The 39-foot squid, Nessie, and long-neck dinosaur still living in Congo…

Which dinosaurs shown above are still alive today? Which of these animals are now extinct? Why did they become extinct? Do you believe in dinosaurs? How about dragons? Is it even possible that all these dinosaurs are currently alive and well? Is it possible that they are not “dinosaurs” and that I took pictures of these “animals” at the San Diego Zoo a few weeks ago?

Is there a reason why they call that little dinosaur a Komodo Dragon, or a reason for why that poor little lizard is in the same cage as that huge snake? Is that thing an alligator? No. It is an Indian Gharial.

When Logan and I were living in Maui, we watched a few really interesting videos put out by creation-science evangelist, Dr. Kent Hovind. He has some extremely interesting material on evolution, dinosaurs, and the bible. He does debates everywhere, and offers $250,000 to anyone who can prove evolution to him. Which brings me to ask you one more question. Did we come from primordial soup, like we teach elementary school students in public school? Is this possible?

I think most of us would agree that its easy enough to figure out whether we came from soup or a creator, by simply looking around us. Take the complexity of the human body, or the ability of a sperm whale to dive down 1.6 miles where the pressure is 3500 psi. The whales lungs physically collapse to get that deep, where it is pitch black and freezing cold. I wonder what else is down there? Giant squid?  In 2007, they found a squid that weighed 990 pounds, and was over 39 feet long!

Scientists discovered a new species of lizard in the Sierra Madre Mountains of the Philippines two weeks ago. The one they found was 6 feet long and eats fruit!

Dr. Hovind thinks that the Loch Ness Monster is simply an ancient sea-faring dinosaur that a select few people have been lucky enough to spot. He also thinks that there is a long-necked sauropod of some sorts living in a relatively unmapped swamp in Congo. Read about it from a different source HERE. Crazy! And NO, it doesn’t breathe flames. It’s not a dragon.

The bible alone is the only source we can trust. I believe in the bible for 4 simple reasons. (1) Prophecy – there are multiple prophecies predicted in the OT, that come true later on in the bible (2) Archaeology – the Moabite Stone, Lachish Letters, Dead Sea Scrolls, Cyrus’ Cylinder, and Rosetta Stone all confirm the authenticity of the bible (3) Cohesive Unity – the Bible was written over a 1500-year period of time by 44 authors and it doesn’t contradict itself! (4) Christ Revealed I have noticed a visible change in the lives of anyone who accepts Christ. They are happier, less worried, and more excited about life than anyone I know.

Please reply to this post if you are interested in joining me for a trip to Congo, or the Loch Ness lake in Scotland.  I’ve also considered the Sierra Madre mountains, or even the San Diego Zoo if we come down with ‘funzalow’ disease!

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7 Responses to “The 39-foot squid, Nessie, and long-neck dinosaur still living in Congo…”

  1. Eli Wyatt Says:

    With all due respect to your opinion the reasons you use to support your belief in the Bible each are fatally flawed. I’m not saying this discredits the Bible in any way I’m simply challenging you and your readers to think critically and objectively. Prophecy is subjective, vague, and open ended. Certainly any prophecy that abides by the laws of nature and the universe given enough time will come to pass. This is precisely why prophecy never contains specifics such as dates, times, names, and places. Furthermore prophecy is full of metaphors which carry different meanings from person-to-person. Archaeology is the strongest of your supportive arguments however it suffers from pitfalls as well. They unearthed writings of people and cultures from long ago either corroborate or add to stories found in the Bible. However, simply because a story is corroborated doesn’t make it true or factual. If what you claim about archaeology is true then religions other than Christianity such as Buddhism and the old religions would be equally validated. By far your weakest and most opinionated supportive argument is for cohesive unity of the Bible. Any serious biblical scholar will admit that the Bible is full of contradictions and hypocrisies. The Bible teaches that shall not murder and yet God commands his people to do precisely that over and over. Jesus reprimands Peter to turn the other cheek and yet biblical law dictates stoning. Christ revealed is an interesting and emotionally compelling argument but there is no way to prove that your experience can be universally applied to all experiences. Even if one were able to somehow prove that all people who accept Christ lead a happier, less worried, and more invigorated life one would still have to prove that it was Christ who was responsible for this and not just the lifestyle of said individuals. What I mean by this is it may be the case that the correlation between a belief in and acceptance of Christ and a happier, less worried, more invigorated life is false.

