How Have Contemporary Christian Authors Addressed Dinosaurs in Their Works?
I remember the first time I read about dinosaurs in a Christian book. The title was God’s Smuggler, and it was written by Brother Andrew. It must have been around four years ago, but I still remember how excited I got reading about dinosaurs for the first time—I’d already read that book so many times that it fell apart on my bookshelf!
Have you ever wondered about how dinosaurs might fit into the biblical narrative?
Have you ever wondered if dinosaurs are mentioned in the Bible? If so, then this article is for you!
The first thing we need to establish is that dinosaurs have been around for millions of years. Dinosaurs were created by God on Day Six as land animals and sea creatures (Genesis 1:20). They were also part of God’s judgment against mankind during Noah’s Flood (Genesis 7:11-24). Dinosaurs did not become extinct millions of years before humans came onto the earth as some secularists would claim; rather they were wiped out during Noah’s Flood along with other forms of animal life including humans who lived before Adam and Eve sinned against God by eating from the Tree of Knowledge after being forbidden access thereto by God Himself.*
- Note: It should be noted here that there have been debates among scholars regarding whether or not dinosaurs died out before man was created or after man was created since there isn’t really enough evidence available today which would allow us know exactly what happened back then due to limited technology at our disposal today which makes it difficult sometimes when trying interpret ancient texts like Genesis 1:1-2:3 properly without getting confused over things like chronology issues etc…
Perhaps the most popular dinosaur in Christian circles is the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Perhaps the most popular dinosaur in Christian circles is the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The T-Rex is a carnivore that lived during the Cretaceous period and is known for its sharp teeth, large size, and ferocious behavior. It was also quite intelligent–something that is often overlooked when discussing prehistoric animals like dinosaurs.
- A carnivore is an animal that eats other animals or birds (or both).
- Predators are animals that hunt other creatures for food; they may be predators themselves or prey on other predators or both!
- Large means big: bigger than average for its kind/species/group of things like this one here today…
The problem with depicting dinosaurs as real creatures is that it undermines a key aspect of the Genesis account.
The problem with depicting dinosaurs as real creatures is that it undermines a key aspect of the Genesis account. In Genesis 1-11, God describes his creation of the world over six days and specifies that on each day he created specific kinds of plants and animals. This means that dinosaurs could not have existed before humans because they were not included in this list!
Moreover, we know from other biblical passages (e.g., Psalm 104:24) that there were living creatures before Adam was formed from dust on Day 6–and since it takes millions of years for fossilized bones to form under normal circumstances (and even longer if buried under sediment), the only way for them to be found would be if they were buried after being alive during those early days when animals first appeared on earth.
Other Christian authors have tried to reconcile these contradictions by trying to make dinosaurs out as mythical creatures in their own right.
Other Christian authors have tried to reconcile these contradictions by trying to make dinosaurs out as mythical creatures in their own right. However, this undermines the authority of the Bible and makes it no different than any other work of fiction or mythology.
The Bible is not a work of science; it does not claim to be such and should not be treated as such. We know from archaeological evidence that many of its stories are historical documents (e.g., Kings David and Solomon), some are allegorical (e.g., Job), some are parables (elders teaching younger men how to behave properly) while others may be inspired by real events but were written long after those events occurred (elders teaching younger men how God saved them from destruction).
Dinosaurs have been used as metaphors for human sinfulness, especially in Mark Batterson’s book The Circle Maker.
Mark Batterson’s book The Circle Maker is an example of how dinosaurs can be used as metaphors for human sinfulness. In this book, the story of Jonah is used as a metaphor for sinfulness:
- “Jonah was swallowed by a great fish, just like we are swallowed by sin.”(Batterson)
- “We think we’re going in one direction when really God has other plans.”(Batterson)
A few authors have managed to integrate dinosaurs into their work without undermining the Bible’s account of creation.
In many cases, Christian authors have used dinosaurs as a way to teach about the Bible and/or science. Some authors use their books as an opportunity to defend creationism against evolution. In others, we see how dinosaurs can be used in conjunction with biblical stories or even as part of those stories themselves.
One example of this is Dr. Tommy Mitchell’s “The Dinosaur Heresies” series (which includes titles like “Dinosaur DNA,” “The Great Dinosaur Conspiracy” and “Dinosaurs & Dragons”). These books are written for children but are also appropriate for adults–they’re engaging reads that will both entertain you while also teaching you something new!
Dinosaurs are entertaining and interesting creatures but Christians shouldn’t go overboard with their use in fiction or theology.
Dinosaurs are interesting creatures, but they don’t exist. The truth is that dinosaurs have been used as metaphors for human sinfulness and even to explain the biblical account of creation. But Christians should be careful not to go overboard with their use in fiction or theology.
Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures and it’s easy to see why people have been fascinated with them since they were first discovered by scientists in the 19th century. Dinosaurs have been used as metaphors for human sinfulness (e.g., Tyrannosaurus Rex), an analogy for how God created everything from nothing (e.g., Pterodactyls), or even how he destroyed all life on earth except those who boarded Noah’s Ark (eologists estimate there were about 30 different kinds). But these ideas aren’t necessarily true because there’s no evidence that dinosaurs ever existed!
In conclusion, dinosaurs can be a fun topic to explore and think about. But the Bible makes it clear that these creatures were created on Day Six of Creation Week and that there was no death before then. If we want our theology to be consistent with Scripture, then we should avoid using dinosaurs as props in our fiction or metaphors for human sinfulness.