Do Animals or Pets Go To Heaven? A Biblical Analysis

by Jack Wellman on May 24, 2011 · Print Print · Email Email

Almost everyone has lost a beloved pet.  They become part of the family and many couples who are childless consider their pets as their own children.  So what happens to pets after they die?  Do the go to heaven?  Will we ever see our dearly departed pets again?  What is their fate?  What does the Bible say about animals after they die?  These precious loved animals include dogs, cats, horses, and even a few unorthodox pets that families have grown to love and grieve after they are gone.  Let’s see what the Word of God says about whether or not animals or pets go to heaven?

Pets Are Part of the Family

Are pets part of the family? This may seem like a trivial question for some people but for those who have pets, this is a question that has been asked particularly after the death of their pets.  The Bible is clear that babies, young children, infants, or toddlers that die before they are able to accept Jesus Christ as Savior go directly into the presence of the Lord.  When a parent loses a child, they can be comforted with this fact, but this does not mean that they will not grieve them.  I can remember losing pets and losing them is painful; our family has grieved these who were lost too.    They are part of the family.  They are treated as a child and I have had a few pets that thought that they were human too in the way they acted.

I know of several couples that were unable to have children and so they were especially close to their pets and loved them as they would their very own children if they were able to bear them.  Many elderly couples and those who have had a spouse die are left only with their pets and animal’s companionship has sustained them through many lonely days and long nights.  A pet’s love is so very often completely unconditional.  They don’t care what your day was like, what went wrong at work, what your mood is when you come home.  They are always ready to jump up into your lap and are so full of joy at seeing you that they display this love in their actions.  How often I have come home from a hard day at work only to see my beloved dogs or cats run with joy to greet me.  Their sheer joy at seeing me often makes me forget what a difficult day I had because they are there to meet with eager expectation.

Famous Christians Who Believe Pets Go To Heaven

Randy Alcorn in his book called “Heaven” believes that animals will be present in the Kingdom of Heaven.  Famous Christian authors who believe that pets go to heaven include: C. S. Lewis, Peter Kreeft, Sylvia Brown, Niki Behrikis Shanahan, James Herriot, and dozens and dozens of others; the list of Christian pastors, theologians, and clergy is too long to list here. Suffice it to say that a lot of Christians believe that pets do go to heaven and that there will be animals in heaven.

What the Bible Says About Animals

Let’s take a look at the scriptures that relate to animals and what is said of them:

Ecclesiastes 3:18-21: “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals.  Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath (literally “spirit“); humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?”

Job 12:10 “In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath (literally “spirit”) of all mankind.”

Genesis 9:9-10 I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you 10 and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth.”

Genesis 9:16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”

Genesis 6:19-22 “You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.  You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.” Noah did everything just as God commanded him.”

Genesis 1:30 “And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.”

Hosea 2:18 In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.”

Luke 12:6Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.”

Animals in Heaven

The Bible indicates that animals will exist after His return and the beginning of the Kingdom as Isaiah 11:6-9 reads, “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the cobra’s den, the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.”  Here is the Word of God declaring that animals will still exist in the future, after Christ’s reign begins. Ecclesiastes mentions that there is a “spirit” in man but also in animals in (3:19, 21) but this does not necessarily mean that it is an eternal spirit.

Revelation 19:11-14 indicates, for example, that Jesus returns to the earth with His army of saints on white horses, “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.”

The Conclusion

Upon examining the scriptures we just don’t have biblical support to say this with certainty whether or not our pets will be in heaven, however it does appear that animals will exist in the Kingdom of heaven (Isaiah 11:6-9). If our pets will be resurrected or not, we just cannot say for sure. A more important question is if you, the reader, will be in heaven.  It is pointless to ponder the question of whether your pet goes to heaven if you yourself are not there.  The only way to be sure is to make certain you can go there. Decide today to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and have the full assurance that you will go to heaven and receive eternal life.  As for your pets being in heaven or not, the only way to find out is to go there yourself.  That is my prayer for you.

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Kirk October 17, 2013 at 10:03 pm

I believe God promises that he will not withhold any good thing from us. If my extraordinary dog Zhitnik, who passed away a week ago, isn’t in heaven, I plan on requesting her back (God made her once, it shouldn’t be a big thing to recreate her). Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin, so if animal sacrifices (burnt offerings) sufficed for Israel until Christ made the ultimate sacrifice, I believe animals aren’t mere throwaways. Also, when Adam & Eve sinned, death was passed upon all creation. If Christ’s sacrifice is to be 100% sufficient over death, hell and the grave, I can’t picture it being complete without including a victory over ALL death, past or future (future from the time of his death, burial and resurrection), animal or man (animals don’t need redemption, man does, speaking in the moral sense). Scripture and God focuses on mankind, so that is where the emphasis lies. All creation is tainted by sin, so all must be rescued from the sentence of death.Also – Revelation 21:4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things have passed away.” God gave us brains to think, and ponder scripture. I don’t think he is going to completely wipe our brains with spiritual Valium. How would we know how praiseworthy he is if our memories were obliterated? Obviously we will be given complete understanding. And he redeemed the animal kingdom with Noah and his family. I’m not sure there is 100% scriptural evidence, but if you know God’s attributes from scripture, his great patience and love for us even when we were unbelievers, I have to think the animal kingdom will be present, if not in heaven, at least on the new earth. And his redeemed will rule with him.

