All dogs go to Heaven?

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i lost my "best friend" recently.
i hope i can see him again one day.
thoughts?
 
Dec 17, 2018
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i lost my "best friend" recently.
i hope i can see him again one day.
thoughts?
Of course all animals go to heaven, we where the ones that committed the original sin, animals are just here along us because they where made to serve us and so the pain that they are suffering is entirely our fault, them perishing is entirely our fault. I really think it will be consistent with scripture if animals go to heaven to be with us in eternity. Just like it was supposed to be from the beginning.
This question reminds me of the one that many people ask regarding dead children or babies....And the answer is yes, they do go to heaven.
 
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i lost my "best friend" recently.
i hope i can see him again one day.
thoughts?
apart from that i just wanted to say i am really sorry for your lost, i know what it is like, i know that this feels not like they way it is supposed to be, and it is because it is not the way it was originally planned to be.
I hope it gets better for you pretty quick
 

TheIndianGirl

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A lot of famous Christians such as Billy Graham, Martin Luther, C.S. Lewis, and the current Pope believe pets go to Heaven/pets get "restored".
 
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The bible doesn't say what happens to animals after they die. The closest verse that could be used to make an argument for them are in 1 Corinthians 15:44 where Paul is talking about death and resurrection and says "If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body." While it does bring comfort and I chose to believe I would see my pets that have passed in heaven, it does raise questions such as "What counts as a body?" I have a friend who has scorpions and spiders as pets but doesn't believe they along with many insects won't exist in heaven merely because of how numerous they are. And from the lack of information in the bible on the subject, I am now unsure if they will be in heaven. I've accepted at this point that they may not and I'm okay with that because there's so much to look forward to in heaven, but it will be such a pleasant surprise to find them waiting there for me if it ends up being true. Because of this, I hold my position to not have an opinion on the matter and to find out when I find out. There's no reason to make promises for either case. But still, I am sorry for your loss. :(
 

soggykitten

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i lost my "best friend" recently.
i hope i can see him again one day.
thoughts?
I am sorry to read of your loss. :( I know how heartbreaking it can be. God rest them to peace. Maybe they'll find my dogs and they'll all have fun together till we arrive.
The soul returns to the God who gave it, the body to the dust from whence it sprang. Yes, I believe you'll see your best friend again. As shall we all.
Anyone who has had a dog companion know if ever an animal had a soul it is a dog.
 

powderman

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BLEED. I'm sorry for you loss my friend and hate to burst your bubble, but no, there are no dogs or and other animals in Heaven. MAN is the only being that God gave a soul to. I'd like to see all of mine too. I'm on my 9th reading of the Bible and can't remember ever reading about any animals in Heaven. Hope I'm wrong. I had a long talk about this with a Pastor years ago, this was his opinion too. CHARLIE.
 

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I am sorry to read of your loss. :( I know how heartbreaking it can be. God rest them to peace. Maybe they'll find my dogs and they'll all have fun together till we arrive.
The soul returns to the God who gave it, the body to the dust from whence it sprang. Yes, I believe you'll see your best friend again. As shall we all.
Anyone who has had a dog companion know if ever an animal had a soul it is a dog.
My little dog Yankee will be anxiously waiting. When he sees his daddy his little tail will be wagging and we'll have a good time then.
 

tourist

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I am sorry to read of your loss. :( I know how heartbreaking it can be. God rest them to peace. Maybe they'll find my dogs and they'll all have fun together till we arrive.
The soul returns to the God who gave it, the body to the dust from whence it sprang. Yes, I believe you'll see your best friend again. As shall we all.
Anyone who has had a dog companion know if ever an animal had a soul it is a dog.
It is possible that cats have souls too. :)
 

tourist

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BLEED. I'm sorry for you loss my friend and hate to burst your bubble, but no, there are no dogs or and other animals in Heaven. MAN is the only being that God gave a soul to. I'd like to see all of mine too. I'm on my 9th reading of the Bible and can't remember ever reading about any animals in Heaven. Hope I'm wrong. I had a long talk about this with a Pastor years ago, this was his opinion too. CHARLIE.
God has said in the bible that man cannot even begin to imagine what is in store in heaven for those that love Him. I have to believe that God understands the connection between humans and their beloved pets and has made ample provision for a happy reunion. I'm on my 5th reading of the bible and this is what I have come to believe.
 

SoulWeaver

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i lost my "best friend" recently.
i hope i can see him again one day.
thoughts?
Revelation 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. 13 And every creature (ktisma) 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 honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

Every creature glorifies the Lamb for salvation, not just humans... I think that they praise because they will not die but live... "the dead praise not"

Psalms 115:17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.

Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature (ktisis) which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

As for me, I have a little cat "waiting" up there.
 

TheIndianGirl

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I have a black lab/German Shepherd mix and a German Shepherd waiting for me.
 

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I guess it depends on whether your dog was a good dog or a bad dog.
Can animals actually sin?
I've thought about this before and i don't think they can sin... Animals are instinctive, they haven't got a conscious like we do.
They don't have the Holy Spirit nor are they tempted by evil i think. I don't know if they go to heaven but id like to think so.
But will we even remember our earthly lives? Will they?
 

tourist

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Can animals actually sin?
I've thought about this before and i don't think they can sin... Animals are instinctive, they haven't got a conscious like we do.
They don't have the Holy Spirit nor are they tempted by evil i think. I don't know if they go to heaven but id like to think so.
But will we even remember our earthly lives? Will they?
No, I seriously doubt whether or not animals can commit a sin, because, as you have stated, they don't have a conscious awareness and don't have the Holy Spirit.

However, that doesn't mean that God does not care about them. He created an environment that provides food and the means to be protected from the elements. The bible says that not a sparrow falls from the sky that God is not aware of.

God is a great and awesome God and knows and understands full well the bond that is formed between a person and their pet and has made provisions for these pets in heaven also. Yes, we will certainly remember our lives on earth and this is substantiated in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. We will certainly remember and know our loved ones in heaven as well.