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YES, Animals DO Go To Heaven When They Die
Pets in Heaven?
Scripture does not exclusively tell us whether our pets will make it to heaven. However, the Bible does provide us with some significant clues that animals will inhabit the new heaven and the new earth. First, the Garden of Eden was populated by animals, thus there is a precedent for believing that Eden restored will also be populated by animals. Furthermore, the Scriptures — from first to last — suggest that animals have souls. Throughout the history of the church, the classic understanding of living things has included the doctrine that animals, as well as humans, have souls.
I grew up in the city, without pets. My appreciation for animals developed much later in life. Rusty was the dog everyone should have—loving, playful, and eager to please. He was no Lassie, but he was plenty smart. Before long, Rusty was part of the family. Rusty made a convert out of me. He taught me that there are no bad dogs, only bad owners who make dogs, and many other animals, bad.
When we do lose a beloved pet, it is not unusual to grieve the loss just as deeply as we would for a human companion. Thus, many Christians wonder, "Do animals have souls? Will our pets be in heaven? To answer the question, consider this story of the elderly widow whose beloved little dog died after fifteen faithful years. Distraught, she went to her pastor. My darling dog has died.
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