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JoAnn Dolberg December 19, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Our God does not make things and then indiscriminately throw them away. I am re-posting an earlier comment I made, which I believe the Scriptures teach:

JoAnn Dolberg October 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm
Do Our Animals Live Again?
Colossians 2:20 tells us, that Christ reconciled all things to Himself through the blood of His cross, and verses sixteen through seventeen give us the context of “all things.” Acts 17:24-25 tell us that God made the world and everything in it, and that He gives to all life, (the principle of life), breath (spirit), and all things. The animals know their Master’s crib. Consider, for example, Balaam’s donkey who tried to move the false prophet out of the way of the Angel of the LORD, so He would not kill Balaam, (Numbers 22:22-33). Note that the LORD did not speak through the donkey; He opened her mouth, allowing her to speak to Balaam. She recognized the LORD and laid herself (with Balaam atop) down before Him!
Animals have been involved in human history since the beginning when Satan used the dragon, the serpent, as his “cover,” (Genesis 3:1; Ezekiel 28:13; Revelation 20:2); the animal sacrifices were the result of this demonic first-use activity since Satan sacrificed the animals by virtue of having used one of them; however, this is another study. Suffice it to say, Satan ruins everything with which he is involved.
Note Paul’s explanation, “The earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing, (the visible manifestation) of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption (death) into the glorious liberty of the children of God,” (Romans 8:19-21).
Revelation 19:11-16 reveals to us that Christ Himself, is seated on the white horse that appears when the heavens are opened just prior to His return to earth to establish God’s kingdom on earth. This horse represents to me, man’s early use of the animal in wartime, when many of them also died along with their masters while they were engaged in the activity of killing one another. What better way to demonstrate God’s care and love for the animals than to have our Savior, the Prince of Peace, appear on a horse!
I suppose the reason the written Word does not address this issue in a more straightforward style is because of man’s urgent need to understand his own necessity for deliverance. God does not throw life away; we throw our own lives away, just as Satan and the fallen angels and much of humanity does. God wants to give us not only life, but also a lifestyle of righteousness, justice, peace and joy in the Lord. What blessing there will be for all who recognize and believe His written Word concerning the regal lifestyle (Genesis 1:26; Revelation 3:11, 21) that the King of kings has in store for all who overcome their old sin natures in the power of the written Word of God. These Christians willingly live lifestyles now in obedience to God’s command to serve their neighbors in self-sacrificial service for their neighbor’s benefit.
I think God must look at us in the way we look at our pets, and simply desire that we come when He calls, and that we eat His food instead of another’s and that we stay close to Him, in and by means of His written Word. And just as we protect our pets, this would be for our benefit, because the Word of God, Jesus the Christ, who loved us and gave Himself for us, is now alive and powerful, (Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 19:13b; John 1:1, 14)!
We will see our pets again. If we love them, how much more does the God who created them, love them too.
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Laura September 6, 2014 at 2:51 pm

I agree with you Kirk, and you don’t know how encouraging it was to read your email. I made a horrible mistake in March 2013 and put a precious cat to sleep, and it was the biggest mistake of my life. It turns out, she wasn’t as bad as I thought, and could have lived a lot longer. The veterenarian didn’t even recommend it. I panicked and didn’t wait long enough for her to get better and thought she was suffering more than she was. I know it was a mistake because at the veteranairan, when the receptionist said she had to put a pet to sleep to, it’s difficult, right then my cat got so scared she peed all through her cat carrier. It’s like she understood human language and new what she was saying and was scared for her life. She was too weak to meow, which would have reminded me how she had the will too live, but I didn’t get it until it was too late. I sinned big time that day. Against myself, her and God, because I had always prayed for her protection before that! She was only 14. It was the biggest mistake of my life. I will regret it forever. THere never was a cat I’ve ever had as loving and intellegent and cuddely as her. And I’d took care of her since she was 2. I thought she was suffering, but later realized she wasn’t that bad off and could have easily got better if I’d had more patients and waited longer. I thought I was being humane, but now realize, it was the most inhumane thing I could have done. When humans are sick or suffering, we don’t put them to sleep, because life if precious. It is for pets too. And life is better. When we are sick, that’s when we appreciate life the most, and so do animals, they just cant tell us when they are too weak to meow or bark, but that doesn’t mean they want to be put to sleep. If they could talk, they would say no way. So now, I’m lobbying for much stricter laws against euthanasia. I hope and pray that someday soon, it will be the law in every city and state across the USA and across the whole world that veteranarians will not do it, at least not if they don’t recommend it. The way the law is now, if the pet owner insists and signs for it, the veterenarians will usually do it, even if the veterenarian doesnt recommend it, because pets are considered property. So I’m going to start lobbying animal rights activists groups for us all to start getting a certain amount of signatures and lobbying the veteranary board of medicene for much stricter laws against euthansia in any pet or animal. If only the veterinarian had refused that day, and said, you are going to have to keep force feeding her until she starts eating on her own again, or give her up for adoption. If only the veterenarian had said that, me and my precious cat would have been thanking her the next day when I came to my senses.

So, I can’t go back in time and undue the worst mistake I ever made that day. All I can do now is keep asking God’s forgiveness, because she was the most loving cat anywhere that God created, and pray that she’s an angel in heaven, because she was more angelic than most humans, and pray that her soul does live on as an angel in Gods arms, and that she can someday, somehow, be reborn, or reancaranated in a new body or similar one, like the Bible talks about, if she wants to. New heaven and new earth. And there are billions of galaxies and planets and soloar systems being created all the time, so plenty of room, but each human and animal, especially pets, is so unique and precious, so I hope God remembers us and our personality lives on. And it’s so important who we associate with, even with relatives. Even eldery parents can be negative influences on us, and thats what happened to me temporarily. I was temporarily influenced negatively by an elderly parent in there 70’s who doesn’t even care about cats! I should have listened to the veterenaraians advice to wait longer for my beloved cat do get better. And I should have prayed about it.
Then I would have remembered how much I loved her and that she wasn’t suffering as much as i thought and still had the will to live.
It was so encouraging to me to read your comment. I thought I was the only one that hoped for this. Your right, the Bible talks about a new heaven and new earth. So since animals are mamals, just like humans, and give us so much unconditional love, I believe they are more likely to go straight to heaven even than humans because they are so much more christian like, especially pets. But life is precious here too, so that’s why I’m lobbying for stricter laws against euthanasia, because it wasn’t her time yet, she could have got better. I was negatively influenced at the time by listening to a relative that doesen’t even care about pets, and is unchristian. Now I will regret it forever. So, it was encouraging to me to read your comment. I pray if she’s up there that she forgives me. And I will spend the rest of my life trying to make it up to her by lobbying the veterenary board of medicene for much stricter laws against euthanasia in pets. If not doing away with it completly. Because one day of temporary insanity, thinking the pets worse than they are, when it turns out, I was the one sick at the time going through a crisis, and over-reacted and thought she was sicker than she was, and so one day of not thinking, and then it’s too late for the precious pet, and the pet owner will regret it the rest of their life. So that’s not fair to pets. She was more intellegent than me, that cat, and I needed her as much as she needed me.

