How do dinosaurs fit into the Bible?

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Dinosaurs went extinct millions of years before man. But the Bible says they were made on the same day.
 

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There are two primary kinds of Days in the first chapter of Genesis. One is a
creation day and the other is an Earth day. It's very important to keep those two
kinds of days distinct and separate in our thinking because they are as unalike as
sugar and salt.

According to Gen 1:24-31, God created humans and all terra critters on the sixth
day; which has to include dinosaurs because on no other day did God create beasts
but the sixth.

However; the sciences of geology and paleontology, in combination with
radiometric dating, strongly suggest that dinosaurs preceded humans by several
million years. So then, in my estimation, creation days should be taken to
represent epochs rather than solar events. That's not an unreasonable estimation;
for example:

"These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were
created, in the day that Jehovah God made earth and heaven." (Gen 2:4)

The Hebrew word for "day" in that verse is yowm (yome) which is the very same
word for each of the six days of God's creation labors. Since yowm in Gen 2:4
refers to a period of time obviously much longer than a solar day; it justifies
suggesting that each of the six days of creation were longer than a solar day too.

In other words: yowm is ambiguous and not all that easy to interpret sometimes;
so Bible students end up stumped when trying to figure out how to cope with the
4.5 billion-year age of the earth, and factor in the various eras, e.g. Triassic,
Jurassic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic, Cretaceous, etc, plus the ice ages and the mass
extinction events. But if they treat Earth days as solar events, and creation days as
epochs, they'll do okay.

» Don't let the terms "evening and morning" muddy the waters. They're
merely place cards marking off the end of one epoch and the simultaneous
beginning of another.

» Be sure to note that the seventh day isn't bounded by an evening and a morning
and that's because the seventh hasn't ended yet. In other words; God has been on
a very long hiatus during which He has created nothing new for the current cosmos.
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The Bible says that sin entered the world through man, and death through sin. So before man there was no sin, and therefore no death. Therefore, no animal could go extinct before man.
 

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The Bible says that sin entered the world through man, and death through sin. So
before man there was no sin, and therefore no death. Therefore, no animal could
go extinct before man.


Human life is the only form of life on record that God made in His own image. It's
also the only form of life on record capable of immortality; and also the only form
of life on record with access to the tree of life. In other words: no other form of life
other than human was intended to live forever.

Human life was created a solo specimen: whereas all other forms of life were
created in swarms, herds, and flocks; no doubt to keep their numbers up.

The death spoken of in the fifth chapter of Romans was inflicted upon Adam's
posterity because God burdened them with the guilt of his transgression. To my
knowledge, none of Adam's posterity are animal; they're all human.
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Human life is the only form of life on record that God made in His own image. It's
also the only form of life on record capable of immortality; and also the only form
of life on record with access to the tree of life. In other words: no other form of life
other than human was intended to live forever.

Human life was created a solo specimen: whereas all other forms of life were
created in swarms, herds, and flocks; no doubt to keep their numbers up.

The death spoken of in the fifth chapter of Romans was inflicted upon Adam's
posterity because God burdened them with the guilt of his transgression. To my
knowledge, none of Adam's posterity are animal; they're all human.
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Which raises another question. How did Adam and Eve know what death was having never observed it?
Also did the sin of man cause the animals to fall as well?
 

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Human life is the only form of life on record that God made in His own image. It's
also the only form of life on record capable of immortality; and also the only form
of life on record with access to the tree of life. In other words: no other form of life
other than human was intended to live forever.

Human life was created a solo specimen: whereas all other forms of life were
created in swarms, herds, and flocks; no doubt to keep their numbers up.

The death spoken of in the fifth chapter of Romans was inflicted upon Adam's
posterity because God burdened them with the guilt of his transgression. To my
knowledge, none of Adam's posterity are animal; they're all human.
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Dinosaurs fossilized because of the floodwaters in the days of Noah. They didn’t go extinct millions of years before man.
 

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Dinosaurs fossilized because of the floodwaters in the days of Noah. They didn’t go extinct millions of years before man.
Apologetics aside how can a person verify that dinosaurs actually ever existed.
The archaeological community has already been shown to be a forgery at many times with scrutiny by scientific piers.
Take note how the study of alleged dinosaur fossils didn't exist until after Darwin!
Curious timeline don't you think?
 

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Apologetics aside how can a person verify that dinosaurs actually ever existed.
The archaeological community has already been shown to be a forgery at many times with scrutiny by scientific piers.
Take note how the study of alleged dinosaur fossils didn't exist until after Darwin!
Curious timeline don't you think?

Wow
 

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Science an biology is an area I know very well.
Even if I enjoyed dinosaurus thesis as a child.
I understood that it was entirely a hypothetical imagination towards an influence.

With keen eyes Inspect closer.
 
