THE AGE OF EARTH, Petrified Earth, Dinosaurs, DRAGONS, & THE BIBLE
I get asked frequently questions about our earth, the age of the earth, even if dinosaurs were mentioned in the Bible. Questions like did giants really exist, is the earth really a firmament, does heaven exist. There is never a wrong question to ask. I do my very best to help answer everyone with what answers God has guided me to in my journey. We learn every day and knowledge truly never ends. So lets just look around and see what we find together. Sometimes the answers we find aren’t always the exact answers we grew up believing as absolute truth. Sometimes we have to learn to trust our own intuition too.
SOME OF Earths HIDDEN SECRETS ARE RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR very EYES:
According to 1Enoch, the biblical Giants were up to 3000 els tall. Then the flood sediment turned them into some of the mountains on earth. This is why some mountains look like creatures. When you were a young child ever look at a huge mountain and think you see something in it? 1Enoch also tells us that the giants (nephilim) were closed up in the rocks and mountains of the earth. Research Petrified Earth to learn more.
History Of The Dinosaurs:
The History of the Dinosaurs actually falls in line with even more truth of our historical path using the Bible.
The word Dinosaur actually comes from the Greek word: Deinos. Which means "fearfully great". The Dinosaur "fearfully great lizard", is an idea that began in 1842 by a British paleontologist Sir Richard Owen. He invented the word "dinosaur". “Dinosaur" was created by combining the Greek words deinos, which means “terrible," and sauros, which means “lizard."
Science states that dinosaurs were on the earth over 65 million years ago. However there are over 10,000 species of ancient birds – living dinosaurs – on earth still today.
Dinosaurs are in the reptile group, which includes turtles, crocodiles, birds, lizards, and snakes. Many kinds of todays sharks are also part of the Dinosaur era and even crabs. So are Bees and Beatles which are said to be 250 million years old. Scientists say Sharks are over 450 million years old. - Honestly, I find it a bit funny at scientific dating over the centuries because I found it actually never adds up. Even if many believe that an animal evolves into exactly how it may look, in the end it is always the same exact type of animal. It never changes into any other form of animal. A monkey is always a monkey, a shark is always a shark, and so on. Also if anyone believes that they turn into an animal, well turning into an animal from a human, is actually making all knowledge and the human brain move backwards. Humans are far more advanced then animals. Our knowledge is suppose to move forward. God actually tells in scripture to love whom you were born to be, always love yourself and grow stronger.
Most actually have no idea that the biblical scriptures talk about the Dinosaurs or call them Monsters of the earth. They were not called Dinosaurs because that word was created in 1842.
Job 40:15-24 speaks of a "behemoth." 15 “Look now at the behemoth, which I made along with you; he eats grass like an ox...his force is in the navel of his belly...He moveth his tail like a cedar...his bones are like bars of iron... Job 41:1-2,7,12-32: the "Leviathan": 19 ...Out of his mouth go burning lights; sparks of fire shoot out. 20 Smoke goes out of his nostrils, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes. 21 His breathkindles coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth. 22 Strength dwells in his neck, and sorrow dances before him. 23 The folds of his flesh are joined together; they are firm on him and cannot be moved. 24 His heart is as hard as stone, even as hard as the lower millstone. 25 When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid; because of his crashings they are beside themselves....".
Psalm 91:13: "You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra; the young lion and the dragon serpent you will trample underfoot." Leviathan is also found in several verses which describe a water-dwelling scaly dinosaur like creature (Job 41:1; Psalm 74:14, 104:26; Isaiah 35:7). Hebrew indicates it flew because the Hebrew word translated ‘flying’ is עוּף (`uwph), which means ‘to cover with wings’. Most logically this animal was a flying reptile of some sort, one of the pterosaurs, and possibly with the ability to breath out hot gases like Leviathan.
Now if we look at the book of 1Enoch which is not included in the everyday Bibles it tells the rest of the story of the Leviathan: 1Enoch (60:7–9) describes Leviathan as a female monster dwelling in the watery abyss. The Behemoth is a male monster living in the desert of Dunaydin ("east of Eden").
“When the army of Alexander the Great (356–323 B.C.) went through India, they went to see a dragon living in a cave, which the Indians worshiped as a god, bringing it sacrificial food. This is only one of many historical accounts of dragons from places in the world other than China. One of the Holy Fathers of the Church, St. John Damascene (A.D. 674–750), wrote of dragons as actual creatures that still existed in his time in small numbers.”
From a biblical perspective, the most likely explanation for the extinction of the "massive" dinosaurs is the worldwide Flood described in Genesis 6 and 7. Soon after the flood mankind began to rapidly decrease in size, and in length of years. The scriptures say man's life span will now be 120 years old (Genesis 6:3). There was a class of very large animals which perished at the flood. God knew that the strength of man would continually decrease, and these mammoth animals could not be controlled by feeble man.
Now lets look at how old the earth actually is. The scriptures tell us that God created everything at maturity level from the beginning.
Evolution and modern science has questioned the Biblical account of Creation for years, and now compelling new scientific research by ICR challenges modern science and their dating techniques. The book "Thousands Not Billions" summarizes eight years of research by the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) and a team of scientists, whose goal was to explore the age of the earth using science and biblical information combined.
Most believe that the radiometric dating methods prove that the earth is 4.5 billion years old. The way science dates is by measuring the layers in rock mass. Determining the relative age of a rock layer is based on the assumption that you know the ages of the rocks surrounding it. Certain types of rocks, especially those that form from magma (igneous), contain radioactive isotopes of different elements. It is possible to measure the ratio of the different radioactive parent isotopes and their daughter isotopes in a rock, but the ratios are not dates or ages. “Can we trust the dates given in the textbooks if the techniques are not objective?” - When the assumptions were evaluated and shown faulty, the results supported the Genesis biblical account of a global Flood and young earth. Learn more: Science RATE research
Radiometric Dating: Using ratios of isotopes produced in radioactive decay to calculate an age of the specimen based on assumed rates of decay and other assumptions.
