Animals & Pets

Will My Pet be in Heaven?

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What happens to animals when they die? Many a person—child or adult—mourning the death of a beloved pet has asked, “Will my pet go to Heaven?”
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In this video, Father Mike cites Romans, chapter 8 and it says, St. Paul says that all creation is groaning in labor pains as it awaits the redemption. So you imagine that if all creation is groaning in labor pains until now awaiting the redemption, then it makes sense that we would have a redeemed creation as well. Not just redeemed bodies but a redeemed all the creation
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There are several thoughts on this matter. What is yours?
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I don't think pets are able to sin, so I think they will be there waiting for us. A loving God would make sure of that, as they are so innocent Jesus blood wouldn't be needed to forgive them anything. I sure hope so, because if my pets aren't there, I sure don't want to go lol.
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Animals don’t have the same hope humans do, because humans are distinct among all God’s creations. We’re made in God’s image; animals are not. Among living beings, we have a unique ability to reason.
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Jesus came to save humans, not angels or animals.
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the Bible does speak about the presence of animals in the life to come. In Isaiah 11:6–8 and 65:25, the prophet lists numerous animals while describing the eternal kingdom of God. God’s promises portray a world to come in which animals will know the peace they too have longed for (Rom. 8:18–25).
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the Bible does speak about the presence of animals in the life to come. In Isaiah 11:6–8 and 65:25, the prophet lists numerous animals while describing the eternal kingdom of God. God’s promises portray a world to come in which animals will know the peace they too have longed for (Rom. 8:18–25).
I surely hope you are right.
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we must guard our hearts and not allow love for pets or animals to diminish our affection for God. No matter how good a gift is, only he—not the gift itself—is worthy of our devotion. Pets included.
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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.
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the Bible is specifically silent about the eternal state of dead animals. There is a good reason that the Bible is silent on the state of animals in the afterlife. The sixty-six books of the Bible were written to people, with souls, created to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
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the Bible is specifically silent about the eternal state of dead animals. There is a good reason that the Bible is silent on the state of animals in the afterlife. The sixty-six books of the Bible were written to people, with souls, created to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
The Bible is God’s word to man; it is not God’s word to animals, which is fortunate because they can’t read anyway. The sixty-six books of the Bible are occasional books written to specific people, at specific times, in specific contexts. Ancient people weren’t as concerned with the eternal destinations of their pets as much as bourgeois modern American are.
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When we choose to take into our household creatures that share with us the breath of life and bestow them with names, perhaps we enter into a kind of covenant relationship with them too…. Perhaps God will honor my acts of naming the animals by bringing them to heaven.
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The life someone’s animal has is the only life that animal is going to get. It should be treated as valuable.
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