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Mary Fairchild

Will We See Our Pets in Heaven?

By April 20, 2012

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For most of us, our pets are a source of great joy and comfort.
Do Animals Have Souls?
It's difficult to imagine our lives without them.

When my husband and I moved across the country, my two cats—who dislike even the slightest bit of change—braved the adventure like real troopers. At one point during the confusion, with movers going in and out of the house and boxes stacked to the ceiling, I thought I had lost one of them. To put it mildly, I was a mess. Another time when I became seriously ill, the same two cats kept a constant vigil at my bedside, watching over me for days. I guess you could say we have an emotional bond.

This deep connection many of us share with our pets might lead us to conclude that animals indeed have souls. But what does the Bible say?

This study by Jack Zavada of Inspiration-for-Singles.com looks at what the Bible says about animals in the afterlife and attempts to answer the question, "Do animals go to heaven?"

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May 3, 2012 at 6:59 pm
(1) carol says:

will someone else besides me look in I Corinthians 15:38-44 …. …….God gives body to it each. as He pleases–to each seed its own fruition. Not all bodily nature is the same. Men have one kind of body, animals another………………………………….Even among the stars one differs from another in brightness. so is it with the resurrection of the dead……………………………..a natural body is put down and a spiritual body comes up.

August 12, 2012 at 8:17 pm
(2) Lisa says:

The bible also says, and it preached throughout the world, on how God is preparing a place for us, a “Perfect Heaven”, “A Paradise”, and how he wants nothing more than for us to be happy with him in Heaven. I can’t imagine a PARADISE/HEAVEN without them. I personally believe all of my dogs, cats, horses, etc that I have cared for, loved so deeply, and unconditionally will be there to greet me when it is my time to go to Heaven!

November 14, 2012 at 10:59 pm
(3) Jackie says:

I believe my pets will go to heaven one person said that the ten commandments said thou shalt not kill humans and so God doesn’t consider animals valuable, but God also gave his only begotten son.
and the commandment actually reads thou shalt not kill I take that to mean we are to hunt for food, but killing an animal or mistreating it isn’t much different than killing or mistreating a person. I love my animals and I am sure God loves them more than me. I don’t believe he would leave them behind. animals show signs of love and are loyal to the end that to me is a soul right there.

April 11, 2013 at 9:42 pm
(4) John says:

The Truth whether you believe or don’t believe this.
Was talking with a Special friend who is a ordained minister and we talk often about Religion, and he mentioned that when dogs pass when they get to Heaven, they are able to speak in whatever language that they were raised in and tell the who life story, about what has ever happened to them, and who did good or evil to them.

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