Six years ago I developed a heart condition and was basically staring death in the face. Thankfully now I am fine and healthy but when one is confronted with mortality you tend to view life differently. Up to that point I had been a Christian for 12 years but I didn’t really know if what I believed made sense. I became skeptical of a lot of things including government, the pharmaceutical industry, main stream media, science, and even my faith. Up to that point in my life I had been a sheep that believed anything the main stream media told me. I never questioned anything and I certainly didn’t have a critically thinking mind. Since that time I have been trying to live life to the fullest by enjoying every day like it is my last. Over the last six years I have been researching the Bible, History, Science, Politics, and Economics and my worldview has changed tremendously. Another big role in my thought transformation was my three children. It is my responsibility, as their father, to teach my children right from wrong and I didn’t want them being indoctrinated by the main stream like I was. I wanted them to be able to think and learn for themselves what was right and wrong.
The first thing I started studying was why the Science books claim that the Earth is millions or billions of years old when my Bible says that the Earth is only thousands of years old? Somebody has to be wrong. I found that prior to the 1700’s few believed in an old Earth. Most people held to the Biblical account that the Earth’s age is about 6,000 years old. The idea of millions of years really took hold in geology when men like Abraham Werner, James Hutton, William Smith, Georges Cuvier, and Charles Lyell used their interpretations of geology as the standard, rather than the Bible. If you would like further study on the age of the Earth this is probably the best resource https://answersingenesis.org/age-of-the-earth/how-old-is-the-earth/.
Once I was convinced that the Earth was thousands of years old instead of millions or billions, I wondered how the dinosaurs fit in. I’ll just tell you what I believe and then give you some links that would give you some further information. I believe that God made the dinosaurs on the sixth day right along with the other animals and they lived right along with man. About 4,000 years ago there was a world wide flood and dinosaurs were preserved right along with the other animals on Noah’s boat.
After the flood the Earth was much different than before the flood. The oxygen levels and the air pressure was much lower after the flood than before. It is possible that the dinosaurs had trouble adapting to the Earth after the flood which made repopulating difficult. As result of the environmental change the next generation of dinosaurs were probably much smaller then the ones before the flood. Also, there were about 2,000 years before the flood that the dinosaurs had time to grow. It is a fact that reptiles never quit growing. So between the beginning of creation to Noah’s flood the dinosaurs had plenty of time to grow quite large. The same principle holds true for humans. There are some bones in the human body that never stop growing such as the forehead and pelvis. This information could tell us why dinosaurs grew so big before Noah’s flood and might explain why we don’t see many reptiles or “dinosaurs” that are as big as some of those found in fossils today.
As Noah and his family repopulated the Earth I’m sure that they didn’t want some kinds of dinosaurs living close to them, much like we don’t like wolves or mountain lions living close to us. I would assume that man probably killed some of the dinosaurs that they felt were a threat to them. It is also a possibility that the dinosaurs were driven to less inhabited areas. There are some pretty remote areas today where people claim to have seen dinosaurs. In the Congo in Africa there is a creature called Mokele-mbembe. I’m sure you have heard of the Loch Ness Monster and there have been numerous sea creatures that have floated up to shore that can not be identified. I believe this shows that dinosaurs didn’t live all that long ago and that some of them might even live today.
Dinosaurs have been documented in history by eyewitnesses such as Marco Polo, Herodotus and Alexander the Great. There exists today dozens of cave drawings, mosaics, sculptures and paintings of dinosaurs from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Cambodia, Europe, Australia , North America and all over the Earth. Chinese culture is filled with stories of dragons, which is what a dinosaur was called before 1842. There are stories of Chinese emperors that had chariots pulled by dragons. There are Ica stones from Peru that depict dinosaurs chasing humans. I could go on and on but I am sure you are tired of reading my ramblings. You can check out more information from http://www.answersingenesis.org, http://www.icr.org., or creationtoday.org,
All of the above information is why I think it is possible that dinosaurs could have played a role in the building of the pyramids. I am not saying that is what happened but I think it is a possibility. Thank you so much for conversing with me on this topic. I have enjoyed revisiting this information on Creation Science.