Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Age of Dinosaurs - Guest Post by Bill Davis

There is such a mystery that surrounds dinosaurs, and so many questions. Did they actually exist, what happened to them and are they millions of years old? People, young and old, are fascinated by these monster lizards. I certainly think dinosaurs existed. Fossils and bones have been found throughout the world and scientist have been able to reconstruct many of these bones, so we know how they probably looked. Evolutionists want you to believe these creatures lived millions and millions of years ago. Actually, I find no conclusive proof that they were around more than several thousand years ago. It is almost too convenient how evolutionist are trying their best to use dinosaur bones to disprove the Genesis story of creation.
Many feel that fossilized bones of dinosaurs must be extremely old because they have turned to stone. Wouldn't it take millions of years for nature to change the molecules in bones to rock minerals? Actually, this is misleading. Philip J. Currie and Eva B. Koppelhus wrote, 101 Questions about Dinosaurs, Dover Publications, 1996. Philip Currie is a well-known dinosaur authority. I will quote from the book:
"The amount of time that it takes for a bone to become completely fossilized is highly variable. If the groundwater is heavily laden with minerals in solution, the process can happen rapidly. Modern bones that fall into mineral springs can become fossilized within a matter of weeks."
This is really quite a revelation. "Evolutionists are convinced that all dinosaur bones must be at least 65 million years old. Those who take Genesis as real history would predict that no dinosaur bone is more than a few thousand years old." Creation scientists believe they can solve any of the supposed dinosaur mysteries and show how the evidence fits wonderfully within their ideas and beliefs that come from the Bible.
The well know Creation author, Carl Wieland, wrote in his article, "Sensational Dinosaur Blood Report", 1997; how numerous dinosaur bones had been further tested to reveal those which still contained red blood cells and hemoglobin. No way were these bones millions of years old. He further wrote: "An even more spectacular example was found on the North Shore of Alaska, where many thousands of bones lack any significant degree of permineralization (fossilization). The bones look and feel like old cow bones, and the discoverers of the site did not report it for twenty years because they assumed they were bison, not dinosaur, bones."
Job 40:15-17 The Message (MSG); "Look at the land beast, Behemoth. I created him as well as you. Grazing on grass, docile as a cow. Just look at the strength of his back, the powerful muscles of his belly. His tail sways like a cedar in the wind; his huge legs are like beech trees."
"Although some Bible commentaries say this may have been an elephant or hippopotamus, the description actually fits that of a dinosaur like Brachiosaurus. Elephants and hippos certainly do not have tails like cedar trees!"
Carl Wieland, writing further for Creational Ministries International, summed up his thoughts:
1. Most fossil dinosaur bones still contain the original bone, making them much younger than "millions" of years old; to more likely mere thousands of years old.
2. Even when heavily permineralized (‘fossilized’), this does not need to require more than a few weeks. The Creation/Flood scenario for fossilization would require only weeks or at most centuries for such permineralization to occur, not millions of years.
3.Where bones have not been protected by permineralization, (fossilization) they are sometimes found in a condition which to all intents and purpose looks as if they are at most centuries, not millions of years old.
Do we dare say that evolutionist and some scientist would lead us astray? Would books be allowed in our schools that only teach the "old age" version of creation? Would a version that ONLY teaches evolution and that dinosaurs came before man and are millions of years old; be allowed in our schools?
2 Peter 2:1-3 The Message (MSG); "But there were also lying prophets among the people then, just as there will be lying religious teachers among you, (scientist, educators). They’ll smuggle in destructive divisions, pitting you against each other—biting the hand of the One who gave them a chance to have their lives back! They’ve put themselves on a fast downhill slide to destruction, but not before they recruit a crowd of mixed-up followers who can’t tell right from wrong. They give the way of truth a bad name. They’re only out for themselves. They’ll say anything, anything, that sounds good to exploit you. They won’t, of course, get by with it. They’ll come to a bad end, for God has never just stood by and let that kind of thing go on."
Bill Davis ministers through Lighthouse Ministries, speaking in churches across Anderson Country, South Carolina. He also serves as Executive Pastor of The Bridge Church, an outreach of Anderson University.

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