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Q:

I suppose you've been asked this before, but will there be animals in heaven? My dog died a few months ago, and I miss him very, very much. After my husband died, I guess my dog became my best friend.


A:

Heaven will be a place of perfect happiness for us — and if we need animals around us to make our happiness complete, then you can be sure God will have them there.

Heaven will be glorious — far beyond anything we can fully imagine. It will be glorious first of all because it will be perfect. All the sufferings, conflicts and disappointments of this life will be over, and death will no longer exist. Sin will be banished, and Satan will never again have any influence over our lives. One of the Bible’s greatest promises declares, “There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

But heaven will be glorious most of all because we’ll be in the presence of God and of Jesus Christ. Even the most glorious thing we can imagine on earth or in the heavens is but a pale reflection of the glory of God. Think of it: If you know Christ, some day you will be with Him forever!

But the Bible also promises that at the end of time God will bring about a new heaven and a new earth (see 2 Peter 3:13). We will share in that wondrous world, and in that day, many scholars believe, the Bible’s prophecy will be fulfilled: “The wolf will live with the lamb…. And the lion will eat straw like the ox” (Isaiah 11:6-7). Is Jesus Christ the source of your hope?

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18 Comments

  1. Barbara Cawtjpm says:

    I husband and I are 75 and 76 years old. I was saved when I was 13. I have read most of the Bible and do not remember ever reading about pets. We just lost our puppy that we have had for 15 years. I am so happy to know that we will see him again. Thank you very much. I have always considered Billy Graham as one of the true Christians in my life. I remember seeing him at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas when I was a teenager. God Bless Him.

  2. Dian says:

    Thank you for my answer about our pets going to heaven. I have been a child of God for many years now I went to pray for my friend to-day she had such pain and God took it away + she was biptiZed in the Holy Spirit prais God.n I was 23yrs and I am now 69yrs AMEN

  3. Ina says:

    You guys fallen asleep?

  4. Chuck says:

    Your pets and all animals will God bring into Heaven, don't doubt His power and total love for His children, doubt and unbelief are fruits of Sin (remember Genesis 3) for God who gave His very life for you on the cross, He won't hold back anything .

  5. Dem says:

    God is sovereign , He loves you, He loves His Creation, above all He died for His Creation, so if He died for His Creation, He will surely bring your pets (and all animals) into heaven!!

  6. Pippin says:

    The world says “I have to see it before I believe it” God requires our faith, otherwise you can't please Him. You have to believe it before you see it. Believe God that your animals (pets) will be in heaven.

  7. Ilovemydogs says:

    Do you believe Gd can do anything ? either you believe He can or He can't ; if He can, then expect your animals in heaven (new earth) and if He can't, then your God's not worth worshiping. Make the choice

  8. Pips friend says:

    God will give you the desires of your heart in heaven.!! Our mouths are open Lord, feed us