Any idea how to lobby for stricter laws against euthanasia of pets?

And I hope and pray you are right that her soul and spirit live on, because she deserved it, and that she can be recreated. I wonder if humans and pets memories are intact if were are recreated?

I also lost my Mom to breast cancer 7 years before that, and my aunt had been praying for me in her church group, and at a time I was in despair, I had started praying out loud as well as silently, and real, unexplainable miracles happened. So I know that God exists and hears us.

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sofie November 10, 2014 at 12:46 pm

We lost our beautiful and loyal friend, Sofie, our dear yellow lab last Oct. 27, 2014. She was the love of our lives. She was everything to my kids and now she’s gone first because of pyometra, then distemper. Up to this day my eldest son who is 19 doesn’t want to speak to me because I let Sofie be put to sleep. Back then I had no choice because she was vomiting blood and was showing advanced stages of distemper.
She just underwent the illness of pyometra and now she had to battle distemper. Everything was so sudden, she never showed signs of weakness and we thought that 10 yo and 6 mos. is still such a youthful age for her to be sick. We were so stupid to think that way. I wish we had brilliant and true-to-their-mission vets who would have helped us through those trying times.
I could never forgive myself for playing god during that time. WARNING: to all who will opt for mercy killing. DON’T DO IT. You will never fill the void you will have in your heart. If your dog is very sick, try all means to cure her or let her be cured by a trustworthy vet. If your vet is irritant of you, billing every word he’d say or opting for mercy killing, RUN away from him and find a way for your pet to prolong its life.
I was so stupid to listen to heartless science and BS new age hullabaloos. Let nature take its course and always pray to our Lord in heaven for strength, wisdom and guidance. What’s done is done but I maybe could help by advising people who really love their pets to love them even more by taking more care of them when they are sick and helpless. When we were sick and helpless, didn’t our pets look out for us even in our darkest hours? They are the only ones who could and would be there for us when everyone is busy with their own thing.
I betrayed my dearest best friend Sofie, and I pray that God may forgive me for being so arrogant on how to end the life of His precious creature. I am hurtful and you will be too once you opted for “mercy” killing. Try to save your pet and if nothing works just stay calm and wait for the time your pet would bid her last goodbye.
I miss you and I love you my dearest friend SOFIE…

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JoAnn Dolberg October 17, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Not that it matters what I think about your post, but Kirk, your ability to reason through the Scripture is truly nonpareil! Understanding the attributes of God is key to understanding what God thinks and how God thinks, as revealed in His written Word.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, but like you, I do believe you will see her again.

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Jesse October 23, 2013 at 9:43 am

Hi (im only 13 so please dont be harsh on me thank you)

My puppy who was only 1 and a half years old and passed away a day ago and my little sister and my whole family were devastated we grieved and grieved so i started checking on pages similar to this and a man from a Baptist Church came over and my little sister asked if there dogs go to Heaven and the man said ‘well yes i believe there is such a thing’,and i believe there is as well and one day we could be reunited with our loved ones (incl.pets)
(please,if you have any disagreements with what i wrote that is okay and if you can, correct me or tell me what is wrong.But please dont be harsh)

May God Bless :)

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Jack Wellman October 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Hi Jesse….I am so very sorry for your loss. The Bible is silent on whether our pets go to heaven or not but the main thing is that we make sure that WE do for if we don’t, we’ll never know. I would hope so but we must put Christ ahead of all things (Matt 6:33). I do not disagree but I do not know for sure. Where the Bible is silent we cannot say for sure.

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chi May 14, 2014 at 4:35 pm

So what you’re saying Jack is that it dose not matter if animals get into heaven as long as people do?

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Jack Wellman May 14, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Thank you Chi. I never said that “it dose not matter if animals get into heaven as long as people do?” I said I don’t know if they do or not. Where the Bible is silent so must we be. Do you have any Scriptures that show that our pets go to heaven Chi? So, no, what I am saying is NOT “it dose not matter if animals get into heaven as long as people do?” and if you can quote me in this article, please do my friend.

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JoAnn Dolberg October 23, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Jack, I respectfully disagree….I understand that the Bible does not say “pets, animals, go to heaven. The key is knowing who our God is. He is loving, kind, and righteous. We can be very sure that He does not throw life away. If people do not believe in Jesus as their personal Savior, they have chosen to throw themselves away; it is not His will that any should perish. The book of Revelation says Jesus is going to return on a white horse. While some may laugh and call that simply figurative language, I maintain that He did not have to put that into the Word at all if it were not also literal. So for all the Scripture I did list, and knowing the personality of our Great God, I do believe our pets are saved. God’s life is forever life, and if He gives breath (spirit) to all things, then all things that breathe will continue to breathe unless He snuffs them out, which our God will not do. I do not mean to cause anyone grief of any kind, but God is good, and everything He does is good. Jesse, I believe with all my heart that God has your puppy.

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Jack Wellman October 23, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Thank you Mrs. Dolberg…but unless I am convinced by Scripture and Scripture alone, I can not extrapolate what I believe and use God’s attributes to build a belief in something that is not recorded in the Bible. Pets may well go to heaven and I am not saying that they do not…I am only saying that the Bible does not say that they do. I see not one Scripture that shows this to be conclusive and so I can’t be conclusive. If you can give me Bible verses to prove otherwise, I am ready to be corrected, otherwise here I stand. I do not know for sure if they do or don’t because the Bible does not say that they do or don’t.

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Furbabies mom November 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm

What does Job 12:10(KJV)mean? In whose hand is the (soul of every living thing), and the breath of all mankind.

Romans 8:19(KJV) For the earnest expectation of the (creature) waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

Romans 8:21(KJV) Because the (creature) itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

These are just a few, and my opinion that pets (all animals) will go to and be in Heaven.

