Dragons: Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs

Most people believe that dragons are the stuff of fantasy. This fascinating new book traces the evidence for these creatures throughout the world.

Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. . . . So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female. . . . So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:24–31)

In the past few days, visitors to the Creation Museum have been greeted by . . . monsters! Let me explain.

Inside the museum’s portico is a spectacular new dragon exhibit. The first major sign visitors now see asks: “Were Dinosaurs Dragons?”

Now, the atheists will probably mock us and make all sorts of emotional accusations over this striking exhibit. Why? Let me give you some background.

A few years ago, headlines blared about the idea that there must have been a global flood on Mars in order to explain its canyons. Now there’s no liquid water on Mars, yet scientists were happy to propose a global flood on the Red Planet. The atheists didn’t go ballistic over this idea.

Here is the irony: secular scientists were happy to propose a global flood on a planet that has no liquid water, but they refuse to allow the possibility of a global flood on a planet that is mostly covered by water: Earth! In fact, secularists mock those of us who believe in a global Flood on earth, and they call such an idea “anti-science.” Why is this so?

Dangerous Dragons

Well, the simple answer is that to believe in a global Flood on earth is to agree, heaven forbid, with what the Bible teaches! And man’s unregenerate heart doesn’t want to believe.

Reinforcing Genesis 8:21, the prophet Jeremiah says: “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9). To admit that the Bible might be true means to acknowledge that man is a sinner in need of salvation. Not only that, there are other Bible teachings they would have to acknowledge, such as: marriage is only between a man and a woman; abortion is killing a human being; God owns us and has a right to tell us what is right and wrong, etc.

Actually, there is other evidence that confirms the Bible’s account of a global Flood. There are hundreds of flood legends in cultures around the world that have elements similar to the Bible’s account. Past cultures (e.g., Babylonian) also have such legends. This is all consistent with the real Flood account being handed down from Noah through the people at the Tower of Babel. As people spread around the earth, they took this account with them; over time, the account was changed and embellished. Yet there are still elements in most of these accounts that are quite similar to the true account in Genesis.

Globally, there are many ancient descriptions and images of dragons. Interestingly, many of these descriptions and images are similar to drawings and depictions of how scientists believe dinosaurs would have looked. It makes sense: just as flood legends have a basis in a real event, dragon legends also have a basis in reality—that people saw animals they called “dragons.” Furthermore, God’s Word clearly teaches that all the land animals (which included what we call dinosaurs), along with Adam and Eve, were made on the sixth day of creation. Dinosaurs and humans lived together.

Now, secularists mock the idea that dragons (such as those mentioned in Psalm 91:13 and Isaiah 27:1) were real, and that they include dinosaurs. This is because it would mean dinosaurs once lived with people, and evolutionists are adamant in their religion that dinosaurs died out millions of years before humans supposedly evolved.

To believe dinosaurs lived with people would mean that evolution and its millions of years are not true.

As soon as a Christian proposes something that makes sense about dinosaurs, evolutionists attack it as outlandish and anti-science.

Praise the Lord, we have a Creation Museum and other resources that present the truth of God’s Word to the public. All this helps overcome the censorship and blatant atheistic, evolutionary domination seen in education, museums, and media.

This summer, bring your family to the Creation Museum to see the new dragon exhibit, plus a new world-class insect display (it’s quite high tech). Also, experience the zip line course we just erected—the best in the region (and it has an educational purpose).

The Creation Museum is a family-friendly Christian center that helps equip children, teens, and adults to defend the Christian faith. And it challenges non-Christians concerning the truth of God’s Word and the gospel.

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