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RESEARCH FINDINGS BEHIND GROUNDBREAKING NEW BOOK “BEFORE GENESIS” TELL THEIR OWN TALE—PART 28: REWIND TO THE GARDEN OF EDEN

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The “snake” Adam and Eve spoke to, instead of being a talking animal (which now appears to be a preposterous idea, despite the hold this concept has on Christian cartoons for kids), was a divinely created, authoritative, shining being, serpent-like in appearance. The fact that this former servant of God turned Adam and Eve away from God through pride and deceit—and the fact that he was in Eden already by the time Adam and Eve were formed—shows that he was an occupant of Eden during the fallen, “void” era of Earth: either Lucifer, himself (the most likely), or, at the least, a lead “accuser” and “adversary” (a non-proper-noun satan) who jumped on board the ludicrous insurrection plan. And, as you’ve likely pieced together by now, this whole movement against God brought unfathomable imagery links between Lucifer and reptiles.

Lucifer was the representative of Earth’s “lizards.” (The angels who fell with him may have been, also.) It’s the only explanation that makes sense (at least to me and at least ten theologians from SkyWatch TV circles who speak on this matter). The dinosaurs were the greatest of all the lizard family, and they posed the greatest threat to the humans God made to carry on His plan for Creation and redemption through His Son.

One may wonder why, if Lucifer’s fall caused the global wipeout of all dinosaurs, other lesser reptiles were allowed to remain on Earth through the re-Creation and up to today—after all, there are reptiles in our current animal kingdom. If our theory is correct, the answer is in the question: God intended for the lesser serpents to exist and cohabitate on Earth alongside man. If Adam and Eve hadn’t fallen, the whole snake family may not have ever been a threat to man (as Pember explained in the excerpt in an earlier article in this series), but if God had created the dinosaurs from the very beginning—millions of years ago—why did He choose not to include them in the Creation beginning in Genesis 1:3 that so many believe occurred around six thousand years ago? Why haven’t archeologists found dinosaur fossils dated to around the time of Adam or Noah, or after the Flood?

Could it be that our not-so-beloved King Lucifer pulled a Josef-Mengele-of-Auschwitz scheme, and the dinosaurs were the aftermath of that “creation”?

Josef Mengele was a Nazi surgeon called the “Angel of Death” who mercilessly performed gruesome and gristly experiments on human subjects at Auschwitz during Adolf Hitler’s regime. For such undertakings as sewing twin children together back to back in an attempt to play God and “create” conjoined twins (and many other examples too disturbing to mention), Mengele is an archetypal Lucifer—a demonic “creator” in his own mind. Obviously, his crude surgeries and “medical” practices never rendered his desired results; those who survived were sent to the gas chambers when Mengele’s trials only made them sick, and the remains of those who died were thrown in the furnace or sent to Austria for further study.

Lucifer, on the other hand, wouldn’t only have surpassed Mengele’s human knowledge of the sciences and medicines—as he witnessed God’s very first Creation and “shouted for joy” on that day alongside God and all the angels (Job 38:4–7)—but he has already illustrated his capability of “creating” monsters through unorthodox, spurious, counterfeit-Creator-breeding methods! The Nephilim of the Old Testament are proof of that.

Interestingly, ancient apocryphal literature usually grouped with Enoch also acknowledges that early Luciferian “sciences” of Genesis 6 were applied to animals. In Jubilees 5:2, we read:

And injustice increased upon the earth, and all flesh corrupted its way; man and cattle and beasts and birds and everything which walks on the earth. And they all corrupted their way and their ordinances, and they began to eat one another. And injustice grew upon the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all mankind was thus continually evil. (Jubilees 5:2; cf. 7:21–25)[i]

Our early Church Father, Eusebius, also spoke of Luciferian mutations that occurred during this epoch…and he, too, recognized the evil was carried out in such a way that it involved animals (and note the last line):

And they begat human beings, with two wings; and then others with four wings and two faces and one body and two heads…still others with horses’ hooves, and others in the shape of a horse at the rear and a human shape at the front…they also made bulls with human heads and horses with dogs’ heads as well as other monsters with horses heads and human bodies…then all kinds of dragon-like monstrous beings.[ii]

