Where did dinosaurs come from and where did they go?
Dinosaurs were (and are) simply “big lizards,” as Dr. Kent Hovind calls them. They did not live millions of years ago, because the earth is only around 6,000 years old.
Remember that the living conditions upon earth were much more favorable for very long life before the flood. Take a look at Genesis chapter 5. Verse 5 says, “And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.” Verse 8 says, “And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.” Verse 11 says, “And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.” And so on. The conditions upon earth would also have been favorable for animals to live longer. Some animals never stop growing as long as they live. I would encourage you to order Dr. Kent Hovind’s video series on Creation Science, at “drdino.com”. It mentions some of those animals, and tells of many sightings of dinosaurs even in our day. Not too long ago, some Japanese fishermen caught one in their fishing net.
As the living conditions became more harsh after the flood, and the life-span decreased, so did the size of the dinosaurs, for the most part, because they, too, did not live as long (although some very large dinosaurs have been spotted in our day).
Another reason for the disappearance of them is obviously the hunting of them by man. To bag an animal that large would obviously be a great trophy to be sought.
Job was obviously describing a dinosaur (this one would be called a dragon — here, a fire-breathing one) in Job 41, “Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn? Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee? Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever? Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens? Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants? Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears? Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more. Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him? None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me? Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine. I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion. Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle? Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about. His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal. One is so near to another, that no air can come between them. They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered. By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron. His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth. In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him. The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved. His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves. The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon. He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood. The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble. Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear. Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire. He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary. Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear. He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.” Make sure you see Dr. Hovind’s video on how animals can breathe fire.
Sadly, there is an extremely vicious dinosaur still on the loose. He has harmed many people, and his goal is to harm many more. Does he control your life? Revelation 12:9 says, “And THE GREAT DRAGON was cast out, that old serpent, called THE DEVIL, AND SATAN, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” To follow him, is to end up in the same terrible place prepared for him. Matthew 25:41 says, “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”
Have you repented of your sin and placed your faith in Jesus Christ to save you? That is the only way to over-power that dragon. James 4:7,8 says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”