Some teach that the dinosaurs were created by Satan but God sent the flood to destroy them. Supporters of this idea claim that since dinosaurs are ugly and violent, this proves that they were Satan’s handwork. Is this idea supported by the Bible?
In the Old Testament, it says that both animals and man were created on the 6th day. “And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Genesis 1:24-26).
In the New Testament. it says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:1-3).
Therefore, we can conclude that all living creatures were created by God. But it’s likely that God created dinosaurs not in a form recognizable to us. The fossil record does not provide enough information as to the actual size, form, skin and outside appearance of these creatures to prove that they were ugly.
After sin entered our world, death, bloodshed, disease, and suffering plagued the earth (Genesis 1:29–30; Romans 5:12, 14; 1 Corinthians 15:21–22). And the Lord sent the Flood to clean the earth. Representatives of all the kinds of air-breathing land animals, including some dinosaur kinds (the smaller in size), went aboard Noah’s Ark. All the rest died in the flood, and many of their remains became fossils.
After the Flood, which took place around 4,300 years ago, the remnant of the land animals, including dinosaurs, came off the Ark and lived in the present world, along with people. Post-Flood climatic change, lack of food, hunting and disease caused many types of animals to become extinct. The dinosaurs, like many other creatures, died out.
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