Are dinosaurs found in the bible and how could they have been on earth before the biblical explanation of creation?
Yes, there appears to be several references to Dinosaurs in the Bible, and obviously if the Biblical account of Creation is correct, they could not have existed before Creation.
So either the Bible is wrong, or evolution is wrong. That is why you CANNOT honestly be a “Christian evolutionist” who believes the God “created” things, then let “evolution” take over. That is the MOST absurd position you can hold. Pick one or the other… but give up this nonsense about the Bible and evolution fitting together in ANY way. They are mutually exclusive, you can NOT be intellectually honest and believe in both.
We have become so brainwashed by TV, cartoons and public schools about dinosaurs “who roamed the earth 70 million years ago” that even true Christians don’t give it a second thought… until they are challenged to evaluate the consequences of that belief. These “millions of years” statements are now just made “matter-of-factly” as if it is a proven fact of science… WHICH IT IS NOT; and that is easily discovered by anyone who wants to take the time to research it.
EVOLUTION IS A THEORY, A RELIGIOUS FAITH THAT LACKS ONE SINGLE PIECE OF UNDISPUTED PROOF OR EVIDENCE DESPITE A HUNDRED YEARS OF DESPARATE ATTEMPTS TO FIND SOME.
No matter how much you “just know” that “science has proven” evolution… the dirty little secret is, it HAS NOT. You have just been told that so much, you believe it on “faith”. Go ahead, try to find the “scientific proof”; it doesn’t exist. (and proof is not textbooks full evolutionary theory).
Not only is there NO proof, not one single shred of proof – evolutionists are constantly changing, revising and postulating NEW theory as modern science & technology continues to render IMPOSSIBLE many of the original ideas of evolution and uniformitarianism.
So, the second half of your question is answered: if the Bible is true, then dinosaurs could not have existed before Creation.
Let’s look at some probable references to dinosaurs in the Bible:
Job 40:15-18 “Look now at the behemoth, which I made along with you; He eats grass like an ox. See now, his strength is in his hips, And his power is in his stomach muscles. He moves his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are tightly knit. His bones are like beams of bronze, His ribs like bars of iron. (NKJV)
Liberal scholars declare this to be a hippo or elephant. Ever seen a hippo’s tail? Is it a “cedar”? More like a twig. Elephants legs are stubby and there stomachs round. Verse 19 says no man can “bring the sword”. There is no land animal alive today that man cannot capture and kill.
No, this is not a hippo or elephant or crocodile (as some suggest). This is a reference to the fact that dinosaurs were contemporary with man before the flood of Noah exactly as the Bible account of creation suggests.
Psalm 104:26 There the ships sail about; There is that Leviathan Which You have made to play there. (NKJV)
Job, David and Isaiah (Psalm 104:25,26 and Isaiah 27:1) all speak of the Leviathan. There lives cover a span up to fairly recent times. The Leviathan was a sea monster, probably what we call the Kronosaurus. Some have suggested it was a crocodile.
But a crocodile is not so “fierce” none would dare stir him (ask the Croc Hunter). The Leviathan also had “rows of scales”, breathed and sneezed FIRE, yes, fire; could not be pierced by sword, arrow or spear; and “played” in the depths of the sea.
Hardly the description of a crocodile. It is interesting to note that all cultures, Godly or not, have fairly modern accounts of “fire breathing dragons”. So it would appear that Dinosaurs haven’t been gone from the earth all that long.
It would appear that many of the Bible characters and cultures accepted Dinosaurs as a matter of fact…. long before evolution and archeology dated them “70 million years old”.