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Jack Wellman November 19, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Thank you Furbabies Mom. Romans 8:19 speaks about the “creation” or the entire universe. Read the entire context and the previous verses before Rom 8:19 and you can see Paul is writing about the universe and the travail of the universe under sin. Romans 8:19 actually says, in the Greek, “For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.” The creation is not the creature or creatures…the word used here in the Greek refers to a physical universe not a human being or soul or spirit. Romans 8:21 says the same thing…so I don’t know what translation you are using but is actually says “that the creation (stars, universe, earth…and not human or animal creatures) itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

Then Job 12:10 says “In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.” Indeed this is true, all living things on earth are in God’s hands but this doesn’t say anything about where they go. All living things, including those who reject the gospel, are not going to heaven and so to use this verse to indicate this means this is so is not what this verse means. The Bible does not dogmatically or conclusively say that “all pets” go to heaven and so I can’t say whether they do or whether they don’t…that would be only human opinion and where the Bible is silent, so must we be. There is that possibility but we can’t say for certain for the Bible doesn’t say for certain. Make sense? Thank you so much for your comment. I hope you are right.

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Superman October 26, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I think many Christians are confused what the “afterlife” is like. Many Christians think that once you die in this present world, you will be taken to Heaven to be with God. That is not what the Bible says. The Bible says you be sleeping until the Day of Judgment when everyone will rise from the dead. I would say that very few humans are living in the spiritual realm now…Enoch, Elijah, Moses, and Jesus are the few that lived in this world and are in Heavenly places now. Everybody else is sleeping until the last days.

Then, after the final resurrection, the wicked will be sent to Hell. And the righteous will live eternally with the Lord here on Earth, not in a spiritual realm. The Lord will come to us and dwell with us. There will be no darkness for the light of the Lord will keep it daytime all day long everyday. The New Jerusalem will be our city and the chosen will reign with Christ. The question is who will we reign over.

So, if you realize that Earth will still be our home, then it is easy to believe that there will also be plants and animals among us. The question is will the Lord bring back the spirit of a loved pet. I don’t know for sure. However, I’m positive there will be no weeping and mourning on the New Earth. So, either the Lord will bring you a former beloved pet in the next life or you will not remember the pet that you had in this life. I tend to believe the Lord will do whatever that will bring us the greatest joy. So, I wouldn’t worry about it. Just trust in the Lord.

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Brenda Lee December 30, 2013 at 10:18 am

I believe this is true ..waste no time on worrying on what could be.Trust in in the Lord !

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Ray November 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm

So many people just do not know the bible. They take part of it then interpret according to their own preconceived ideas.
Romans 8:21: “Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God” !

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scottt lewis December 7, 2013 at 8:23 am

My dog katie passed away in march of this year. She died of cancer. Do i believe she is in heaven? I would like to think that. But the main thing that Jesus is lord and savior of MY life first and formost. Was God their when i had Katie put down? did God grieve with me, was he hurt like i was? Yes to all of them. For God knows when a sparrow falls to the ground and cares and feeds them. Trust me , God does care, give all of our hurts to him for he is there waiting on us to ask. Keep Christ first and who knows,maybe we all will be walking our pets on the streets of gold!

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Scott December 19, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I know this will be an unpopular posting but I want to weigh in on this. I love my dog very much and the thought of losing him is terrible to think of but I will not see my dog in heaven. Common sense and the nature of the soul shows this out.

All living things have a soul but not all living things have a spirit that can survive death. When a pet dies, it souls dies with it. Only a human has a soul and a spirit that can survive death.

I will confess that I could be wrong and wish I was but I don’t have any reason or facts that say I am wrong. And it is dangerous when people read what they want to hear about God’s Word. That is why we have so many denominations and cults…people perverting the Word.

Having said all this, I hope all of you see your pet in Heaven because I would love to see mine as well.

God Bless us all.

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Jack Wellman December 19, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Thank you Scott. It may not be popular, but it doesn’t matter. The truth rarely is popular. The fact is that the Bible is silent on this and so must I be. I just don’t know if they will or not, even so, thank you sir for adding to the discussion.

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Heidi Pafford August 25, 2014 at 8:18 am

I want to share an incredible story of my own that I am so driven to share that i believe can prove a point. About 6 years ago, I had a beautiful teacup chihuahua that I named Noah. I have no children and he was my world. One night before work, I had decided to walk him and i was walking down my driveway with Noah on a leash on my own property. A cruel man that lives across my street was leaning across my mailbox which i thought seemed very strange to me. I did not make it all the way there because an inner voice told me to turn around and run back to my house. When the man saw me stop and pick up Noah. He stepped back and had a huge dog behind him and i panicked! He told his dog to “sic em.” He screamed this three times and i took of running back to my house!! The dog jumped up on me as i was thinking i would be killed at this point and grabbed my little chihuahua. I lost it and he killed my little dog which left me so devastated. When I finally had gotten Noah back, thank God he was still in one piece!! I cried all night long and for a very long time after it happened. I decided to say a prayer to God to please give me a sign that Noah was with him and that he would be okay. I did not know if he would answer it or not so i went about my business. The very next morning when my husband was sitting at his desk and doing his checkbook, we were having a conversation about work. I was leaning against the bedroom door. I could not believe my ears when me and my husband both heard a toy coming from my closet squeaking loudly!! My husband looked at me and he was white as a ghost and in total shock. He said, “Is that what I think It Is?” I replied with a yes and i was crying out loud because we both knew that it was Noah’s favorite toy! He use to carry it around the house squeaking it all the time!! It was a tiny rubber Santa Clause. When I went to my closet and opened the door, I had put Noah’s toys into the closet the night before because they were a painful reminder of him and i could not bear to look at them at the time. The tiny santa was on the top of all the other toys that i had bagged up! Noah had been the only animal in the house at that time. There is no way that anything could have made that toy squeak but him!! God had answered my prayer about my precious dog and given me the comfort that i needed to be able to go on. I was happy the rest of the day and thereafter!!! I remember thinking at that time how wonderful God is to love a precious creature like that. I might not have believed what happened that morning myself if my husband had not also witnessed that!! God does love his animals and will certainly answer your prayer like he did mine if you will pour you heart out to him!! I also praised God for answering my prayer!! Heidi P.

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JoAnn Dolberg December 21, 2013 at 11:36 pm

“A righteous man regards the life of his animal,” (Proverbs 12:10a). Who is more righteous than Jesus, the Christ? “All things were created through Him and for Him,” (Colossians 1:16b).

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DJReidy January 4, 2014 at 11:47 pm

Thank you for this article. I recently lost my dog.

