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July 8, 2006 

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Q: Were dinosaurs on the Ark?

A: Hollywood movies, magazines and science textbooks state that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago. So, when confronted with this question about dinosaurs and the Ark, many Christians get that “deer in the headlights” look. It’s hard for them to imagine dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark. But if Christians are familiar with the book of Genesis, it’s no puzzle at all.

God said that He made all of the land animals on Day 6 of creation, and He did not say that it didn’t include the dinosaurs! God’s Word says He made the first man, Adam, the same day as the land animals. If one adds the ages of successive generations of people mentioned in the genealogies of the Bible, Adam lived only about 6,000 years ago. So, dinosaurs couldn’t have lived millions of years ago.

Also, Genesis 6:19–20 says that two of every sort of land animal (seven of the “clean” animals) were brought by God to the Ark. Therefore, dinosaurs (land animals) were represented on the Ark.

When you trust the Bible, there is no confusion. Dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark!

For a more in-depth answer on this topic, see our online articles Were dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark? and How did all the animals fit on Noah’s Ark?

Evolutionist quote of the week

“On the other hand, they may have eaten too much and died of overeating! A further possibility is that there were too many meat-eating dinosaurs; they ate all the plant-eaters and then themselves died of hunger. One popular idea is that the little mammals of the Cretaceous were very fond of dinosaur eggs and ate so many of them that the dinosaurs died out.

“It has sometimes been suggested that the dinosaurs were poisoned … . Other causes put forward include parasites, diseases, slipped discs, shrinking brain and greater stupidity, over-specialization and inability to change … .

“The latest idea in 1982 is that the gradual warming of the earth led to premature cataract in the eyes of the dinosaurs; they eventually became blind and perished before they were old enough to reproduce.

“Among the even less likely causes suggested for the death of the dinosaurs are poison gases, volcanic dust, meteorites, comets, sunspots, God’s will, mass suicide (like lemmings!) and wars.

“The last three causes that we shall mention are raids by little green hunters in flying saucers, lack of even standing room for the dinosaurs in Noah’s Ark, and sheer boredom with their prehistoric world.”

– Alan Charig, A New Look At The Dinosaurs, p. 151.

Recommended resources:

The Bible Explains Dinosaurs (DVD)
The Bible Explains Dinosaurs (DVD)
The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved! (Softcover)
The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved! (Softcover)
The Creation Adventure Team: A Jurassic Ark Mystery (DVD)
The Creation Adventure Team: A Jurassic Ark Mystery (DVD)
What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs? (Booklet)
What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs? (Booklet)

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This week on

July 1: The search for the true holy book of all “holy” books
July 3: War of the Worldviews contest winners announced
July 4: “Endowed by their CREATOR”
July 5: Distant starlight and Genesis: conventions of time measurement
July 6: Creation: Facts of Life, part 10: Pangenesis: use and disuse
July 7: AiG Worldwide—poised for global impact!
July 7: Feedback: “Putting science and its studies in their proper place”


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