  2. Eli Wyatt Says:

    Furthermore, there are scientific answers for why a sperm well can survive at such depths and there is absolutely no empirical evidence which supports the existence of a Loch Ness monster. Instead of seeking to explain it away dinosaur fossils and evolution perhaps you should consider evolution as God at work in dinosaurs as a prelude to the creation in current times.

  3. Eli Wyatt Says:

    Forgive the typos please I use voice dictation to type so sometimes words are misspelled, added, or omitted and I can’t catch it all the time.

  4. […] Didn’t they discover some new stuff about where monkeys really came from? Find out the answers to these questions HERE. […]

  5. zach williams Says:

    Eli, to even consider evolution as God’s work is unbiblical and can’t fit in with the Christian Bible. God made everything in a literal 6 day period and God created animals to take after their own kind. You NEVER see a dog producing a non-dog, a monkey producing a non-monkey, etc, etc. Evolution is a religion and takes more faith to believe in that than the true God of the Bible.

    Dinosaurs lived with man and Adam named them. Dinosaurs are clearly described in the Bible, so for anyone to say the word dinosaurd is not in the Bible is Correct. That’s because the word wasn’t even created until the mid to late 1800’s. Read Job 40:15-24 and it clearly describes a dinosaur. Read it carefully. I suggest you watch Kent Hovind’s sermons, they are very interesting and is a more sound theory than me evolving from a rock boiled in soup and then growing into monkey’s and humans over billions of years.

    Another arguement against evolution is : Where are the transitional forms and fossils of the animals? If this earth is billions of years old then we would find millions upon millions of all sorts of crazy looking bones. You cannot observe or even know what happened “millions” of years ago and neither can evolutionary scientists. It’s funny because the evolutionary theory changes every year. It’s extremely inconsistent and always, I repeat ALWAYS changing.

    Can I ask you a question, what happens to you when you die? Let’s suppose for a minute that there is a heaven…are you good enough to go there? Let’s take a little test to see if you are. Have you ever told a lie, stolen anything, or used God’s name in vain? Jesus said “Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already commited adultery with her in his heart.”

    Have you looked with lust? Will be guilty on Judgement day? If you have done those things, God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. The Bible warns if you are guilty you will end up in Hell.

    That’s not God’s will. He sent His Son to suffer and die on the cross for you, Jesus took your punishment upon himself. He rose from the dead and defeated death. Please repent (turn from sin) today and trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior, and God will grant you everlasting life. If you have a Bible, read it daily and obey it.

    I don’t even know you but I care about you enough to tell you….I’ll pray for you Eli.

    • Eli Wyatt Says:

      Zack,

      Thank you for responding to my reply. I would like to reiterate that in no way am I intending to begrudge you or those who share your beliefs but I must push back against what I believe to be a severely flawed argument. It saddens me that you have obviously failed my challenge to take a step outside your comfort zone, outside your metaphorical bubble, to look at the world from an obtuse angle and in an objective way. As one views the world through rose-colored lenses one tends to see the color red, oblivious to the rainbow of colors around one’s self.

      First, let’s take a look at your claim that evolution does not fit into the parameters of creation established by Genesis and the Christian Bible. For the sake of argument I am prepared to concede for a moment to the interpretation of a literal six-day creation. I say six-day because according to Genesis chapter 1:1-31 all that was created by God was created in six days followed by one day rest establishing the seven days of the week. What Genesis describes is clearly an evolution from a void and shapeless Earth to the Earth that we know today. This idea is commonly referred to as Macro Evolution. Furthermore the Bible can be interpreted as a literal, metaphorical, or as both literal and metaphorical. For instance if we are to believe that the Bible is strictly literal what can we then infer about the lifespan of individuals in the Old Testament? What can we then infer about Revelation? Perhaps the individuals who wrote Genesis were able to understand creation only in terms of days when in fact days in reference to creation are actually years.