Tom Horn and Cris Putnam, in their book, Exo-Vaticana, noted the following regarding Eusebius’ observations:

Of the “winged humans” and “dragon-like monsters,” prophecy expert, J. R. Church, once made an interesting point that since this activity was satanic in nature, it refers to the “seed of the serpent” that was at enmity with Christ. “The concept of a reptilian race continues throughout the Bible as a metaphoric symbol of the devil,” Church wrote in Prophecy in the News magazine, February 2009. “Later Scriptures add the term ‘dragon,’ with the implication that these otherworldly creatures were designed with the DNA code of a reptilian race.” Church went on to state that some of these satanic creatures were depicted as “bat-like gargoyles, or winged dragons” in ancient art, and that we should not be surprised that “a humanoid-type reptilian race could cohabit with human women and produce a race of giants.” In what could be historical support of Dr. Church’s premise, a document fragment found in Cave 4 among the Dead Sea Scrolls contains an admonition by Amram, the father of Moses, to his children. In a badly damaged segment of the text, Amram sees the chief angel of darkness, a Watcher [fallen angel] named Melkiresha in the form of a reptilian (bracketed suspension points represent scroll damage/irretrievable text):

I saw Watchers in my vision, a dream vision, and behold two (of them) argued about me and said […] and they were engaged in a great quarrel concerning me. I asked them: “You, what are you […] thus […] about me?” They answered and said to me: “We have been made masters and rule over all the sons of men.” And they said to me: “Which of us do you choose […]

I raised my eyes and saw one of them. His looks were frightening like those of a viper, and his garments were multi-coloured and he was extremely dark […]

And afterwards I looked and behold […] by his appearance and his face was like that of an adder [a venomous snake], and he was covered with […] together, and his eyes […].”[iii]

A fallen-angel Watcher described in the Dead Sea Scrolls as a reptilian with the face of an adder… It’s getting harder and harder to dismiss these serpentine links.

It was also during Tom Horn’s trip to meet Dr. Don Mose—a third-generation Navajo medicine man, retired academic who authored many of the Native American nation’s textbooks and cultural programs throughout the Four Corners area, and a proficient oral-traditions historian well known to the local tribes—that our Defender Publishing and SkyWatch Television team learned one the oldest historic traditions among Native Americans regarding the time of Creation. In this account, there was a “good God” who created all things “good.” These praiseworthy formations of Earth were later spoiled when a reptilian entity appeared and misled humanity. The early Anasazi tribe—rumored in the sanctioned legends of the area to have migrated and mingled with the Pueblo tribes—actually “disappeared,” Mose said, after they came under the mind control of a reptile with a halo, a carnivorous creature suspiciously similar to what Cris Putnam describes in On the Path of the Immortals as:

…“fiery seraphim” (Hebrew: saraph, “fiery serpent,” also corresponding with many other testaments around the ancient world, including Sanskrit sarpa, sarpin—“reptile”—whether with legs like the lizard or legless like the snake).[iv]

Human-angel hybrids are more familiar to the Nephilim crowd, whereas dinosaurs originating from satanic, biological-manipulation methods are harder to imagine, since we don’t have an equivalent Genesis 6:4 account of their origin. But if even human beings, through completely natural means, can take the first canines and breed everything from a toy-breed, yapping, lap Chihuahua that would greet an intruder with kisses to an enormous and fiercely protective St. Bernard whose bite can flatten a basketball, what could God’s most intelligent cherub accomplish after being an eyewitness of God’s creative ability and having had millions of years to play God and mess with unnatural DNA modifications after his fall?

Were the first dinosaurs of God’s own design? Perhaps a better question is this: Could an argument be made for how the prehistoric beasts changed into something else at some early period of their earthly existence?

