According the Ecclesiastes 3:19-21 all men and animals come from the dust and go to the dust, that humans have no advantage over the animals. Does this mean beloved pets also go to heaven when they pass on? Wouldn't that be wonderful?
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From Christianity Today "Most interpreters of the Bible assume that man’s likeness to God and animals’ subservience to man implies that animals may have the "breath of life," nephesh in Hebrew, but not an immortal soul in the same sense as man’s."