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Will Pets Be Raptured Too

At the time of the rapture will our pets be left behind? I'm afraid of what will happen to my dogs with no one to take care of them.

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Dont know if animals will be raptured.I pray that they are.But I do know beyond a shadow of a doubt that animals will be in Heaven(either in the celestial city or renewed earth)Eternity is where God is and that is Heaven.Will it be our animals.Many scriptures strongly suggest that this is a real and valid possibility.I choose to rest in that hope.Blessings....
---judy on 3/24/09


No - pets will not be raptured. God plainly stated He would come back for His people.
---BettyW on 3/22/09


With reason the bible says My people perrish due to a lack of knowledge
---Andy on 3/20/09


"casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7) It doesn't say animals will be resurrected when Jesus comes. But our Apostle Paul does say, "because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God." (Romans 8:21) "the creation" will be in our "glorious liberty", and our "glorious liberty" will be *resurrectional*. I consider, then, that animals are part of "creation", and so ones will be joining us. I saw a soldier ant chop a worker ant in two, then another ant came to the dead one and immediately attacked the soldier. Does an ant have a soul capable of feeling loss and desiring revenge?
---Bill_bila5659 on 2/4/09


The spirit of animals go down and our spirit goes up. I can't remember where it is in scripture, but I'm positive it's there. I believe that the animals all know who Jesus is. He is the Creator of all that is. Even Baal of Beor's donkey recognized the Lord, and spoke! As for being worried about what will happen to your animals, I don't think you'll be to concerned with that when we get caught up! Lol! You're gonna be like WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Lol!
---Bryan on 2/4/09




"and the dead in Christ shall rise first and the living in Christ shall be caught up with them." Do animals comprehend the meaning of Jesus and why he was sent here? Do they comprehend the baptism of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit? Can they comprehend the Ten Commandments? Do they comprehend the meaning of the gospel (the kingdom of God and how to get there)?
---Steveng on 1/5/09


God has commands in the Old Testament concerning the care of animals, that they're not abandoned on the Sabbath when they fall into a pit, etc.

once our cat wasnt seen for 3 days, thinking that he might be trapped somewhere i prayed that an angel bring him home. in less than an hour he showed up.

so it would be good to pray that your pets will be looked after for angels to watch over your pet, or be joined up with someone who will look after them to survive through the tribulation until you return.
---opalgal on 1/5/09


Don't worry about your pets. There's no such thing as a pre-trib rapture.
---katavasia on 1/5/09


In the Book A Travel Guide to Heaven, Anthony Destefano states, "Will our pets be allowed to go to heaven? Of Course! Why Not?"..."The Almighty Creator of the universe, maker of the sun, the moon and the stars is not bound by any limitations, he's not restricted to acting within the confines of a syllogism or any other logical construct created by human beings ..if God wants to be generous to all his creatures, that's his perogative"... Why couldn't God do the same for the rapture if he chooses. I personally believe animals will go to heaven, I pray they'll be raptured if its in my lifetime, and then who knows when the coming of our Lord will be. No one knows for certain. It's not a silly question.
---Faye on 1/5/09


I do not believe that pets will be raptured. Anyways, I wouldn't worry about it, your pets may be dead by then.
---catherine on 7/23/08




IMO animals were created by God and glorify Him just by BEING what they are. Some provide man with food or a livelihood, some protect man and some give companionship to the lonely. I've prayed for my pets, seen them love unconditionally as no human can. The "unbroke" colt that Jesus rode was somehow calmed and knew to obey Him. In Heaven, we will need no food, nor protection, nor companionship, nor reminders of God's love...nor the pets that served so faithfully and so well.
---Donna2277 on 7/23/08


Ecclesiastes 3:21...Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
---ralph7477 on 6/12/07


A bit of levity never hurts Catherine, it infact helps when things get too rediculous and WAY too serious about things we don't even know about!
---NVBarbara on 2/26/07


To come up with that,one has got to be a Mocker of God. I can promise you, NO,NO, pets will be Raptured. Can we stop the nonsense, Please.
---catherine on 2/26/07


NVBarbara - LOL.
---Helen_5378 on 2/25/07


What do you mean Helen? I think it would look cool to see my cat flying and his very long hair blowing in the breeze!
---NVBarbara on 2/25/07


