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Q:

Will there be animals in heaven?


A:

God has a special reason and place for each of His created beings. Animals, too, have a purpose in God’s creation. Man, as the highest order of creation, has been given dominion over the animal kingdom (Genesis 1:26-28).

We believe that animals were intended for man’s enjoyment and use. The Bible itself does not indicate that there is life after death for animals. It may be that God’s purpose for animals is fulfilled on this earth. However, if animals would make us happier in heaven, surely there will be a place for them there.

Some Bible interpreters have called attention to Isaiah’s description of the peace of God’s future kingdom where he says that “the wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox” (Isaiah 65:25). Heaven will lack nothing that is good and that will bring glory to God.

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  1. Donna says:

    Ecclesiastes 3:19-21 they all have on breath so a man has no preeminence above a beast. who knoweth the spirit of man goes up and the spirit of the beast goes down to the earth

  2. Eddie Cintron says:

    The Lion will lay down by the lamb I meant.

  3. Eddie Cintron says:

    Not only that but God’s supreme angels around his throne one has the likeness of a lion, one of a eagle, one of a ox, one of a man. This only shows God has regard to animals. The Bible saids that the Lion will lay down by the land and as Billy Graham said when a little girl asked him if her dogs will be in heaven he sad if it will make you happier then he will be there.

    1. Monica Bryant says:

      I want my dog Pixie to go to Heaven and I have prayed and asked God to let her go to heaven I want her to be in Heaven with me when she dies I love her so much and God has blessed me with her on this earth. I know the Bible says the spirit of beast go down ward I guess back to the ground. Thank you for your comment when answering the little girl that makes me happy and gives me hope thank you

  4. Jesse Baldwin says:

    Have been a Christian since 1970 and Billy Graham has always been one of my greatest role models.

  5. Jeremiah says:

    I had two of the most wonderful Pomeranians you could imagine. I had been struggling with a terrible substance issue, after being betrayed by my ex-wife and family. Last year I watched my dogs die, because I wasted all my money like the prodigal son. I could have saved them, but I could not break free soon enough. I will never forgive myself for letting them die. They were my best friends. Sometimes I feel like I wish I had never been born. They helped me get through a dark time and I let them down. And now I hate myself and miss them so much. My only consolation is I will see them in heaven.

    1. Monica Bryant says:

      Oh Jeremiah please don’t hate yourself. Jesus loves you but you must forgive yourself, repent asking God to forgive you and ask Him to teach and help you to forgive yourself and to move forward. if you have asked God to forgive you then God has forgiven you, washing and cleansing you from your sin because of what Jesus did for us at Calvary. He gave Himself freely for our sins paying the penalty for your sins, all of them and through receiving Christ as your redeemer and personal Savior Jesus. Blood has made you Jeremiah worthy so rejoice that you will, if the Lord wills, get to see them in Heaven waiting for you!!