Perhaps the most asked question from Christians about their pets concerns the afterlife: does my pet go to heaven? Scripture is pretty clear on the distinction between humanity and the rest of creation (including animals). The key distinction is women and men have souls (being created in God’s image) whereas animals do not. So we can be fairly certain our current pets will not be in heaven. However, we can also be fairly certain there will be animals in heaven (based on today’s passage from Isaiah and many others), and those animals may bear a strong resemblance to our current pets.
1. How are men and women different from animals?
2. How do you feel about the likeliness of animals being in heaven?
Challenge: The loss of a pet can be very hard. When your friends or family lose a pet, be compassionate and empathetic as your family or friend grieves their loss.
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