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Flying cats and dogs with ears and tails flopping everywhere! Not a pretty sight! :)
---Helen_5378 on 2/24/07


Good answer NVBarbara, no one knows but God..mary4964
---mary4964 on 2/24/07


Face it, we don't know if OUR pets will be in heaven. Knothead never bites or fights, he's a good boy. He's neutered so he doesn't commit adultry :-). I could try, but I don't think he would let me baptize him!
Quit arguing over the unknown, wait 'til you get to heaven and find out!
---NVBarbara on 2/23/07


The question isn't will you have your pets in heaven, instead it is Will your pet have you in heaven?
Absolutely animals have a spirit and a soul although not in the same image as ours. Animals are sinless and look forward towards their redemption as well. Read the book of Romans and Ecclesiastes. Remember God is Love and should not be limited to anything.
---Anthony on 2/23/07


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Judy, the Bible makes no mention of pets being raptured, but animals will be on earth during the 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth(the Perfect Age)with occurs after the 7 year great tribulation period(Armageddon
occurs during the close of the 7 year tribulation period). If your pet survives the 7 year tribulation he/she will go into the Perfect Age.
---Mrs._Morgan on 7/28/06


Judy, do you mean to say pets we had from this life or animals that were created in Heaven for our enjoymnet?
---Bruce5656 on 7/28/06


I believe there WILL be pets in Heaven,
Why not GOD created the animals first didn't he?
---Judy on 7/27/06


This reminds me of the account in Gal 2 of how Paul had to set Peter straight on a matter of doctrine relating to salvation. He was involved in the same heresy as Eloy. In that case it was circumcision being essential for salvation, today it is baptism being essential for salvation.
Thankfuly Peter recieved Pauls admonition and did not reject it.

Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
---Bruce5656 on 4/26/06


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2. He uses Scripture to surrounds himself with passages so that we don't question his answers. I know if he just admitted he sins, (which he doesn't) pride then becomes the sin that enters. But admitting his sin would make void everything he has said to others concerning his sinless nature. I still love him and won't disfellowship myself from him. I will though continue to question things when I feel he is wrong. There is many new Christians and they could be led wrong.
---Lupe2618 on 4/26/06


I want to apoligize to Eloy for even thinking he would put Elders name on an answer. I do know he is not feeling too good right now because he was wrong on Scripture. I did say that I thought maybe he just made a simple mistake in order for him to say he was wrong and did make a simple mistake on the subject of animals, but he continues to insist animals do go to heaven. His pride will not allow him to admit wrong for he thinks he is infallible. He is hard on many on line that don't agree with him.
---Lupe2618 on 4/26/06


I had a vision once, when I was praying that my dog,came rushing up to meet me in heaven. I'm not saying all of my visions are reality, but I believe it was from God. If it was fantasy, I can accept that too. None of us have any idea how wonderful heaven is for us and far Jesus will go to prepare a place for us.
---Hope on 4/26/06


Eloy read or not that's OK with me. I have never said Baptism is unnecessary. I have always said it is necessary but for Obedience only. It is not necessary to be Saved.
It is an honor to be placed on your non-fellowship log. That places me with others you have rejected like Bruce who taught you Truth. You need to learn that if you are trusting your act of work of Baptism for your Salvation you have been tricked and are still in your sin. Maybe that is why you come up with such off the wall issues.
---Elder on 4/26/06


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If I'm not mistaken, I think Elroy claims to be a "reformed" satanist. Could this be just a deception to infiltrate this blog?
---Fred_S. on 4/26/06


Very perceptive, Alan. Perhaps Eloy considers himself diety.
---jerry6593 on 4/26/06


Lupe ... I do not think that putting Elders name as the sender was deleberate. I have occasionally been thinking of who I am writing to & put it in the name box, insyead of wating to put it at the start of the blog. I think in most cases I have spotted the mistake & corrected it. But I can see how t happens.
---alan8869_of_UK on 4/26/06


bruce and elder, BOTH are commanded in the same verse. We are to obey it all, and not to pick and choose what to obey. I always tell the person I evangelize to get batized. God commands baptism, but elder says it is unnecessary, and even goes so far as to say it's the same as getting a dog wet. I believe God, rather than a sinner who desecrates God's word and maligns and accuses the saints of God. elder, I don't accept your unsound words, and I will not be returning to this thread, we have no fellowship.
---Eloy on 4/26/06


