I know, I know … There are several subjects that you are not suppose to talk about in public. Two of biggest ones are Religion and Politics!
But I’ve been looking into this subject for several years and I just want to let you know what I have found, so … here goes!
Of late, it has become a somewhat of a controversial subject on the BBS’s and some of the other social sites whether or not animals (including our pets) will go to heaven when they die.
We’ve all seen those cute dog and cat photos with saying like; If pets aren’t in heaven I want to go were they go” and poems and pictures of Rainbow Bridge and many other things like that. Many people believe that heaven just would not be heaven without animals. I happen to agree, but I also have some biblical proof to back up my position.
First, as a matter of full disclosure, I’m not one who follows mainstream christian teachings. I’m not a “churchy” person. In fact I’m not a member of any church group or organized religion. But I do believe in God, Jesus and the Bible. I believe that God is the Creator of our universe and the human race. I also believe that he created the millions of different species of animals, birds, insects and fish that inhabit our earth. I also believe that he is a Loving God who watches over and cares about all of His creations.
For this reason I can’t comprehend for one second that he would just “allow” any of his creations to be destroyed or that he would simply leave them behind when he calls all of the “true believers” home to be with him for eternity. A Loving and Caring God couldn’t possibly do that!
I also cannot believe that Heaven will only be populated by angels and saints unless that includes animal angels and saints too. From some study of the Bible over the past few years I am convinced that Heaven will be a much better place than we could ever imagine.
I have seen some beautiful places on this earth. Some places we even refer as “paradise” … and the beauty of these places are truly breathtaking. But I can imagine that heaven will be much more spectacular. And with all of our pets there … that will surly make it Paradise!!!
Here are a few passages of scripture that I have found that support my beliefs:
Ephesians 1:10 – King James Bible
That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Revelation 5:13 – King James Bible
And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be to him that sits on the throne, and to the Lamb for ever and ever.