Pat Robertson: Dinosaurs existed from before time of Bible, Genesis is not literal
Remembering how liberals have jumped on Pat Robertson about his many pronouncements, later retracted, my bet is they have little criticism here with this statement about creation from Pat and may credit him now as being an honest man, seeking the Truth. But, as is often the case it seems, Pat is out to lunch on this issue, trying to force the bible to be incomplete or in error in hopes of keeping some people from being saved, because dinosaurs existed, they are misled by secular scientists about the age of the earth and those supposed facts will mislead them. Hogwash!
First, his explanation of changing his opinion because he is worried about his children not being with him in heaven is the most biblically unsound way to approach God’s Word possible. In this time in history, fewer and fewer people will claim the Christian faith and the majority still holding to that claim will have so watered it down as to make the last days Church apostate. So Pat and every Christian, while needing daily to pray for their children and standing for the Truth of the Gospel, better accept the fact that in these end times the faith of the vast majority of Christians will wax cold and most of our friends and even close relatives will be lost. The Spirit of antichrist is a delusionary spirit.
There were surely dinosaurs in the beginning, in the Garden: “So, are there dinosaurs in the Bible? The matter is far from settled. It depends on how you interpret the available evidences and how you view the world around you. If the Bible is interpreted literally, a young earth interpretation will result, and the idea that dinosaurs and man coexisted can be accepted. If dinosaurs and human beings coexisted, what happened to the dinosaurs? While the Bible does not discuss the issue, dinosaurs likely died out sometime after the flood due to a combination of dramatic environmental shifts and the fact that they were relentlessly hunted to extinction by man.” http://www.gotquestions.org/dinosaurs-Bible.html
Televangelist Pat Robertson is telling his audience that dinosaurs are from a time before the Bible and that Planet Earth is older than 6,000 years.
“I know people will probably lynch me for this, but Bishop Ussher, God bless him, wasn’t inspired by the Lord when he said it all took 6,000 years. It just didn’t,” Robertson said Tuesday on “The 700 Club.”
The host was referring to James Ussher, the 17th century archbishop of Ireland who, in his 1650 publication “The Annals of the World,” proffered his belief that the Earth was created Oct. 23, 4004 B.C.
“You go back in time, you have carbon dating, all these things, and you have the carcasses of dinosaurs frozen in time.”
Robertson explained. “They are out there. And so there was a time when these giant raptors were on the Earth and it was before the time of the Bible. So don’t try to cover it up and make like everything was 6,000 years, that’s not the Bible.”
Robertson was answering a question from a viewer named Michelle, who specifically asked:
“I have three teenage boys and now two of them are questioning the Bible. This scares me! They tell me if the Bible is truth then I should be able to reasonably explain the existence of dinosaurs. This is just on of many things they question. Even my husband is agreeing with them. How do I explain things to them that the Bible doesn’t cover? I am so afraid that they are walking away from God. My biggest fear is not have my children and husband next to me in God’s kingdom.”
Robertson noted, “If you fight revealed science, you’re going to lose your children, and I believe in telling it the way it was.”