Dogs In Heaven

Jun 11, 2016 1178

[A]ll are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. – Rom. 3:24

I have sometimes been asked if dogs will be in heaven. The question is really, “Is the resurrection for our pets?”

The great man Martin Luther said of his beloved dog,

Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.

I suspect that Luther’s dog would have preferred a golden bone to a golden tail.

When I look at my little dog, I can see the truth of it. If it was through merit, my scruffy dog Theo would make it through the pearly gates, and I would stay out.

That’s why there’s only one way into heaven – by the grace of God that has come to you through the redemption by Jesus Christ.

And if you take hold of that, and lose all your trust in self, you will find out soon enough whether your dog is there with you. I hope so.

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