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PETS AND THE BIBLE, and
CAN I HAVE MY PETS IN HEAVEN?

By Steve Van Nattan

 



SHOULD WE TAKE OUR CATS
TO CHURCH?

The following discussion is one of the most absurd pieces I have read in a long time. Take your cat to church? Let me blow this idiot out of the water at square one:

Deuteronomy 23:18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

Philippians 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Genesis 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

Thus, dogs were spoken into existence, not made from the dust of the ground like man. There is not living soul "breath of God" breathed into dogs. Only man had that distinction.

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

There simply is no case of a man of God showing affection for a dog or pet in general. There is no instruction to indicate that spiritual truth is found in animals.

James 1:16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

The Body of Christ is people, not animals, so taking your pet to church would be blasphemy because the Holy Spirit comes there to fill the saints and give them spiritual gifts. There must be no distraction, and no misplaced affection, when the saints are gathered to worship. The notion that pets can be brought to a time of worship and edification is an idea which comes from a heart possessed of devils. Only Satan could rejoice in the Lord's Church gathered together along with Fido.

 

 

So, let us read the blasphemies of this idiot:

Jesus is the lamb of God. The Holy Spirit is likened to a dove. The faithful are flocks tended by a loving shepherd. So why is it that when you walk into most churches today, human beings are the only living things inside?

Because Americans have gotten so caught up in their love of technology and human achievement that they have lost touch with the natural world, says Christopher Manes, author of Other Creations: Rediscovering the Spirituality of Animals.  In his new book from Doublday, Manes asks readers to see animals in a new theological light, one in which lambs and doves - and cats and dogs - are a source for discovering spiritual values and essential religious truths.

"Animal imagery doesn't decorate religion," Manes said in an interview. "It's central to understanding its message."  From the first chapter of Genesis, when God creates "wild animals of the earth of every kind," and saw that it was good, animal imagery is pervasive throughout the Bible.

Balaam's ass, a talking animal precursor to "Mr. Ed," proves wiser  than his master in their encounter in Numbers.

The biblical hope of a peaceful world expressed in Isaiah 10 is one where all God's creatures live in harmony:

Isaiah 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

EDITOR: Steve Van Nattan-- This pin head is quoting a verse which describes the change in creation which takes place when Christ returns as Messiah to reign in the earth for a thousands years. The conditions of the animals teaches no spiritual truth. It is simply how the earth will be at that time.

In early Christian history, the relationship between the animal and human world for centuries invigorated the religious imagination of popular culture, man's rights.

Manes tells the story of how Paulinus, one of the first bishops on English soil, helped convert the pagan King Eadwin to Christianity with a tale about a sparrow briefly seeking shelter from a storm.   "Lo, during the time the bird is within, he isn't touched by the storms of winter. But that lasts only a little while, a twinkling of an eye, before he soon returns to winter from winter. Just so this life of man appears only for a short time: what went on before and what follows, we know not." Paulinus tells the king in the story illustrating the transitory nature of life on earth.  Until the 14th century, pets regularly accompany their owners to church services, according to Manes, a doctoral candidate in medieval literature at the University of Oregon.

The Renaissance and the Enlightenment started the theological move toward a more human-centered theology, a movement that continues in many churches today, where religion has become a monologue about humanity.  "Our theology has marginalized animals and tried to point away from them," Manes said. "We need to emphasize how marvelous creation is, and point to it."

There are notable exceptions. Some churches, particularly in services remembering the ministry of St. Francis, will sponsor a Blessing of the Animals on their grounds and in their sanctuaries.  He is not suggesting installing pens for farm animals outside churches or allowing people to bring their pets inside with them on Sunday.  But he does recommend that people make it a point to interact with the animals other than through nature shows on television.

"If animals matter in your life, I think you have a deeper view of creation," he said.  One way is by caring for pets. Manes said he talks to his cat, as other people do to their cats and dogs.  This type of behavior is not odd, according to Manes. Rather, he said, it shows that pet caretakers consider the rest of the "non-human world" in a meaningful, conscious way.  Spending time with nature, Manes said, also reveals another essential tenant of religion:

"You're not the center of things. Other people matter. Other things matter."

