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Do Pets Go to Heaven? // Ask Pastor John

Do Pets Go to Heaven? // Ask Pastor John


Only human beings are made in God’s picture, and also just human beings can be retrieved. So do we have any kind of scriptural basis for claiming our family pets will remain in paradise? During a current public look, Pope Francis comforted a young boy whose pet had actually simply passed away, claiming, “One day, we will certainly see our pets once again in endless time. Paradise is open to every one of God’s animals.” In 1990, Pope John Paul II claimed pets have spirits, however after that Pope Benedict offered a 2008 lecture that appeared to state the contrary. So allow’s clear up this Papal perplexity, PastorJohn What do you state? Do family pets most likely to paradise? Episode537: https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/do-pets-go-to-heaven. RelatedResources:. “DoPets Distract the Christian Life?” https://youtu.be/f4Z1SGeK8n8. “WillWe Meet Jesus as Soon as We Die?” https://youtu.be/AvnGL1FCAWY. “WhereIs Heaven Right Now?” https://youtu.be/EQB_FoiQ7x8. “WhyWill Some of Us Get Fewer Rewards in Heaven?” https://youtu.be/w8kN9p4p6oE. AskPastor John Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKvMOJ1T8T4&list=PLFF7F6AE365 DA3564 Find various other current and also preferred Ask Pastor John episodes, http://desiringgod.org/ask-pastor-john.
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35 COMMENTS

mac314 - posted on June 7, 2019 12:44 am

I want to hope so. Hopefully all the creatures do, with the soul / Hebrew word thing. Animals were meant not to die, no?

mac314 - posted on June 7, 2019 12:47 am

I think when bible says dieing like beasts of field, he was just saying beasts just live for the moment. Of course animals are for food, WE ARE IN FALLEN WORLD. It wasn't like that in the beginning.

Craig Erik - posted on June 10, 2019 4:21 pm

did pastor John say that animals simply perish?

Blondie Blanc - posted on June 11, 2019 5:16 pm

All creation returns to the creator. It is well documented in scripture that animals are in heaven which is our temporary home before we return with LORD via riding on horseback to rule and reign with Him. It is written that those who delight themselves in the Lord that He will give them the desires of their hearts. Psalm 37:4

mak anthony - posted on June 20, 2019 5:38 am

When God also created animals on the 6th Day, did He intended them to live forever as well even though they were to be subjected to Man's dominion?? OF COURSE! They were only meant to be "food" only after the fall and before that they were not meant to be at all because in Genesis 1:29 & 30, He specifically said that "herbs" and fruits will be Man's AND Animal's food. There is no problem for God to "re-create" or even "preserve" that same pet of ours that has passed away or any other animals in Heaven or on the New Earth and many Christians have no problems in believing that, even the living pets WILL be "transformed" as well on the day of the Rapture! ( even though they may have different eternal bodies that will be different from or is of another "type" than the humans ).

Don't forget that in Noah's day, God "took" animals as well and there were actually more animals than human beings on the Ark ( LOL! ) and we are told that the Rapture will be liken to Noah's time! Nothing is impossible for God, even this…….Just believe and have faith in Him to do this as well and thank Him for it now first….

Lili - posted on June 24, 2019 11:12 pm

After having conquered so many aspacts of nature man is the only animal on Earth with the arrogance and stupidity to believe he can conquer death. Man is also the only animal with enough cunning to exploit that arrogance, stupidity and fear for their own benefit, you can see examples of that with all so called Holy men. We are the only animals on this planet with the science and ability to tame most of nature and it has given us a God like status but unlike all other animals we cannot accept that death is part of life so we cling to any straw that offers us hope. The Kodal does not make any offers other than the opportunity to revel in the wonders of this world and be happy within yourself free from all exploitation and perceived obligations imposed by organized religion and people with ulterior motives. Blessed be.

robraver - posted on June 26, 2019 12:06 am

I sometimes wonder what the next life will be like? there will be untold numbers of people and animals maybe? one thing for sure..I hope animals do get another life, because they deserve it. Just think of the cruelty inflicted on them…by humans.

