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« on: March 21, 2013, 11:16:46 AM »

I receive daily readings regarding fast days and saints that are celebrated. And this week due to the start of the Great Lent, the readings are from the Book of Genesis and how God made the Heavens, the Earth, breathed life into man and so on.

What I want to know is - I've never asked about this, nor have I been told - but how do we have testimonials to how God created Man in the beginning? Who kept records or passed along the information?

Also, dinosaurs - how are they explained in Christianity?
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 12:22:02 PM »

Dinosaurs lived tens to hundreds of millions of years ago, so that woukd be for scientists to explain, and religion would just give an overview and context for the explanations. Regarding creation narratives and other 'beginnings' type stories, it's possible that they were revealed by God, inspired, and people at a later date began writing them down. It is also possible that someone wrote the narratives for other reasons or using other inspiration. These two possibilities are not mutually exclusive, and some might argue are not only complementary, but also very likely to have been combined.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 12:29:03 PM »

Dinousaurs went extinct thousands of years ago .. It may also give credit to the OEC Old Earth Creationist view. The OEC Old Earth Creationist view purports an earth that is actually billions of years old instead of the YEC Young Earth which is only 6,000 years old. The alternative side is Science and Evolution which is the supporting theory of how animals and life forms evolved over time ... Natural selection, Common Ancestor, etc. Really is the stuff you find in History & Science Museum.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 12:46:22 PM »

Simple. God did itWink

"[The Lord] shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide for strong nations far away; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore." (Isaiah 2:4, Micah 4:3)
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