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Dragons, Fairies, and Mythology

First Published March 1982

"They worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast." (Revelation 13:4) This beast is the antichrist, and the dragon is that red dragon that has been causing trouble ever since the Garden of Eden. "And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads." (Revelation 12:3)

He was called the serpent then. Now he's called a dragon. There really were dragons. Real fire-breathing, smoke-breathing dragons. They are mentioned in the book of Job, chapter 41, verses 18-21. "By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron. His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.

Saint George, a great Christian, actually fought a fire-breathing, smoke-exhaling dragon. There were a few left around in his day. There used to be a lot of them in Job's day, and God uses this dragon as a type of the devil. He sounds like one of those huge prehistoric monsters, dinosaurs, which apparently were destroyed in the Flood.

I believe what the Bible says in Job, that they actually breathed out fire and brimstone and smoke. I'm also a great believer in fairy tales. I believe a lot of those fairy tales were true, believe it or not. I believe they were based on fact about the war between the demons of hell and the angels of heaven. They are always about the forces of good struggling with the forces of evil.

I even believe in Greek and Roman mythology. I believe this is leftover legends of the battles between the angels of God and the demons of the devil. I believe they really happened. Maybe not exactly as they are finally portrayed in those myths of mythology and legendary tales--they might have embellished them a bit and exaggerated a bit and added to a bit perhaps. I believe they're based on facts of early spiritual warfare between the angels of God, the forces of good, and the forces of evil, the demons and devils of hell.

I'll tell you something, I believe in the Bible which is even further out than Greek and Roman mythology and all the legends of man and all the fairy tales put together. If you want some wild tales and some miraculous supernatural happenings and things that sound like fairy tales and Greek mythology, just read the Bible! It's all right here, but even more exciting, more thrilling, more wonderful, because it's true!

David Berg

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Dinosaurs, Dragons, and Beowulf

First Published in "The Endtime News December 2004

Editor: Some time back, John Aggson, a member of the Family International wrote us about the book Tornado in a Junkyard by James Perloff.

Along with Tornado's scientific chapters debunking evolution, are [details of] dinosaur sightings that have been reported in history, clear up to one that was documented in Tucson, Arizona in the 1870s!

[The author] gets into amazing detail. He gets into Roman history and their encounters with dinosaurs. He points out how the Ethiopians called the T-Rex "elephant killers." He tells of one account when the British Railway Co. was blasting rock in southern England, and after a big explosion, a pterodactyl staggered out "screeching" and collapsed. He quotes the documentation on this out of the newspaper and gives the date. They even called in the leading botanist of the day, who identified it as a pterodactyl.

He reports how Marco Polo, when crossing the Himalayas, saw two "what we would call raptors." He called them "lindeworms," and drew a picture of them in his diary. Later there was a "lindeworm," or raptor, killed and stuffed and put in an Italian museum up until the 1700s, when it mysteriously disappeared.

I am fascinated by an account he gave in his book on the dinosaur sightings that happened in Denmark or Northern Germany in 586 AD. The name of the man involved is Beowulf (pronounced BAY-oh-wolf). He is called the King of the Geats in the late 500s AD. They were possibly a tribe of northern Goths who lived between the Swedes and the Danes on the southern tip of Sweden. The epic poem "Beowulf" is considered the first great work of English literature.

Beowulf is actually written in history as having ruled for 50 years in this area of northern Europe. For 15 years a large creature would come in from the moors at night and kill and eat Danish warriors. It stood on its hind legs, had a huge head with a terrible row of teeth round about, had a long tail and small forelimbs or arms. This ancient poem describes a T-Rex perfectly, yet in those days no skeletons of them had been dug up yet!

Beowulf tells of Noah's Flood, and that giants lived before the flood. He uses a giant's sword to kill the second T-Rex he fights!

To get back to the first encounter: Beowulf had his men bed down in their longhouse. That night "Grendel" (the dinosaur) forced its way in under the roof and ate one man alive. While he was bent down where Beowulf could reach him, Beowulf got ahold of one of those little forelimbs and literally ripped it out of the shoulder socket. The creature fled to the moors and died, and Beowulf brought back the "hand of Grendel" to decorate the lodge roof along with all the deer antlers, the book says!

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