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Do you think animals go to heaven when they pass away?

  1. Efficient Admin profile image92
    Efficient Adminposted 5 years ago

    Do you think animals go to heaven when they pass away?

    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?

  2. Jennifer Lynch profile image77
    Jennifer Lynchposted 5 years ago

    Yes, definitely - I am convinced they do!

  3. A. Riter profile image75
    A. Riterposted 5 years ago

    Of course, they do. They'll wait for you until you get there so you're reunited with your loved ones and be happy together forever.

  4. agilitymach profile image98
    agilitymachposted 5 years ago

    I've written a hub on this:

    http://agilitymach.hubpages.com/hub/Do- … -in-Heaven

    I hope it helps answer your question. smile

  5. velzipmur profile image80
    velzipmurposted 5 years ago

    what would heaven be without our beloved pets? Yes without a doubt I believe they do. God knows how wonderful the animals they are essential to us as human beings.

  6. gail641 profile image68
    gail641posted 5 years ago

    Animals most certainly go to heaven and join the ones they loved while they were on earth. Animals most likely would join the family of animals that they came from and would always remember the one's who had them as pets and would be with them again if they choose to.

  7. cajunrooster profile image62
    cajunroosterposted 5 years ago

    I am going to say this like Will Rogers said it; if animals don't go to Heaven I want to go where they go when they die!

    If Heaven is the wonderful place it is described as there is no way I could be happy there unless all my babies were with me; even my ultra bad big-man cat, Pierre!!

  8. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I do.  Scripture tells us that "all creation" groaned for a savior.  That doesn't just mention man. I do believe it.

  9. Marcus99 profile image60
    Marcus99posted 5 years ago

    They go where they want to go. Do they even understand the concept of Heaven?

    1. dianetrotter profile image70
      dianetrotterposted 5 years agoin reply to this


    2. Marcus99 profile image60
      Marcus99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Giggity giggity, giggity goo.

  10. peachpurple profile image84
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    i believe all animals go up to heaven when they are gone. At least, they are far better than humans . That's why cats and dogs have 9 lives, keep reborn for being good. If hell, you can't get away from being burn.

  11. dianetrotter profile image70
    dianetrotterposted 5 years ago

    John 3:16 " For God so loved the world that "whosoever" believes in Him..."  There is a school of thought that considers "the lamb" to be Israel and "the lion" to be the enemies of Israel and that Biblical references to them are metaphorical.  If animals go to be with their owners, where do the strays go?  If the owner doesn't go to heaven, where does the animal go?  One's acceptance of Christ is individual and does not cover family or animals.  I don't know why it would be an issue.  All focus in heaven will be on God ... not each other or animals.

  12. thecatgallery profile image65
    thecatgalleryposted 5 years ago

    There was a related question earlier about what to say to someone who's beloved pet has just died. I responded to that by giving a link to The Rainbow Bridge, the most wonderful response to that question. But part of that answer refers to the animals going to heaven to wait for those beloved people they used to own and what they do while they're waiting. It is beautiful to read and you would find a lovely answer to the present question being asked.

    If you'd like to see it, you can find it here:
    http://www.thecatgallery.com/passing_ra … ridge.html

  13. klidstone1970 profile image60
    klidstone1970posted 5 years ago

    I believe they do and that they are loyally awaiting our arrival.  Such a beautiful thought.

  14. Little Grandmommy profile image60
    Little Grandmommyposted 5 years ago

    Leviticus 17:11 "For the soul of the flesh is in the blood; and I have ordained it for you upon the alter, to make atonement for your souls, for the blood it is which makes atonement by means of the soul."   I believe that any living thing that has a soul can go to heaven.  And I am sure animals have souls.

    1. dianetrotter profile image70
      dianetrotterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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."

  15. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 4 years ago

    I sure hope so. Many animals bring so much joy just from a single sight or interaction with them and are proven to bring down stress levels for those who interact with them. They bring so much joy and peace without ever being able to say a word (unless you have a talking bird).