In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth and the earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep and the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, let there be light: and there was light.
The Bible gives us a clear description of what happened in the beginning, or perhaps what happened to an extent we could understand. The Bible in its perfection makes it clear, that God created animals that crawled and ones that fly down to the ones in the waters and then he made man be a guardian to these creatures, a supreme being to the animals he created and a proper inhabitant for the beautiful environment he has created.
However, there are certain animals, Dinosaurs, to be precise that we could decide to include in the list of animals that we’re created, but first, we might want to consider these factors;
Other than the huge size of some dinosaurs, the major feature that really distinguishes dinosaurs from other reptiles (such as crocodiles) is the position of their limbs. Dinosaurs had a posture that was fully erect, similar to that in mammals. Most other reptiles have limbs in a sprawling position. For instance, compare the way a crocodile “walks” with that of, say, a cow. Dinosaurs would have moved like a cow, with the limbs supporting the body from beneath. Crocodiles “waddle,” as their limbs project sideways from their body.
The scientist did also say, that the extinction of dinosaurs is due to an apocalyptic event that occurred over 65million years ago, which predates the creation of Adam and Eve according to scholars. So if dinosaurs were extinct before the creation of Adam and Eve, we can assume that dinosaurs were not part of the creatures created during the period of creation.
Although it is also possible that dinosaurs didn’t all go extinct at the same time, it might have been a process of evolution. Like all other living things, dinosaurs might have simply evolved and become animals we now see. It is possible that they were part of the animals in Noah’s ark.
In the Bible, in Job 40:15–24, God describes to Job (who lived after the Flood) a great beast with which Job was familiar. This great animal, called “behemoth,” is described as “the chief of the ways of God,” perhaps the biggest land animal God had created. Impressively, he moved his tail like a cedar tree! 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!
Also, the Flood of Noah’s day probably occurred just over 4,500 years ago. Creationists believe that this event formed many of the fossil layers around the Earth. (Additional fossil layers were formed by other floods as the Earth settled down after the Great Flood.) Thus, the dinosaur fossils which were formed as a result of this Flood have probably formed about 4,500 years ago, not millions of years ago.
In a way, it is possible, that the dating of these fossils was simply done wrong and has been affected by the flood. Nonetheless, dinosaurs were said to have died, all at once. So considering the flood, we might also conclude, that these animals, didn’t make the trip on Noah’s ark.
Interestingly, the word “dragon” is used a number of times in the Old Testament. In most instances, the word dinosaur could substitute for dragon and it would fit very nicely. Creation scientists believe that dinosaurs were called dragons before the word dinosaur was invented in the 1800s. We would not expect to find the word dinosaur in Bibles like the Authorized Version (1611), as it was translated well before the word dinosaur was ever used.
One thing is certain, which is that Dinosaurs certainly did roam the Earth in the ancient past! Fossils of dinosaurs have been found all over the world, and their bones are displayed in museums for all to see. Scientists have been able to reconstruct many of their skeletons, so we know much about how they may have looked.
The evidence of their existence is right in front of us, but where to put their existence is what presents questions. Did they live 140million years ago like scientists say or we’re they created in the 6days time frame that the Bible gave?
God made everything in six days. He did this, by the way, to set a pattern for mankind, which has become our seven day week (as described in Exodus 20:11). God worked for six days and rested for one, as a model for us. Furthermore, Bible scholars will tell you that the Hebrew word for day used in Genesis 1, can only mean an ordinary day in this context.
We are told God created the first man and woman—Adam and Eve—on Day Six. Many facts about when their children and their children’s children were born are given in Genesis. These genealogies are recorded throughout the Old Testament, up until the time of Christ. They certainly were not chronologies lasting millions of years.
So, when did dinosaurs exist? And what caused their sudden and unexpected extinction?
The Bible tells us that God created all of the land animals on the sixth day of creation. As dinosaurs were land animals, they must have been made on this day, alongside Adam and Eve, who were also created on Day Six (Genesis 1:24–31). If God designed and created dinosaurs, they would have been fully functional, designed to do what they were created for, and would have been 100% dinosaur. This fits exactly with the evidence from the fossil record.