So Answers in Genesis' member Buddy Davis asks, "How Can We Use Dinosaurs to Spread the Creation Gospel Message?"
Answer: "Lie. Lie about them. Lie about them continuously and stupidly. Ignore everything that contradicts Buddy's Bible Fairy Tale and distort the bible to make it agree with your lies. Lie, lie, and lie some more, and don't stop lying even when the evidence that exposes our lies gets flashed in front of your face."
This is the answer Buddy is implying in his idiot article on Ken Ham's idiot site where he tells us, in his own way, how to use dinosaurs to do the very same thing Davis and other creationists accuse non-young earth believers of— indoctrinate children. This article clearly displays dictatorship, making Christians tell lies to children about dinosaurs and make them ignore everything that exposes their lies and deception about dinosaurs living thousands of years ago alongside humans.
The real answer to the question asked in the title is, "You can't." You can't use dinosaurs to spread the false creation gospel message because not only is the false creation gospel message is entirely false and destructive to the real true Gospel message of Jesus Christ, but except birds, dinosaurs were never really part of the Creation and Flood Story to begin with. How Davis dictates Christians is played out in the beginning of the article when he states that dinosaurs are among the most fascinating of animals, and children (and adults, too) especially are intrigued by them which, according to Davis, is the reason why evolutionists use them to teach about evolution and "millions of years" which the creationists did much to profane the "millions of years" term by making it into an ad hoc phrase. They manipulate the phrase made it as if it's a bad phrase while it's not. The same thing is done to evolution, too. They made evolution and millions of years to be evil because they wanted it that way. They want Darwin and his supporters to be wrong in everything they says about evolution and "millions of years" for no reason other than to manipulate children and adults into believing in the falsehood of creation and thousands of years for money, power, and control.
Here's what Davis said after that,
"Christians, however, should use dinosaurs to teach the true history of the universe."
Since when it is a requirement for Christians to teach this vile 6,000 year lie cloaked as "the true history of the universe?" It is not for Davis and other young earth creationists to dictate Christians in every way and none of what Davis claims and teaches is biblically founded. Note the ad hoc phrase "the [sic] true history of the universe" and how it's being use as a manipulation tactic. In an attitude entirely no different than Islamic religious extremists, when Davis, Ham, and other creationists say, "Christians should" and "Christians can" and "Christians must" they dictate what Christians are to do, say, and believe about God, His Word, and His creation according to the young earth creationists' own faulty principles and no one else's.
They, in their own way, define "Christians" as those who conform into their narrow-minded perspective of "the true history of the universe" which is no different than Jihad and Al Qaeda militants who has a strong desire to convert the whole world to Islam, dictate to Islamists what they are to do, say, and believe according to their principles and define believers in Islam as what they themselves want believers in Islam to be, never mind what Islam really teaches in the Quran concerning love, peace, hospitality, and unity among all peoples. It is evidence that Davis, Ham, and others have a strong desire to dictate all Christians and non-Christians alike to believe every lie Davis, Ham, and others give out and conform to their version of "the true history of the universe" based on pure, solid ignorance and their distorted view of the bible, claiming that if their version of the true history of the universe is false, then the message of Jesus Christ and His salvation for mankind is false. This kind of manipulation is no different than the manipulations put on by the Judizers in the Apostle Paul's day.
Remember: It is not for Davis and other young earth extremists to dictate Christians in every way.
Creationists sure do one heck of a job at making a lie out of the salvation message by shoehorning their falsehoods into the Gospel message, saying that everything that has to do with evolution and millions of years is a direct attack on the gospel, the cross, atonement, and the salvation message, while the real direct attack on all foundations and doctrines of the bible is both Creation and thousands of years themselves just by forcefully insinuate themselves into the bible and undermine all foundation and doctrines of the bible, including the message of the Gospel and the foundations of the Christian Faith.
According to Davis, when dinosaurs are used to spread the gospel message, they ultimately become "missionary lizards," imaginary lizards posing as real dinosaurs that are everything but lizards in reality. In the next segment, Davis goes on to give out his fairy tale that goes like this,
"According to evolutionary teaching, dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago and evolved from other types of animals. But what does the Bible say about the origin and history of dinosaurs?"
Zilch. The bible is entirely neutral on dinosaurs, their origin, and their history. Davis on the other hand claims that the bible says that God created all land animals and man on day 6 of creation week, including dinosaurs and that they did not evolve from other animals, nor did any other animal evolve from dinosaurs. If dinosaurs did not evolve from other animals, nor did any other animals evolve from dinosaurs but were created by God to reproduce after their own kind, why are creationists like Davis making it as if dinosaurs did evolve from other animals and that animals did evolve from dinosaurs when they breed after their own kind? Dinosaurs are animals that evolve from other animals related to them. In Davis' imaginary world, dinosaurs and other animals behave like cloning machines, creating exact duplicates of themselves with modifications added to the fixture. The more modifications develop on their offspring over time, the more different the offspring becomes. Thus, rendering the animal into another different animal. This clearly implies that dinosaurs and other animals did evolve from other types of animals despite Davis' claim that they didn't. This is what I called a direct contradiction when Davis claimed that dinosaurs did not evolve, only to turn around and say that dinosaurs evolve into huge varieties by reproducing after their own representative kind.
