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Title: An Introduction And Study of DRAGONS

  • (lesson 1)
  • An Introduction And Study of DRAGONS

Dinosaurs and the Bible (1) by Steven J. Walla
  • interesting to many people of all ages
  • subject of many movies
  • Jurassic Park series
  • Disneys Dinosaur, Land Before Time, etc.
  • subject of many books
  • childrens books
  • science books
  • subject of much speculation and misinformation
  • often used to propel evolutionary dogma

Why Preach On Dinosaurs?
  • majority of young people have been taught
  • that dinosaurs lived 230 million years ago and
    became extinct 65 million years ago
  • that man began to live 2 million years ago and
    did not coexist with these creatures
  • that death, disease, and blood shed existed for
    millions of years before man

Why Preach On Dinosaurs?
  • pertains to the Bible
  • relevant to our understanding of creation and the
    world in which we live
  • of interest to all
  • a tool used for atheism or special creation

Why Preach On Dinosaurs?
  • A survey at a university in Sydney, Australia,
    showed that approximately 80 of first year
    students at that institution believe in a God
    who is there. But By their second year only 15
    believe in God. It is plain to see that this
    university has convinced these students that
    there in no God nor any need of God via the
    teaching of Secular Humanism, which is of course
    based upon evolution.
  • (The Indoctrinator, Warwick Armstrong
    Jonathan Sarfati,

80 of Christian young people who attend state
institutions fall away
(Harold Comer)
  • Some say dinosaurs never existed
  • ignores all fossil evidence
  • ignores historical evidence
  • archeological
  • literary

  • Some say God created the earth with dinosaur
    bones in it
  • too absurd
  • what would be the purpose?
  • makes God an author of deceit
  • Did God put other fossilized material in the
    fossil record too?

  • Some say dinosaurs lived and became extinct
    millions of years before man
  • evolutionary
  • contradicts the Bibles teaching of sin before
  • if death was always a part of world history, then
    why should we look at it as punishment for sin?
  • erodes the gospel message
  • makes the Bible a book of nonsense

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Do NOT be Deceived
  • evolutionists are vehement about their faith!
  • they have the world in their grasp
  • they are squealing now that they are beginning to
    be exposed
  • they will not be dormant

No Death Before Sin
  • For since by man came death, by Man also came
    the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all
    die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive
    (1 Cor. 1521, 22)
  • Adams sin affected all
  • Christs work affects all, I have hope in God,
    which they themselves also accept, that there
    will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the
    just and the unjust (Acts 2415)

No Death Before Sin
  • Therefore, just as through one man sin entered
    the world, and death through sin, and thus death
    spread to all men, because all sinned (Rom. 512)

Adam Eves World Was Very Good!
Would fossilized remains of deaths victims be
considered VERY GOOD if present on the 6th day?
  • Genesis 131, Then God saw everything that He
    had made, and indeed it was very good. So the
    evening and the morning were the sixth day

This is a VERY GOOD WORLD (GEN. 131)
  • PAIN

Death, Friend or Foe?
  • 1 Corinthians 1525, 26 For He must reign till
    He has put all enemies under His feet. The last
    enemy that will be destroyed is death
  • Death is of those enemies against Christs
  • Death is THE LAST ENEMY
  • Death is friendly to evolutionary thinking
    therefore, evolution is an enemy of Christ

Dinosaurs Together With Man From Creation?

  • Three bara creations in the creation week
  • Hebrew bara create
  • Seven times Hebrew asah is used throughout
    Genesis 1
  • Hebrew asah to do, fashion, accomplish, make

mans body mans breath mans spirit Gen.
27 Gen. 27 Gen. 127
compare Hebrews 412 1 Thessalonians 523
Beginning Truths
  • dinosaurs were created on day 6
  • monsters (YLT) in the seas were created on day 5,
    So God created Heb. bara great monsters
    (tanniyn). . . (Gen. 121, YLT)
  • the histories of marine life and flying reptiles
    are only one day older than human history
  • dinosaur history began the same day as human
  • man is superior in that he was created in Gods
    image and was given the world to rule over
  • while all dinosaur remains may remain locked in
    rock, every human will be resurrected again to
    give an account


The Creature, Not The Term
  • dinosaur is a relatively new term
  • Sir Richard Owen issued the term dinosaur in 1840
    after studying some Iguanodon and Megalosaurus
  • deino (terrible) sauros (lizard)

called dragons rather than dinosaurs
  • So God created great sea creatures and every
    living thing that moves, with which the waters
    abounded, according to their kind. . . (Gen.
  • dragon, serpent, sea monster
  • dragon or dinosaur
  • sea or river monster
  • serpent, venomous snake
  • (Strongs 8577)

