Do pets go to heaven?

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People who lost their pets often wonder if they will see their pets in 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.

The Bible does indicate that there will be animals in heaven (Isaiah 11:6, 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 all tears (Revelation 21:4) and 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). The Lord will satisfy the desires of His children in a way that far exceeds their dreams and expectations.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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