Confusing Dragons


Eric Dougherty

The television station Animal Planet has a new program out called, "Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real." The show is in the form of a documentary and is narrated by Patrick Stewart who has worked on other projects of a similar format. The show is very exciting and has good special effects, but it is very dangerous in both its theme and purpose.

The show runs much like H.G. Wells' old radio program, "War of the Worlds," in that it is presented as a real documentary and intermingles some truth with legend and even imagination. If a person were to begin watching halfway through (like I did), it would seem like a true nature documentary. The episode shows how dragons lived, how they were able to fly, and even a scientific explanation about how some could breathe fire. Being Darwinistic in its programming, no "real" scientific documentary would be complete without explaining the supposed evolution and, then, extinction of the different species of dragon.

Perhaps the most fascinating portion is the fictitious discovery of a young frozen dragon in a mountain cave, along with the bodies of some medieval knights. Using modern technology and forensics, scientists recreated the final battle - even adding the twist of the parent dragon returning to the cave.

Of course, all of this is based upon the legends that exist in every culture of the world. For decades, Christian scientists have not had any problem in reconciling the legend of dragons to that of what, today, we call dinosaurs or in some cases very large ancient reptiles. This production is meant to deal with the massive body of evidence that points to the existence of these large creatures - with an evolutionary twist. Throughout the show this theme was clear: "Dinosaurs were real. They lived millions of years ago. Dragons may have been real. People may have seen dragons. Dragons were not dinosaurs."

There we have it. Evolutionists have already denied that God created ALL animals and man on days five and six. Now, very subtly, they have denied the accounts in Job 40 and 41 as not being dinosaurs, but some undiscovered beast. They have done a remarkable job of taking eyewitness accounts that occurred throughout history and manipulated them just enough to distort the truth and sell their theories. Why? Because the theory of biological evolution cannot hold up without the extended timeline of millions of years. It would be devastating to their cause to admit that man lived alongside of dinosaurs.

We need to watch out for these and other dangerous teachings and to speak up whenever anyone attempts to challenge the truth of God's word or the evidence supplied within His creation.

"I will not conceal his limbs, his mighty power, or his graceful proportions. Who can remove his outer coat? Who can approach him with a double bridle? Who can open the doors of his face with his terrible teeth all around? His rows of scales are his pride, shut up tightly as with a seal; one is so near another that no air can come between them; they are joined one to another, they stick together and cannot be parted. His sneezings flash forth light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. Out of his mouth go burning lights; sparks of fire shoot out. Smoke goes out of his nostrils, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes. His breath kindles coals and a flame goes out of his mouth." Job 41:12-21. -1634 Newbern St., Newport, NC 28570.


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