Do Our Pets Go to Heaven – Editorial

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.

The Angels in My Life

I wasn’t meant to walk alone, It wasn’t in His plan.
A friend he sent to earth one day, a wondrous little man.

We went through life together, my little buddy jumped and played.
We learned about each other, and ourselves through life each day.

From puppy-hood to golden years, his time still way to short,
the blessings that he gave, came from friendship and support.

One day he had to leave me, God called him to come home.
I miss and think about him, but I know I’m not alone.

As Man’s Best Friend turned Angel, he still watches over me.
His spirit lives with me. His voice the wind up in the trees.

I feel him at my side, I know he’s standing there.
I know deep in my heart, he was the answer to my prayers.

His days now filled with fun and sun, he waits around the bridge.
While another came to walk with me, to continue my voyage.

She was just as great in different ways, but many ways the same.
She only lived to please me, had no cares of cash or fame.

Her time with me was short, but as full as it could be.
I learned a lot from her, and she learned a lot from me.

She went to heaven way to soon, suddenly one day,
Now she’s with the others as they run and laugh and play.

Another angel got her wings, and now watches over me.
Together giving guidance, they allow my mind to see.

Today there’s yet another soul that knows my love so true,
I’ll give her everything she needs to be as good as two.

I’ll give her love and guidance ‘til she gets her set of wings.
She’ll always get the things she needs, happy life and everything.

When life is full of troubled times, and has me on my knees.
I know she’ll always be right there to calm and comfort me.

I can’t touch or hold my angels, like I would like to do.
But until that time comes again, her love now pulls me through.

Copyright 2011 – Michael Albee – All Rights Reserved