I found one of the comments interesting: “The fact is that the Bible is silent on this and so must I be.”

My question is: Why must a person be silent on the issue if the Bible is silent?

What answer should one give to people who ask, “What is the canon of Sacred Scripture?”

The Bible does not contain that information anywhere.

It’s not possible to use the Bible as a reference to arrive at its canon because, A, the Bible does not disclose the canon, and, B, in order to answer the question, it would be necessary to first demonstrate that what one is referencing is inspired. How can that be done?

So, if the Bible is silent on the canon, what answer does a person give to people inquiring? Does one just say, “I must be silent on what the biblical canon is because the Bible doesn’t tell me”?

If that is the case, then no one knows what “the Bible” is comprised of, as the Bible doesn’t tell us.

Are all Paul’s epistles inspired? Peter seems to say so. In 2 Peter 3:16, he uses the term “all his epistles” and “the other scriptures,” so he seems to indicate that “all” Paul’s epistles are “scripture.”

Yet, we know for a fact that we are missing at least one of Paul’s epistles, as he mentions it in the alleged “first” epistle to the Corinthians: “I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators.” 1 Corinthians 5:9.

Pauls explicitly states in his alleged “first” epistle to the Corinthians that he wrote a prior epistle to them. Where is that epistle?

I agree that one cannot tell from Scripture alone that pets live in Heaven, but it seems incongruous to maintain that one must be silent on the matter merely because the Bible is silent on it, when there are other things that Scripture does not tell us, yet we boldly make statements about those things, such as: The Bible is comprised of 66 books, no more and no less, and those books are the exact books found in, say, the typical KJV.

Shouldn’t we be silent on that matter also? The Bible is. And if we maintain silence on the biblical canon, how can we tell anyone about the Bible when we can’t even define which books belong there?

Again, thanks for the article. DJR

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Jack Wellman January 5, 2014 at 8:34 am

Thank you very much for your question and comment. Let me say that we know that there are 66 books in the Bible that have been canonized so we don’t have to be silent on this because we can count them but to state matter of factly that each of our pets will be in heaven is to state something as fact where the Bible never does. This does not mean that they won’t be there, but where the Bible doesn’t say specifically about something then it appears that God doesn’t want us to know or He would have stated so in the Bible. As Deut 29:29 says “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.”

Then you asked ” how can we tell anyone about the Bible when we can’t even define which books belong there?” Don’t you believe that the books in the Bible are true? That they are the Word of God? Can we not trust God to deliver and preserve His Word and that what we can clearly know is enough for us to be saved (i.e. Rom 10:9-13, Acts 4:12, Acts 16:30-31, John 3:16-18, etc.).

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Felix February 8, 2014 at 11:28 am

Yes: The Holy Spirits tells me in my heart, that all Animals will be seeing their creator our Almighty Heavenly Father.
Besides, there is enough Biblical evidence. Have fait. Success.
PS: If one starts to think and pray in the fourth dimension, where the Holy Spirit is present with Jesus Christ, then YOU have the power to change the third dimension and its evil doings.

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Laura September 21, 2014 at 2:15 am

can you elaborate on this? what is the third and fourth dimension of prayer?

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Nikki February 13, 2014 at 7:13 pm

I enjoyed the article. I’ve been looking for different opinions on this subject since my little Eskie girl is almost 12. She was diagnosed with tracheal collapse and isn’t as active as she once was. I dread the day when she’s no longer with us. I happen to believe she has the breath of God (spirit) but I don’t believe animals have a soul. I don’t know if that means she will or won’t be with me in heaven. If she doesn’t make it, I believe my God can remove my memory of her…otherwise it wouldn’t be heaven, would it?

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Jack Wellman February 13, 2014 at 9:08 pm

I am sorry for your loss Nikki. I believe that heaven will be so overwhelming that even if our pets are there or not, we will never have any sorry, pain, or hurt.

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michael March 10, 2014 at 7:16 pm

We lost our baby girl of 9 years, Ginger 2, days ago. For me its been devastating. The thought of never seeing here again is like a knife to the heart. My wife, believes that animals just die and are never to be seen again. I can’t wrap my mind around the idea that a loving God would create such a wonderful companion just to erase from creation. I desperately want to find an answer to this.

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Jack Wellman March 10, 2014 at 7:40 pm

I am so sorry for your loss Michael. I know this hurts. The Bible is silent but I have a feeling we will know when we get there and that is my plea to be sure if our pets are there, then we need to be sure that we will too so that is the main thrust of this article. I do hope we will see them.

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Glenn April 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

I am convinced that dogs, and other animals, go to heaven. Not because scriptures tell me this or does not tell me this. Rather, I believe in the conviction of the Holy Spirit. I have asked God numerous times, just to be sure. I believe the Holy Spirit has convicted me to the truth that animals go to heaven. God is the Alpha and the Omega. Animals are God’s creation. Not something that was created from some ooze. Does anyone actually believe that God did not have a hand in the title of “Dog”? Doubting this fact, like evolution, is “thin ice”. To Jesse I say, you will see your puppy in heaven. When the new earth is created, your puppy might actually grow into the wonderful dog you imagined. God understands our humanity. He created it. We are to be good stewards of His creation. So, I believe its a sin to abuse that creation. Killing an animal is not abuse, God invented this as well. I believe that all dogs go to heaven. Yes I do. They teach us about love, about forgiveness and about happiness. Praise God for all He has given us.

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Rich April 20, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Interesting. It appears that scripture is very clear about the birds of the air and the animals that move along the ground being in heaven… but there is no mention of those that live in the water. With the exception of the land animals who returned to the sea (whales, dolphins, etc.) I guess I can see a significant difference in intelligence and personal awareness. I have a lot of cats and horses I am looking forward to seeing again…

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Bob Hoy April 23, 2014 at 3:49 pm

I lost my fury friend this week Monday, and like all of you I miss her terribly! I am praying to find where she goes when her little spirit leaves her body. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt where our bodies go and what condition we will be in. You see on my first tour of duty in Vietnam I died for a short period of time! I was not a Christian young man nor did any of the acts that would get me to heaven! Being a average joe my SPIRiT left my body! I could see, and hear, I don’t ember smelling, nor the senceof heat or cool ! I carried my memory back with me when my spirit returned to my body!
My deep sence of loss makes me wonder where my little dogs spirit has gone! She has only been gone 3 days, so the hole in my heart is still fresh! I will be making changes to my life so my wife and I will be worthy to honor our covenants of eternal marriage with our sons and daughters,should they be worthy to accompany us! In the mean time I will be praying for for answers to my prayers of where has she gone? I have searches our scriptures and nearly nothing has been found!
Good luck to those of you who are seeking to be returned with your furry little friend! Look for the poem The Rainbow Bridge! Very helpfull!

