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Dinosaur Print

Dinosaur and human footprintsOne of the most remarkable discoveries of all time was made at Point Twelve at the Dougherty site of the Paluxy River near Glen Rose in the Dinosaur Valley State Park in Texas. The Paluxy River bed became famous in the 1930's when locals found tracks of dinosaur prints and human prints alongside one another. Frozen in time and pressured by the ages in the smooth layered limestone are two print tracks, one of a human and the other of a dinosaur, side by side. These were described and photographed by Dr. John D. Morris's (1946- ) President Emeritus, at the "Institute for Creation Research," Mount St. Helens in his book, "Tracking Those Incredible Dinosaurs and the People Who Knew Them" from Bethany House Publishing. A recent photo from the British Museum, London's Natural History Museum in February 7, 2014 shows "some human footprints, [from five individuals including at least two children and one male adult] thought to be more than 800,000 years old, [possibly 1 million years old] found in silt on the beach at Happisburg on the Norfolk coast of England." There were nearby fossils of "long-extinct animals including mammoth, ancient horse and early vole." The footprint find will be part of an exhibition, "Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story," opening at the Natural History Museum.✞

Glen Rose State Park

Dinosaur PrintThe prints shown in The Taylor Trail look for all the world like the handiwork of some dreamy schoolgirl playing on a sandy sea shore. One is the three-toed and deep impression of a heavy animal. The other is remarkably dissimilar for there, next to the monster dinosaur print is the clear five-toed bare footprint of a human being! Perfectly formed and sharp, these two impressions are monuments to the past and to the present. Strange as this may seem, the BBC reported, in March 2009, the discovery of even stranger fossilized footprints over 1.5 million years old! In caves, the remains of mammoth bones were found around a human's fireplace. This is evidence that humans walked with the "great creatures" of the Bible all those years ago✞

Evangelize or Fossilize?

Dinosaur and human tracksThe dinosaur, seemingly so large, strong and invulnerable has since fallen into extinction. The human being, so fragile by comparison, still walks on and continues to inhabit the earth. The challenge for the church today is will it survive or not? Will the church evangelize or fossilize like the dinosaur? The church has winced from opponents within and without over the past two thousand years and has managed to develop new ways of prospering. But, God lives on and so does his people today.✞

"Church Evangelism Challenge"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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