Reasons to Believe

RTB’s Position on Dinosaurs

Here at Reasons To Believe (RTB) we often receive questions from people wanting to know our position on popular topics such as dinosaurs. In response to these queries, we launched RTB 101, a collection of webpages designed to offer a concise response to a number of the most common questions and to provide links to articles, videos, and podcasts for more in-depth study.

For example, the following statement is taken from our RTB 101 dinosaur page.

Since dinosaurs were first given a name (“terrible lizards”) in 1841, they have fascinated people. Our testable creation model says God created dinosaurs to roam the Earth roughly 230 million years ago, and many different types of these creatures dominated the landscape. Their time on Earth ended when a 6 mile-wide asteroid impacted Earth 65 million years ago. Some Christians say the Leviathan and Behemoth mentioned in Job refer to dinosaurs, but we disagree. Because humanity arrived on Earth much later, no biblical author would have had contact with dinosaurs. The most popular scientific model claims dinosaurs evolved into birds, but we reject this view also. Instead we argue that both birds and dinosaurs were specially created by God to fill the livable environments available on Earth during their respective eras.

The RTB 101 dinosaur page also offers a number of articles and podcasts, plus two new video clips, detailing our perspective on these awesome creatures. I’d encourage you to continue checking back at our website for more updates to the RTB 101 catalog of topics.

Subjects: Dinosaurs and the Bible

Dr. Jeff Zweerink

While many Christians and non-Christians see faith and science as in perpetual conflict, I find they integrate well. They operate by the same principles and are committed to discovering foundational truths. Read more about Dr. Jeff Zweerink.