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Denise Steinbauer Meyer April 25, 2014 at 4:45 pm

My granddaughter just texted me and told me that she just found her second ferret gone. She loves animals and we have talked through this issue of where her pets are at now. From what I have read, God created ALL living things and on each day He said, “It was good”. Then he put man into this perfect creation and told Adam to name all the animals (part of the creation)…..now skip to the part in God’s Word that says he will make a “new heaven and new earth” for behold the old has passed away. I believe if he noteably said that each part of creation was “good” and He was pleased with all he’d done, then animals would have to be a part of the new heaven and earth.
Now my husband and I talked about why nothing would have been mentioned about out “pets”. While we could be drastically wrong, it doesn’t seem there was anything that talked about “pets” until recent generations. It appears animals were around to help, serve, and feed man. If they had mentioned “pets” those in Old or New testament years (of writing) would have said, “whahhhhhhttt?” We domesticated animals (and have loved each and every one who has graced our family’s homes!!!) and therefore now we wonder about those animals who have become a serious part of our families.
I too, believe that our pets our waiting for us there. I try to encourage my granddaughter of this now and will be once again talking to all the kids next week as we chose to wait to put their VERY VERY ILL dog down this week (now I’m glad we waited). They will be going through 2 losses in a week because now they have to love their Maddie enough to get her out of her aweful pain and misery.
It’s hard to know what to do with broken hearts. I put my Nena down 2 years ago in March and my wonderful Star down the day after Christmas (she made it through that day). I had to give up my rabbit to a great family last Sunday (easter……”Easter Bunny”)because we have become too ill to care for her. Loss is terrible, no matter how it’s painted, but we have a loving God who knows our deepest needs and desires. I can’t ever imagine Him having a plan that would break our hearts when we get to heaven ourselves.
God bless you all.

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K Sargent April 26, 2014 at 9:50 am

I hope that all creatures go to heaven, not just “pets.” Many animals don’t have the chance to have a good life or safe, loving home on Earth and I hope that they all are in Heaven.

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Jennifer June 12, 2014 at 10:18 am

I have that same hope! I think at the terrible abuse and neglect that goes on here on earth, and pray that all animals get the love they didn’t have on earth. I also pray that I will be reunited with all my pets, that have been a part of me throughout the stages of my life. They will always be in my heart! God knows our desires and our hearts! Amen!!

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Christian Burgess May 9, 2014 at 10:33 am

“Ecclesiastes mentions that there is a “spirit” in man but also in animals in (3:19, 21) but this does not necessarily mean that it is an eternal spirit.”

It doesn’t mean that their spirit isn’t eternal either!!!!

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Jack Wellman May 9, 2014 at 10:49 am

Amen Christian. Please note that I never said in this article that animals spirits were eternal. Please show me where you saw that I wrote this. The conclusion of this article is that no one knows for sure if pets will go to heaven. Where the Bible is silent, so must I be. I never wrote anywhere in this article that an animal’s spirit is an eternal spirit. Did you read my conclusion sir? Thank you.

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Christian Burgess May 9, 2014 at 10:39 pm

I’m of the belief that all of creation is eternal, It is man that must be saved to enter Gods kingdom, not animals.
I never wrote that you wrote that animal spirits were eternal.
Nowhere in the Bible does it say Sunday is the sabbath for example, yet here we are worshipping on the “Human” created first day of the week, the calendar of old was set to the phases of the moon.
Genesis 1:14, Ezekiel 46:1, Isaiah 66:23, Psalm 104:19
My point is people do not read the Bible, they take what they do and ignore the rest.
One must remember there is a huge difference in living a religious life than a spiritual life, a spiritual life has taught me that all of Yahweh’ creation is sacred and blessed by him, not just one aspect that abuses creation for its own personal gain.
All life is created therefore all life is worthy. Pets, wild animals, ALL creation has a place in the Kingdom of our Heavenly Father, Why would a loving God give precedence to a man who kills his creation for fun/ sport?
Dominion means to respect and look after (A Test if you like), NOT exploit it.
Matthew 7:21 has huge connotations regarding even the eternal state of man.
Psalm 84:3 among others states the obvious.

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Christian Burgess May 9, 2014 at 10:51 pm

and lets remember, Yahweh never mentions “Pets”, this again is something humans fail to see, we make them pets, all creation was created free, man not God enslaves creation.

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gentry May 17, 2014 at 12:29 am

why do you demonize the scriptures? did God not say . . . . . Genesis 1:20-28 New King James Version (NKJV)
28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

your post makes it sound as though we are doing something unbiblical . . .

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Christian Burgess May 17, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Did God not say:

Luke 3:6 – And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Revelation 5:13 – And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!

Romans 8:19-22 – For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.

Psalm 24:1 – The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.

Why would a loving God deny his creation of their home in heaven when his word clearly states otherwise?

The term “Dominion” (among others) has been twisted by the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4)

I am worthy! Amen

Christian Burgess May 9, 2014 at 10:54 pm

God bless us Jack, Amen :)

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gentry May 17, 2014 at 12:21 am

according to the bible . . . . .

Ecclesiastes 12:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
7 Then the dust will return to the earth as it was,
And the spirit will return to God who gave it.

1 Corinthians 15 New King James Version (NKJV)
44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

animals have a physical body, therefore would they not also have a spiritual body? and would not that spiritual body return to God Who gave it?

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Jenny June 24, 2014 at 9:36 am

I believe that everything that is created by God has worth in His eyes. He doesn’t discard things like we humans do. I believe that all creation will return to God simply because he created it.

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Martin June 25, 2014 at 11:32 am

Can anyone explain why many Christians believe they are going to live in Heaven when scripture clearly speaks of the Kingdom of God on a new Earth?

