“The Bible says the gate into heaven is narrow but is wide entering hell.” Suppose a dog could go to heaven, got there, but eventually realized the master never made it?”~Ministerneecy~
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2
Re: Post 04/17/2019
Is My Dog Going to Heaven? You see, to ask that question is to signal a need to search the Scriptures to find out what the Bible says about dogs, period?
Is My Dog Going to Heaven? Well, let’s talk about that. Obviously, believers are the only ones asking this question because nonbelievers don’t believe in “heaven or Hell.” On the other hand, nonbelievers do wonder why a Christian would not have the answer to that question?
Are we doing this: Searching Scripture or reading the Bible to seek clarity?
While some people have become obsessed with dogs and cats, to the point of idolizing them, the Bible does not. Yes, pets are great companions, but that’s not the issue.
For instance, when “Judgement Day” comes Jesus won’t be checking to see what brand of dog food you purchased for your “fur babies.” Additionally, it won’t matter how often you had your dog groomed? Now, this is not to say that taking good care of a dog is wrong, but if you treat dogs better than you treat people the Lord is not pleased, especially if you profess to be a Christian.
I just read an article on the internet about a woman becoming sad after searching the internet and not finding confirmation that dogs go to heaven? Mind you, the article at no time suggested that the woman consulted the Bible for clarification on an earthly issue that pertains to a heavenly matter?
“Is My Dog Going to Heaven?” Better yet, “should this question be viewed as a heavenly question in situations where the person asking is not even sure if he or she is going to heaven?
What is idolatry?
Idolatry is EXTREME admiration, love, or reverence for something or someone. Commonly referred to as idol worship, fetishism, or icon worship, committing idolatry is serious. The definition of idolatry is clear, even when some attempt to “flip the script,” mince words, or divert attention away from facts.
Okay, if it is possible to idolize a person, “obviously it is possible to idolize a pet.” That said, how many “wink, wink” Christians are already upset about how the post portrays “dogs” from a biblical perspective?
Idolatry of any kind is a serious sin but caring about or for something or someone is not. God commands us to love one another, but while there is no command to love a dog, mistreating one, or any pet or animal is wrong. Christians cannot intentionally hurt living things or people, it’s just not in their character. (True Christians that is). God does not harm harmless creatures. The Bible does not say anywhere that dogs die and go to hell either. So, what’s all the fuss about?
Have we no other spirituals battles to fight?
Absolutely we do! In fact, loving people, especially Christians naturally care about breathing things that they have brought into their life, as well as for humans already in there. However, no matter how much we love our little “furry Friends, or babies as some call them” we cannot make them into something that they are not, such as in Humans!
At any rate, “don’t shoot the messenger just yet!” Remember, “God is a just God!
For the record, “I have a dog, have had several over the years, plus a few cats, so I am not an animal hater” However, I am not an animal worshiper either.
This subject is one of contention with nonbelievers, which is understandable seeing that they do not know or understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So, let me be clear, this post was created with professed Christians in mind, who have seriously entertained the question of whether a dog may or may not go to heaven when it dies. Remember, “God is a just God!
Let’s think about this for a minute. If this question had any merit at all it would provoke another question, “Do Dogs Go to HELL?” Surprisingly, it is rare to see the latter question poised.
We are a people who have become experts at diverting our attention away from issues that have the potential to send us to hell. Since dogs don’t have a soul and every mention of one in the Bible depicts them as mere animals, we should probably stop worrying about whether it is going to heaven.
By all “Christian” accounts, we should be more concerned with our own salvation than with a dog’s. The dogs will be just fine since it appears that they don’t have to worry about burning in hell.
Dogs are mentioned in the Bible only (24) times, and not one of those times are they placed in a humanlike light. The New Testament alone consists of over 184,600, while the Old Testament boasts of 783,137 words. Again, only (24) words of the total words recorded mention dogs.
“They washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood (now the harlots bathed themselves there), according to the word of the LORD which He spoke.” 1 Kings 22: 38
There is so much God-work to be done during one’s lifetime, such as “leading the lost to Christ,” figuring out how to get people back in the church, helping others and the list could go on. And, what about the children?
Need I rattle off a list of sufferings and abuse many children endure today, at the hands of those charged to love, protect and provide for them?
2 Peter 2:22: “But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.” “For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” Philippians 3:2: “Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.” Proverbs 26:11: “As a dog returneth to his vomit, [so] a fool returneth to his folly.” “Revelation 22:15
Philippians 3:2: “Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.”
True Christians should know that idolizing anything, person, place or thing is a sin! I hear some people saying, “this is my baby, she or he is my world, she or he means the world to me???????” That’s scary! God is supposed to mean the world to us. He is the world, and He created all living things, and human beings, that would include dogs.
I care about my dog and would be hurt if something happened to him, but God means the world to me, and next comes my family friends, and other people, especially those who are less fortunate than me. Ultimately, I would be terrified to say before the Lord that an animal meant the world to me. But, that’s me.
Since animals are not humans, do not have a conscience, and can only become part of a household or family if a human being puts it there, animals cannot and should not be held to the standard of a human. I have and have had a pet or two all my life, but never have I equated one to a human. Certainly, no pet should be mistreated, but when a person treats animals better than humans that is surely a problem in God’s sight.
When pondering over whether one’s dog will go to heaven when it dies perhaps this fact should be considered: Dogs have no honor, and nothing in the Bible suggests that heaven has reserved spots set aside for dogs. Could the reason be that a dog has no soul to be saved? Whatever the situation is in heaven believe that our pets will be okay! Remember, “God is a just God!
Don’t get angry if other people don’t put your pet on a pedestal, equate it to humans, that’s wrong because our pets are not humans! That does not mean that they have no value, they do. They do!
No doubt, the devil has some believers asking the wrong questions as usual. The trickster is hell-bent on diverting attention from what every Christian’s mission must be, which is “finding answers in God’s Word to questions concerning how to acquire eternal salvation.”
The more energy one spends on matters that do nothing to bring them closer to Christ, the happier Satan is! He already knows that whether dogs go to heaven or not is a nonissue. The only relevant point of departure concerning dogs is whether you’ve treated them humanely while in your possession on earth.
Some have asked, “will I see my “furry friend” in heaven? In other words, the person wants to know if they outlive the dog, when they get to heaven will the “furry friend” they loved dearly, come running up to them?
Now, mind you, answers to “what it will be like when I get to heaven” are addressed in the Bible. How it will be if a dog goes to heaven is not! But Christians already know this because they have access to God’s Word, Right?
Philippians 3:2: “Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.”
Isaiah 56:10: “His watchmen [are] blind: they are all ignorant, they [are] all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.”