Boomer and Darby chillin' with Jesus in Heaven
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Why I did this section of pages
I love my animals. Flip through my pages here
or on my Kelrobin
site (my new kennel name) and my love for my animals should shine
Unfortunately, I have lost animals. Each and
every time I face a death of one of my animals, the question lurks
whether or not I will ever see them again.
Throughout my life I was told that no, my pets will
not be in Heaven. They have no souls. I have been ridiculed in churches
that I have attended for thinking that animals will join us in Heaven.
It was one of the reasons I disliked "organized" religion
most of my life. I was most certainly a Christian, but stayed out
of churches due to the treatment I had received previously for believing
that animals would be in Heaven.
I have always felt they would be there and have
felt vindicated over the years as more and more religious leaders
and authors have agreed with what I have felt. I’m not a scholar
but its just something I have always felt in my heart.
When a pastor at a church I attended with a friend,
announced that on Easter Sunday he would have a sermon on the resurrection
of Christ and Christians at the Rapture and whether or not animals
would be resurrected also, you can imagine my thoughts. Oh boy,
here we go again. I was pleasantly surprised.
He agreed. He gave I Corinthians 15:35-42 as reference:
35 But someone may ask, “How
will the dead be raised? What kind of bodies will they have?”
36 What a foolish question! When you put a
seed into the ground, it doesn’t grow into a plant unless
it dies first. 37 And what you put in the
ground is not the plant that will grow, but only a bare seed of
wheat or whatever you are planting. 38 Then
God gives it the new body he wants it to have. A different plant
grows from each kind of seed. 39 Similarly
there are different kinds of flesh—one kind for humans, another
for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.
Easter Sunday 2007 just happens to be the day my heartdog
Kelly was born (April 8, 1985). When she died in 1995 part of
my heart was ripped out. I have not been the same person since
her death, and the only thing that helped me get through losing her
was my belief in my Lord Jesus Christ and the knowledge that one day
Kelly and I will be reunited.
40 There are also bodies in the heavens and
bodies on the earth. The glory of the heavenly bodies is different
from the glory of the earthly bodies. 41 The
sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another
kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory.
42 It is the same way with the resurrection
of the dead. Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we
die, but they will be raised to live forever.
Recently a friend needed some reassurance that we
will see our beloved animals in Heaven. I hope this brings peace
to your heart as well.
In Revelation 5:8-13 all creatures recognize Jesus
as the Savior of the world and praise God right along with redeemed
lies! So, having said that I believe 100% what the Bible tells me
and one thing it tells me is that lessor creatures will be in heaven
and they will be raptured away.
we will see our pets in Heaven, God has revealed that so many times
in the Bible. God included the animals in His covenant with Noah.
In fact, each of the seven times He spoke of His covenant with Noah,
He also included the animals.
Do animals have a soul and spirit?
Do animals have wisdom and insight?
Are they sinful or sinless?
The Bible tells us that, unlike man, the lesser
creatures are innocent!
Romans 8:19(KJV) says that the lesser creatures
await Christ's return to redeem the sons of God so they, too, will
be released from physical death to eternal life.
of Revelation says:
And every creature which is in heaven, and on earth,
and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are
in them, heard I saying. Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power,
be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for
ever and ever. (Revelation 5:13 KJV)
Paul wrote in the book of Romans: "Because the
creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption
into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that
the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until
now" (Romans 8:21-22 KJV)
Books on the subject
Is Eternal Life For Animals by
Niki Behrikis Shanahan
in Heaven : Fantasy or Reality by Arch Stanton
Prayer Guide by Niki Behrikis Shanahan
Noses at the Pearly Gates by Gary Kurz
I See Fido in Heaven?: Scripturally Revealing God's Eternal Plan
for His Lesser Creatures by Mary Buddemeyer-Porter
Rainbow Bridge: Pet Loss Is Heaven's Gain by
Niki Behrikis Shanahan
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