Originally Posted by clarkstoncracker
Deke, If the bible is an account of the world from when it was created, how come it does not mention dinosaurs?
the perception of early man, and in fact the writers of the bible, and even the gospels is not that of what we have today.
Arguabley, they wrote those passages from their perspectives, or "first hand accounts" of the perspectives that witnessed the events, and conveyed them as they understood
put yourself in the shoes of even someone 4, or 500 years ago. the entire concept of as an example "millions of years" just wasn't fathomable.
so, back to the original question. coming from their perspective, what does "when the world was created" mean? To them, more than likely it means the very earliest form of concious thought perhaps, and/or "memorable history".
the very concept of something coming before that is so unfathomable, that even if God "told them" the details, the millions of years, etc. how on earth would ancient man be able to write it?
One could make the analogy, based on the perspective of early man, and what we "scientifically 'know' today" that if somehow someone 2-4,000 years ago wrote down what we "know" that it would be so absurdly out of context, that it would be viewed with the same derision as most people view Scientology today.