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Are Dinosaurs In The Bible? Yes!
This can be a difficult question for someone who believes the earth is billion of years old and dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. That would mean dinosaurs were long dead before man and the Bible came on the scene. But if you take God's word for what it says, dinosaurs being land animals were created on day six, the same day mankind was created. Job 40:14 even states this:
“Behold now, Behemoth, which I made with you..."
Job 40 goes on to describe behemoth as having a tail like a cedar; bones like tubes of bronze and limbs like bars of iron. He is so big and powerful that he is first of the ways of God and so big you can drink up the Jordan river. The only animal that fits this description is a sauropod dinosaur.
So why aren't dinosaurs called dinosaurs in the Bible? The word "dinosaur" was not invented until 1841. Before that the word "dragon" was used to refer to what we now call dinosaurs. But going further back to ancient Hebrew, the Old Testament uses the word "tanniyn" thirty times. It's a word that refers to a "monster" of an animal or serpant. A vicious and powerful animal. This word is used 30 times in the Old Testament and was most often translated in the King James as dragon.
Today dragons are considered to be mythical, fire-breathing creatures with wings. But if we go back five hundred or more years, secular literature frequently talks about dragons, and the pictures and descriptions depict what we would today call a dinosaur. Here is a brief video that talks about some of this:
God created dinosaurs and mankind on hte same day about 6,000 years ago. Although the Bible is not about dinosaurs, it does mention them. They were a part of people's lives at the time parts ofthe Bible were written.
To learn more:
Dinosaurs and the Bible (AIG)
Dinosaurs—Part of God’s Creation (CT)
Amazing Evidence of People With Dinosaurs (CMI)
Here is a video we made in 2011 showing evidence that dinosaurs and people lived together. Since then the evidence has become even greater and stronger. God really did create dinosaurs and people on the same day exactly as the Bible says.
Genesis 1:24-27 -- Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
THE ANSWER IS...
Jesus does not promise to take away all your troubles. He promises those will get worse. But, Jesus does promise to free you from worry and anxiety.
How does that work?
The Bible says, Be anxious for nothing... (Philippians 4:6) Why? When you trust Jesus, no matter what happens in this life, you will spend eternity with God... and that is VERY GOOD.
And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. - Matthew 10:28
Who can destroy your body and soul? Only God. (Not Satan) However, God does not send you to hell, you do that when you disobey God. However, God created hell, aka. the lake of fire, the second death (Revelation 21:8).
You can be rescued. Jesus Christ (God) died on the cross to save all those who believe in Him... all those who trust Him to pay their just penalty for disobeying God.
Trust in Jesus and you'll know your time on earth is like a wisp of smoke that vanishes in the wind. Trust that Jesus did pay YOUR penalty for sin. Repent. Turn away from disobeying God.
Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. (Acts 16:31) and there will no longer be a reason for worry or anxiety.