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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. Friendlylamb says:

    Does God love you? Can He do anything? Does he want you to be happy in heaven? Is He bound by our theological notions about Him? Does He want our pets(all animals) in heaven? OF COURSE HE DOES!!! They are His creation.

  2. Demetrius says:

    Can God do anything? Is He bound by our preconceived theologies? Does He wait for us to get up in the morning so He can raise the sun? GOD IS SOVEREIGN!!! Expect your pets in heaven. Keep away from intellectual theology and open your heart to HIM.

  3. Jimbo says:

    God is love, He loves us, we love Him, God loves His creation, we love our animals and there is your answer. God loses nothing of His creation with the exception of man who has the choice to accept or reject , that's God

  4. Chuck says:

    Who sinned man or animal? With sin came death. Who was the message of salvation for, it was for man and he has to make the decision to be saved, animals automatically get to heaven, drop the theology and pick up the spiritual. Ye of little faith

  5. Rakeishi says:

    God loses nothing our pets (animals) will be in heaven. They (animals) are a living testimony of. Who He is!!

  6. Wicki says:

    Finally , someone like Jim who makes sense

  7. Rakeishi says:

    Jim makes sense

  8. Arwen says:

    I agree with Jim

  9. Lynne says:

    I agree with the comment made by Jim

  10. Jim says:

    We love our animals, God is love, we love God, and there is your answer