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BEING WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS.  No. 190

Getting to know
God together.

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DINOSAURS ARE
EXCITING CREATURES! 
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We all know there are no colossal dinosaurs left on our world, but it is fun to watch pictures about them. Just as well there aren’t any dinosaurs left, it would be awful to meet one in the dark one night! Maybe there is a giant  reptile called the Lochness Monster in Scotland. No one has proved it though. Did you see the film “Jurassic Park?” Or maybe you have seen the television program, “Walking with Dinosaurs.” Well, that TV program is exciting all right, but it is not very TRUE in lots of ways. Perhaps we should look together at some of the things that program tells its viewers.

Although the story of dinosaurs in “Walking with Dinosaurs” is interesting to see, and uses lots of imagination, it doesn't really show us proof about “evolution.” Sometimes kids can watch shows like that and think,
“hey, science shows that evolution is right!”
Of course evolution is the belief that we all came from chemicals, millions of years ago it all began, and that humans came in the first place from apes. But the Bible tells us that God made every kind of creature as itself, and that those creatures have babies like themselves. We talked about this recently when we thought about mules and Ligers. Remember?

The TV series “Walking with Dinosaurs” tells the viewers things like this:
"The cyno-dont is a MISSING LINK between reptiles and mammals. As he runs, his backbone moves from side to side like a reptile, but he has hair and lives down a burrow, like a mammal.”

What is a “missing link?” It is supposed to be a creature which is half one kind of creature and half another. Can you see how important it is for people who teach evolution to find a “missing link?” If kinds of creatures turn into other kinds of creatures, then at some time there must have been a period when those creatures were half way developed! So a missing link would be a creature who is half an ape and half a man. This "cyno-dont" is supposed to be half reptile and half mammal, a missing link.  But there is no evidence that they were anything more than just mammal-like reptiles, not missing links. “Walking with Dinosaurs” then says, “ In the not too distant future, small furry mammals will evolve from reptiles like these.” But there no proof at all that this happened.
Be careful what you believe when you watch TV!

The Bible tells us that
“ And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abun-dantly, after their kind [ babies like themselves] and every winged fowl after his kind [babies like themselves]: and God saw that it was good. “ (Genesis 1:21). GOD made everything, so He should know how He made all things!

Sometimes we can think of dinosaurs as violent, dangerous, horrible beast. But when the Lord created the earth, He made it so that everyone, animals and people, could live in peace and safety. So dinosaurs when they were first made would have eaten plants, not other animals. We can see this in Genesis 1:29-30:
“ And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”  (Genesis 1:29).

A PRAYER:
“Thank You, Heavenly Father, for Your wonderful Word, the Bible, It tells us all about how we were created, and how the world and all that is in it was made. Thank You because we have Your Truth, and so we won’t get muddled up by false science. Praise Your Name.  Amen.”

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