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How did Adam and Eve know what death was having never observed it?

In order for death to resonate in Adam's thinking; it had to be related to death as
he understood death in his own day rather than death as modern Sunday school
classes construe it in their day. In other words: Adam's concept of death was
primitive, i.e. normal and natural rather than spiritual.

Human life is the only form of life on record that God made in His own image. It's
also the only form of life on record capable of immortality; and also the only form
of life on record with access to the tree of life. In other words: no other form of life
other than human life was intended to live forever.

That being the case, then I think it's safe to deduce that death was common all
around Adam by means of vegetation, birds, bugs, and beasts so that it wasn't a
strange new word in his vocabulary; i.e. God didn't have to take a moment and
define death for Adam seeing as how it was doubtless a common occurrence in his
everyday life.

Adam saw things born, he saw things grow to maturity, he saw things gradually
wither, he saw their life ebb away, and he saw them decay and dissolve into
nothing. So I think we can be reasonably confident that Adam was up to speed on
at least the natural aspects of death; viz: he was familiar with mortality and he was
familiar with immortality.
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In order for death to resonate in Adam's thinking; it had to be related to death as
he understood death in his own day rather than death as modern Sunday school
classes construe it in their day. In other words: Adam's concept of death was
primitive, i.e. normal and natural rather than spiritual.

Human life is the only form of life on record that God made in His own image. It's
also the only form of life on record capable of immortality; and also the only form
of life on record with access to the tree of life. In other words: no other form of life
other than human life was intended to live forever.

That being the case, then I think it's safe to deduce that death was common all
around Adam by means of vegetation, birds, bugs, and beasts so that it wasn't a
strange new word in his vocabulary; i.e. God didn't have to take a moment and
define death for Adam seeing as how it was doubtless a common occurrence in his
everyday life.

Adam saw things born, he saw things grow to maturity, he saw things gradually
wither, he saw their life ebb away, and he saw them decay and dissolve into
nothing. So I think we can be reasonably confident that Adam was up to speed on
at least the natural aspects of death; viz: he was familiar with mortality and he was
familiar with immortality.
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Do you fear the beginning of wisdom?
Adam ate for fear of what was to come and felt a limit of life according to his free will choice

Guilt offering later known as acceptance with blood of an innocent inheritance.

Look closer and you'll find that the curse is the deception.

Don't eat means trust in Hashem.

Carry The Name and you'll be blessed.

Eat from the other Tree and person will find death
 

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Apologetics aside how can a person verify that dinosaurs actually ever existed.
The archaeological community has already been shown to be a forgery at many times with scrutiny by scientific piers.
Take note how the study of alleged dinosaur fossils didn't exist until after Darwin!
Curious timeline don't you think?
No such thing as coincidence in the book I know
 

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In order for death to resonate in Adam's thinking; it had to be related to death as
he understood death in his own day rather than death as modern Sunday school
classes construe it in their day. In other words: Adam's concept of death was
primitive, i.e. normal and natural rather than spiritual.

Human life is the only form of life on record that God made in His own image. It's
also the only form of life on record capable of immortality; and also the only form
of life on record with access to the tree of life. In other words: no other form of life
other than human life was intended to live forever.

That being the case, then I think it's safe to deduce that death was common all
around Adam by means of vegetation, birds, bugs, and beasts so that it wasn't a
strange new word in his vocabulary; i.e. God didn't have to take a moment and
define death for Adam seeing as how it was doubtless a common occurrence in his
everyday life.

Adam saw things born, he saw things grow to maturity, he saw things gradually
wither, he saw their life ebb away, and he saw them decay and dissolve into
nothing. So I think we can be reasonably confident that Adam was up to speed on
at least the natural aspects of death; viz: he was familiar with mortality and he was
familiar with immortality.
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My aunts dog passed away and she was supper obsessed with it, she's also an extremely freethinking Christian and believes in her heart that she will see her dog again in Heaven... This was a pug faced dog with breathing complications due to man made eugenic engineering, grunted like a pig and the ugliest dog i've ever seen... now imagine being a miserable mutated pug faced animal for ALL ETERNITY!! Who would want to be an animal for eternity?
So I agree with you, animals live and die and if Adam and Eve would have not taken the fruit it would have made no difference, the earth simply does not have enough space or resources to provide for endless reproduction of animals that can't die
 

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imagine being a miserable mutated pug faced animal for ALL ETERNITY!! Who
would want to be an animal for eternity?

Excellent point; that would be terribly inhumane.


the earth simply does not have enough space or resources to provide for endless
reproduction of animals that can't die

Just imagine if every mosquito and every flea that was ever born was still alive today!
There'd be so many bugs after us that people would be covered with them like a
coat of paint.
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They all died about 66 million years before the Bible was written. I mean think about that people ;) Humans were or not around then.
 
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