Surprisingly, yes. Science acknowledges this as well, and the details are only just now surfacing. The Smithsonian Institution, of all sources, concedes to this in a May 2023 article titled, “The Rise of Meat-Eating Dinosaurs Is More Complicated Than We Thought: Paleontologists Are Searching for How Carnivorous Dinosaurs Went from Pipsqueaks to Titans.” Riley Black, Smithsonian’s science correspondent, begins his trek on the “titan” end, listing three frightening examples of bipedal lizard-monsters we now know to have been “latecomers” to the scenario: tyrannosaurus, torvosaurus, and giganotosaurus. Towering carnivores such as these “weren’t around,” Black says, and in their earliest days, they were no bigger than a large dog (he lists the German Shepherd as an example). After explaining that all meat-eating dinosaurs came from theropods (a hollow-boned, three-toed, and clawed species), Black goes on to say: “Up until now, paleontologists thought theropods remained generally small and on the ecological sidelines from about 235 through 201 million years ago. It was only…at the end of the Triassic [Period]…that carnivorous dinosaurs started to get big.”[v] Science Daily also sees a change in the size and behaviors of these creatures at one point. Their information derives from bone studies first published in the scientific journal Science Advances, concluding that “something must have happened in the Triassic that allowed dinosaurs to endure the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction and adapt in its aftermath, becoming the dominant group for the rest of the Mesozoic.”[vi] And LiveScience, after stating that dinosaurs were “mostly dog- and horse-size creatures” in the beginning, likewise documents their transition “into the most enormous beasts that ever existed on land.” But of equal interest to our study is this journal’s admission that this group of terrifying creatures had “unique anatomy [that] set them apart from other animal groups.”[vii] It appears clear: “Something” happened that took dinosaurs from their original form to…something else. Therefore, we either a) subscribe to scientific theory of random evolution (which, as Chuck Missler illustrated at the beginning of this series, is ludicrous), or b) admit that there may be another explanation, perhaps involving a lizard king.

Of course, aside from my Auschwitz-Lucifer “gristly experiments” theory or breeding, there’s also the witchcraft angle: Satan’s son, Antichrist, will perform true miracles in the sight of all during the end times (2 Thessalonians 2:9; Revelation 13:30; 19:20). The Bible tells us so. Since this ancient spirit alive in the future Antichrist is the same spirit born in and through the iniquity of Lucifer, the “false creator” may not have even needed sciences, surgeries, or breeding if he set out to divine his own servant beings through sorcery. The Wicked Witch’s flying monkey-servants in The Wizard of Oz are similar: wicked entities were somehow “magicked” into existence to serve the king of reptiles. (But one important detail about this angle needs to be stated: Witchcraft or the redesigning of any life form through sorcery is still not “creation,” even if the change is brought about through invisible or spiritual methods. Lucifer has never had, nor will ever have, the power of creation as God does. Lucifer would have still had to take something God had already made and warped it.) From this angle, not all of them would have had to be carnivorous people-eaters for Lucifer to utilize them in his own schemes, so, for those who have been wondering how I was going to separate the “evil” dinosaurs from the “peaceful herbivores,” I don’t think an “innocent” dinosaur requires an explanation. It’s about who they were serving and following, not what we can glean from their anatomical functions and behaviors based on fossils. Nor do I believe all extinct forms of life have to correspond to the dinosaurs. Lucifer could have made all sorts of weird things… (Darwinian ape men, anyone?)

So, I ask again: Were dinosaurs bred or designed intentionally by Lucifer/Satan or his Auschwitz-style doctors to dominate Earth? Did these ancient monstrosities originate through the evil one’s plan to, say, thwart God’s creation and introduce an uninhabitable planet where no human could ever survive long enough to produce the Messiah through a pure bloodline? Why not? He did so after Adam…

Or, perhaps, were dinosaurs: 1) included in God’s very first Earth Creation event; 2) made by God to be peaceful, harmonious, and “good” as God intended all animals to be; 3) fell with Lucifer at the onset of the “void” (in the same way the animal kingdom would later fall with Adam and Eve); and 4) excluded from the re-Creation of Earth at the time of Adam because they resembled their reptilian king in some way (maybe spiritually?) that God deemed unworthy of re-creating?

Either way, whether the “great lizards” of old were the perverted creation of Lucifer or beasts that God deliberately excluded from the “good” world, there is yet another link between King Lizard and his savage darlings we have to visit before we move on to the historical “fit” in this big picture. The cherub may have even been one of the original five “living creatures” in Heaven, and if he was, the absence of dinosaurs could explain the missing link of these Creation representatives.

Wait… “Five” living creatures? Don’t you mean to say “four”?