Rex Besana - posted on June 28, 2019 3:16 am

So will there be little children too (as mentioned in the same passage)?

Stricker Clan - posted on June 30, 2019 6:21 am

Isn't Jesus suppose to come back riding on a white horse? In revelation.

Alona - posted on June 30, 2019 7:18 am

The Great one ordered Gabriel to grant Spirits to the Great generation With no Ruler over it, that is the Spirit and the Soul, therefore your body dies and Soul Remains, and it will be taken Up ; (Resurrection) of Christ: Angel Gabriel commanding Prince of Princes, By three Days live; He will be Raised Us Up…

Richard Martinez - posted on June 30, 2019 7:42 am

My sisters dog ? passed away today , and I’m missing him dearly bad , crying ??????????

Leah - posted on July 1, 2019 6:16 am

yes there will be animals in heaven or the new heaven and new earth, we will live peacefully with them, you will love those animals as much as you love your own pets on earth, and even more! But the most important is to love our God. Thanks John Piper for the answer. It was a blessing.

Jeremy Watson - posted on July 12, 2019 4:05 pm

Animals aren't sinners

Kevin Tsai - posted on July 14, 2019 4:20 pm

I was just thinking. If God is a LOVING God (at least according to the Bible), why in the world would he not include in Heaven all the animals/pets HE HIMSELF CREATED IN THE FIRST PLACE?! If He does not include animals/pets in heaven, that would mean He is biased, selective, and playing favorites (like imagine God saying "Oh look at this human who looks just like me I'll definitely take this human to heaven, but this dog who has four legs, is barking, and is not as intelligent as the humans I created? Nah I don't want these dogs in heaven). Get the point? So I definitely believe that animals/pets will be in Heaven simply because of the nature of God which is that He is a LOVING and MERCIFUL God

Evalina Tena - posted on July 16, 2019 7:04 pm

I lost my dog today. I know I will not NEED my dog who I loved dearly in Heaven; Christ’s love will overwhelm me. But if we simply HOPE they will be there as a gift; will they be there in heaven in the place Christ prepared for us?

0tuken - posted on July 22, 2019 3:31 am

Nothing goes to heaven

Steve Shrader - posted on July 22, 2019 11:56 pm

…the Popes are slippery…imagine that…

Efrayem yassa - posted on July 24, 2019 9:21 pm

They will not be in heaven they dont have a spirit

Jesus is Lord - posted on July 31, 2019 1:43 pm

Isaiah 11:6 says: 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. So you all have questions and listen to these false prophet's and them leading you in a point of despair telling you this foolishness saying Satan is a creature and they doubt saying animals won't be there in heaven with you so you're telling yourself you doubt the word of God and so you might as well say God made everything in vain. God loves his little animals as well. Do angels have souls? No are they created in the image of God the answer is no again. So who is created in the image of God? Man is do angels live with God in Heaven? Yes, is anything dead no it isn't nothing is dead the spirit lives on. So Dogs may not have souls like we have, do angels have living souls like man, the word of God said he blew into man's nostrils he became a living soul. Did God blow the breathe of life in angel's nostril's no he hand made them for one purpose. What is that purpose its to serve. So let's go back to the chapter Isaiah 11:6 let's imagine as of this earth how many brave souls of men and women will allow their children to lie down with a leopard will you be safe for your child on this earth to led them? Of, course not if you did you would most likely lose a child, Do wolf's lay down with the lambs on this earth no they do not not unless they are eaten. God has a Holy Mountain in Heaven he talks about children being there putting their hands in the asps hole and they shall not be harmed same as a cocktrice den as many we do not know exactly what they may be are you that unlearnt? So that proves heaven is a beautiful wonderful place that also have animals in it and if you say your pet as many call family that died I believe our Heavenly Father thou art in Heaven have them there as well. What will heaven be like with only people there without a bird to sing a beautiful song even flowers and trees will be there allowing you to feel the love they have around you God is pure love he has a place for his wonderful creatures they were there in the beginning with Adam and Eve why not be there with us in Heaven. Adam and Eve were perfect in the beginning when God made all creation they heard God speak to them and he was always and is always here with us. Both Adam and Eve lost their spiritual connection when they sinned in the garden of Eden. Sin separates us from God. Animals will not be judged as it says in the great book it says: Hebrews 9-27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: All those beautiful animals that we had they all will be on the new earth when we get there.