      Secondly, Evolution is no religion it is a theory. Religion is a systematic belief in a God or gods and practices used in worship, whereas theory is an idea or set of ideas which attempt to explain something. To your point that the theory of evolution is always changing either illustrates a total misunderstanding of what evolution is or you are being disingenuous. Put simply the theory of evolution states that over time a process of change occurs in a given population through natural selection giving said population an advantage over its environment. Now, the inferred consequences of this theory are what is fueling the debate between evolutionary science and religion. Genesis describes the creation of man as God molding Adam’s form from the dust of the earth and breathing the breath of life into him. This description is not all that different from an evolutionary scientist explanation of primordial soup. The main difference between the two is the time of each event as one is instant compared to the other.

      Your point on the book of Job “obviously” describing dinosaurs is by far the weakest support you offer in your attacks on evolution. There is nothing obvious at all about the description Job except that it is an animal being described. This animal could be a hippopotamus, giraffe, rhino, or even an elephant not to mention any number of other extinct animals besides dinosaurs. Perhaps it is a dinosaur being described but there is nothing obvious about it.

      There is a worldwide record of fossils and scientific studies which support the theory of evolution from whale fossils to the latest in genetics. In fact the influenza virus is constantly evolving meaner and meaner harder to combat each year which is precisely why every flu season a new vaccine is administered. There is a clear record of fossils which delineate the line of primate/humanoid beings which have populated the earth. In no way does this prove or disprove that a heavenly being created us or for that matter if it was even aliens!

      What happens when I die you ask. To that I have no answer and neither do you. No one knows with certainty what happens after death one can only know that those who die are gone forever either into the void or another realm of existence. Yes I know according to the Bible what will eventually be heaven is located on earth but I think we can both agree that there is a fundamental difference between the Earth that is now and the earth that would be.

      You should know that I don’t need nor do I want your prayers. You are no better than I nor am I better than you so keep your judgments to your self. If you must pray, pray that God forgives your arrogance.

  6. Eli,

    You’ll have a good laugh or a very bad cry when you’ll find the truth and remember about all your theories about life. It depends when you find it, this life or after.

    You can’t understand God(or the bible), because you can’t, and no one can explain it to you, God only reveals Himself to the person who accepts Jesus and asks Him to show him the truth. You will always find answers against the bible or even science. And I believe that science or evolution is a religion just exclude God from science(don’t worry science without God has a god and that’s Satan even if you don’t believe it), and make a comparison.

    If there was a strong evidence of God, how would you even have freedom? Adan and Eva wanted to know freedom(good and evil) before they were prepared and tasted it. Would you choose Satan if you knew God(I don’t think so)? This is the freedom of choosing my friend 🙂 . We have the power of choosing, and pretty much that’s all, we only think we have more 🙂

    You first have to have faith and then God gives you enough evidence.
    I accepted Jesus and my life changed a few months ago 180 degrees and I’m so happy it did and I believe that the years of my life were wasted until now with all my false concepts and theories and believes about this life. I have the feeling I was living in a closed box, with no wholes to see through, before. I can’t really explain it.

    And even if there is nothing after death or what you say it is I will not loose absolutely one thing for preparing, I gain more. But if it isn’t as you say and it is as I say, then I wouldn’t want to be you.

    Please excuse me Eli if I offended you in any way, I have no intention of doing that and no intention of proving anything to you or generate a contradiction, so please don’t ask if you want to contradict me, I will not answer. Not that I don’t have proof, but it doesn’t matter what I say, if you don’t want to believe, you can always find something against what I say, you have to feel it to know.

    I just said what I had to say, over and out!

    PS: Thanks to the author for the article, it’s nice :).

    Cheers,
    Alex 🙂

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