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Lupe,
I have found my self typing the name of the person I am addressing in the "Your First Name" box before. (At least) once I even sent it that way. So I think that Eloy made an honest mistake in that case.
---Bruce5656 on 4/25/06


Alan,
He said that? I missed that one! but I have always wondered about that too. Why does that not surprise me?
---Bruce5656 on 4/25/06


You know Alan, you are so right on that. I went back to check the names and he sure does that to others with their names. I believe Eloy does those and many things with a reason behind it. That is why I thought that he wrote Elders name on one of the post. I question myself at first and didn't want to say anything but later I thought that might be on purpose. I said on my last post that maybe he just made a mistake so as to not blame him if I was wrong.
---Lupe2618 on 4/25/06


I wonder whay Eloy does not ever use the upper case when writing someone's name? It is always, elder or alan or lupe. He has previously explained that it is because only God or Jesus merit the distinction of having upper case. Yet he always starts a sentence with an upper case letter.
And more significantly, he always uses the upper case when signing himself "Eloy"
---alan8869_of_UK on 4/25/06


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Note I did not write the comments that started with
"elder, one final thought. Water batism is a part of God's salvation plan recorded in the Scripture, and commanded."
Also,
Water Baptism is a step of obedience not a step of salvation.
---Elder on 4/25/06


WOW! I had no idea that this question could become so controversial! I'm a real animal lover...nuts about them all... small, large, wild, domestic ,even reptiles, in their place. I treat my pets like children (maybe because I have none.) I believe God knows and cares about all His creation, but I've never expected to see animals in Heaven or worried about them in the Rapture. There are too many people whose eternal destiny really does matter.
---Donna2277 on 4/25/06


Every so often someone comes along with ideas like Eloy. There is absolutely no Scripture reference for it yet he demands his thoughts are true.
The thoughts only come from one of two places.
1. The person is having mental problems.
2. The person is getting his thoughts from
the Slanderer of the believer and God's
Word.
Learn God's Word and be leary of false comments and issues that the Bible doesn't teach.
It is no wonder that people don't want to attend Church anymore.
---Elder on 4/25/06


Eloy a second final thought for you... try to refrain from posting with MY name, thanks.
You claim I scoff at baptism by saying something about baptizing a dog. Then you say baptism is required to go to heaven. Then you say animals are going to heaven in the Rapture. Will they have to be baptized? Was I off according to your thoughts? Or does God just baptize them with rain?
Cond #2
---Elder on 4/25/06


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Cond #2
Mark 16:16 that you said I should read says that he that believeth not is damned. Believe is first Baptism is second.
Baptism is obedience. We have been through this before.
Again I ask, give one Bible verse that says animals will go in the Rapture. YOU CAN'T! It is your thought only.
Your thoughts on issues like this are warped and you do not get them from the Lord or His written word.
Who knows maybe God will leave you behind to care for the animals that didn't go in the Rapture.
---Elder on 4/25/06


Wow, you used Elders name on the last post, I hope others don't think Elder wrote it. Is this another way to confuse others? It might just be a mistake. I still have not seen a single Scripture where animals go to heaven. All we see is what your opinion is Eloy and that doesn't hold much water right now. Could it be that you just made a simple mistake? It is possible for you to make a mistake, isn't it?
---Lupe2618 on 4/25/06


I do think this is a good qustion and many good answers are on here. I 'm just not sure about animals that are wild to others and tame to some, what happens there. And also, will there be poop scoopers there?
---Harriett on 4/25/06


Eloy, He that believeth and is baptized shall definitely be saved, but also he that believeth alone. If you look at the rest of your scripture we find that he that believeth not is damned. It does NOT mention he that is baptized not. There are many scriptures on salvation and the one common theme is believing.

Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
---chris on 4/25/06


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elder, one final thought. Water batism is a part of God's salvation plan recorded in the Scripture, and commanded by God to be done; animals were made before man was made and man was given dominion over them; and Jesus himself is the Lamb of God and we are his sheep; animal sacrifices were a major part of the church before man made merchandise of them; you believe in a self-made gospel, but I believe the true Gospel. You think baptism is mere water, and animals are worthless, but I know otherwise.
---Elder on 4/25/06


As far as any good pets going to heaven, they have, and they are as I write this, and they will. At the rapture when all the saints are removed from the earth, God will not leave their good pets behind to be destroyed, for that's not God's way but the destroyer's way. But I think this topic has been discussed enough at length. You will believe whatever you desire to believe.
---Eloy on 4/25/06


elder, I have a sense of humor, but that's not funny, I see a worm in your apples of gold. When Jesus commands all to be baptized and be saved, and you say baptism does not save, then you make God's word of none effect. The truth is, if baptism were unnecessary for salvation, as you state it's the same as getting a dog wet and it will go to heaven, than Jesus would not have commanded us in the great commission to do it and to be saved. Please read Mark 16:16 (I see no dogs mentioned in it).
---Eloy on 4/25/06


Chris,
Maybe no one told Spot that there was a possibility of being delivered the chef "for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus." Maybe he would have been a good dog if he knew the "hot water" he would get into.
---Bruce5656 on 4/25/06


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Spot is lunch in Vietnamese culture along with many others.
---chris on 4/25/06


Here's another question for the animal lovers. If we are not even allowed to be in Heaven with our beloved spouses, or imediate family members (as a unit), why in God's Name would we expect to be in Heaven with Spot?
---Fred_S. on 4/25/06


Eloy I remember the "scoffing" as you call it of baptizing a dog. I said according to your misconception of baptism saving that I could baptize my dog and he would go to heaven.
Now you are saying that dogs and other animals are going to heaven.
You place man in the same category as animals when you say he has dominion over the "other" animals.
If this is your Salvation you are as lost as a Goose. You notice I said Goose. Laugh at that.
---Elder on 4/24/06


Eloy the Scripture also says there will come antichrists spreading lies and trying to confuse and deceive the very elect.
You have put your faith in a water salvation and now you have placed animals in the Church.
Yet the Bible teaches only blood bought Saved Believers are in the Church.
Cond #2
---Elder on 4/24/06


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Cond #2
You have reduced the faith of God to a fairy tale story full of good little cats and dogs going to heaven.
I can understand why you can't tell jokes. You can't separate fantasy from reality.
If you see no difference in animals and humans I'm sure you don't see God's Salvation as He planned.
I again defy you to show one verse that shows animals going to heaven.
I am sorry for you that you are so confused.
---Elder on 4/24/06


John T. I believe questions like the one posted do sound silly but just look at the responses that it has gotten. While I am not surprise at some of the answers I have learned what man is capable of thinking. Underneath it all it is scary and not biblical, confusing maybe some of the new Christians, and giving false hope to others. I did laugh at Spot for sinning. He was not a goat, nor a sheep, nor a good tree bearing good fruit, but a sinner dog.
---Lupe2618 on 4/24/06


ralph7477, Glad you had a good laugh. Now that you mentioned it, it does have a Far Side kind of humor.
---Fred_S. on 4/24/06


Fred S--God doesn't need to judge Spot. He finally caught the neighbors cat and it was hell on earth!
---Donna2277 on 4/24/06


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Fred S. that's the hardest I've laughed in a couple days. Reminded me of a Far Side cartoon. The humor blog can't hold a candle to this one.
---ralph7477 on 4/24/06


Jerry: I agree with your opinion about animals (4/24)but as to the rapture, on most days of the week I am Mid-Trib.

Besides if animals were in heaven, there would be no time for praising God because all humans would be using scoopers to pick things up after the dinosaurs!

