Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dogs and Heaven (A review of 2011 most popular posts)

(2011 top responded to post. Spanky we miss you.)

Monday, August 29, 2011
Dogs and Heaven?
As I have answered many questions from others about the Bible, now I am asking myself one.
What happens to dogs in the hereafter?
I have heard answers about questions on pets in Heaven from others.
I have heard the question answered. Some people say no animals are in heaven because they have no souls. Their reasons are based on the thought that animals do not have redeemable souls. But they have to have worth to the Creator. And no, I am not one who equates the worth of an animal with that of a human.
Heaven is a city as described in Hebrews 12:22. That is why Heaven should be capitalized. Heaven is a real city.
Hebrews 12:22 (ESV)
"22But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,"

But there will also be a new Earth one day.
Revelation 21
" 1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more."

If there are no animals in The Kingdom what's Jesus Christ doing on a horse in Revelation 19:11?

Revelation 19:11(ESV) "11Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war."

We lost one of our family pets today. Spanky was a big strapping affectionate fawn Pug. We have surprised ourselves at how much he has meant to us. We already knew he meant a lot.
I will not change my view on Biblical theology or Heaven and the future based on my feelings. The future of our beloved animals does not seem to be fully answered directly in Scripture.

I will console myself that the One who in the beginning was a part of all creation, including myself and our beloved dog, is in charge.
John 1:1-3 (ESV) "1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made."

Our Lord and Savior is known as "Faithful and True", and He likes animals. He made them all.
I will trust He will care for our dog in the best way possible. I just do not know how.
Posted by Dr.Fletcher Law at 8:42 PM
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Dr.Fletcher Law said...
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Jerri E Sumrall, Gary Buffington, Mike Smith, Stacy Jackson McCune, Rebecca Healen Ruffner, Judy Davenport Sartain, John Pless

Ashley N Kelly-Clark Maynor I'm sorry for the loss of your sweet dog. (km)
August 29 at 9:53pm · Unlike · 1 person

Fletcher Law Thanks Kelly.
August 29 at 9:58pm · Like

Mike Taylor Sorry for your loss Fletcher.... we are dog lovers too!!! Praying lots of thanksgiving for your buddy!!!
August 29 at 10:08pm · Like

Helen Law Perry Sorry to hear about Spanky, Fletch.
August 29 at 10:15pm · Unlike · 1 person

Lewis Perry Spanky was a good one. Sorry Fletch.
August 29 at 10:21pm · Unlike · 1 person

Stacie Jackson McCune I am so sorry for your loss, Fletcher. I know that my limited knowledge of all things Biblical will be questioned here...however, I must believe that dogs go to heaven...because my 13 year old Golden has more of a soul than some humans I have encountered in my life. He is part of my family...I must believe.
August 29 at 10:38pm · Unlike · 1 person
Fletcher Law Thanks all. The One who is known as "Faithful and True" has the right plan and he created and loved our Spanky. I know it is often said but-"He was part of our family".
August 29 at 11:05pm · Like

Lisa Hulsey sorry, Fletcher, that is so hard, We had to put our cat of 20 years down a few months ago, they are like part of the family... sorry for your loss....
August 30 at 4:16am · Unlike · 1 person

Rebecca Healan Ruffner Fletcher, I'm so sorry. As a family of pet lovers, I know how hard it is to lose a furbaby. I know you and your family were blessed to belong to Spanky. ♥
August 30 at 8:19am · Unlike · 1 person

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