The planting of the seed for me being into science was watching Jurassic Park on repeat on VHS as a little kid and playing with all these Jurassic Park toys. Because I was naive as a kid, I just thought the Bible talked about Dinosaurs without me even reading Genesis or etc as a kid. I did grow up in a Christian household, but my parents didn’t care if I was into an old earth or evolution.
I didn’t convert to Christianity until 2014 from losing my friend to suicide. It wasn’t until then that I became aware that the Bible says that God created everything in six days and I was (for lack of better words) dumbfounded and confused because I thought, “But Dinosaurs lived millions of years ago?!” My mom would tell me the verse in the Bible that says that a day to the Lord is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like a day. I know I’m paraphrasing, but I’m confident that you know what verse I’m talking about. So I thought that those days were just a long period of time, but I felt compelled by the Lord to look into more because I had that hunch that I need to look into it more.
I began researching it thoroughly in early 2018 and that was when I first became aware of young earth creationism and I was shocked about Behemoth, Leviathan, and the dragons mentioned in the Bible being Dinosaurs. I was convinced at that time for the evidence of humans and dinosaurs coexisting 6,000 years ago that I converted to YEC. However, after discovering that flat earth Christians believing in a flat earth because of the firmament mentioned in Genesis, getting creamed in online debates while defending a young earth, reading Seven Days That Divide the World by John Lennox, and talking to scientists at Museum of the Rockies, I became convinced to reconsider my YEC views. The final nail in the coffin to my YEC beliefs was talking to Mary Schweitzer about the T. Rex soft tissue. I wanted to know the truth about it and I knew that there is nobody better to tell me the truth besides her. I did my research and I found her cell phone number and I called. She returned my call the next day and she told me all the details about her discovery and that it supports evolution. That phone call inspired me to get into Christian Apologetics because she told me about her students coming to her balling their eyes out because they feel like they have to give up their faith over evolution.
I converted to Theistic Evolution in late 2018 and it was hard for me to let go of Behemoth and Leviathan being Dinosaurs, but I didn’t wanna let that bias stop me from the truth about what they actually are. After two years of research, I’m convinced that the Bible doesn’t say anything about Dinosaurs. I’m convinced that I was missing the bigger picture the entire time. I’m convinced that the Bible says nothing about Dinosaurs because the Bible is more concerned with establishing the relationship between humans and God and to get you saved. When Jesus died on the cross, it has absolutely nothing to do with the Dinosaurs at all. Do any of you think that the Bible says anything about Dinosaurs? Or do you agree with me that the Bible doesn’t address Dinosaurs?