How do dinosaurs fit in to your view of the Biblical account of Creation?

United States
February 13, 2007 9:40am CST
Well, how do you fit in dinosaurs? The word was coined only in the 1800's by Sir Richard Owen... it only means terrible lizard.... so do you as a BELIEVER of the bible, think there was death before sin... hense are you a theistic evolutionist... or do you believe they were created during the six days, and co-existed with man? Not sure? Never thought about it? Never looked into it? Do you want to know more? What do YOU think, what do YOU want to know?
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@RAMPersona (2037)
• Philippines
13 Feb 07
i believe in the 'Bible, i believe that those so-called "dinosaurs" were part of the creation during the six days as accounted in Genesis. i think (though i'm not an expert) that the 'day' mentioned isn't actually the '24-hour day' like we all have known.. i mean, the 'day' could be equivalent to a million years.. the problem i think, is because of the language, the words as we know it change.. its meaning doesn't stays the same. i'm sure you've known such words..
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• Philippines
13 Feb 07
..anyway, this topic is still an enduring debate between scholars and experts.
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• United States
13 Feb 07
yom means day... If you read the scripture, it says after that, there was evening there was morning the second day.... there was evening there was morning the third day etc etc etc... God uses repitition through out His Word to make sure you understand.... Check out http://www.answersingenesis.com This site will build your faith, explain why Theistic Evolution is a problem, and totally encourage YOU! be blessed and thanks for the comment!
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
added info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creation_according_to_Genesis
@Anakata2007 (1789)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
Good question. I think but am not sure that the accounts of the early stories of Adam and Eve are more symbolic than literal. I believe in the evolutionist theory. I beleive dinosaurs existed and that humans were evolved the way Darwin explains. However, I do believe in God and all the peoples of the Bible. I still need to do my own reserach but I think that many of the stories in the old testament were symbolic.
@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
13 Feb 07
Before I give my opinion, this discussion is only for believers or non-believers can give their opinions also. Have a nice day.
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• United States
14 Feb 07
Well Thank you for clarifying... It was in fact written to believers of the Lord Jesus Christ. It seems that many who do not believe, have felt led to give opinions in this anyway.... so feel free... or not ultimately, a non believer is certainly in all probability NOT going to believe in this... so it seems silly to respond if you aren't a Christian/or a Jew... But this is my lot, and I would love to hear your thoughts and know if you claim to be a believer or not Thanks again for asking! I have rated you + because of your thoughtfulness!
13 Feb 07
I believe in evolution and that dinosaurs evolved just like we did and a lot of other animals. I don't believe in the bible it just seems to far fetched to believe that there was a god that created us all.
• United States
13 Feb 07
That is so funny! For I am thinking we are polar opposites! I don't believe in evolution, because to me it is SO far fetched to believe we all came from goo, and some big bang... What cause this bang? It just seems like a hilarious fairytale made up by people who simply just don't want to believe in God, because they might than be held accountable for their thoughts, words and actions...
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
15 Feb 07
Re: "It just seems like a hilarious fairytale made up by people who simply just don't want to believe in God, because they might than be held accountable for their thoughts, words and actions..." The big bang theory is based on cosmological observations (for example, galaxies appear to be moving away from each other at a rapid rate). While it would be great to know what caused the big bang, we don't have yet an answer other than theoretical models, and we may not have the ability to ever find out conclusively. However, not accepting God as a first cause, has nothing to do with wanting to evade responsibility for one's actions. If one lies, cheats, steals etc. one is held accountable by society and by one's own conscience. Although I'm going off topic here, I don't even understand how one is held accountable by God. According to some denomenations of Christianity, it sounds like you get welcomed into heaven even if you've committed murder, so long you believe in God and express remorse.
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• United States
15 Feb 07
It is not my place to defend or bash other "christians" of any denominations. I will just stick with the 66 books of the Holy Bible. Evolution, and big bang, are theory... based on relativism... They are hardly provable science... The reason for my statement is that Christianity has a foundation of absolute truth, in the Bible. It has the Bible as foundation and frame of reference. Evolution does not have this reference. Nor does is aspouce to "absolutes"... except perhaps there "absolutly" are no "absolutes"... if you follow. picture this... you are sitting in your parked car and you see the car next to you move back.. have you ever experience the sensation, perhaps you are moving? When we are in this situation, our eyes automatically dart for an "absolute" a tree, a building a frame of reference... Can you imagine life with out that frame of reference... Society with out the Word of TRUTH is like that, "what is true for you is not true for me," is already the norm... That is a thought process that is "relativistic". Each time in history that man has built society upon a foundation that is of his own making, the foundation is found lacking, because it isn't big enough, strong enough to hold society. A successful society needs absolute Truth to build upon. Absolute truth is found in the Word of God. thanks for posting... I appreciate it. Though I don't understand why you post on mine :) you don't seem to like me very much! have a blessed day! Oh because of your thoughtful responce, I have rated you +
@Kaeli72 (1230)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Dinos and shrimp along with lobsters and such are all part of the same thing: a different creation. A few times in the bible, there is mentioned of "another creation"...and that's what that means. The discovery and writings of Satys and mythological creatures are not just from one man's imagination...they were created. They are not part of the Adam and Eve's time. Some of "another creation" did survive and cross over to Adam and Eve's side. That's why lobster and shirmp are not fit to eat. They have their skelotons on the OUTSIDE whereas a clean fish has it on the INSIDE. ~
• United States
13 Feb 07
Thanks for reponding, though I hope you don't mind me asking you to verify your idea of the facts. Where exactly in the Bible are you referring to, what version are you using, and well, what is the base of your information?