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Jack Wellman June 25, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Thank you sir and no, I cannot explain why because in reality, heaven comes down in a way but it is the New Jerusalem so we don’t go “up” to heaven but being absent from the body we will be present with the Lord. Here is an article about where heaven really is at: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/where-is-heaven-where-is-hell-what-does-the-bible-say/ and http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-does-the-bible-say-heaven-is-like/ which shows we don’t go up but God comes down to us and that is what the Bible teaches. Thank you Martin for your comment. There is a log of misunderstanding and I agree, you are right, the Kingdom of God does come down to heaven.

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gentry June 28, 2014 at 12:36 am

yes . . . but it is still going to be heaven . . .

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Nigel July 1, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Just lost my 3 month old dog named snow yesterday, it really broke my heart. I’m just hoping that we can all be reunited with our pets in heaven. Thanks to this thread, feeling alot better now. Imagine being in heaven with all your love ones and all your pets, that would be really fun. You can play and play and play all you want, without worrying about losing them again.

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Nigel July 1, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Just lost my 3 month old dog named snow yesterday, it really broke my heart. I’m just hoping that we can all be reunited with our pets in heaven. Thanks to this thread, feeling alot better now. Imagine being in heaven with all your love ones and all your pets, that would be really fun. You can play and play and play all you want, without worrying about losing them again.

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Katie July 6, 2014 at 7:03 pm

My babygirl was 1 year old on May 1st 2013 and passed away July 4th of 2014. She was hit by a car while I was going to celebrate. Which I feel awful about. But I’ve been grieving ever since. And talking to god. Asking him to keep her safe and give her plenty of toys. I’m 16 years old. And I certainly believe that she has already passed through the golden gates and is running around free with my passed loved ones. God loves every single creature on this earth. Even the ones that don’t believe. And the devil worshipers. He loves all. So it puts me at great ease since I DO believe she’s with Jesus. And she’s very happy. :)

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Mary Judge July 30, 2014 at 9:45 pm

First, I enjoyed your article and liked that you backed up every point with scripture. Second, I know that our dog, Oliver, was a gift from God to my husband and me. We came across him at a time when getting a dog wasn’t even on our minds. He has been such a blessing in so many ways and we have learned so much about ourselves. We oft times call him our furry angel.

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Jack Wellman July 30, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Thank you Mary. We are pet lovers here in our home and there is just something very, very special about pets. Those who believe in evolution rob God of glory by His lovingly and sovereignly placing these precious ones into our homes and into our hearts forever.

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tracey August 1, 2014 at 5:43 am

when young i went to sunday school,was christened confirmed@married in the same church,have always believed in god,tho for years i strayed.several years ago,for reasons i understand i committed terrible crimes,i believe that god sent me that way,i was desperate&pleaded from the very bottom of my heart for help. within days i was arrested&the most amazing beautiful thing happened,i was pulled away from a black hole&have never strayed from god since.god rescued me.there are things i desparately need answers to,the cruelty to animals is driving me to despair,i do not doubt god but i cant get my head round to understand why the cruelty is so bad.we are all entitled to our own opinions,the bible is not excluded from that,so i am quite entitled to believe that i believe animals are not meant to be slaughtered as they are. animals have equal rights,and those who kill them are committing the worst of sins.if god forgives them of their crime,where does that leave the poor victims who have suffered horrific deaths?i don,t think they would be thankful for the terrible endings of their innocent lives then the culprits forgiven for what they have done.please please help me understand

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Jack Wellman August 1, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Thank you Tracey. This is a fallen world and sin prevails but we must leave vengeance to God (Rom 12:19) for He will have justice for all the things done is this life for everyone of us, you and me too, will have to stand and give an account for what we have done while in the body (Matt 12:36; Matt 25:14-30; Rom 14:10-12). Remember Job lost everything….family, home, food, wealth, crops, livestock and he was innocent. Then, there was Jesus who suffered and died and hung on the cross for 6 hours yet He was without sin and completely innocent. Do you not trust God’s judgment? Those who are cruel to animals will be judged, you must trust God to make all things right. Judgment will come swift and hard someday (Rev 20:11-15; Dan 12:1-3) so trust Him. Unless you have repented and placed your trust in Christ, you too will suffer eternal separation from God and I pray you have been born again (John 3:3).

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Sarah Dixon August 31, 2014 at 1:11 am

Our 10&1/2 year old chocolate lab died on Sunday Ag.24,2014. she died at home, playing ball which was her favorite thing to do. She started to twitch her nose and walk in circles and went to my husband, who is her best friend and Never left her side for a moment. Me, me daughter and son all laid hands on her and told her how much we love her. My heart is shattered. I adored her.. as did my husband, she was his best friend. I NEED to know I will see her again…I can’t imagine never rubbing her ears again and her love… Some one PLEASE tell me we will see her again… I am 45 and she is the very first dog I ever had the pleasure of loving…

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Jeanne September 11, 2014 at 2:52 am

I would like to culminate all of this by suggesting that the best thing you can do for your beloved pets that have passed, is to grieve them and miss them, but then go out and RESCUE another, for their sake! We cannot control, nor are we supposed to know what really happens in the heavenly realms. God has a perfect plan, and we must trust that! Meanwhile, we are supposed to get to work down here on earth and DO what is pleasing to the Lord.

We know that God is good and is pleased with All of his creation. We also know that He reveals how we are supposed to care for his animal creation throughout the Bible (ex: Prvbs 12:10 “A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel”). There are many other passages if you dig deep enough. But that is not my focus today.

My focus is to beg that we do a better job of caring for all of God’s creatures while alive here on earth, and particularly our companion animals.

We must stop turning a blind eye to Puppy Mills which are rampant in this country, especially in the Bible belt and Amish country. Puppy mills are disgustingly inhumane and cruel. Mama and papa dogs are kept in small cages for years and bred over and over until they are no longer useful. Then they are thrown away. Most never see the light of day or feel grass on their feet. Many chew their teeth down to nothing because they have chewed on the bars of their cages, from years of complete frustration and isolation. There are a few angelic organizations that actually take in the throw aways and try to rehabilitate them (ex: National Mill Dog rescue), but until we stop buying puppies from pet stores, etc, these wicked breeders will continue to produce them! The almighty dollar is powerful!