No. I mean five…

Understand that this is only a theory, but it’s one I find fascinating in light of the idea that reptiles, snakes, dragons, etc., weren’t originally associated with evil. Yet, free from imagery of sin or wickedness as they may have initially been, they appear to be completely missing in the roster of representatives in the throne of God. We see these bizarre, but frighteningly authoritative and holy, beings described in Ezekiel 1:10-11:

As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle. Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

First, note the four faces of each of these beings: man, lion, ox, and eagle. Now, note the similarity of these four living creatures and the celestial “beasts” of Revelation 4:6–11:

And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. [So far, the same animals are represented here.] And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” (Emphasis added)

The last line of this passage makes clear not only that God is being worshiped, but it states what He is being worshiped for—the things He created. Thus, a number of scholars have, long linked the beasts/creatures to beings representative of Creation. Before we proceed, though, we should look at precisely what these beings are. Ezekiel chapter 10 (especially verses 6–9) makes it clear that these beings or creatures are cherubim—just like the cherub king. Though we’ve seen what Ezekiel 1 describes, let us—for the sake of edifying repetition and academic comparison in a theory I imagine most readers have never heard—be sure we know what he saw just after calling them “cherubim” several times in chapter 10:

And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar. (Ezekiel 10:14–15)

You may have noticed the four faces are slightly different here: the “face of an ox” has been replaced by “the face of a cherub.” However, the likeness, according to historians and anthropologists, might be the same. First, note that in Genesis 10:8–10, we read: “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.… And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Akkad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar” (emphasis added). (By the way, this verse is widely accepted as referring to Nimrod’s “mighty one” [Hebrew gibor] status which traces him back to Nephilim DNA. The words “mighty men” in Genesis 6:4—the verse that describes the fallen angels taking human females to produce giants—is gibborim.) Akkad was an early Mesopotamian city that, at the latest, would have established its cultural language and imagery when the Akkadian Empire rose in Nimrod’s day, sometime circa 2335–2155 BC. However, as the language and mythology of the Akkadians had migrated from Sumer, their myths regarding gods and celestial beings (like the cherubim) were far more ancient, tracing back to the early generations of Adam and Eve’s offspring. Thus, the Hebrew word “cherub” very likely links etymologically to the Akkadian karibu. Derek and Sharon Gilbert, commenting on Ezekiel 10:14, make this connection as well. Anticipating their readers’ confusion, they ask:

Wait—why a cherub instead of an ox for the fourth face? Is there some connection between the cherub and the ox?

Actually, yes.

The word “cherub” probably comes from the Akkadian karibu (the “ch” [in “cherub”] should be a hard “k” sound). It means “intercessor” or “one who prays.” The karibu were usually portrayed as winged bulls with human faces, and huge statues of the karibu were set up as divine guardians at the entrances of palaces and temples. This is the role of the cherubim “at the east of the garden of Eden…to guard the way to the tree of life [Genesis 3:24].”[viii]

The Gilberts aren’t the only scholars to discover this etymological trail. Charles H. Dyer, a commentator who collaborated on the study of Ezekiel in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, points out that, from this view, “the face of an ox was, in fact, the normal understanding of the face of a cherub. In Akkadian literature the kuribu (cognate of ‘cherub’) appear to have nonhuman faces.”[ix] The Lexham Bible Dictionary relates the etymological history of the Hebrew “cherub,” and concurs that it “is probably related to the Akkadian word kuribu, referring to a divine being associated with a sanctuary…. The related Akkadian verb form karabu means ‘bless’…. In Akkadian literature, the kuribu were not associated with any single deity, but they symbolized divine presence and protection.”[x] This conclusion is shared by the Lexham Theological Wordbook as well.[xi] Michael Heiser also finds the Akkadian kuribu/karabu origin of “cherub” admissible, as well as “bovine” characteristics, in his book, Angels: What the Bible Really Says about God’s Heavenly Host.[xii] (By the way, as a crucial reminder: It is dangerous to assume that Christianity or its precursor, Judaism, borrowed ideas from the surrounding pagan lands and conformed their languages or culture to match what came earlier. Keep in mind—always—that the God who formed the heavens and Earth was the original revelator of the supernatural, and those who first observed reality on Earth and in the heavens were the angels. So, even if a word in Hebrew draws its etymological roots from Sumerian or Akkadian, it only proves that they mingled early on and found more accurate ways of describing their spiritual beliefs. As one example: Old, Anglo-Saxon English existed for centuries before the language called “Old French.” Yet the English word “fiancé” [“to be betrothed”] came from French and is still used in English today. That doesn’t mean the French had the idea first, as betrothal is as ancient as the earliest beings on Earth. It merely shows that English speakers found a word from a foreign neighbor that more accurately expressed an unconsummated betrothal relationship [engagement].)