Mobile Press Register

 

Editor: Blessed Quietness Journal--   This is where the Whore church gets its Gospel-- dogs and hogs.  At least the prodigal sons woke up and went home to his Father.  This scum of paganism are making doctrine with the hogs.  End times days are here for sure folks.

 

 

 

 

 

 


WILL ANIMALS BE IN HEAVEN?

Jack Van Impe does his usual magic by crunching all sorts of Scripture, twisting it around with genius, and ends up promising you something that is absolutely false doctrine.



What is the error Van Impe makes?

He takes the animals into the Third Heaven, whereas, they will be in coming Kingdom of Messiah IN THIS EARTH. This prophecy in no way implies that Fido goes to heaven with you.

Isaiah 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

Animals were not saved by the shed blood of Jesus on the cross.

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

It is man who fell in the Garden of Eden, not the animals. Animals to not have sin, so they do not need to be born again, or "saved." Jesus Christ is not seeking your dear Fido my friend. Jesus Christ did not come and live this life we live and give himself to be crucified on the cross for Fido.

When Jesus takes his saved ones home, ALL OF THEM will only be those who born again by the washing of the Blood of Jesus. Fido will simply be left behind. So, Van Impe may find Fido in the new earth God creates after this old earth is burned up, but Fido will not be wandering around heaven pooping on the golden streets.

Furthermore; the Bible nowhere says there are pets or animals in heaven. David had hunting dogs. David nowhere in the Psalms rejoiced that his doggies would go to heaven with him.

Here is who goes to heaven, and only these:

1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

The dead in Christ implies salvation, and dogs and cats nowhere in the Bible are said to receive salvation. The dead in Christ, and the ones living in Christ when he returns, go to heaven.

Another question is this? If Jesus brings your pets to heaven with you, what does he do with the pets of Adolph Hitler and criminals?

Why should these innocent animals go to hell. I assume if there is a reward for Fido simply because you are born again and go to heaven, your Atheist neighbor's dog will go to hell with his owner, right? You see, my dear diddle head, animals are not moral agents, they have no spirits, and they have to choice for or against salvation and faith in Christ. So, they go nowhere but to death. The ONLY thing your pets have in common with your, that is, as to destiny, IS DEATH. Get that right, or you will make a fool of yourself before God and before real Bible believers.

Ecclesiastes 3:19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
22 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

That text is often used to teach that animals go to heaven with us. No such thing exists in the context. It is all about the curse of death which all living things experience. Verse 21 is the only hint of any spiritual context. The spirit of man goes upward to God, and the spirit of the dog goes downward into the gave (not to hell). The dog ceases to exist, while the man is eternal. This text really makes it clear that dogs go nowhere from this earth.

So, what can we say about the people who cling to the hope of taking their pets to heaven because Jack Van Impe played tricks with the Bible and gave them consolation?

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Get you emotions and zeal out of your pets and into people, especially the people of Jesus Christ. I have been in so many homes where pets were far more important than people.

One home I was visited in Michigan, while I tuned pianos for my vocation, was full of photos of the people's dogs. I assumed there were no children in the family, but after tuning their piano for a while I spotted a photo of a boy. I asked how many kids they had and was told about there one son. I was enraged, but I managed to keep my cool and finish tuning their piano. Later the boy came home from school, and I felt sorry for him growing up in a home where dogs were more important than he was. I never went back. I have no patience with people who love animals more than people.

So, where is your affection?

Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

 

HERE IS A CLASSIC ANIMAL LOVER
This guy is almost over the edge-- cremate a pet when it dies?
He is also a Bible believer, and I want you to see where his real priorities are
.

So, are YOU going to heaven?
Are you born again by faith in Jesus Christ?
When is the last time you told someone you love Jesus?
These are the urgent questions, not what God might of might not do with your dear bet rat.

 

WHILE I HAVE ISSUES WITH JOHN MACARTHUR,
HERE HE IS GIVING YOU THE FINAL WORD ON THIS SUBJECT

So, what are you clinging to..... Jesus Christ, or your earthly pleasures?

 

 

 

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