Thursday, June 11, 2020

Will There Be Animals In Heaven?

Romans 8:32, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” 

I love that Bible verse. Someone recently asked me if there will be pets in Heaven. Will there be animals? The Bible says Jesus will return riding a white horse. Horses are mentioned in the prophetic book of Revelation. Revelation 19:11 and 14, “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. ... And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.” So there will be an army of saints, all riding upon white horses. This refers to The Battle Of Armageddon, which will occur at Jesus' Second Coming following the 7-year Tribulation period. 

The Old Testament makes a clear distinction between humans and animals. Ecclesiastes 3:21, “Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?” Animals do not have eternal life. Ecclesiastes 12:7, “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.This Bible verse refutes the heresy of Soul Sleep, which Jehovah's Witnesses and Seventh-Day Adventists teach. JW's and SDA's teach that a person's soul is unconscious in the grave when a person dies, until a future resurrection. The Bible disagrees! 2nd Corinthians 5:8, “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” To be absent from the tabernacle of the human body, is to be present with the Lord (2nd Corinthians 5:1-8). 

Albeit, these Bible passages do not mean that there won't be animals in Heaven. The fact that there will be horses in Heaven, I think, verifies that we will see other types of animals in Heaven. If all animals are merely dead, and go downward into the grave, then how could there be horses in Heaven? Romans 8:32 teaches that if God was willing to sacrifice His only begotten Son for us, how much more shall He give us all things? I think God is going to give us anything we desire, that is right, good, holy and proper. If you desire to see your deceased cat “Fluffy” in Heaven, I think God will do it! Do you mean to tell me that the omnipotent (all-powerful) supreme God of the universe is too weak, and incapable, of returning life to a simple dog or cat? Philippians 3:21 teaches that Jesus has subdued all things unto Himself, including the ability to raise the dead, and restore human life, making our bodies even better than before, fashioned like unto the Lord's glorified resurrected body.

Jesus was able to calm the raging wind and waves, which caused astonishment in His disciples, wondering what manner of man this was, that even the elements would obey Him. Matthew 8:27, “But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!Jesus raised Lazarus and the little girl from the dead. Our Lord has supernatural powers. It doesn't matter if your body is burned at the stake or blown up with a bomb, Jesus can reconstitute your body. Remember, the Bible says BY HIM were all things created. John 1:1-3 and 14, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. ...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” This passage is irrefutably about Jesus Christ, the incarnate (in the flesh) Word of God. The Bible says that ALL THINGS were made BY HIM. 

Tragically, all of the Devil's modern Bible revisions change and corrupt this passage, changing BY HIM to THROUGH HIM, which is a direct attack against Jesus' deity (that He is almighty God). At one time Bob Jones University was considered the citadel of Christian fundamentalism in America, but today is a shameful disgrace, a laughing stock, overrun with heretics preaching Lordship Salvation, Calvinism and a works-based gospel of being willing to turn from sins to be saved. BJU sells, uses and promotes the Devil's English Standard Version (ESV) which changes BY HIM to THROUGH HIM” in John 1:3. It is wickedness!!! By giving the Devil an inch at BJU (by making light of the verbal inspiration of the Holy Bible), they have allowed the Devil to take a foot and become a ruler at BJU in 2020! Once the Devil gets his foot in your front door, he moves in!

Our all-powerful Savior can do all things, including give us pets in Heaven, if we so wish. I believe that! I honestly would be disappointed and surprised if there are no cats in Heaven, because I am a cat person. I love cats. Dogs are okay, but I don't like them as pets. Cats are cool! 

2 comments:

  1. I've been saved for 7 years, and I enjoy reading your writings, Mr. Stewart. When I get to Heaven, I want to become some Tarzan-like figure, and I hope there are jungles in Heaven so I can climb and swing from trees and glide over large bodies of water or dive into them from a high cliff when I want to take a dip. Or at least my heavenly mansion will have that surrounding environment like a wildlife sanctuary (I definitely want a collection of wild animals to have as pets, like gorillas, elephants, lions, tigers, etc.). If Jesus is willing, I'd also like to have my deceased French Bulldog back too. Depending on how it works, I'll even keep the horse Jesus has me ride in the Battle of Armageddon.

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