Dinosaurs In The Bible? – The Saturday Morning Post

Today’s Reading – Job 39 – 42 (Click on the references to listen to the audio – Click here to view the passage from Blue Letter Bible)

(Second Milers Read – Titus 1 – 3; Psalms 76 – 80; Proverbs 16)

Read the “0616 Evening and Morning” devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron. His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth. In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.” (Job 41:19-22)

Good morning. Can somebody show me the strong neck of the crocodile? Did you know that there are two types of Cobras that spit venom? They aim for the eyes and are accurate anywhere up to 8 feet. If it gets in your eyes, the venom burns and could cause blindness. If it gets on your skin, it does nothing. Who is to say whether or not God made Leviathan with a similar setup. Maybe his was real fire which burned the skin also. And what about Behemoth?

Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.” (Job 40:15-17)

Did you know that a Cedar tree will grow anywhere from 5 to 20 feet in diameter and have been know to grow as much as 180 feet tall? Many scholars believe that Leviathan is a crocodile, and Behemoth is a hippopotamus.

Really? Like I asked earlier, where is the strong neck of the crocodile? Can a hippopotamus move a 20 foot diameter, by 180 foot tall Cedar tree? How about these? Behemoth…

 

And Leviathan…

 

 

Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?” (Job 41:7)

Probably not! I remember me and my cousins went to see the movie Jaws about a week after it came out. The next day we went swimming in the ocean. We weren’t worried about sharks. If Leviathan had showed up, I would be miles away, and wouldn’t take one more step in the ocean – EVER!

But they are both God’s creation. We have evidence that the dinosaur existed in fossils and petrified bones. God created Leviathan on the fifth day…

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.” (Genesis 1:20 – 23)

God created Behemoth on the sixth day…

And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:24 – 31)

And also Job…

Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.” (Job 40:15)

Not on the sixth day with Adam, but God already knew Job. God knew when Job would be born, how Job would react to the trial he went through, and God knew all this from the foundation of the world. As a matter of fact, God knows every aspect of our lives: the beginning, the end, and everything between. We were created in the mind of God, His perfect plan, before the seventh day. On the seventh day God rested: everything that was going to be created was created in six days, so God set His plan in motion and stopped creating on the seventh day. So let’s just throw the “Gap Theory” (the gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, where the dinosaurs lived and became extinct, to give the evil-lutionist ample time to evolve) in the trash where it belongs, and believe God. Six literal 24 hour time periods for creation of everything. And on the seventh 24 hour time period, God rested. Let me leave you with one last picture. In Glen Rose, Texas, a dinosaur and a man’s footprint fossils were found together…

Peace.


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