According to Genesis 6:19-22, Noah was told to bring two of every kind of animal, male and female, into the Ark. So if dinosaurs were alive at the time of Noah’s world-wide Flood, he would have taken two of every kind of dinosaur with him into the Ark. There are a lot of dinosaur names, but only about 55 kinds of dinosaurs [eg. sauropods, ceratopsians, anklyosaurs, etc].
But how do we know that dinosaurs were alive at the time of the Flood? Because we have their fossils.
The fossil record is a record of death, suffering, disease, cancer and thorns. [That’s right: There are thorn fossils. There are also fossils of animals, including dinosaurs, that show evidence of cancer and tumors.] The Bible says that all of those things, especially death, were the result of Adam’s sin. So if the Bible is God’s True History, these fossils and the rock layers they’re contained in were formed after Adam sinned, the only event that could have formed these fossils and rock layers in so short a time is Noah’s world-wide Flood. Remember: Rock layers like those we see at the Grand Canyon can either be made by a little bit of water over a loooooong time OR by a LOT of water over a little bit of time!
If Noah’s Flood formed the fossils, then the fossils show us what animals were alive at the time of the Flood. As the sediment [mud and dirt] rich waters of the Flood buried the animals, they became fossils. Dinosaurs fossils show us that dinos were alive at the time of Noah, before the Flood took the ones that weren’t aboard the Ark. So Noah would have brought two of every kind of animal that was alive at the time into the Ark. Including dinosaurs.
Some Christians think of dinosaurs as conclusive evidence of evolution and billions of years. Some have even denied they ever existed because they seem to contradict the Creation revelation. They’re surprised to find that dinosaurs arementioned in the Bible.
Job chapter 40 mentions a creature called behemoth. Behemoth is described as eating grass like an ox, as having bones like bars of iron and as strong as brass, as having a tail like a cedar tree. Creationist Bible scholars believe this is a description of a sauropod like Brachiosaurus or Apatosaurus. Some Bible commentaries tell us that this creature was a hippo or an elephant, but who ever saw an elephant with a tail like a cedar tree?! It’s important to note that Job 40:15 begins God’s commentary on this creature “Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee..” This is a clear reference to the Biblical fact that God made man and all land animals on Day 6. Which means that dinosaurs and man lived at the same time! Adam named them. Originally herbivores, they were effected by the Fall.
The Bible contains other references to dinosaurs. Of course, they’re not called dinosaurs in the Holy Scriptures. The word “dinosaur” wasn’t coined until 1842 by Sir Richard Owen. Before that time, they were called dragons. Fossils were seen as evidence of Noah’s Flood.
The Bible mentions dinosaurs by the word dragons several times, notably in Psalm 91:13 and the water-dwelling dragons of Isaiah 27:1. Genesis 1:21 mentions the “great sea monsters” that God created on Day 5. Job 41 mentions Leviathan, a monstrous seadwelling creature that could apparently breathe fire.
Dinosaur fossils are a testimony to God’s judgment and the world-wide flood, but some dinosaurs survived aboard the Ark. Some question whether they could have fit in the Ark. Most dinosaurs were the size of sheep. It also would make sense for God to send younger animals, since the Ark’s voyage took over a year. Also, God sent only 2 of each unclean land vertebrate to the Ark. Again, there are many dinosaur names, but only about 55 different kinds of dinosaurs. The Ark was big enough to contain 522 standard US railroad stock cars!
Evolutionists claim dinosaurs and man are separated by millions of years. Yet there are dragon legends the world over, like the apocryphal Bel & the Dragon, St. George and others. An Irishman described a possible stegosaur, “a beast having iron nails on its tail,” hundreds of years before such fossils were uncovered. Petroglyphs all over the world, like those made by American Indians and found at Angkor Wat, testify to the co-existence of man and dinosaurs as the Bible says.