Thursday, October 11, 2012

Who Invited Job to Jurassic Park?

He makes his tail stiff like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together. His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like bars of iron. Job 40:17-18 
Evolutionists claim that dinosaurs evolved and became extinct millions of years before human beings ever walked the earth. They have thoroughly convinced many in today’s culture that this geologic timetable has been proven beyond doubt. The fictional book and movie titled “Jurassic Park” were based on the claim that many of these creatures lived during the “Jurassic Period,” dated at 208-144 million years ago.

If all that is true, if dinosaurs never co-existed with man, who told the biblical Job about them? How could the Bible describe a dinosaur, if no one had never seen one?
Carefully read Job 40:15-24, where God is said to be speaking to Job. What the text calls “Behemoth” describes a creature of enormous size, strength, and dominance. Of course, the word “dinosaur” itself was not invented until AD 1841. The Hebrew word behemoth would be the best term available in that language to apply to a dinosaur. Note the power of its loins and belly. Imagine bones like tubes of bronze and limbs like bars of iron. Picture its moving tail, stiff and long like a cedar tree. A turbulent river would not intimidate this gigantic creature, nor could man tame it or even approach it.
No creature on earth, certainly not the hippopotamus, matches this description. So how did Job know about it? There are only four possible answers.
1. It has been suggested that the passage refers to a mythical being, which never existed. That seems unlikely, because chapters 38 and 39 of Job obviously depict real animals that are still with us today. These include the lion, the raven, the mountain goat, the wild donkey, and many others. In addition, reference to a non-existent creature would be of no value in the context. Here God emphasizes that, though Job knows these beings are real, he does not know what God knows about them, because he did not create them.
2. Some have said that the Bible is actually talking here about the hippopotamus. This is very doubtful, in part because the hippo’s tail is short and small. The hippo also lacks the size and intimidating presence of this behemoth. In addition the hippo, unlike this creature, has been tamed. Furthermore, the use of such exaggerated language to describe this creature does not fit the context, in which other animals are accurately portrayed.
3. Another theory – which I have never seen anyone propose – is that the behemoth in Job 40 is a dinosaur, but that it actually existed millions of years before Job or any other man ever lived. No unbeliever or evolutionist (as far as I know) supports this, because he would then have to ask, “How could a man-made book like the Bible record information about a creature that became extinct long ages ago, without a God to reveal it?” So this solution would affirm, “Job knew, because God told him.” That would require inspiration!
4. The only other possible answer is that dinosaurs co-existed with man at some point. Evolutionists may call such a conclusion laughable, but think about it. Either Job saw and knew of such a creature firsthand, or he heard from others who had previously been aware of its existence. By process of elimination, this solution seems the most plausible, though it flies in the face of the unproven geologic timetable which separates dinosaurs and human beings by millions of years.
Question: If the Bible is not true, and dinosaurs really preceded man by millions of years, who told Job about behemoth?
Who invited Job to Jurassic Park?
There are other irrefutable proofs, outside the Bible, showing that man and dinosaurs once co-existed. These consist of ancient drawings and engravings of dinosaur-like creatures found in various parts of the world.
● At the Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah, there is an American Indian petroglyph (rock carving) that shows a dinosaur.
● In 1924 Samuel Hubbard and Charles Gilmore, leading the Doheny Expedition near the Grand Canyon, found another dinosaur petroglyph and even dinosaur footprints.
● Waldemar Julsrud, a German businessman, traveled to the El Toro Mountain in Acamboro, Mexico in 1944. He found thousands of artifacts, including hundreds of handcrafted dinosaur sculptures. This discovery was so damaging to evolutionary theory that many scientists suggested that these figurines were fakes. After all, they were so accurate. Further research, however, authenticated their antiquity.
● Javier Cabrera Darquea eventually gathered over 11,000 ancient burial stones that the Inca Indians in Peru had placed with their dead. The art form and the location dated these stones to the time of the Inca Culture, ca. AD 500-1500. Almost one-third of these stones depicted specific types of dinosaurs.
For more information, see Dinosaurs Unleashed, by Kyle Butt and Eric Lyons, 2004, Apologetics Press, Inc., ISBN: 0-932859-61-5, pages 48-52, 58-59.
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Once again, if ancient peoples never saw or knew about dinosaurs, how did they draw them? And if they did know, how did they know? This is a dilemma that evolutionists cannot answer. Creationists can not only answer; creationists can use such information, both inside and outside the Bible, to defend genuine faith in the God who made heaven and earth.
Cory Collins

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