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The End Or The Beginning


There are really two things I am passionate about – the end and the beginning.  The ending obsession is obvious to everyone who knows me.  I mean, I walk and talk Revelation, End Times, and Heaven.  Yet, most don’t realize that the beginning excites me just as much.  But then, when you think about it, it shouldn’t come as a shocker. The end is really the beginning after all.

Let me explain.

The Beginning.  Eden.  Adam and Eve.  Peaceful Animals.  Big Animals.  I mean REALLY big animals.  Those animals we now call dinosaurs.

Before you chalk me up as insane that I believe dinosaurs walked with Adam and Eve, give me a New York minute, okay?

The evolutionists are everywhere.  They have convinced the world that the world is real old, I mean really really old.  Like billions and billions of years old.  They put dinosaurs walking the earth long before man.

These folks have written our textbooks and convinced us at a young age that these creatures could not have possibly existed in the recent past.

Most of us religious folks have bought it.  We mold the creation story to the evolutionists frame of mind instead of questioning the theory based on scripture.

We have all done it, have we not?

So we talk about the “gap” theory, where God must have made the earth out of this evolution, or a long long time ago.  We have convinced ourselves that there were thousands, if not millions of years between each of the “days” of creation.

Problem.  God created vegitation on day three, but the sun didn’t exist until day four.  Not good. I mean REALLY not good. Could plants exist millions of years without the sun?

Next issue.  God made man and animals on day six and everything was good.  I mean everything.  Adam and Eve walked around a bit before taking a bite of fruit.  Everything before that fruit was awesome.  How do I know?  God said so (Genesis 1:31).

Now, when did death enter the world?  Well, obviously, when Adam and Eve ate that fruit (Genesis 2:17).

So if dinosaurs lived before man, death came before sin.  Destruction came before sin.  Extinction came before sin.

And God said everything was good?  Death, destruction, extinction.  Good?

That screws up the whole theory does it not?

I can’t get into everything in a short blog, but there is a lot of scientific evidence that points to a young earth, not an old one. But those little tidbits of information are never put in the textbooks.  I mean, that would convince us the bible is actually TRUE right?

I get a little fired up about this.  But let me continue the story.

So, what happened to the dinosaurs?

The flood.  That is right. The flood wiped out life on earth.   Those dinos that walked off the ark were suddenly the enemy of man, where before they were man’s friends.  Do you know what God said to Noah after the flood?

“The fear of you and the terror of  you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with  everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.   Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as i gave the green plant.”  Genesis 9:2

Now think about the implication.  If God was saying this to Noah after the flood, the terror of man had not gripped animals BEFORE the flood.  Uh-oh.  If any big dinos existed after the flood, guess what?  Those bad boys would have been hunted, because they would have been feared.  And oh, by the way, man has a habit of showing off for the ladies.

Bye bye dino of the sky.

It wouldn’t have taken long I shouldn’t think.  Not too long.

Did you know the word dinosaur wasn’t even invented until 1841.  Really.  Word didn’t even exist.

Do you know what they use to call dinos?

Dragons.

Now isn’t that cool?  Let me give you a little something to think about.

There was a man named Job.  We all know of him.  We have all read of him.

Most scholars believe he lived right after the time of the flood.  And in the book that bears his name, two dragons are mentioned.  Not kidding you. Take a look.

“Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you. . . his strength in his loins and his power in the muscles of his belly.  He bends his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together.  His bones are tubes of bronze; his limbs are like bars of iron”  Job 40:15-18

Some commentaries say this was the hippopotamus or the elephant.

His tail is like a cedar?  Really?  Have you SEEN an elephant’s tail?  Does not match the description.

No.  This is a brachiosaurus.  If you are still not convinced, what about Leviathan?

“Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook?  Or press down his tongue with a cord?. . . His sneezes flash forth light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.  Out of his mouth go burning torches; sparks of fire leap forth.  Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.  His breath kindles coals and a flame goes forth from his mouth.” Job 41: 1, 18-21

Oh dear me!  You think we invented dragons in our head?  No, no.  We aren’t that clever.   God invented dragons.  Fire breathing ones no doubt.

Which brings me back to my love – the End and the Beginning.

Scripture is clear that we are walking into Eden when Christ returns (Joel 2:3, Isaiah 51:3).  As in, the end of time equals the beginning of time.

The End or Heaven = The Beginning or Eden.

If that is the case, don’t you think those extinct species God created will return?  Don’t you think God wants to show off a bit?

I do.

I can’t wait to see Leviathan.  I want to walk right up to that bad boy and ask for a ride.

Why am I writing this blog?   Well, I love dragons.  I am obsessed with them.  So on Valentines Day, I got myself one.

He is a mini one.  Not at all like the bad boys of the past.  But he is a beaut.

Meet Drago Valentino.

His breath my not kindle coals, but his tail is a weapon.   He really seriously looks like a mini dinosaur – or dragon.

I absolutely love him.

And during my search for a mini-dragon, I ran into some more dragon-like creatures.  Think dinosaurs don’t still exist?  Take a look at these three  guys!  You just might pee in your pants.

http://mudfooted.com/gliding-lizard-dragon/

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/armadillo-girdled-lizard

http://somethinwonderful.blogspot.com/2009/12/amazing-and-strange-dragon-lizard.html

More to come on Drago Valentino, Dinosaurs, and Dragons.

After all, the end does equal the beginning.

nic

 

 


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  1. Tara says - Posted: February 19, 2013

    Excellent! Used this as an introduction devo with the kids as we started rereading the Action Bible again. Lots of good discussion about creation, God’s plan, our finite understanding. Thank you!