Summary: Did you ever wonder how the dinosaurs fit into the Biblical account of creation? Were there dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible? What really happened to the dinosaurs? And is there any scientific evidence that supports the Biblical account of creation?
DINOSAURS, SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE PART #1:
CREATION VS. EVOLUTION
Did you ever wonder how the dinosaurs fit into the Biblical account of creation? Were there dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible? What really happened to the dinosaurs? And is there any scientific evidence that supports the Biblical account of creation?
OPENING TEXT: This morning, we are going to look at Dinosaurs, Science and the Bible.
Some might wonder – why focus on a secondary matter like this? Why not just preach Jesus?
If Adam and Eve were not two real, historical human beings, then the story of Jesus makes no sense. But because Adam and Eve really did sin in the Garden of Eden, and that sin nature was passed on to all of mankind, then there is a need for a Saviour – Jesus.
· “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3).
· Jesus said, “But if you had believed Moses, you would have believed me because he wrote about me. And since you don’t believe what he wrote, how will you believe what I say?” (John 5:46-47). If we can’t trust the historical and scientific parts of the Bible, how can we trust the parts pertaining to salvation and eternity?
· It is important for us to build all of our thinking on the Bible.
• I believe the Bible is literally and completely true, and scientifically accurate!
· QUOTE: “The Bible is not just a book of religion and salvation. The Bible is the History Book of the Universe, and tells us the future destiny of the universe as well.” (Ken Ham, What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?)
· In order to properly understand salvation and why Jesus had to die, we need to understand the foundations in the book of Genesis.
· QUOTE: “Satan knows the quickest way to demolish a building is to strike at its foundation. If a person can be persuaded to pull out the first pages of the Bible, the last pages will fall out too, and soon not much will be left…Satan is attempting to destroy the foundation of the Bible by attacking the creation account of Genesis and replacing it with atheistic evolution.” (Dennis Lindsay, Foundations for Creationism).
· If the Bible is right about the beginning, then the Bible is right about the end (judgment).
THE BIG IDEA: THE CHALLENGE TO US AS CHRISTIANS:
“Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15).
• There is much scientific evidence that confirms the Biblical account of creation.
THERE ARE TWO GREAT QUESTIONS EVERY RELIGION SEEKS TO ANSWER:
1. Who am I – and what am I worth?
2. Why am I here – and what will happen to me when I die?
TWO MAIN VIEWS:
· the evolutionist (Darwinism, the big bang and evolution)
· the creationist (sees intelligent design)
If the Bible history is True:
• All people are descendants of Adam, whom God created just a few thousand years ago
• You are a special and unique creation of God, made in His image (Gen. 1:26-27).
If Evolution is True:
• You are an accident, a complex evolved animal, and therefore worth nothing
WHAT IS SCIENCE?
Science is defined as, “systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.”