The same goes with the back yard and even reputable breeders. They may not be cruel (or as cruel), but every year millions (I mean millions!) of healthy companion animals are euthanized in this country, for no reason other than overcrowding. That is a travesty! And death is not the sad part. The sad part is that most of these animals have not known the safety and love of family while alive, and some may have never experienced an ounce of human kindness. Rather than dwelling on the death of our 10 year old beloved cat with health issues, I propose we focus our efforts on getting homes for the unlucky homeless animals that are still alive, but aren’t loved by anyone.

It may mean we have to give up that perfect, pure bred puppy that we want for a trophy on our front lawn. But perhaps God doesn’t want us to have that trophy. The Bible esteems humility over and over again. Think of who got to witness Jesus’s birth. It was the lowly shepherds and farm animals. And think of how Jesus chose to ride gloriously into Jerusalum (on a lowly donkey, not a regal stallion). There are so many more biblical examples like these. Also, perhaps God would prefer we don’t have the perfect puppy, because he wants to challenge and test us for perseverance, not give us the easy way out. Consider an older dog, and don’t be afraid of their death. We can only influence their life.

Lastly, we must stop turning a blind eye to Factory farming. I am by no means suggesting that we stop eating meat. But we can stop buying meat and dairy that is raised in a cruel and inhumane environment. They can be a bit extreme, but Mercy for Animals has done some undercover reporting which would shock even the most callous of meat eaters. The perk too, is that humanely raised meat is better for us, perhaps the natural way that God intended for us to eat it.

Overall, I believe God would be pleased if we humans broadened our earthly focus and started considering the welfare of all of the innocent animals, instead of just our own pets. God loves all of his creation, not just the ones that love us! Animals are the innocent victims of human sin. We need to protect them better from cruelty and neglect.

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BUNNY November 11, 2014 at 7:34 pm

I LOST MY BEAUTIFUL DOG PEANUT ON 11/7/14.HE WAS 15 YEARS OLD AND WE ADOPTED HIM WHEN HE WAS 8 FROM A RESCUE SHELTER. HE BROUGHT EVERYONE WHO MET HIM SUCH JOY. THE NIGHT BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY HE WAS SO HAPPY AND I HAD GIVEN HIM HIS FAVORITE SNACK A PEELED APPLE.HIS LITTLE HEART GAVE OUT AND HE PASSED AWAY THE NEXT MORNING.MY HUSBAND AND I WERE WITH HIM WHEN HE TOOK HIS LAST BREATH. I PRAY THAT THERE IS A HEAVEN FOR ALL ANIMALS.THE PAIN IS SO DEEP AND FOR ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS LOST THEIR PETS ON THIS FORUM MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. ONLY A PERSON WHO HAS LOVED A PET UNDERSTANDS THE PAIN ONE FEELS. MAY GOD HEAL YOUR PAIN.

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Jeanne September 11, 2014 at 9:41 am

One more thing on this anniversary of 9/11. Mohammad hated dogs and basically had them eradicated in his towns. I personally believe God has equipped doGs with an ability to sense evil! That is why he hated them! But that is why the muslims consider “dogs unclean”, not worthy of any inclusion, and only worthy of mistreatment – go figure!

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Jack Wellman September 11, 2014 at 10:36 am

Jeannie…please don’t worry about the previous comment. It was deleted which was anti-American where it was said that American’s murdered ” tens of thousands of innocent Iraqi’s’ which is completely false. I apologize for this comment so how got approved but there is room for such negative and false accusations here on this website from Mr. Burgess.

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DJ October 22, 2014 at 1:36 pm

I highly needed to hear all of your stories. I lost my little Daisy Mae (westie) about a month ago. I cry everyday. She was a very sick puppy. She lived to be 2 yrs. She was born with pain and live a painful life. She did not know what pain free was. The vet and I kept her comfortable as possible . She loved Christmas. All the presents under the tree was her’s. We had to keep a fence around the tree so she wouldn’t tear the wrap and she would help me rewrap the gifts again. We did a lot of silly things together. She played so hard,but took long naps to make up for it. Giving her medications everyday was so tough. She was very playful, but the suffering for her tiny body was too much. She leaves behind a sister who is misses her just has much as I do. To all, there are many verses in the bible about animals. e.g. Ecclesiastes 3:18-21 explains that animals do have spirits. Animals do have souls as well. Luke 12:6, Gen 1:30, Isahiah 11:6-9 etc…..Why would God put something so compassionate on earth ( not to have a soul?) of course they of a soul. God is Good! He knows what we need even before we need it. I don’t understand why Daisy Mae was born like she was. But I would not have traded her for anything. She was the most LOVING, Brilliant, compassionate, as sick as she was she gave me unconditional love-EVERYDAY of her sick life. She even taught me many things. Now Do You think God wouldn’t want us (their care taker) to be with them again. Of course He would. They will be well, vigor, and remember you in a instant. Pets, are not delayed nor judged, they go directly to their creator, God. Bless all of your hearts. You all have a great reunion to look forward to. First your Father than family and pets. God is LOVE> DJ

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Martin November 15, 2014 at 4:07 pm

W Jesus as your hat a beautiful thought………to think I can again be reunited
with my wonderful, loyal,and loving friend “JACK” of 14 years with Jesus in Heaven.
Friends! If you loved your pet as much as I did my dog and as much as they loved you, how sad would it be if they were there in Heaven waiting for us to reunite with them again BUT our names were not in the “book of life” Easy fix folks read the Bible and accept JESUS as your personal Lord and savior.
Blessings to all.

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Martin November 15, 2014 at 4:12 pm

APOLOGY……..My typing went haywire!
My post should have started with: “What a beautiful thought”
but sure you would have worked it out.

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Buck November 17, 2014 at 5:07 pm

OF COURSE All things that come from GOD in creation have an eternal Spirit ! Out of a perfect GOD cannot come anything that dies in the spirit ! Choose where you will spend eternity Heaven or HEll and for our Animals I think the majority of them stand a better chance at Heaven that The Human Man as ‘ Wicked and deceitfully wicked is the heart of man above all things ‘

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Jack Wellman November 17, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Amen Buck….well said my friend. So very true.

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Buck November 19, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Thank you Brother.

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