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I know this must sound silly but i was wandering.......

Do animals get to go to heaven? :embarasse

I had to ask. I know it seems a bit of a silly question but i actually have got no idea.

And if someone knows the answer could you please leave scripture to back it up. Thanx!

Lesley :love:
 
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Hope this helps you .In the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 3 verses 18-21 and keying in on verse 21. This is what I belive totaly WE have a awsom GOD and their are people on this earth that love their animals dearly (like family). I think that GODS good character it would be just like him to have the animals you love waiting for you on the other side Its very possible and nothing is impossible with GOD AMEN......PS.... It was not a silly question I wondered that myself years ago.....<:>>>>>< Its Good to have Hope he left us FAITH HOPE and LOVE
 
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I agree with Cana, I remember seeing a verse in the Old Testement mentioning animals and found it . ISAIAH 11: 6 through 9. In the KJV the chapter is called Peaceable Kingdom Messiah. Here are the verses I found......

6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
 
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Yeah, its really an interestng question and making me think as well. And I also agrees with Cana's reply.
God bless!
 
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Personally, I don’t think animals are going to be with us in heaven. Romans 8 says that all creation has sinned and that includes animals too, so all deserve to die. The life we have in Jesus is based on our belief and faith in Him – animals don’t have that. Besides, God wants us with Him, not animals. There are no verses in the Bible that I know of that say clearly that animals go or do not go to heaven, but many people think they don’t. And
I think they’re right.
We would love to have our pets in heaven, but if God does that how would a spider or a worm feel? You wouldn’t want those in heaven, would you? But they’re God’s creation too… And besides, do you think that once we see God and begin to explore His character and being we will still be fascinated by our pets?
And about the verses posted above… Isaiah 11:6-9 speaks about an earthly kingdom of God, not heaven as described in the NT. During that time the Earth and its creation will probably be restored to its former state, so will the animals. Ecclesiastes 3:18-21 doesn’t speak about man or beast going to heaven; more like the process of returning to earth, the process of putrefaction. Both man and beast (their bodies) have the same end.
 
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sebi said:
Personally, I don’t think animals are going to be with us in heaven. The life we have in Jesus is based on our belief and faith in Him – animals don’t have that. There are no verses in the Bible that I know of that say clearly that animals go or do not go to heaven, but many people think they don’t. And I think they’re right.
I agree sebi. Animals don't have souls as we do, therefore can't be saved.
 
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It seems that all can agree Scripture does not firmly suggest either way so ultimatly it is conjecture. But for my faith I am confident I will see or at least know the spiritaul presence of my pets - for the simple reason that they are from God to give us love and joy. Therefore why would God that has promised paradise leave them out - are there greater things there no doubt - but ultimatly without them it would be imcomplete rather "in-perfect" and that does not sound like the genre of the Father.

This all assumes we are going under the preface that by virtue of lacking a soul they are rendered of no more spiritual value than a twig. I'm not sure I buy that preface entirely but again strays from the point that the Father works in perfects why would his thrown be any less?
 

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