Some science educators are critical of a Kentucky museum that has pictures of dinosaurs in an advertisement to draw people into their museum. One may wonder why all the hubbub? The twist to the story is that the museum is known as the “Creation Museum” and it is designed to have people experience Old Testament exhibits surrounding creation. I guess that means the scientists that are in protest must be “Big Bang” theorists.
In my honest opinion, I have no idea if dinosaurs were around and roamed the earth or not. Frankly, it does not make a difference in our eternal destination and therefore I do not place a lot of my time or efforts debating this topic. However, I do know that God did create the animals before He created mankind and the Bible does refer to some of those animals as “sea monsters” and “beasts”. Here is what Genesis Chapter 1, Verses 20 – 27 has to say on the subject:
“Then God said, ‘Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.’ God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.’ There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
“Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind’; and it was so. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’ God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”