I have a fundamentalist friend that says, “Dinosaurs never existed”. They say that it disagrees with the Bible. Why do Christians deny scientific facts? Does the Bible deny the existence of dinosaurs?
I have to agree with you. I am bothered when I hear Christians say that dinosaurs never existed. That is just pure ignorance – both of the Bible and of science. How can anyone look at the thousands of complete skeletons collected from all over the world and say, “I refuse to see it”?
Both the Bible and observable evidence validate that dinosaurs existed and coexisted with man. I know that is very disputed among evolutionists; and this is true for the same reason that uninformed Christians refuse to accept dinosaurs – it doesn’t fit with their beliefs. There are many depictions of dinosaurs in cave drawings, stone carvings, jewelry and dragon legends as late as 600 B.C. Click here to see some examples.
Now look at what the Bible describes in Job 40:
15 ” Look now at the behemoth, which I made along with you; He eats grass like an ox.
16 See now, his strength is in his hips, And his power is in his stomach muscles.
17 He moves his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are tightly knit.
18 His bones are like beams of bronze, His ribs like bars of iron.
19 He is the first of the ways of God; Only He who made him can bring near His sword.
20 Surely the mountains yield food for him, And all the beasts of the field play there.
21 He lies under the lotus trees, In a covert of reeds and marsh.
22 The lotus trees cover him with their shade; The willows by the brook surround him.
23 Indeed the river may rage, Yet he is not disturbed; He is confident, though the Jordan gushes into his mouth,
24 Though he takes it in his eyes, Or one pierces his nose with a snare.
I know some Christians try to associate this with modern animals, but this is impossible to reconcile with anything but a dinosaur. A tail like a cedar, bones like beams of bronze, a raging river does not disturb him, etc. can not be explained with an elephant, rhino or hippo.
The problem with faith is that it is misunderstood. Biblical faith is not blind ignorance – it is based on truth. The Bible commands the believer to be prepared to give a reasoned answer. Faith is believing God and is always based on evidence. In the Bible, God always proved Himself trustworthy and then called for faith. In the Bible, God always challenges us to test Him and prove He is true. Blind faith is no better than superstition. True faith is based on fact.
There are many other resources that examine dinosaurs and science and are clear validations for scripture. As I said in my earlier message, we can examine all the evidence because if the Bible is true then ultimately the evidence will lead us back to the Bible. The only exception is to those who refuse to examine all sides of the evidence. Selective truth is not truth. Half the evidence is not evidence for anything.