Thus, if the bull face of the Akkadian being is, like these scholars attest, similar to the face of the guardian cherubim of God, then there is no discrepancy. We’re still looking at four representative faces of God’s Creation, as the “face of a cherub” in Ezekiel 10:14 is synonymous to the “face of an ox” in the earlier part of his vision. (Recall the settlement in Catalhoyuk we looked at a few chapters back. Their obsession with bull heads on the walls of their homes and all over their shrines is more fascinating in light of this concept of the bull-cherub. From what we know, Catalhoyuk predates even Sumer by about a thousand years and maybe far longer. Also recall that we have a hard time identifying their form of worship based on remains, alone. The only lead we have is the Mother Goddess idea, which we found reason to dismiss [the “idols,” if that’s what they were, were cast into the garbage pits and nonchalantly left behind]. Could it be that these pre-Adamite “people”—which scientists say are human but who arrived on Earth a millennium before Adam—received a bright and shining visitor, resembling some sort of cow-Satan, who instructed them how to live, worship, and cultivate land to survive…and who also explained their origins had been given through a bull-headed cherub? Lucifer can appear as an angel of light, so we know he’s capable of changing his form. But even if he didn’t, one of the angels that fell alongside him may have resembled an Akkadian-like karibu cherub.)

Now that we know we’re talking about the cherubim Lucifer was amidst before he fell, we can look at these representative beings and consider how they characterize four distinct categories of God’s creatures:

  1. mankind (“face of a man” in both Ezekiel and Revelation);
  2. wild, undomesticated animals of the land, forests, and fields (face/beast like a lion);
  3. domestic animals that can be made to serve humanity (“ox” in Ezekiel 1, “cherub”/karibu in Ezekiel 10, and baby ox [“calf”] in Revelation);
  4. animals of the air (face/beast like an eagle).

If the living creatures—cherubim—both a) represent God’s creation and b) praise Him for it, then why are the reptilian and aquatic species left out of these categories?

Remember that Leviathan is a “dragon” described as a “piercing…crooked serpent” with multiple “heads” (Isaiah 27:1; Psalm 74:13–14). He also just happens to live in the sea. Far from being a now-extinct dinosaur, as some scholars claim, I believe it’s infinitely clear that the dragon named “Satan” that has multiple heads as described in Revelation 12:3 is a picture of Lucifer as a giant, twisting reptile, and as an aquatic animal: Both serpents and sea creatures are captured in Leviathan, that Luciferian entity of the end days.

From the Faithlife Study Bible, we see a clue to yet another incredible link: “Biblical references to Leviathan are often symbolic references for chaos itself.”[xiii]

Did you catch that? Leviathan is chaos, itself?! Leviathan “is”—not “looks like,” not “shares similarities with”; he istohu/bohu?

In this same source, in reference to Isaiah 27:1, we read:

While the apocalyptic imagery in [Isaiah] ch. 25 alluded to the watery chaos of the flood and victory as swallowing death (25:8), here Yahweh’s ultimate victory is represented as an assault on the serpent—invoking an ancient theme of gods bringing order by subduing the chaos monster.…

The battle with the dragon appears in Rev 12:3–9, where he is identified with Satan himself. In the OT [Old Testament] references, God brings order to the universe by slaying a primeval dragon symbolizing chaos (compare Isa 51:9; Pss 74:14; 89:11; Job 9:13; 26:12; 40:24). The motif of divine combat with a serpent or dragon was found in Mesopotamian and Canaanite mythology. The biblical theme inspired apocalyptic writers in Jewish and Christian literature, especially the books of 1 Enoch and Revelation.[xiv]