If we can trust God do save us, then we can trust him to do right with the animals we love. That is why this is just a SILLY QUESTION. (as was the 2nd para above)
---John_T on 4/24/06


..bruce, I do not stand alone, there are others who are really born-again Christians too, and sanctified as well as me. This is a choice each one must make whether to serve God or to serve sin, but noone can serve two masters.
---Eloy on 4/24/06


elder, Scripture refers to the unsaved as goats, and the saved as sheep. The only difference between man and other animals is that we are made in God's image and given dominion over the other animals. I already previously cited where the same breath of life is in animals as in man, please take time to read my replies before asking what I've already replied too. Nevertheless the scriptures are: Genesis 7:15; Job 12:9,10; Ecclesiastes 3:19; 12:7.
---Eloy on 4/24/06


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..bruce, believe what you desire. I am not your door mat, and we have no fellowship.
---Eloy on 4/24/06


elder, scoff all you desire, for it is prophesied that many will scoff in the last days. Just as you scoffed at the command of baptism, saying it has no redemptive quality by equating it to baptizing dogs, so again you scoff at the truths in scripture which only reveals your true nature.
---Eloy on 4/24/06


I don't think Spot's name will be written in the Book of Life along with his deeds of stick fetching. I can see it now, at the judgement. "Spot. You were loyal to your owner by fetching the stick almost every time. BUT, there was that time you elected to stray ,and go chase the neighbor's cat....
---Fred_S. on 4/24/06


Over the span of history to present day, there has been a massive number of animals living on earth. I suspect that most species would out number the humans by a phenominal margin. So, where will we fit them all if they have souls and are redeemed like humans? Is there room for every animal that existed. If they did bad things do they go to hell? Will the Dinosaurs, Sabertooth Tigers, Mastodons, etc. all eat straw like the Ox and Lion? We're gonna need a LOT of straw!
---chris on 4/24/06


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Eloy you said, "bruce, you may want to separate humans from other animals....." Eloy humans are not "other animals."
Also you said, "and according to scripture his breath of life is in the animals also." Where do you find your Bible reference? (Clue...You can't.) God breathed the breath of life into man and he became a living soul. God never did this with animals.
---Elder on 4/24/06


Eloy,
By your definition, and given that no one here professes perfection (experientaly not positionaly for we do profess perfection IN CHRIST), in this crowd, you stand alone as the only Christian. I suspect that you stand alone in your own circle of friends also.

One of the prime danger signs of a "Christian" group is when they say, "Just us and no one else is a Christian." This danger is accentuated all the more when it is one man saying "Only me."
---Bruce5656 on 4/24/06


The Bible says that only those who are in Christ will be raptured (caught up to be with Him). Animals can't make that intelligent choice to give their hearts fully to Him.
---jerry6593 on 4/24/06


Thank you Lupe for putting in your comments.

I am reminded of something a wise man once said. "The one man you cannot help, is the one that says, "God told me."
---Bruce5656 on 4/23/06


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Grayson don't fall into the cowpaddy land mines.
No one said the there won't be animals in Heaven.
There will not be animals Raptured.
This is one of those Foolish Questions we are warned about.
---Elder on 4/23/06


I had a discussion with someone who didnt believe there will be animals in heaven my answer for them is what about the white horse jesus is riding on when he returns
---grayson on 4/23/06


Does this mean my Cactus plants that died in the flood last year will be in Heaven also? They were good plants and I never saw them sin...
Do some people allow themselves to be fooled to appear that they know some spiritual things that others don't?
Satan is bound to be laughing at some of these thoughts.
Eloy how many dogs have you lead to the Lord?
Why haven't you started a ministry to them?
Let's get real here.
Love ya brother but this time you're outta the safety zone.
---Elder on 4/23/06


..bruce, it is not necessary to take a head count, even if 10 as Abraham said about how many are righteous in Sodom and Amorah. The truth is few today believe in the Creation as told in the Bible, commonly even many so-called Christians deny the testimony in the Bible, they deny any supernatural works in the Bible, and sadly they will even deny the Lord Jesus Christ who bought them with his own life.
---Eloy on 4/23/06


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Alan, thanks for the advice...br...Br...BR...it's cold.
---Eloy on 4/23/06


..bruce, I have responded to your question, but you do not hear it: Every single real born-again Christian, whom the Lord himself redeems, sanctifies, ordaines, and sends into his vineyard to minister is wholly righteous and perfect and made the righteousness of Christ without any sin, every one a good tree bearing only good fruit of the Lord. So I too will ask of you again, What kind of fruit is bruce producing?
---Eloy on 4/23/06


lupe, believe whatever you desire, if you want to believe in 3 Gods, that's your prerogative. But as for me, I will believe in the only single one Lord Jesus, the only Creator of heaven and earth.
---Eloy on 4/23/06


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