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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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180 Comments

  1. Carol Reuff says:

    I have lost both of my parents at a very early age due to health issues. However they did teach me to love God’s creatures.

  2. Carol Reuff says:

    Thank you so very much and God bless you for answering my questions.

  3. Liza Bekk says:

    I have hope that we will see our furry friends again Praise God

  4. Melissa says:

    I have had cats, dogs, horses and many other loving pets in my life that I have lost that were all special to me. I may be greeted by a small zoo. It will be wonderful to see them again. For some of us they are our children.

  5. David says:

    This give us great comfort as our beloved boy Bella will soon be in heaven.

  6. Cindy Battey says:

    Thank you so much for giving me some hope that I might see my beloved cat, Baby Girl, again in Heaven.

  7. Victoria Turnidge says:

    I recently lost my beautiful Shih Tzu girl of 13 years. My heart was broken. I cried for days over her she was so special. I know that God says he will wipe all tears away some day. I look forward to that day and the day I not only see my Lord face to face but standing next to him will be my special girl. Thank you Jesus! Amen