Carbon-14 dating is another common technique, but it can only be used on carbon-containing things that were once alive; organic material. It cannot be used directly to date rocks. Carbon-14 also has a half life at up to 57,000 years.
"The cause for the long term variation of the C-14 level is not known. The variation is certainly partially the result of a change in the cosmic ray production rate of radiocarbon. The cosmic-ray flux, and hence the production rate of C-14, is a function not only of the solar activity but also of the magnetic dipole moment of the Earth." "Though complex, this history of the earth’s magnetic field agrees with Barnes’ basic hypothesis, that the field has always freely decayed.... The field has always been losing energy despite its variations, so it cannot be more than 10,000 years old."
Many do not realize that fossils themselves are usually not directly dated. Instead, layers that contain datable igneous rocks above or below a fossil-bearing layer are used to estimate the age of the fossil.
The Genesis Flood / 2457 BC:
Genesis 6:15: "...The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits..." Many scientists believe the Flood did not take place over the entire earth. However evidence that the Flood did take place all over the earth is actually found globally. The Flood would also have buried large amounts of carbon from living organisms (plant and animal) to form today’s fossil fuels (coal, oil, etc.). The amount of fossil fuels indicates there must have been a vastly larger quantity of vegetation in existence prior to the Flood than exists today. This means that the biosphere just prior to the Flood might have had 500 times more carbon in living organisms than today. This would further dilute the amount of 14C and cause the 14C/12C ratio to be much smaller than today. Pre-Flood material would be dated at perhaps ten times the true age.
Genesis 6:17; "And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die."
Eating from Gods Tree of Life made the whole earth and everything within it corrupted and not in the perfect balance it was suppose to be in from the beginning, which was originally a perfect paradise earth.
In the beginning both humans and animals were suppose to be in perfect harmony together on earth. A man could sit with a tiger and not be hurt. Revelation tells us all these things will be fixed once again in our near future. Adam and Eve originally were given everything they needed, but they allowed greed to enter their hearts and so they par took with Satan and all of them together disobeyed God. They thought they could outsmart God. We are not smarter than God, nor will we ever be, nor should we want to be. We are earthly humans only. This is why too, we can not breathe ourselves in any space type atmosphere, we are earth bound. Unless God lets us breathe in space that is the only way we would be able to on our own.
We did not come from Apes either, we were first created as perfect human beings. Apes never turn into humans and humans never evolve into Apes. Animals never evolve into another type of animal, they remain the same species always. There is no scripture that supports that we were ever created stupid either having to learn how to do everything on our own. God had provided what was needed from the very beginning. But as sinners the humans turned away from God and wanted their own way, much like many still do today.
In the beginning Heaven and Earth were joined together. I know this is hard for us to imagine now. The Scriptures describe "3 heavens", one of which we call now Space. In Revelation it tells us Jesus will come back to Earth to end the wicked things of Satan. Which Jesus now has the power to accomplish due to dyeing on the cross on earth as a ransom sacrifice for all things evil. We’re told the Tree of Life is presently in Paradise; the intermediate Heaven (Revelation 2:7). The New Jerusalem itself, in the present Heaven, will be brought down, Tree of Life and all, and placed on the future New Earth (Revelation 21:2). Just as the tree was apparently relocated from Eden on earth, to the present Heaven, it will be relocated again to the New Earth. God will make all things new on earth once again, just like it was at the very beginning of all creation.
The Third Heaven is beyond the space and stars. Where no man has seen by telescope; nor will they ever see it using science. This heaven is the dwelling-place of God, to which Paul was taken, and whose wonders he was permitted to behold-this region where God dwells. Now lets look at Genesis 5:24: "Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away." My conclusion here is that Enoch never experienced death on earth, he walked with God and God took him right to an above heaven. Possibly Enoch walked with God in the intermediate heaven. From studying 1Enoch I can see that this man was also favored by God and had a pure heart.
Most Christians will say after they die they go right to heaven with God, however this isn't what is described directly in the ancient Hebrew scriptures. God says he will be "making the earth new again". (Isaiah 65:17) All evil will perish and be ended, all sickness and death will be no more; that every tear will be wiped from the eyes. Animals and humans will be friends and only good things are to come.
The description of the Tree of Life in Revelation 22 mirrors precisely what’s prophesied in the Old Testament: “Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing” (Ezekiel 47:12). The new Earth will be covered with plentiful food to eat. No one will be without food ever.
I believe in the ancient scriptures for life and what has happened on earth thus far. It sounds absolutely amazing to me and I am thrilled to be a part of Gods future promise to come too. I don't care how long it takes, I just look forward to the day. I will say however that most if not all religions are teaching the scriptures inaccurately. I do my own research and that is why I am sharing with you. Study all the scriptures together and not in parts, because it is one whole large accurate story. Even if you still do not believe, you will be highly educated in all that is told. Remember this is actually known world wide but we can not only learn from religions. We must learn it each ourselves and see with our own eyes the answers we seek. This is actually what Jesus was teaching in scripture, to not rely on men to tell you all the truth. Man always tries to take the place of Jesus and add in lies. It has actually corrupted the Bible and its soul purpose. Then people are in fear to even say aloud that they read it. We should feel free to read anything we wish to read, and without fear to do it.
Psalm 146:3: "Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation." We can make assumptions for the entire earth ourselves alone without scripture too, but in the end we are never all knowing but guessing at all things that have occurred. Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." When I personally started researching all the scriptures in depth, I was spiritually guided to all the answers I was seeking. Ephesians 2:8: "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God."