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Why Does the Bible Not Talk About Dinosaurs?

Why Does the Bible Not Talk About Dinosaurs?

Christian author and speaker Dr. Frank Turek, speaking at Saddleback Church as part of its “Apologetics Weekend” series on Nov. 27, 2011. | (Photo: Saddleback Church PICS Ministry/Edward Arce)

At Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, a student asked Christian apologist and author Frank Turek, "Why does the Bible not talk about dinosaurs?" Here's what he replied.

"The Bible is not a book on taxonomy," public speaker and radio host Turek told the student.

The Bible does talk about land animals, but not all land animals, added Turek, the author of Correct, Not Politically Correct; How Same-Sex Marriage Hurts Everyone and Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case.

The Bible doesn't mention the pyramids or the Great Wall of China either, for the same reason, he explained. "It's not part of the scope of the document."

The reason the Bible exists, according to 2 Timothy 3 is "to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus," Turek further explained. "It's not to tell you everything about everything. In fact, there's no book that can tell you everything about everything. … All writing is limited."

Turek, an advocate of Intelligent Design and a critic of evolution, added that "the Bible is really a story of one bloodline," and that's "the bloodline of the Messiah, where Jesus actually comes to Earth, add humanity over to His deity to save the very creatures who rebelled against Him."

In Luke chapter 24 Jesus said the Scriptures, including the Old Testament, are about Him, concluded Turek, a former aviator in the U.S. Navy.

Turek was fired from Cisco and Bank of America over his opposition to same-sex marriage.

In Correct, Not Politically Correct, Turek argues that marriage lengthens lifespans of men and women, civilizes men, protects women, protects mothers, lowers welfare costs, and encourages a replacement birth rate and argues that same-sex marriage does none of these.

In a letter to Bank of America, Turek made clear that he treats all people with respect and agrees with the bank's "inclusion" value to ensure that people work together cordially and professionally despite diverse political, moral or religious views. However, he also argued that marriage was not the topic of his presentation, nor has it ever been in all his years of working with the bank.


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