“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world:.”
Virtually every culture in the world has stories and legends about dragons. Amazingly, these serpents resemble each other from culture to culture. They also resemble what we call dinosaurs. The universality and uniformity of these stories strongly suggests that dinosaurs could not have died out 65 million years ago as evolutionists claim.
There are several credible accounts of dragons that resemble dinosaurs in ancient writings. In each case, these records describe, in as much detail as possible, observations of the natural world. Dio the Roman wrote an account of the Roman Consul Regulus’ war against Carthage in the third century B.C. According to Dio, a dragon settled behind the Roman army. Regulus ordered it killed and skinned and the hide sent to the Roman Senate. In the senate, the hide was measured to be 120 feet long. Writing as late as the 8th century, John of Damascus took dragons to be real, living creatures, while using the Bible to debunk myths that had grown up around them. One of these myths was that dragons could assume human form. John rejected this on the basis of creation, noting that only humans were made in the image of God and, thus, animals cannot be changed into this same image.
These accounts read like serious history being written about a time in which dragons were assumed to exist-much more recently than 65 million years ago!
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Prayer: Lord, protect me from that old dragon, Satan, by Your saving love. Amen.
Notes: Creation, 6-8/00, pp. 15-16, “Dragons – Animals not Apparitions.” Illustration: Winged, fire-breathing dragon by Friedrich Justin Bertuch from 1806. (PD)