Romans 1:25
“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

Many people mistakenly believe that dinosaurs prove evolution. After all, dinosaurs are strange creatures and seem to represent a very different world from the one we know today. But several years ago, the discovery of the most ancient dinosaur challenges this.

The Oldest DinosaurThe oldest dinosaur ever discovered was about six feet long and weighed about 300 pounds. Scientists had never before seen a complete skeleton of the creature they called Herrerasaurus. But being the most ancient dinosaur, perhaps the dinosaur from which all others supposedly evolved, evolutionary scientists expected it to be much less advanced than later dinosaurs. What they found was yet another well designed creature.

The meat eating dinosaur had excellent teeth, like those of a shark. Its jaw bone had a double hinge so that it could easily hang onto its prey. These sophisticated features weren’t expected in such an ancient dinosaur. This is yet another proof that all creatures were well designed from the beginning. Herrerasaurus is yet one more example of the impossibility of evolution.

Dinosaurs, just like all other creatures, were created by God during the first six days the universe existed. This means that dinosaurs and humans once shared this Earth in the recent past. All things were created in a perfect state, so there was no need for evolved improvements. The changes we see since creation are not due to evolution but due to the degenerating effects of sin.

Lord, teach me to seek my improvement not through created things but through You, the Author of all that is good and the Conqueror of all that is evil through Your death on the cross and Your resurrection. Amen.

“Oldest dinosaur,” Time, Nov. 13, 1989, p. 75. Photo: Courtesy of Eva Kröcher. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NonDerivative 3.0 (US) license.