This Christian Journey:
Do Pets Go To Heaven?
This letter was written in answer
to a child's question.
Thank you for your letter.
Please excuse my delay in answering you, I was on vacation last week.
To answer your
question, do pets go to heaven?
I must admit that this question is not clearly answered in
the Bible. The Bible is the only book or authority that people have to
answer questions about heaven and immortality.
All we can know about spiritual and eternal things is outlined in the
Bible. Anything not outlined
in the Bible is but a mere guess and may or may not be true.
So what can I show you from the Bible?
We know from the Bible that there is an eternal place called heaven.
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe
also in me. 2 In my Father's
house are many mansions: if it
were not so, I
would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place
for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am,
there ye may be also.
From the Bible we learn that heaven is a
Physical Place, a
Perfect Place, and a
All who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord
and Savior will one day live with Jesus in heaven for all eternity.
I personally am looking forward to this wonder place.
We also discover in the Bible that there will be animals
in heaven. The Bible says,
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.
Now, I must say that this passage probably refers more to
the millennial kingdom than it does to heaven, but if there will be animals
in the millennium then is would be hard to conceive of a New Heaven and New
Earth without animals. Notice
also that these animals act in a new way, in eternity animals won’t kill
While the Bible never specifically says that pets go to
heaven, I think that most people who have pets would like to think that they
do. The best I can suggest to
you right now is that we will just have to wait until we get to heaven to
find out. The Bible is just
not clear on this subject. But
whatever God does it will be good, it will be perfect and it will be
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