Animals in Heaven?!

Animals_in_heaven.jpgJimmy Kimmel Live had a funny segment tonight on whether or not animals will be in heaven. The segment featured my favourite television prophecy gurus, Dr. Jack and Rexella Van Impe. Those of you who are wondering if Lassie, Garfield, and other animals will be with you in heaven will be relieved to know that “Dr.” Van Impe believes that they will — they have even produced a video on the subject.

The proof text appealed to for the notion that animals will be with us in heaven is Isaiah 11:6-8. The question I have is what happens if you have had a whole bunch of pets during your life? I’m not sure if I want all of my cats and dogs back, let alone all of the rabbits I had (and I imagine that the rabbits I sold to the butcher would be a bit peeved with me! Talk about an ackward reunion!). Just think the size of fish tank people would need if they get all their fish back!

What about pets in hell? (Kimmel’s segment on “Animals in Hell” was even funnier!)

So what do you think?


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One Response to Animals in Heaven?!

  1. Scott says:

    I think this is a peripheral subject at best. For anyone that is truly worried whether God is going to bring Rex to heaven, or maliciously burn him for eternity, or even wipe out his existence try Genesis 18:25 “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

    God is good… he will do the right and good thing, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think”

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