Is The Dinosaur-To-Bird Theory Compatible With Genesis?

These days, due to the mass evolutionary indoctrination by the media, many Christians have compromised the infallible Word of God, in an attempt to harmonize it with modern “scientific” ideas. Among the most common compromises are the Day-Age Theory, Theistic Evolution, and the Gap Theory.

Many people have written excellent rebuttals of these ideas, showing how they aren’t compatible with Scripture, so I won’t go into them now. I’m simply focusing on a single issue: If God did actually use evolution to create the creatures of this world, could dinosaurs have evolved into birds?

Let’s examine the Genesis:

“And God said, ‘…let birds fly above the earth and across the expanse of the sky.’ So God created… every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and… let the birds increase on the earth.” And there was evening, and there was morning – the fifth day.” Genesis 1:20-23.

Ok, so birds were created on day five (or whatever you view “day” to mean). What about dinosaurs? Genesis doesn’t mention them specifically, but they would have been created on day six:

“And God said, ‘Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.’ And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according their kinds. And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:24-25.

“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning – the sixth day.” Genesis 1:31.

So, no matter what you believe the “days” of Creation are, the Bible teaches that birds came BEFORE dinosaurs. Makes it a bit hard for dinosaurs to be their ancestors, doesn’t it? The only way to reconcile this with evolutionary theory is to completely toss out the beginning of Genesis (sadly, many people have done just this; but once you go down the slippery slope of “picking and choosing” what parts of the Bible you want to believe, you soon end up stripping away anything you don’t like, and eventually losing all respect for Scripture).

Finally, of course, I have to point out that dinosaurs (who fall under “wild animals”) are a separate “kind” from birds, and so one couldn’t turn into the other.

The dinosaur-to-bird “theory” is completely unscriptural, no matter how you slice it. I will admit it’s possible some dinosaurs had feathers (this doesn’t make them birds, it just means they had the same Designer using the same structures to accomplish a similar purpose), but they could NOT have evolved into birds.

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