How do Christian Fundamentalists explain dinosaur eggs?
I've come to understand that dinosaur bones are really those of humans, but what about dinosaur eggs?
They date back to the same time period. and contain embryonic dinosaurs.
How can this be refuted?
- Tatty TailsLv 78 years agoBest answer
Science is correct, these are dinosaur bones and eggs that lived in the period pre-flood. There is no discrepancy with Christianity on this point or belief that they did not exist.
Some dinosaurs (and pterosaurs) may have been created in the fifth era listed in Genesis, when the Bible says that God made “flying creatures” and “great sea monsters.” Perhaps other types of dinosaurs were created in the sixth epoch. The vast array of dinosaurs with their huge appetites would have been appropriate considering the abundant vegetation that evidently existed in their time.—Genesis 1:20-24.
When the dinosaurs had fulfilled their purpose, God ended their life. But the Bible is silent on how he did that or when. We can be sure that dinosaurs were created by God for a purpose, even if we do not fully understand that purpose at this time. They were no mistake, no product of evolution. That they suddenly appear in the fossil record unconnected to any fossil ancestors, and also disappear without leaving connecting fossil links, is evidence against the view that such animals gradually evolved over millions of years of time. Thus, the fossil record does not support the evolution theory. Instead, it harmonizes with the Bible’s view of creative acts of God.
Sometimes where the issue arises is in that many believe that the creation of the earth in Genesis was 7 literal days of 24hr periods each and do not understand the word "day" was translated from a word that actually meant a long period of time. The bible supports science in the time period in which the earth came about. This flexible use of the word “day” to express units of time of varying length is clearly evident in the Genesis account of creation. Therein is set forth a week of six creative days followed by a seventh day of rest. In the Scriptural record the account of each of the six creative days concludes with the statement: “And there came to be evening and there came to be morning” a first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth day. (Ge 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31) The seventh day, however, does not have this ending, indicating that this period, during which God has been resting from his creative works toward the earth, continued on. At Hebrews 4:1-10 the apostle Paul indicated that God’s rest day was still continuing in his generation, and that was more than 4,000 years after that seventh-day rest period began. This makes it evident that each creative day, or work period, was at least thousands of years in length. As A Religious Encyclopaedia (Vol. I, p. 613) observes: “The days of creation were creative days, stages in the process, but not days of twenty-four hours each.”
At times when limited understanding of points arise on scriptural topics, things may seem a little unclear however as time goes on and light is shed, we can see that the bible harmonised on many scientific pointsSource(s): insight on the scriptures
- Anonymous8 years ago
It can't be refuted. Where did you get the idea that dinosaur bones are supposed to be human? I've never heard any Christian claim that, let alone refute dinosaur eggs. Sounds like you've got something mixed up there. It's the mormons that were told by some of their leaders that dinosaur bones were placed on the earth by Satan to confuse people as how old the earth is. They were made from another other-world substance, rather than real bone. More like rock. I kid you not. But then, mormonism is not part of Christianity. I don't think it actually belongs in any universe, but that's me.
