Thursday, August 24, 2017

Dinosaurs, Evolution, and Christianity

Dinosaurs are often used to promote evolutionism, which in turn has caused some professing Christians to jump the fence and run off into compromise — and even outright atheism. Christians need to know what and why they believe, and be able to reason from both Scripture and true science when confronted with what seems to be evidence against their beliefs. One of these apparent contradictions that puts a burr under the saddles of some folks is the idea that dinosaurs and humans lived at the same time, and not millions of years apart.


Dinosaurs and man living at the same time. Not a conflict of facts.
Credit: Pixabay /aitoff
Christians who are grounded in the Word and have some critical thinking skills will strap on the feedbag of serious investigation. After all, we have the internet and a large number of printed material, videos, and more from biblical creation science ministries. Then we can see the assumptions and just-so stories behind evolutionary pronouncements, and learn that creationary accounts correctly handle not only Scripture, but science as well. Sensible Christian parents can commence to telling their children the things they're going to be told from materialists, explain the Bible, and advise them on how to think. (Secularists indoctrinate children, telling them what to think, and only give them a sanitized view of dinosaurs and evolution.) When handled properly, apparent conflicts and contradictions can be resolved. Yes, dinosaurs and humans did live at the same time because they were created together.
Tom Holland, popular author and documentary presenter, wrote an article for the New Statesman entitled, "Why I was wrong about Christianity". While this primarily dealt with his realisation that Western morality derived from Christianity rather than other ancient philosophies, it also provided some very telling information about how dinosaurs influenced his boyhood thinking and subsequent path in life. Speaking further about his article on Premier Christian Radio (UK) Holland described his love of dinosaurs as a child and how they fuelled his imagination, seeing them as exciting, large, glamorous, fierce, and extinct. Certainly, dinosaurs were truly magnificent creatures, and those words resonate with many children (and adults) too.
To read the entire article, click on "“A shadow of disbelief is still thick over me” — A boy, dinosaurs, and Christianity".
 

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