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By   •   June 1, 2004   •   Topics: ,

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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85 Comments

  1. Sherri says:

    Please pray for me I lost my yorkie a week ago an my heart is broke when I got home from work he always greeted me an gave me a big smile thank you God bless

  2. Linda Eaton says:

    I just lost my little buddy of 15 years today and he took part of my heart with him. I loved him with my soul. And Billy Graham, I have admired and loved you as long as I can remember. GOD BLESS YOU. You are one of a kind.

    1. BGEA says:

      Linda,

      Pets are precious and many times become a part of the family. Just prayed for God to give you peace.

      – BGEA Staff

  3. Rodney Kent says:

    You have confused heaven and eternity with the millennium. Isaiah is referring to the millennium when the New Jerusalem will appear to the people on earth. All of us who are already in heaven with Christ (New Jerusalem) will come with him when he returns at the beginning of the millennium. I believe we will remain in the New Jerusalem (God’s Holy Mountain) during the 1000 years. After the 1000 years, time will be no more and all of God’s children will be in the New Jerusalem with God and his only begotten son for eternity. We will not need to build houses, Jesus has already prepared mansions for us. No ages in heaven, babies, old people, crippled, etc.

  4. patricia brooks says:

    why does it break your heart when you lose a pet; surely GOD would not let them love you and you them not to ever see them again

    1. Debbie says:

      Lord give me strength.. My little guy was so sick… So i made a choice. Please let him be in heaven