"Right from their scriptures, the Earth's total temporal existence is 7,000 years." See their mormon Doctrines & Covenants 77:6
- paulathomeLv 68 years ago
What are you on about?, the 6.000 year thing was a guess by a Theologian that did a very simple Calculation using timeliness and events recorded in the Scriptures, it was grossly inaccurate but Not questioned for many Years, Not Only that But it has been Known for a very Long time that the Genesis Creation Period in the Scriptures Was Not the Original Creation By Almighty God But the Re-Creation age of Adam Because the Earth and Heavens were Made Void and Uninhabited in some Kind of earlier Catastrophe due again to Sin! that is Why the Book Called Genesis in the Bible Was Named and Should still be Named MOSES BOOK OF BEGINNINGS Notice the Giveaway use of the Plural "Beginnings" Only Chapter One Verse One, Cover the Only reference to the Original Creation:-
Ch1 V1 in the Beginning God Created The Heaven and the Earth. Followed By a Period " Full Stop "
what you must realize is that Almighty God is Real and Satan is Real and a War is Still Going on and it is Over you and your Future, wherein Truth is Hidden at all Opportunities, Histories are distorted and Truth has Been Hidden by adding Lies to it, All of this information was Available freely But Control Systems within this World that Come under the Direct Control Of Satan the Father Of Lies and His Fallen Angel Followers, and All Once available Truth and Clear History have been either removed or Distorted for instance the Churches removed the Correct name of Genesis to Hide Truth, SATAN is the God of this Currant World System Under Licence from the Father God Almighty Because mankind has Chosen for the Most Part Satan's Systems of Rule for the temporal prizes of Wealth "if you play the Game" Power " if you Play the game" Knowledge "if you play the game" and all manner of Lust Fulfilment "if you play the game" etc. Where are the Skeletal remains of Giant men and Women (14' to 25' Tall) that were found all over the World and Started to come into museums over a Hundred years ago ?. Don't worry the war is about to Come to a very Bloody end!.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Christian fundamentalists believe that dinosaurs existed. They are mentioned in the Bible. The word "dinosaur" is not in the King James Version since the term "dinosaur" was coined in the 1800s after the KJV was written. However, the original Bible text talks about huge reptilian creatures who lived early in the earth's history. Hmmm. I wonder what these "huge reptilian creatures" could possibly be?
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- KathrynLv 44 years ago
I've asked this five times today, four of which were reported and deleted. I guess I made an enemy, a cowardly, Phelps-wannabe enemy. Fundamentalist Christians will still say just because you have the urge doesn't make it right, then try to draw parallels between homosexuality and murderers or something that doesn't follow. The level of hatred from some of these answers is scary. Where's the love?
- Anonymous8 years ago
Evolution does not disprove the bible or God but only someones theological interpretation. On the idea of whether there is a God or not, good science yet remains neutral. Since God is tracing genes in the bible, doesn't that mean that God new about evolution before science? Does Genesis 30:39 where Jacob is dealing with the flocks of sheep reveals that God had taught him something about genes and how they are passed from generation to generation?
The things spoken about in Genesis 1 that God did in an instant mentally/Spiritually is still unraveling in the progress of time and Genesis 2:1-3 from the point of view of the physical has not yet happened. Now Adam was the start of a new segment of time called the Adamic age (of which the bible deals with) within a much older segment of time that could be millions or billions of years old. Adam was something new introduced to this world. Time is actually insignificant to the God. Genesis 6 speaks about Adam's offspring (called the Sons of God) being mixed with the humanoid evolved creatures, that were here before Adam, through their daughters. Noah was mixture and so are we. Adam's offspring introduced language and objectivity to the purely subjective and emotional world of the animal. Adam is the missing link that science has yet to find because of his origin as an angelic genes that were placed in a physical body his bones dissolved after death and so did his descendants that were giant. Because the Giant were not able to breed with the smaller people they became more and more inbreed which produces mental and physical problems. Since not all were physical giants though but some were mental and spiritual giants yet of a small size and could breed in a bigger gene pull their traits survived. Adam's genes remain on this planet but only mentally and spiritually.
- Absolute GuessLv 58 years ago
I explain it as being the eggs of dinosaurs.....
Most people including Christian creationists(old and new earth) do not deny that dinosaurs existed.
- shirleykinsLv 78 years ago
You've got it backwards. The humanoid bones used to promote evolutionary theory have been found in many cases to have come from other animals.
Dinosaur eggs came from dinosaurs, of course.Source(s): Mama Fundie
- DiesixDieLv 68 years ago
They generally claim that god put them there as a test of faith, or they claim that carbon dating doesn't work and that the eggs are a lot more recent than the tests indicate and that dinosaurs and men lived side by side 4,000 years ago.
Basically, they just make stuff up. Works for pretty much everything.
EDIT: Lotus asked: "Does Genesis 30:39 where Jacob is dealing with the flocks of sheep reveals that God had taught him something about genes and how they are passed from generation to generation?"
It indicates that the ancient contemporaries of the Bible's authors dealt with a whole lot of sheep over a lengthy period of time and knew a thing or two about selective breeding. Ancient people weren't stupid. Humans have been using selective breeding on various animals for millennia. Whoopty-poot.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Well it may have been god's will in those times that humans lay eggs and be called dinosaurs:) Am I close to the correct answer?