  • Nehemiah 213, And I went out by night by the
    gate of the valley, even before the dragon well,
    and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of
    Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates
    thereof were consumed with fire (KJV)
  • Psalm 7413, 14, You divided the sea by Your
    strength you broke the heads of the sea serpents
    in the waters. You broke the heads of Leviathan
    in pieces, and gave him as food to the people
    inhabiting the wilderness (NKJV KJV, dragons
    NASB, sea monsters)

  • Psalm 9113, Thou shalt tread upon the lion and
    adder the young lion and the dragon shalt thou
    trample under feet (KJV)
  • Psalm 1487, Praise the Lord from the earth, you
    great sea creatures and all the depths (NKJV)

  • Isaiah 271, In that day the LORD with his sore
    and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan
    the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked
    serpent and he shall slay the dragon that is in
    the sea (KJV)
  • Jeremiah 5134, Nebuchadrezzar the king of
    Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he
    hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed
    me up like a dragon , he hath filled his
    belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out

  • Ezekiel 322, Son of man, take up a lamentation
    for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say to him you
    are like a young lion among the nations, and you
    are like a monster in the seas, bursting forth in
    your rivers, troubling the waters with your feet,
    and fouling their rivers

Dragon in the NT
  • Revelation 123, 4 And another sign appeared in
    heaven behold, a great, fiery red dragon having
    seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on
    his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of
    heaven and threw them to the earth. And the
    dragon stood before the woman who was ready to
    give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was

Dragons Myth Or Real?
  • man must have known about these creatures to
    have written about them with uniformity in
    different countries and times
  • The frequent references to dragons in the Bible,
    as well as in early records and traditions of
    most of the nations of antiquity, certainly
    cannot be shrugged off as mere fairy tales. Most
    probably they represent memories of dinosaurs
    handed down by tribal ancestors who encountered
    them before they became extinct
  • (Henry Morris, The Genesis Record, p. 69)

The Sirrush
  • 600 BC during Nebuchadnezzars reign a
    Babylonian artist fashioned bas reliefs of three
    animals on the Ishtar Gate
  • lions
  • rimis (wild oxen)
  • sirrushes (dragons)

  • Robert Koldeway (discoverer of Ishtar Gate) gave
    serious thought that Sirrush was a real creature
    because of the uniformity of physiological
  • the images of Sirrush remained unchanged over the

  • Sirrush described as a slender body covered with
    scales, a long slender scaly tail, and a long
    slim scaly neck bearing a serpent's head.
    Although the mouth is closed, a long forked
    tongue protrudes. There are flaps of skin
    attached to the back of the head, which is
    adorned (and armed) with a straight horn
  • (

Sirrush of the Ishtar Gate
600 BC
Sirrush Coincides
  • with biblical designations of dragons
  • with apocryphal literature, Bel The Dragon
  • is difficult to correlate with evolutionary
  • often if things do not fit with the evolutionary
    framework of millions of years, then they are
    written off as fable
  • if Nebuchadnezzar had a Sirrush, it cannot be
    accepted among evolutionists

Bel The Dragon (chapter 14 of the Greek version
of Daniel)
Now in that place there was a great dragon,
which the Babylonians revered. The king said to
Daniel, You cannot deny that this is a living
god so worship him. Daniel said, I worship the
Lord my God, for he is the living God. But give
me permission, O king, and I will kill the dragon
without sword or club. The king said, I give
you permission. Then Daniel took pitch, fat, and
hair, and boiled them together and made cakes,
which he fed to the dragon. The dragon ate them,
and burst open. Then Daniel said, See what you
have been worshiping! (verses 23 27)
Paleocryptozoology (A New Science)
  • the comparative study of Paleontology with
    archaeological artifacts and ancient records
    emphasizing common morphological features (JOHN
    GOERTZEN, MS, http//
  • Notice some more evidence. . .

Ancient Roman mosaic showing two long-necked
dragons by the sea (2nd century)
(Paul S. Taylor, The Great Dinosaur Mystery And
The Bible, p. 38)
'Dragon' fossils seized CHINESE archaeologists cl
aim to have found fossils of reptiles which
resemble the dragons of Chinese mythology.
Seven hundred fossils of the 'Guizhou dragons'
were confiscated from illegal fossil traders last
April. The small reptiles had long necks, long
curved tails, and five long bones in their feet.
. .A researcher of ancient vertebras from the
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhao Xijin, said
Guizhou was an important base for the 'dragons'.
China's Guangming Daily newspaper said these 'dr
agons' were not the real ancestors of the dragons
in Chinese mythology, they simply resembled
Chinese dragons. The Times (Malta), May 25, 1995
. Creationists have often proposed that dragon l
egends are based on real creatures.
Herodotus 450 BC
  • There is a place in Arabia, situated very near
    the city of Buto, to which I went, on hearing of
    some winged serpents and when I arrived there, I
    saw bones and spines of serpents, in such
    quantities as it would be impossible to describe.
    The form of the serpent is like that of the
    water-snake but he has wings without feathers,
    and as like as possible to the wings of a bat
    Historiae, 2, 75-76.

