- Genesis 1:29–31
- Genesis 3
Teachers should read the Scripture and text for each lesson prior to teaching it. You should be able to answer the questions below prior to asking them of the student. We have included page numbers from the text where answers are found. Extra understanding can be gained by reading the footnotes for this section.
The student should understand the history behind dinosaur discoveries and the word dinosaur.
Have the student read Scripture out loud. Have student read the text, pp. 53–57.
- What was the diet of all animals (including dinosaurs) and both humans in the very beginning of the Creation? (p. 53)
- What changed the entire Creation? (pp. 53, 56)
- When did humans and animals begin to eat meat? (p. 56–57)
- Research animals with sharp teeth. What is the main diet of each of these creatures?
- If an animal has sharp teeth, does this automatically mean it eats meat? (p. 53)
- Using a butter knife, regular kitchen knife, steak knife, and bread knife (and any other type of knife available), cut up various fruits and vegetables (e.g., melons, celery, carrots, potatoes, etc.). Which type of knife slices fruits and vegetables better? How much more are sharp teeth appropriate for eating fruits and vegetables?
Although dinosaurs were originally part of God’s “very good” creation and thus were vegetarians, Adam’s disobedience changed all that. Carnivory is the result of the Fall, and had no part in the original creation—neither will it be present in the new heavens and earth to come.