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Question: Will our pet be with us in heaven?

Answer:

According to Pastor Stein, this question has a two-part answer.

First, God breathed life into man, creating a being in His image – with an eternal soul – which will reside with Him in heaven until the creation of the New Earth. However, since our pets do not have eternal souls, they will not be with us in heaven. heaven is the presence of God who is spirit, so only spirits are in heaven.

However, God will create a New Earth where our bodies will be physically – and gloriously – restored. And, the Bible indicates that animals will reside with us on the New Earth. (Isaiah 65:25) It is often discussed that since God created animals to enhance our lives – and gave us the capacity to bond with them – that He just might restore their bodies as well.