Josephus winged Serpents
  • probable that Josephus, the Jewish historian
    (1'st century AD), had access to ancient written
  • the following is an account of Moses leading an
    army from ancient Egypt against the Nubians. . .

Josephus winged Serpents
  • ...he gave a wonderful demonstration of his
    sagacity for when the ground was difficult to be
    passed over because of the multitude of serpents,
    (which it produces in vast numbers, and indeed is
    singular in some of those productions, ... such
    as are worse than others in power and mischief,
    and an unusual fierceness of sight, some of which
    ascend out of the ground unseen, and also fly in
    the air, and so come upon men at unawares and do
    them mischief,) ... he made baskets, like unto
    arks, of sedge, and filled them with ibes
    ibises, and carried them along with them which
    animal is the greatest enemy to serpents
    imaginable, for they fly from them when they come
    near them and as they fly they are caught and
    devoured by them Antiquity of the Jews, 2,

supplied by, John Goertzen, MS
A French wooden image, dating from the 16'th
century, displays remarkable features. . .There
are two wings that clearly appear to be
membraned, not feathered, and two legs slightly
behind the wings as is proper. There is a
distinct tail vane represented. There appears to
be a small head crest above and slightly in front
of the eyes and remarkably a hint of the twin
skin flap above and behind the bony crest
Rhamphorhynchoid Pterosaur Scaphognathus crassiro
Map from the Middle Ages Genoeses 1457 World Map
(The Rhamphorhynchoid Pterosaur, Scaphognathus
crassirostris A "Living Fossil" Until the 17th C
entury, John Goertzen, MS)
German Coin (1622) from Mansfield
A German knight engaged with a flying winged
reptile Notice two legs, winged, reptilian tail,
head crest with one flap of skin
More of the Same from Rome
A sketch of a dragon that was said to have
existed near Rome in 1691. Note two featherless
wings, reptilian tail, head crest, long neck,
wings in front of legs matching the fossil of
Scaphognathus crassirostris (chart 42)
Interesting Quote From Martin Luther on the
Cherubim in Genesis 3
"Similarly in Acts 23 it is related that the
tongues of the apostles appeared to be divided,
like fire such is also the appearance of the
flying dragons."
Isaiah 306
The burden against the beast of the South.
Through a land of trouble and anguish, from which
came the lioness and lion, the viper and fiery
flying serpent, they will carry their riches on
the backs of young donkeys, and their treasures
on the humps of camels, to a people who shall not
These are all known as real
Not far from this sight in the San Rafael Swell,
the University of Ohio quarried a fossil
Creation Magazine, Vol. 19, NO.2
If the evolutionary belief is true, then this
rock art is not!
  • The famous story of St. George who slew a dragon
    that lived in a cave
  • a Baryonx (bar-ee-ON-icks) was found by William
    Walker in 1983 in a clay pit in Sussex
  • huge curved claw that measured 12 inches
  • Baryonx grew up to 34 feet in length, 10-13 feet
    high and weighed 2 U.S. tons
  • (Ken Ham, The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved!, p.

Could It Be The Dragon Of Saint Georges Legend?
Sketch of Thunderbird Killed in 1890
The Repercussions to the Traditional
Interpretation of the Geologic Column
  • This kind of research calls for a new approach to
    the absurd timelines of present day long age
  • Mainstream scientific interpretation of the
    geologic column gives a most recent age of about
    144 million years before present. . .The
    formations in which Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur
    fossils are found are the Triassic and Jurassic.
    If these artifacts. . .are considered to be
    strong evidence for the recent existence of
    Scaphognathus, then mainstream science is faced
    with 144 million years of silence for these
    animals, followed by their sudden reappearance

The model of a young earth, recently created and
with most fossils formed during a worldwide
flood, is a more tenable hypothesis in light of
the "living fossils" that have been found.
Pterosaurs were very likely preserved on Noah's
ark and survived in Egypt and Europe (and
probably elsewhere) until recent times. The
careful paleocryptozoological study of many
nations around the world could probably reveal
similar evidence for the survival of pterosaurs
and other "Jurassic" species. Indeed there are
many other species I have found that are awaiting
further work and publication (JOHN GOERTZEN)
The Point
  • stories of dragons are more than likely stories
    of dinosaurs that existed with men
  • many of these ancient legends are exaggerations
    of dinosaurs that roamed the earth and of
    terrifying reptiles that ruled the skies and

In The Next Lesson. . .
  • we will present more historical evidence for the
    coexistence of man with dinosaurs
  • we will give special attention to two biblical
  • behemoth
  • leviathan
  • we will continue to show why the current long-age
    interpretation of the geologic column must be
    removed and replaced with a creation based