Doctrinal Watchdog - posted on August 5, 2019 5:08 pm

If some dogs go to heaven then wouldn't some go to hell like Hitlers dog?

Stacy Caruso - posted on August 18, 2019 3:51 am

The animals in a righteous man's home go with him to heaven. A righteous man is mindful of his animals.

Damian Martinez - posted on August 18, 2019 4:38 pm

Hes really annoying he always starts with…"hehe Haha let me start off with something Haha hee" get to it !

Damian Martinez - posted on August 18, 2019 4:47 pm

CONTRADICTED HIMSELF ABOUT DEATH. Here he says " theres thought of them in sheol like there is for man"
In his video TITLED "is there life after death?".
He says "we go straight to heaven or hell" smh ?‍♂️come on dude…

Fort Lauderdale Baptist Church - posted on August 20, 2019 6:50 pm

The Pope isn't even Christian so why listen to him?

Knackebrodz - posted on August 21, 2019 2:58 am

People need to learn to not get overly attached to animals. They are only ment to serve us. If you believe that animals will go to heaven then we would have billions of rats and if you're counting every living creature why not ants and flies everywhere haha!

Malzahar Kassadin - posted on August 23, 2019 6:38 am

No they don't.There would be more pets than people.

Sure some animals gonna wait for good people upthere,but not your personal pets.

Imagine if every animal went to heaven?What that would look like?Why does your pet deserve to be in heaven,but street dog doesn't?Because dog stole food from nearby butchery?

If any of you red bible or even heard about it,you would know feelings you have now,you won't have in heaven…Imagine if someone close to you end up in hell,if you had feelings you have now,you would be sad forever,and that there alone is against what heaven is.

It doesn't matter what you want,and how bad you want it,reality is that you wont see your dog/cat there.

Rose Green - posted on August 24, 2019 1:55 pm

Well, we know there will not be dogs in the city of God. Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Kalista Jade - posted on August 28, 2019 9:02 am

I just lost my 1 year old dog today, he had an uncomparable spirit and loved endlessly. Theo was his name, meaning a gift from God and he truly was.

wolf spirit - posted on August 29, 2019 4:20 pm

any Christian that says animals dont have souls are actually hateful and cruel people and should be avoided and there most likely to abuse animals as well

Fran Strahan - posted on September 4, 2019 6:12 pm

Nothing is impossible with God, Luke 1:37. Animals, including our pets, are with their Creator. The human race – Gods ultimate creation – fell from grace in the Garden, not animals. Aren't we under the sin of pride to think Heavens just about humans?

Judi Martin - posted on September 16, 2019 8:54 am

I sure hope to see my furry children! I miss them and their unconditional LOVE!

Olivia Manning-Richardson - posted on September 19, 2019 2:00 pm

I don’t even think we will remember our pets.

Garry Cosey - posted on September 26, 2019 6:29 am

The reason why God gave the command to eat animals in Genesis 9.. is because humans was eating eachother and their heart was wicked constantly. Eating human was the problem in Genesis. This is why he permitted this predicament, but it was not so in the beginning.

Salty -Jack - posted on September 30, 2019 8:06 pm

My dog has a tumer and my mom said if she doesn’t do any better then we will put her down in a month. Please I hope they do I believe god will do soemthing good with my dog

wolf spirit - posted on October 6, 2019 12:14 am

If my my lab or any of my dogs aren’t in heaven I don’t want to be there he’ll I Wouldn’t want to spend eternity around brain dead fundies or evangicials


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