Will Pets Go to Heaven?
People who lost their pets often wonder: Will pets go to heaven? God created animals for man’s help and pleasure and God declared that His creation of animals was good (Genesis 1:25). But while humans were created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27), and has the capacity to choose eternal life through the plan of salvation, animals have no such choice, nor are they created in the image of the living God. They don’t have the mental capacity to comprehend what man can.
The Bible does indicate that there will be animals in heaven. “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den” (Isaiah 11:6-8 also 65:25).
Whether they will include the animals and pets we knew on earth is not known. But the Bible affirms that “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4) The Lord will restore all the happiness that we lost through sin – including the loss of our pets.
The Lord promised, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). This verse reveals the inexpressible joy of God’s kingdom of glory, the eternal home of the redeemed. All such knowledge is far beyond anything that people may know apart from the gospel of Christ (Isaiah 64:4). Therefore, we need not worry. The Lord will make sure that we will be exceedingly happy, satisfied and fulfilled.
In His service,