Many sources attest to this thread, including the following from the Lexham Bible Dictionary: “DRAGON AND SEA: Figurative representatives of chaos in the Bible,”[xv] and, “chaos could be represented as a great sea serpent or dragon…known as Leviathan.”[xvi] Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary states that “Leviathan…represented chaos in a personified manner.”[xvii] From The NET Bible First Edition Notes by Biblical Studies Press, in a commentary on Job 3:8: “Job employs here the mythological figure Leviathan, the monster of the deep or chaos.”[xviii] According to the New Bible Commentary, both Leviathan and Behemoth are “symbol[s] of chaos.”[xix] From the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets: “The ‘crushing of the head’ of the chaos monster, Leviathan (as in Ps 74:12–14), means that the Lord establishes cosmic order and justice.”[xx]

Order and justice. That’s a far cry from “without form, and void”—statuses that now appear to be embodied in the chaos monster, Lucifer-Satan-Leviathan. Even Dr. Heiser states in one of his books that Leviathan is the pure “image of chaos…common throughout the ancient world.”[xxi] In his famous, groundbreaking, and critically acclaimed Unseen Realm, Heiser points out an incredible (and far too often overlooked) link between the ancient sea-serpent and the purpose Christ had when He walked on water:

In the ancient world the sea was a thing of dread. It was unpredictable and untamable. It was a place upon which humans couldn’t live. Consequently, the sea was often used as a metaphor for chaos, destruction, and death. The power and chaotic unruliness of the sea was symbolized in both the Old Testament and a wide range of ancient Near Eastern literatures with a dragon or sea monster, variously known as Leviathan and Rahab (e.g., Pss 74:14; 89:10).

Sea imagery conveys these ideas from the very beginning of the Bible. The waters of the primeval deep (Gen 1:2) must be calmed and restrained by God. The defeat of the gods of Egypt happens when the sea obeys its Maker (Exod 14). Jesus walks on the sea and instantly brings it into submission. To the ancient mind these incidents symbolized power over chaos and everything that might bring harm and death to humanity. Absence of chaos meant that everything was in perfect, divine order and calm.

This is why Revelation ends as it does, with God’s return to permanently dwell with his family on a new earth. When [the future] Eden comes, there is no more sea.[xxii]

When Jesus walked on water, He was not only “calming” it; He was illustrating His authority over the chaos-dragon, the serpent under His feet!

I have probably another two hundred books in the lineup that say the name “Leviathan” is synonymous to, and interchangeable with, “Chaos,” as this sea-serpent is the personification of it (just like Lady Wisdom is capitalized as wisdom personified in the Old Testament), but I will spare you from having to read through all of them. Suffice it to say that when God made Earth, it was not a tohu/bohu world, but Lucifer—also known as Leviathan, also known as Chaos—fell, and Earth became the home of King Chaos. Suddenly, around that same time, due to a judgment of God, all dinosaurs became extinct…

…And we do not have a holy cherub among the possible five living creatures identified in the Bible as the Creation representative of aquatic and reptilian animals.

Could Lucifer, in his pre-fallen state, have been the fifth cherub of these pictures?

Gary Stearman of Prophecy Watchers believes so. In one article, he reminds readers that the four “beasts” are the cherubim, “each assigned to watch over an animal kingdom.” If Lucifer hadn’t fallen, Stearman says, a fifth Creation cherub “would” stand amidst the others and “watch over the kingdom of the reptiles…[and] dinosaurs.” Since Lucifer did fall, this “great dragon” became “a dust-eating serpent” (as Genesis 3:14 acknowledges). Stearman relates that “long before [Lucifer] came into the earthly Garden of Eden”:

The [dino]saurian kingdom was on its way out. Yet, though no longer co-regent at God’s throne, apparently he still retained some of his former glory. That is, until he had finished his work with Eve. At that point, he and his breed were reduced to the state in which we see them today.[xxiii]

I believe this is becoming more than a theory. Although I cannot (and will not) call it “fact,” the evidence stacks so highly in favor of the dinosaurs’ extinction being a casualty of Lucifer’s fall that I’m frankly shocked more scholars haven’t already written about this.