If all animals and man were created at the same time, the world would have been extremely overcrowded with no room and space to move about. When creationists claim that God must have created less than 200 different types of animals in an effort to deal with the overpopulation issue, they're really saying that He forgot to create the rest of the 90,000,000 plus animals, each living in separate ages over a period of 3 billion years in real life, every time they make remarks about God creating everything.
Creationists and all their supporters have long claimed that there was no evolution and that evolution is false and a lie and that instead God created everything out of nothing, yet they turn around and contradict all this by saying that God only made a handful of things and allow them to change into everything else over a period of time through the exact same process they highly regarded to be false, a lie, and that it didn't occurred. There is clear implications that creationists do teach evolution to be true and that there is evolution occurring and that animals, including dinosaurs, did evolve from other animals. But instead of teaching it to be a slow process, they teach that evolution occurred at a rate similar to that of Poke'mon.
Much of the article clearly shows Davis' knowledge of dinosaurs coming from 2nd grade. His explanation of Ornithschian and Saurischian hips fails to mention the saurischian hips in maniraptors and therizinosaurs with backward pointing pubis touching the ischium, making the saurischian hip look more of Ornithschian than Saurischian.
The next part features a list of some of the most popular dinosaurs. Like Ham, Davis claims that there were 50 different kinds of dinosaurs or fewer assuming that the rest of the 250 different kinds were made up of only "different sizes, varieties, and sexes of the same kind of dinosaur [that] have ended up with different names" while blatantly ignoring the 550 different types of dinosaurs each completely different than the other. The 50 different kinds or less claim is made up in an attempt to fit all dinosaurs into the ark without having to deal with the 550+ different types of dinosaurs that would've overcrowded the ark along with all other 90,000,000+ types of organisms that would split the ark in two if Noah tried to fit them all in there even when they're only made up of basic representative types. To be frank, what creationists are actually saying is that Noah disobeyed God when He commanded him to take up two of every land-dwelling, air-breathing animal (and seven of some) into the ark, by taking only Brachiosaurus while leaving the rest of the sauropods dinosaurs to die in the Flood, He too only caribou and left the rest of the deer to die in the flood, took only tortoises and left the rest of the turtles to die in the Flood, took only rats and left the rest of the rodents to die in the Flood, and so on.
Davis only gave out a list with simple descriptions of some well know types of dinosaurs, where in one point he mistakenly identifies Stegosaurus' thagomizer as a tail with 4 "horns" instead of a tail with 4 backward-pointing spikes. In the fossil section, Davis gives out a brief history on the discovery of dinosaurs and then, in direct response to scientists finding just bony remains of dead dinosaurs, dictates Christians to use dinosaurs..
"…to explain the origin of death. After God created all things, including dinosaurs, He called His creation "very good. Death was not part of the world until Adam disobeyed God's command not to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Once Adam disobeyed, God cursed all of creation."
Creationists want the term "very good" to mean "perfect in their own way." Creationists wanted it to be define as regardless of the problems facing their 'very good' logic. Death was part of the world and was "very good" in helping plants and animals nourish their bodies through eating and digestion which is a form of death and decay. Otherwise, God would've never put in the tree of life in the garden in the first place. If there was no death before the fall, planting the tree of life would have not been necessary. The tree of life contains fruit that once eaten will give a person, who ate its fruit, eternal life. If all beings did ate the fruit from the tree of life, then there would have been no death at all.
In every writings dealing with death, creationists will often invoke Romans 8:22, which they took out of context and distorted to justify the falsehood of God making nature suffer because of Adam's sin, never mind the verse only applying to humans. According to the bible, when God created Adam, He placed him at the head of all creation. Creationists claimed that when Adam sinned, God cursed all creation by making them suffer for something they never in fact partake. In the creationists' eyes, since Adam is the head of all creation, creation must suffer alongside Adam, even though they never took part in his sin and disobedience. Thus, making the implications that God can also judge the innocent along with the guilty which is highly uncharacteristic of Him. When creationists distort the biblical story of creation, they leave out the fact that the only guilty ones that fell under the curse is Adam, Eve, and the snake who tempted Eve and Adam to eat the forbidden fruit. No other forms of nature has anything to do with the crime.
It is apparent that creationists have distorted the sin and curse part of the creation story and Romans 8:22 to explain everything from natural disasters to decay and decomposition while throwing out the real benefits behind those seemingly unpleasant things (i.e. storms cooling the high humidity down while providing water for people and animals to drink and decomposition provides food for worms and plants). Read all of Romans 8 carefully in full context and you'll find that the passage only refers to people who have yet to hear the Gospel. In some other versions of the Bible, including this one, the word "creation" is translated as "creature." Creature and creation is one and the same and is only referring to humans who is lost in sin and has yet to hear the gospel of Jesus to be saved. Animals and nature with no instinct to sin and reason is not affected by this.
