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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. Jamesyoungblood says:

    All things are possible thru God I truly believe that the animals that touch our lives. Christ Jesus has reserved a place in heaven for them.

  2. John says:

    All I know is that God is good and loving to all his creation. Everything he does for us is for his glory. I have 19 sober from drugs and alchol. God did this for me out of love. An he gave me a dog to love until he calls me home

  3. Belen says:

    I’m curious… How do we know for sure that humans will go to heaven? Where in the bible does it say there is life after death?

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Belen,

      Yes, heaven is real! God wants us all to live there with Him but it’s our choice if we will. If you tell Jesus that you’re sorry for your sins and believe that He died on the cross and then rose from the grave, and ask Him to come into your heart and be your Lord and Savior, you are making a decision that determines you will live in heaven with Him for eternity.

      Click on this link to read an article from Billy Graham on heaven:

      My Answer

      – BGEA Team

  4. Deneen Longley says:

    If the Lord made us like himself, and his love for us is great then I think he would have love for the animals he created. He would want the animals in heaven as we do.

  5. Julie Tranetzki says:

    It just seems so horrible that God would allow certain animals to suffer so much pain and abuse and not be given any kind of hope!

  6. Vincent Mastrostefano says:

    I wouldn’t bother dissecting the Bible on this. God can do anything. When you get to heaven and if you still feel the same way about your lost pet, say this. Lord, if it is in the best interest of my late dog and if it is your will, can you bring him back to life? What’s he going to say, No? If it works, try to do the same for the best thing that ever happened to me. His name was Kirby and was the most gentle dog in North America. Just in case I don’t make it.

    1. Dennis Sousa says:

      While I’m sure you will be there, I too will ask that Kirby be raised. I feel your pain. If I don’t make it, ask for my beloved Bud and Smokey. See you in peace.

  7. Julie says:

    This gives me great comfort, i lost my boy of 12 years less than two weeks ago. His loss has left a huge void in my heart and life, we were inseparable. To know he will be there lifts the sadness from my heart. God bless you Billy Graham

  8. Loretta Daigle says:

    I love this man! Have admired him for years.