Will we see our pets again? Scripture and Pet Loss
Will we see our
pets again? Do animals have a soul? A spirit? Will my Fur Baby go to
We here at Rainbows Bridge have been
asked these questions often. Our answer is yes to all the above. If
we truly did not believe this, Rainbows Bridge would not have been
Do you have a passage of scripture you
would like added? If so,
The King James Authorized Version,
revised and edited by W. C. Sanderson, indicates in a footnote that "soul" or
"living being" are alternative translations for "life".
The soul perceives, thinks, feels, and
makes decisions and choices. In man, the soul can also cause sin. God gave man
the choice to choose sin or righteousness, to worship himself or
The lesser animals were not given this
choice. God put them under the protection and dominion of man.
Do Animals Have a
Spirit? The word "spirit" (ruach in
Hebrew) means "wind, breath -- the living power of God's will at work." The
spirit is the essence and will of God given to all humans and animals.
Below are some excerpts from Bible
Job 12:10 In his hand is the life of every living thing and the
breath of all mankind.
Genesis : 9, 13-17
I have set My rainbow in the clouds, and it will be
the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds
over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my
covenant between Me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again
will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow
appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant
between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." So God
said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant I have established between Me
and all life on the earth."
"And EVERY creature which is in heaven, and on the
earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and ALL that are in
them, hear I saying, "Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him
that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the lamb forever and ever."
Matthew 10:29 "Are not two
sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart
from your Father."
Genesis : 9, 13-17
The same fate awaits man and
TEV) "I decided that God is testing
us, to show us that we are no better than animals. After all, the same fate
awaits man and animals alike. One dies just like the other. They are the same
kind of creature. A human being is no better off than an animal, because life
has no meaning for either. They are both going to the same place -- the dust.
They both came from it; they will both go back to it. How can anyone be sure
that a man's spirit goes upward while an animal's spirit goes down into the
(Job 12:9-10 KJV)
The Book of Job says: "Who knoweth not in all these
that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every
living thing, and the breath of all mankind."
Animals are Innocent (Romans 8:21-22
KJV) "Because the creature itself
also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious
liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth
and travaileth in pain together until now."
Noah and the Ark
God decided to destroy the world with a flood.
However, He found one man named Noah who, along with his family, was righteous
before Him. God decided to save Noah and his family and at least one pair of
each kind of animal.
There are seven accounts of God's
covenant with both man and animals concerning our survival on planet Earth as
long as the earth remains. It says, in part, in the original DOUAY-RHEIMS
9:8-16 "...Thus also said God to Noe
(Noah), and to his sons with him, behold, I establish my covenant with you and
with your seed after you; And with every
living soul that is with you, as well in all birds as in cattle and beasts of
the earth, that are come forth out of the ark, I will establish my covenant
with you, and all flesh shall be no more destroyed with the waters of a
And God said: This is the sign
of the covenant which I give between me and you, and to every living soul that
is with you, for perpetual generations. And I will remember my covenant with
you, and with every living soul that beareth flesh: and there shall no more be
waters of a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the clouds, and
I shall see it, and shall remember the everlasting covenant that was made
between God and every living soul of all flesh which is upon the earth."
Animals in Heaven Revelations19:11
Then I saw Heaven opened, and behold, a white
"A righteous man cares for the needs of his
"Every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle
on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of
the field are mine."
"Ask the animals, and they will teach
Revelation 5:8-13 All
creatures recognize Jesus as the Savior of the world and praise God right along
with redeemed men.
AMP Though all creatures are subject to man's cruelty, God loves all His
creation and has made plans for all His children and the lesser creatures to
enjoy His eternal Kingdom.
Romans 8:19 (KJV) The lesser
creatures await Christ's return to redeem the sons of God so they, too, will be
released from physical death to eternal life.
Revelation 5:13 KJV
creature which is in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and such as are
in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying. Blessing, and honour, and
glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb
for ever and ever.
Romans 8:21-22 KJV Because
the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into
the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole
creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.