Teaching Notes for “D is for Dinosaurs”
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The Bible tells us in Colossians that in Christ “are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3). This means that only God knows everything, and only God always tells the truth (John 17:17).
It is important to get across to the children that, compared to what God knows, what any human knows is almost nothing. Therefore, if we are going to find out the truth about the dinosaurs, or how the world came into existence, or how anything ever got here at all, we need to consult the one who knows everything. Stress to them that no scientist knows everything, but that the Bible tells us God knows everything, so we should go to the Bible to find the answers.
Have the children use an ink pen to draw a very small dot on a blank page. Then get them to take another blank page, and start making dots all over the page. They can continue doing this for a couple of minutes. Explain to them that the one dot on the page represents how much man knows, but all the other dots they have drawn on the other page are just a start in representing what God knows. Tell them that they could continue making dots FOREVER and God would still know MUCH more than that. Help them to begin to understand what it means that God has infinite knowledge.
Excerpt from D is for Dinosaur. Used with permission from Answers in Genesis