Dinosaurs have captured the imagination of people around the world for many generations. From nation to nation, museums are littered with the skeletons of these frightening creatures. Movies bring them to life on the big screen for millions to admire. University scholars and scientists tell us that dinosaurs lived millions of years before humans, and that no human has ever actually seen a dinosaur. This has been verified to be an incontestable fact... right?
Yet, how does that fit into the biblical narrative? According to Genesis, God made everything in 6 days approximately 6000 years ago. If you go with scripture's claims, you would have to believe that dinosaurs were created on day 6 with the rest of the land dwelling animals. And if that is true, you would also have to believe that dinosaurs were in the Garden of Eden, with men, and also on the ark with Noah. How in the world is that even possible? Did men and dinosaurs really live together? Well, hold on, we are about to go for a ride!
As you can imagine, if men and dinosaurs lived together for a great length of time, we should be able to find evidence of this. Believe it or not, we actually do have a very large amount of evidence, but it's rather hidden from the public. But before we get into that, I would like to first answer a very common question. Most people trying to reconcile dinosaurs in scripture typically ask, "Where in the Bible does it ever talk about dinosaurs?" It's true, you will not find the word dinosaur in scripture. The reason for this is the word dinosaur, meaning "terrible lizard", was not invented until 1841 by a man named Richard Owen. Although, if you paid attention in the book of Job, God gives a rather uncanny description of a creature He calls "Behemoth" which sounds much like what we call a dinosaur today. Let's take a look at the characteristics.
"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. His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him. … Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth."
- Job 40:15-19, 23 KJV
Obviously, this does not give a perfect description of ALL dinosaurs we know of, but it does fit the description of a type of large sauropod, such as a brachiosaur or brontosaur. It is one of the only creatures that can be identified by a tail like a cedar tree, the brunt of strength in his belly, bones like bars of iron, and being able to drink up a river. Can you think of anything else that matches ALL of these traits?
Another question most ask is, "How could Noah fit dinosaurs on the ark? That sounds ridiculous!" Well, the short answer would be, Noah probably took young, or even baby animals. This would include the dinosaurs. If you work out the dimensions of the ark, laid out in Genesis chapter 6, you would find that it was certainly big enough to accommodate all land animals and birds (Check out Ken Ham's Ark Encounter attraction in Williamstown KY, which was built to match these dimensions. It's HUGE!).
"Ok, if dinosaurs and humans lived together, how long was it before they died off?" That is a wonderful question. I would imagine they were mostly hunted until their numbers were very few. If you dig deep enough, you will find that all throughout the history of mankind, there are depictions of dinosaurs by cultures all over the world. History may actually have called them "dragons" up until 1841. Out of the hundreds of thousands of artifacts found, let us examine just a couple.
Starting off slow, South American mummies have been found wrapped in blankets that had pictures of dinosaurs on them.
Much pottery has also been found around the world that depicts different species of dinosaurs on them.
Here, the handle looks like a the water dwelling plesiosaur.
Or how about this one that looks like a stegosaurs?
One of my favorite would have to be the Ica stones from Peru. Thousands of these reveling stones have been found, with pictures carved on them of people and dinosaurs together.
Many artifacts like these are dated at thousands of years old, but some of them are as recent as several hundred years! With that in mind, I have a VERY IMPORTANT question to ask.
Even the Cambodians have a familiar looking dinosaur carved in their Angkor Wat temples.
If you ever visit Glen Rose, TX you will find a very interesting park there called Dinosaur Valley State Park. Here you will find thousands of dinosaur tracks that have been preserved in the stone grounds all over the park. What is even more compelling is that in 1908, the Paluxy River, which runs through the park, was subject to a massive flash flood. Water rose over 27 feet, ripping up and washing giant boulders downstream and exposing new layers of rock. When this happened, locals discovered not only more continuing footprints of dinosaurs, but another set of footprints as well in the same layers... HUMAN PRINTS! How would this be possible if humans and dinosaurs are separated by millions of years of evolution?
In 1969 an expedition, led by a man named Stan Taylor, was allowed to try and uncover more human and dino tracks, which ended up being very successful. Taylor found seven more tracks running underneath the rock layers after overturning the rock layers, proving they could not have been carved out fraudulently.