So far, we have a “fit” for chronology, symbolism, representation, theology, and etymology supporting this king-of-dinosaurs theory. Just a couple final links remain…

UP NEXT: Historically, Scientifically, and Geologically, It Fits

[i] Charlesworth, James H., The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and the New Testament, Volume 2: Expansions of the “Old Testament” and Legends, Wisdom, and Philosophical Literature, Prayers, Psalms and Odes, Fragments of Lost Judeo-Hellenistic Works, Includes Indexes (New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1985), 2:64. Quoted in: Putnam, Cris, and Tom Horn, Exo-Vaticana: Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R., and the Vatican’s Astonishing Plan for the Arrival of an Alien Savior (Crane, MO: Defender Publishing; 2013), 91.

[ii] Karst, Josef, Eusebius Werke, 5. Band: die Chronik (Leipzig 1911). Quoted in: Putnam, Cris, and Tom Horn, Exo-Vaticana: Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R., and the Vatican’s Astonishing Plan for the Arrival of an Alien Savior (Crane, MO: Defender Publishing; 2013), 91–92; emphasis added by Horn and Putnam.

[iii] Putnam, Cris, and Tom Horn, Exo-Vaticana: Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R., and the Vatican’s Astonishing Plan for the Arrival of an Alien Savior (Crane, MO: Defender Publishing; 2013), 92.

[iv] Putnam, Cris, and Tom Horn, On the Path of the Immortals: Exo-Vaticana, Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R., and the Strategic Locations Where Entities Await the Appointed Time (Crane, MO: Defender Publishing; 2015), 53.

[v] Black, Riley, “The Rise of Meat-Eating Dinosaurs Is More Complicated Than We Thought: Paleontologists Are Searching for How Carnivorous Dinosaurs Went from Pipsqueaks to Titans,” May 11, 2020, Smithsonian Magazine, last accessed May 11, 2023, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/meat-eating-dinosaurs-carnivorous-180974525/.

[vi] University of Bristol, “Scientists Discover What Was on the Menu of the First Dinosaurs,” Science Daily, last accessed May 13, 2023, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/12/221216142623.htm, emphasis added.

[vii] Geggel, Laura, “A Brief History of Dinosaurs,” July 6, 2021, LiveScience, last accessed May 13, 2023, https://www.livescience.com/3945-history-dinosaurs.html.

[viii] Gilbert, Derek and Sharon, Giants, Gods & Dragons, 29.

[ix] Charles H. Dyer, “Ezekiel,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 1 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 1246.

[x] Knuth, Stacy and Douglas Mangum, ed. John D. Barry et al., The Lexham Bible Dictionary (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2016), under the heading, “Cherubim.”

[xi] McGuire-Moushon, J. A., ed. Douglas Mangum et al., Lexham Theological Wordbook, Lexham Bible Reference Series (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014), under the heading, “Divine Beings.”

[xii] Heiser, PhD, Michael S., Angels, Kindle location 736.

[xiii] Barry, John D., et al., Faithlife Study Bible (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012, 2016), under Job 41:1; emphasis added.

[xiv] Ibid., under Isaiah 27:1.

[xv] Butler, Trent C. and Douglas Mangum, The Lexham Bible Dictionary, under the heading, “Dragon and Sea.”

[xvi] Ibid., under the heading “Chaos.”

[xvii] Wyrick, Steve, ed. Chad Brand et al., Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers, 2003), 1028.

[xviii] The NET Bible First Edition Notes (Biblical Studies Press, 2006), Job 3:8.

[xix] Clines, David J. A., New Bible Commentary: 21st Century Edition, ed. D. A. Carson et al., 4th ed. (Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1994), 481, under Job 41:1–34.

[xx] Bruckner, J. K., ed. Mark J. Boda and Gordon J. McConville, Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets (Downers Grove, IL; Nottingham, England: IVP Academic; Inter-Varsity Press, 2012), 299.

[xxi] Heiser, Michael S., PhD, I Dare You Not to Bore Me with the Bible, ed. John D. Barry and Rebecca Van Noord (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press; Bible Study Magazine, 2014), 139.

[xxii] Heiser PhD, Michael S., The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible (Kindle ed. Bellingham WA: Lexham Press; 2015), Kindle locations 6557–6566.

[xxiii] Stearman, Gary, “The Dark Prophecy: Satan’s Long, Long Story,” Part 1,” 16.

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