Next, Davis dictates Christians to use dinosaurs to help in telling a false version of Noah's Flood which features everything that not only goes entirely against the bible, but also, surprisingly, goes against the creationist claims about humans remains found in the very top rock strata being "post-Flood fossils,"
"The global Flood may have been one of the reasons dinosaurs went extinct. Before the Flood, dinosaurs freely roamed the earth. But due to man's wickedness, God sent a global Flood that destroyed all life that was not inside the Ark. During the Flood, many of these animals and humans were buried in sediment that later hardened, thus giving us many of the fossils scientists study today."
So where are the animals and humans that are buried in sediment? Why aren't we finding humans and animals of all types living and extinct in all layers of rock? How did plants and insects survived the Flood? Does Davis knows that floods, even the Flood, don't bury things, but just washes them away? The Flood would've destroy all marine and plant life and torn every insect apart, including the ones allegedly floating on "vegetable mats." Does Davis ever know that some of the supposed Flood sediments is in fact dry land and desert sediments that doesn't necessary need Noah's Flood to form them? Does he know that the claim about human fossils being Flood victims contradicts the claim about human fossils being "post-Flood" fossils? Why are dinosaur fossils found in Mesozoic rock layers and none elsewhere? Why are there no human and modern animal remains underneath the Pliocene strata? These and much more are the very many questions creationists can't honestly answer without blaspheming God, use empty explanations, turn a blind eye, and contradict long held Flood claims.
In the rest of the section dealing with the alleged aftermath of the Flood, Davis claims that the dinosaurs, that allegedly survived the flood by being in the ark, died out afterwords perhaps due to the affects of the Ice Age that was alleged to have been caused by the Flood, never mind the Flood being an extremely hot catastrophic time with hot rains, volcanic eruptions, and scalding temperatures that would've incinerate everything, including the ark, leaving all of earth to be a hot, scalding desert with no survivors. No cooling of the earth, no Ice Age. The rest of the article claims dinosaurs, which were wrongly speculated to be sighted as "dragons", probably ether died out or were killed off in most cases due to starvation, disease, and the unfounded speculation of hunting pressure, would have been taken into consideration if we find evidence of dinosaur remains with embedded spears, skins made into clothing, bones made into jewelry, and burnt chewed up remains tossed aside in garbage piles located in human dwellings, exactly like what we see in many remains of horses, deer, mammoths, cattle, chicken, pigs, lions, elephants, rabbits, and many other modern animals living near and far from human dwellings. But none are found! It is evident that creationists only made up this idea of humans hunting dinosaurs to extinction from reading too many science fiction stories and comics and watching to many science-fiction films and TV shows depicting humans hunting dinosaurs instead of getting it from evidence.
According to Genesis 6:19 and Genesis 7:2-9 God wanted to salvage two of every land-dwelling, air-breathing animal (and seven of some) and bring them into the ark to be kept alive and living after the Flood ended. If God wanted all animals to survive and yet they died off after the Flood ended, then what's the point of ever salvaging them? Especially since the Flood's aftermath would bring death to all animals and people, not just dinosaurs, with undrinkable poisoned water filled with dead, decaying forms of marine life, complete barren dirt void of any soil needed for planting crops, plants completely destroyed— seeds in all, and so much more if the conditions inside the ark doesn't kill them first.
At the conclusion of the article, Davis claims,
"Dinosaurs and the truths that they share about God's creation, man's sin, death, the Flood, and the Ice Age can be used by Christian young people and adults to share the gospel with unbelievers. These missionary lizards uphold the authority of Scripture, and they can be powerful tools in sharing the salvation message, which should be the ultimate goal of every Christian."
Since when is spreading falsehoods and ignorance the [sic] ultimate goal of every Christian in place of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His message of eternal salvation? In other words, Davis dictates and expects every Christian to achieve the [sic] ultimate goal of using dinosaurs to proselytize "unbelievers" to believe every lie Davis tells about dinosaurs that is not based on the plain reading of Genesis and the true history of the universe, but on 100% pure ignorance. Ignorance of the complete lack of evidence of dinosaurs living alongside man thousands of years ago; ignorance of God, the Christian Faith and its true purpose (Matthew 28:18-20), and the bible— Genesis and all being completely neutral on dinosaurs, science, and evolution; ignorance of science, dinosaurs, and evolution being completely irrelevant to the True Gospel message of Jesus Christ and vice versa; and above all ignorance of dinosaurs having no part in the authority of Scripture because these mythical missionary lizards will do nothing but set converts up for the Fall.
I really agree with John Stear when he says that teaching ignorance and lies to children is one of the worst cases of child abuse ever. All over the article Davis is really telling Christians that it's OK to lie for God, destroy the Cause of Christ, disregard the real foundations of the Gospel message, poison the minds of children and proselytize them into believing every lie Davis and other creationists invented by making up scores of lies from their heads and discarding the inconvenient mountains of evidence that challenge their false assumptions. Thus, the Creation Gospel message is neither to be believed, preached, nor accepted as truth period! Apparently creationists like Davis only cares about the Gospel message just as long as they insinuate all their lies into the mix. Thus, leading children to fall from grace and lose their religion the moment their eyes are open to the devastating truth about young earth creationism and its pure deception are clearly known and fully exposed to them.