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Featured Did God create dragons?

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by Nathan98, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Nathan98

    Nathan98 New Member

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    It said in Revelations that a great red dragon, otherwise known as Satan will wait for the baby to come out of the woman, to devour it. So we know that God created all living things, but I'm not sure if dragons, dinasours, insects, flies are part of His creation.
     
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  2. Goatee

    Goatee Jesus, please forgive me, a sinner.

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    You are reading it literally. It's not meant to be read like that I believe
     
  3. JackRT

    JackRT Flat earther waking up ... Supporter

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    Dragons are a mythological creature. Dinosaurs were real creatures now extinct. Insects and flies are quite real.
     
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  4. majj27

    majj27 Mr. Owl has had quite enough

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    Well, except for Komodo Dragons, which aren't much of a dragon. And Dragonflies, I suppose, if you're really stretching it.

    If it isn't 300 feet long and able to turn a castle into a marshmallow roast with a sneeze it isn't a dragon, to be frank. :D
     
  5. Bible Highlighter

    Bible Highlighter Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. Supporter

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    If God compared the devil to a dragon, then that means God just compared our adversary to a make believe fictional creature. However, there is nothing more than the devil wants than for men to think he is fictional. Yet, God is not the author of confusion. We read in the story of Job about the Leviathan (Which is an exact description of what a dragon would be like). At the end of the book of Job: God is telling Job about his amazing creation and this dragon like creature is a part of that creation. People have a hard time with accepting things that are miraculous within God's Word so they just write it off as fiction or as a fable. But they are wrong. God's Word is true.

    Check out this video here:

     
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  6. Targaryen

    Targaryen Scripture,Tradition and Reason

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    Please provide some actual evidence to support your outrageously stupid comment.
     
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  7. ClementofA

    ClementofA Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Do these dragons breathe out fire from their mouths?
     
  8. pat34lee

    pat34lee Messianic

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    What are dragons, but big lizards? The name dinosaur
    wasn't created until the mid 1800's. Before that, the
    common name was dragon, and they lived all over the
    world right up to modern times.
     
  9. Jason_apostle

    Jason_apostle when you live by faith you really celebrate

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    i believe God did create dragons and unicorns, they are mentioned in the king james bible, but i think they went out like the do do bird. the people in mid-evil times may have killed them off all the dragons because they were destroying they're crops. the unicorn could of been hunted down because of it's valuable horn.
     
  10. Targaryen

    Targaryen Scripture,Tradition and Reason

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    I've a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you then if you believe that.
     
  11. Goatee

    Goatee Jesus, please forgive me, a sinner.

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    You been reading Harry Potter?
     
  12. Serving Zion

    Serving Zion Seek First His Kingdom & Righteousness

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    This is the same one referred to as the serpent in Genesis 3. Remember that God foretold the destiny of his offspring in Genesis 3:15. In the beginning this one is belittled, because humans were strong in righteousness and could simply squash a pesky little snake. However, in the end the human has grown so weak (Isaiah 6:8-13) and this crafty one so established over them (1 John 5:19) that he is depicted as having a greater form, a serpent of fearsome strength, like a dragon (Romans 8:20-22).

    Simply, the serpent is more cunning than the children of light (Luke 16:8), and the corruption of the faith through false doctrines (2 Peter 2:1-2, 1 John 4:1-3) has weakened the attitude of the children of light (Matthew 24:24, John 12:35) so that they do not press deep into faith and take hold of the fullness of kingdom power (Proverbs 24:10).

    Revelation is showing that this futility (Romans 8:20) doesn't completely destroy the world (Revelation 5:5, Revelation 21:4).

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    Lift up your heads, O gates, and be lifted up, you everlasting doors: that the King of glory may come in.
    “Who is this King of glory?”
    Adonai strong and mighty, Adonai mighty in battle!

    Lift up your heads, O gates, and lift them up, you everlasting doors: that the King of glory may come in.
    “Who is this King of glory?”
    Adonai-Tzva’ot—He is the King of glory!
    (Selah)
    Psalms 24:7-10
     
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  13. JackRT

    JackRT Flat earther waking up ... Supporter

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    I'm a celt not a frank.;)
     
  14. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

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    Satan isn't a literal dragon, the book refers to him as a dragon figuratively.

    There's no such thing as dragons, there never has been such a thing as dragons; dragons are creatures of myth, legend, and fantasy--like unicorns, goblins, fairies, and centaurs.

    God did not create dragons, no, because there's no such thing; they are a product of human imagination.

    God is the Creator of all real things though, so yes God is the author of all animal life which has ever lived on our planet; because He is the Maker of the heavens and the earth, of all things seen and unseen; all which actually exists exists because of Him, see John 1:3.

    -CryptoLutheran
     
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  15. majj27

    majj27 Mr. Owl has had quite enough

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    Dragons/Dinosaurs lived right up until modern times? What are you counting as "Modern times"? Because to me, that means the past fifty years or so.
     
  16. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

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    Also, because it bears mentioning, there are still dinosaurs alive today, we just happen to call those dinosaurs which survived extinction birds.

    Also, no, dinosaurs were not "big lizards". Dinosaurs are part of a group of animals known as archosaurs, which also includes crocodilians and pterosaurs; lizards on the other hand are lepidosaurs, and are not archosaurs. It would be more accurate to say that humans are "big mice" than it would be to say dinosaurs are "big lizards", but no one would reasonably say that humans are "big mice".

    -CryptoLutheran
     
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  17. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

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    The modern period is generally regarded as having begun in the 16th century. It's sometimes said that Martin Luther was the last medieval theologian and John Calvin was the first modern theologian. The transition from the middle ages to the modern age in Western Europe is generally attributed to the late Renaissance, the invention of the moveable type printing press, the European discovery of the Americas, the Protestant Reformation, and the rise of the nation state.

    Of course there were no dragons back then either. Or non-avian dinosaurs for that matter; because non-avian dinosaurs went extinct about 65 million years ago, and dragons have never existed.

    -CryptoLutheran
     
  18. Bible Highlighter

    Bible Highlighter Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. Supporter

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    Yes, have you ever read about the Leviathan in Job 41?
     
  19. majj27

    majj27 Mr. Owl has had quite enough

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    Oh, Modern PERIOD, not "modern times". That's a big difference.

    Of course, as you say, not NEARLY big enough.
     
  20. Bible Highlighter

    Bible Highlighter Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. Supporter

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    While it is possible that there are one horned horses that died out, unicorns can also simply be in reference to any one horned animal, too.

    Here is a Science book on unicorns.

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    https://www.amazon.com/Natural-History-Unicorns-Chris-Lavers-ebook/dp/B002M41TTI/
     
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