely that this was a large basking shark.4 Decay patterns near the shark's head give the appearance of a neck. My apologies for the error.


For the past three centuries, reports have come from the Congo in western Africa that dinosaurs exist in remote swamps. Eyewitness stories are often from educated people who can quickly describe dinosaurs. Two expeditions to the Congo, led by biologist Dr. Roy Mackal of the University of Chicago, never saw dinosaurs, but interviewed many of these witnesses and concluded that their reports were about dinosaurs and were apparently true.5 If any of these accounts are correct, man and dinosaurs were contemporaries.


AGAIN  NO  PROBLEM;  GOD  CAN  MAKE  DINOSAUR  CREATURES  AT  ANY  TIME  IN  HISTORY  OF  THE  PHYSICAL  UNIVERSE.  AS  WE  HAVE  SEEN  THE  BOOK  OF  JOB  TELLS  US  ABOUT  TWO  SUCH  CREATURES;  BUT  THEY  DO  NOT  EXIST  TODAY,  THEY  BECAME  EXTINCT.  THIS  DOES  NOT  ELIMINATE  A  WORLD  BEFORE  MAN  WAS  CREATED  THAT  WAS  INHABITED  BY  DINOSAUR  CREATURES  OF  ALL  TYPES;  A  WORLD  THAT  THE  COVERING  CHERUBIM [WHO  BECAME  SATAN  THE  DEVIL]  WAS  GIVEN  AUTHORITY  OVER.  AS  OTHER  STUDIES  ON  THIS  WEBSITE  SHOW;  HE  WANTED  GOD'S  THRONE;  HE  TOOK  1/3  OF  THE  ANGELS  WITH  HIM  IN  REBELLION;  THERE  WAS  WAR  IN  THE  HEAVENS;  THIS  EARTH  WAS  DESTROYED [THE  SURFACE  WAS]  AND  THE  AGE  OF  THE  WORLDWIDE  DINOSAURS  CAME  TO  AN  END  -  Keith Hunt


Consider the many dragon legends. Most ancient cultures have stories or artwork of dragons that strongly resemble dinosaurs.6 


AH  I'VE  ALREADY  STATED  THAT  FACT  -  Keith Hunt


The World Book Encyclopedia states that: The dragons of legend are strangely like actual creatures that have lived in the past. They are much like the great reptiles [dinosaurs] which inhabited the earth long before man is supposed to have appeared on earth. Dragons were generally evil and destructive. Every country had them in its mythology.7 The simplest and most obvious explanation for so many common descriptions of dragons from around the world is that man once knew the dinosaurs.


What caused the extinction of dinosaurs? Primarily, the flood. Because dinosaur bones are found among other fossils, dinosaurs must have been living when the flood began. Dozens of other dinosaur extinction theories exist, but all have recognized problems. [See pages 116-117.]


YES  INDEED,  THE  FLOOD!!  BUT  NOT  NOAH'S  FLOOD,  BUT  THE  FLOOD  OF  GENESIS 1:2.  -  Keith Hunt


Most of the food chain was buried in the flood. Therefore, many large dinosaurs that survived the flood probably had difficulty feeding themselves and became extinct.


THIS  THEOLOGY  OF  DINOSAURS  LIVING  THROUGH  NOAH'S  FLOOD  CONTRADICTS  THE  TEACHING  OF  NOAH'S  FLOOD,  AS  BROWN  AND  OTHERS  TEACH  IT [HUMMM…MAYBE  BROWN  DOES  NOT]  -  THAT  ALL  LIVING  THINGS  ON  EARTH  DIED  IN  THE  WORLD-WIDE [AS TAUGHT]  FLOOD  AT  NOAH'S  TIME  BUT  THOSE  ON  THE  ARK.  WITH  THIS  TEACHING  NO  DINOSAURS  SURVIVED  NOAH'S  FLOOD  TO  DIE  OF  STARVATION  AFTERWARDS  -  Keith Hunt


Were dinosaurs on the Ark? Yes. God told Noah to put representatives of every kind of land animal on the Ark. (Some dinosaurs were semiaquatic and could have survived outside the Ark.) 


THE  WHOLE  TRUTH  ABOUT  WHAT  "FUNDAMENTAL  CREATIONISTS"  TEACH  CONCERNING  NOAH'S  ARK  AND  THE  FLOOD,  IS  SHOWN  TO  BE  FALSE  IN  THE  IN-DEPTH  STUDIES  ON  THIS  WEBSITE  CALLED  "NOAH'S  FLOOD  WAS  NOT  UNIVERSAL"  -  Keith Hunt


But why put adult dinosaurs on the Ark? Young dinosaurs would take up less room, eat less, and be easier to manage. The purpose for having animals on board was so they could reproduce after the flood and repopulate the earth. Young dinosaurs would have more potential for reproduction than old dinosaurs.


DINOSAURS  WERE  SIMPLY  NOT  ON  NOAH'S  ARK  PERIOD  -  SEE  THE  STUDIES  I'VE  MENTIONED,  PROVING  THE  TRUTH  ABOUT  NOAH'S  FLOOD,  AND  WHEN  THERE  WAS  INDEED  A  WORLD-WIDE  FLOOD  -  Keith Hunt


Certain bones in dinosaur bodies show annual growth rings, as trees do. Dinosaurs, early in life and late in life, grew at very slow rates. During mid-life, they went through huge growth spurts.8 Therefore, during the year dinosaurs were on the Ark, juveniles probably weighed less than 60 pounds. (A 2-year-old T. Rex weighed 66 pounds. The largest known T. Rex lived to the age of 28 years.9 Dinosaurs did not become large because they lived long lives.)

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THIS  WHOLE  TEACHING  FROM  PROTESTANT  FUNDAMENTALISTS  OF  NO  DINOSAUR  AGE;  A  WORLD-WIDE  FLOOD  AT  THE  TIME  OF  NOAH,  IS  ALL  WRONG  THEOLOGY.  THERE  WAS  A  WORLD-WIDE  FLOOD  FOR  SURE,  BUT  BROWN  AND  OTHERS  HAVE  IT  IN  THE  WRONG  FRAME  OF  THE  HISTORY  OF  THIS  EARTH.  REMEMBER  TO  STUDY  THE  STUDIES  CALLED  "NOAH'S  FLOOD  WAS  NOT  UNIVERSAL"  ON  THIS  WEBSITE.

THERE  WAS  INDEED  AN  AGE  OF  DINOSAURS  ON  THIS  EARTH,  THAT  BECAME  EXTINCT  VIA  A  WORLD-WIDE  DESTRUCTION  AND  FLOOD.  THERE  WERE  DINOSAUR  CREATURES  MADE  WITH  MAN,  THAT  EVENTUALLY  BECAME  EXTINCT  -  THE  BOOK  OF  JOB  MENTIONING  TWO  OF  THEM.  FIRE-THROWING  DRAGONS  OF  HISTORY  BEING  ANOTHER  TYPE  OF  DINOSAUR  -  Keith Hunt