Once again, we learn something amazing from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia, famed for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG) and for the mind-boggling Creation Museum.
Ol’ Hambo just posted this on his blog: Do You Squeeze Dinosaurs into the Bible?
That’s a great question! Especially if you’re one of those nasty evolutionists who pounces upon creationists and demands to know: “How does your bible explain all those dinosaur fossils, huh? Huh?”
This is going to shock you, dear reader, but ol’ Hambo knows your tricks, and he has the answers! We won’t keep you waiting. Here are some excerpts from his informative post, with bold font added by us:
I often get asked how to “fit” dinosaurs into the Bible. But you don’t fit dinosaurs into the Bible! You use the Bible to explain dinosaurs! Let me explain.
You see, those who are trying to squeeze dinosaurs somewhere into the Bible are usually starting with man’s interpretation of dinosaurs (including the timeline of millions of years), based on fallible man’s ideas about the past, and can’t understand how the Bible and this understanding of dinosaurs go together. But we shouldn’t be starting with man’s ideas about the past! We need to start our thinking with God’s Word in every area.
Yes, that’s the key. You must purge your mind of all the lies you learned outside of Sunday school. Once you’re in the proper state of mind — creationism mode — you’ll see that everything is in the bible. Let’s read on:
To understand dinosaurs, we need to look at what the Bible teaches us about Earth’s history. We also need to recognize that the word dinosaur wasn’t invented until 1841, as a word for a particular group of land animals.
Oooooooooooh! So that’s why “dinosaurs” aren’t specifically mentioned in the bible. Our teachers lied to us! Hambo continues:
According to Genesis, God created everything in six, literal, 24-hour days. Land animals were created on Day Six of Creation Week (Genesis 1:24–25). Since dinosaurs are land animals … they must have been created on Day Six as well.
Yes, it’s perfectly logical. Here’s more:
The reason we have a number of dinosaurs buried in sedimentary layers is because of the global Flood described in Genesis 6–8. This catastrophic Flood would have ripped up miles of sediment, trapping and burying creatures that weren’t on the Ark as it was re-deposited. These creatures turned into fossils that we dig up today.
It’s so obvious — the bible not only mentions dinosaurs, the Flood explains their fossils! Moving along:
After the Flood, dinosaurs died out for many of the same reason species die out today: changes in climate, habitat, lack of food, human predation, and so on.
Ah, despite the fact that they were saved on the Ark, that’s why they aren’t around any more. It’s wonderful — the bible even explains their absence! Another excerpt:
Dinosaurs aren’t a mystery when you start with the history recorded in God’s Word. The Bible perfectly explains dinosaurs. They are just another example of the incredible variety of creatures that God created in the beginning.
That was wonderful, but it’s only part of Hambo’s post. You’ll have to click over there to see the rest. It’s an exciting promotion for what he calls the Answers Mega Conference. If you register early, you can get a special early-bird price. What an opportunity!
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