Good Evening to All!
“But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air; and they shall tell thee: (8) Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee; and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. (9) Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this? (10) In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
I read the “devotional” that went with this scripture passage and must say I was a bit disappointed.
While I agree that the news media regularly report how the earth’s resources are diminishing rapidly, I do not see the correlation of these scriptures and the subject of her devotional.
The writer said that she had visited friends and one had asked if animals went to heaven.
It sounded to me as though the writer did not answer her question, but beat around the bush. She said, “I reminded her man alone is made in the image and likeness of God, and also the recipients of salvation. She called it a pat answer, but to me it did not answer anything. The answer also left her friend unsatisfied and I understand why. She then continued to offer another verse of “comfort” “There is no creature hidden from His sight” (Hebrews 4:13). According to the KJV it says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
I have yet to figure out what that has to do with animals going to heaven.
If we look at this realistically and logically, God breathed His breath into mankind which provided us with a soul. All other creatures were created, but not breathed into, therefore they do not have “souls”. It is our souls which enter into the eternal heaven or hell, therefore anything not having a soul will not be entering either place.
I don’t mean this to sound harsh to animal lovers. I love animals, and I had a dog who was just like a member of my family. I wish that I could say I would see her again when I get to heaven, but realistically I know this not to be possible.
“For in Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth. . . all things have been created through Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:16). It’s important to remember that Christ created animals for our enjoyment. Therefore, be grateful to the Lord.
This being said, while truthful, I still cannot see what these scriptures have to do with animals entering heaven.
What might your opinions be?
Please forgive the "elementary style" of my blog post. I have been having a lot of problems getting this post established. I will not be able to post for a couple of weeks at my house, so I wanted to at least get this post out to you. I pray you won't give up on me. See you in a couple of weeks. I have also been unable to retrieve any pictures for my post, so I hope the content will be enough to peak your interest.
Have a wonderful night and May God Bless!