If evolution is true, there had to be millions of years of death in order for earlier life forms to slowly evolve into more complex and advanced creatures. But according to the Bible, death, and evil entered the world only after man’s sin.
God told Adam, “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it . . . ’til you return to the ground” (Genesis 3:17, 19). Adam and Eve’s sin also cut off their relationship with God and required Him to send a Savior to redeem not only them but us as well.
So where dinosaurs came from and how long ago they lived aren’t just interesting questions.
If death existed before Adam, then death wasn’t the result of sin. And if it wasn’t, then Christ’s death on the cross wasn’t necessary because it couldn’t have paid the penalty for sin. And if the penalty wasn’t paid, then we are still cut off from God.
In evolution’s story about dinosaurs, there is no room for God’s redemption. But in the Bible’s history, we have the hope that only Christ can give!
There was no death before Adam sinned. “Through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.” (Romans 5:12)
A Vegetarian Diet
Dinosaurs and other animals were vegetarians before the Fall. God said in Genesis 1:30, “To every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food.” This was true for humans, too. It wasn’t until after the Flood that God allowed people to eat meat. He told Noah, “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs” (Genesis 9:3).
No Fossils Before Adam
Evolutionists believe humans arrived millions of years after the first living organisms evolved, so they think that most of the fossil record developed before we even got here. But since there was no death until Adam sinned, no fossils could have formed before him because fossils can only be made from dead animals and plants.
God created everything perfect and fully formed, and most of the fossils we find were made during the Great Flood of Noah’s day—including the giant dinosaur fossils we see in museums.1
“Through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.”Romans 5:12
References and Notes
- Thomas, Brian. Guide to Dinosaurs. Institute for Creation Research. Kindle Edition.