Unfortunately, today many, if not all, of the footprints have been eroded down quite a bit and have recently been recategorized as an undiscovered species of dinosaur footprints by rangers and evolutionary scientists. In fact, today in the park, rangers will tell you that there are NO human footprints in the park, and never were. However, many locals to that area who were around in the 60's and 70's, remember quite well seeing very distinct clear human tracks in the park. Some people of the town even carved several of the human and dinosaur footprints out of the bedrock during that time and sold them to tourists for extra income. Holes carved out of the stone beds reveal several missing prints where they should have been, proving the local history to be credible.
In July of 2000, an amateur archaeologist named Alvis Delk, was walking along the Paluxy River, in Dinosaur Valley State Park, when he noticed a rather large stone with a dinosaur print buried partially under a few other stones. Alvis pried it free and brought it home, along with his other findings for that day. The find was then stored for many years, until it was pulled out again in 2008 to finally be cleaned and sold. As he started brushing away the dirt from the stone, he found something shocking. There was a human footprint in the same stone, with the dinosaur print stepping into the human print!
CT scans were done at the Glen Rose Medical Center and over 800 X-rays were taken, validating it's authenticity. Of course, there are those who try to discredit this find like any other find that flies in the face of evolution. But there is just too much surrounding evidence to explain it all away.
Here is the big kicker.... Many would even claim that there are dinosaurs STILL ALIVE TODAY, and have been all throughout history. An interesting book titled "A Living Dinosaur? In Search of Mokele-Mbembe" written by explorer Roy MacKal takes the reader into the swamps of the Congo in Africa to search for a creature the natives describe as looking like a brontosaurs.
If you search the internet enough, you will also find scores of testimonies of people who have seen other strange creatures that could be considered a dinosaur. I believe the creature in Loch Ness is a plesiosaur. In fact, in 1977 a group of fishermen off the coast of New Zealand pulled up a 4000 lb carcass that no one could identify, but was more than likely a plesiosaur.
Many photographs have been taken throughout history as well. I am a seasoned graphic designer, with degrees and years of experience; I am having a hard time finding anything fake about these next photos. But, you are free to assess them for yourself, of course.
And to put the cherry on the cake, scientists have actually found SOFT TISSUE, BLOOD VESSLES, AND CELLS of dinosaurs! How is this possible from something millions of years old? This discovery even made the news!
Of course this has been a heated find, but none the less, EXTREMELY important. The backlash from evolutionists has been quite impressive. In this next quick video, CNSU scientist Mark Armatage, ended up in a court case in 2016, having to defend his findings when examining soft dinosaur tissue, challenging the evolution narrative, and being fired from the Biology department at CNSU. Mr. Armatage won his case.
So what do you think? Is it possible that humans and dinosaurs lived together? Is it possible that we may STILL live together in some parts of the world? There are some very remote parts of this planet that are not subject to the modern world. It would be extremely easy for many dinosaurs to co-exist with hunter/gatherer cultures, like the Mokele-Mbembe of the Congo for instance. The Likouala swamp, where Mokele-Mbembe lives, is 55,000 sq. miles! That is greater than the entire state of Wisconsin! Can you imagine being lost in a swamp that huge? Don't be bullied into thinking evolution is the ONLY explanation for our existence. There is ample evidence to show scripture is more than credible. Evolution is fighting violently to stay alive, but as the years pass it's becoming more and more impossible to cover up the truth for those who seek it.
Enjoy this short film, "Forbidden History II: Footprints in Stone".
Written by: Joshua Berry
Article: "Proof That Man and Dinosaurs Lived Together" - https://manwithdinosaurs.blogspot.com/2011_09_01_archive.html
Article: "Did Ancient Man See Dinosaurs? These Carvings and Artifacts Say Maybe", by Karen Harris - https://historydaily.org/did-ancient-man-see-dinosaurs-these-carvings-and-artifacts-say-maybe?epik=dj0yJnU9RjJ6eU9vdGdTT0tVX1RvVkZfdlJzTENNR3NaN282cjgmcD0wJm49ZmN6eXZzbHhINnBuc1RlX3ZtRzEyZyZ0PUFBQUFBR0N0bGlr
Article: "The Alvis Dalk Track: New fossil human with dinosaur footprint" - https://www.bible.ca/tracks/delk-track.htm
Article: "The Taylor Trail: A series of 14 sequential human footprints on the same platform with at least 134 dinosaur tracks" - https://www.bible.ca/tracks/taylor-trail.htm
Documentary: "Dinosaurs and the Bible", Dr. Kent Hovind - Creation Seminar Series, DVD 3; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrkYDzILgtA