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Sad What Will happen to our pets when the rapture happens?

I've been thinking about this a LOT since I became a christian almost 10 yrs ago. Finally, I'm not as afraid of the rapture as I used to be, but, i keep thinking about my dog, Sunshine whom I love very much. I know the rapture may not happen while my dog is still alive but, i will most likely adopt another dog so, basically its the same issue.

Part of me over the years has been like, i don't want my dog to suffer if it happens n she's stuck inside then she'll suffer a horrible death since she won't be able to get out of the house. I'm worried about her and this has bothered me for a very long time.

I've even prayed about it telling God that I don't want Sunshine (or whatever dog I may be owning) to suffer to to have a bad death but to die in peace. Another part of me is like, I don't want to be taken when the rapture happens just so that I can take care of Sunshine.

I kno this may sound like an odd question, but, I'm VERY close w/ my dog - she's my very best friend - she's not like a person that can help herself n go into hiding or what not, she cannot take care of herself if she's locked up. I love that dog soooooooo very much.
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Wow I have never thought of this before! Really I don't know what will happen to them.
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I guess not having to worry about this is a happy result of not believing in the rapture.
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well i do believe in the rapture and i KNOW it will happen 1 day so, i'm worried about my dog
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I will say that I know God cares for our pets and if we entrust them to His care after the rapture I think He will take care of them, we can only pray.

It says in His word that He looks after sparrows, so why would He not look after dogs too?
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Indeed it is a question that plagues many of us. For starters you need to be praying to God about this fear you have. It should always be pour knee jerk reflex to run to God with any and all things that concern us, especially anything spiritual in nature.

God knows our hearts and He counts our tears. He loves us and wants what is best for us. Given that I personally believe that God will answer my prayers concerning this very issue and all my animals that are still alive when the moment comes are going to be taken quickly out of this world too. Make sure in your daily prayers that you include your beloved pets and ask God to have mercy on them all and take them swiftly and painlessly so they will not be left behind. You made a commitment to these animals and God understands that as well as our love for the pets He chose for us. Let us not forget how often He mentions animals in the bible and His commands to care for them. He loves them too.

There are different feelings among Christians about "the rapture" (gathering of believers in the clouds with the Lord) You will need to decide for yourself what exactly you personally believe concerning that. Some believe we will taken right before the 7 years starts, some believe we will be left here until the midway point and some believe we will not be leaving until the very end when Jesus comes back to throw the anti-christ into the lake of fire.
No matter what you believe we still all need to "be ready" so just make sure you are praying every day.

I personally was told by my gram as a child that Christian's will be taken out of the world before any of it begins. I read scriptures though that made me seriously question grams teaching.... I believe we will have more "warning" that His return is eminent than others had led me to believe when I was young in the Lord.

2 Thessalonians 2- Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.- He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
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God will take care of your beloved animals because of the simple fact that he loves you and you love your animals so much. It only makes sense.
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I'm not too sure the rapture is Biblical, anyway. If you want to know if you're animals will go with you to Heaven, I'm not too sure about that. The Bible doesn't tell us much about what happens to animals, but my bet would be that if an animal means a lot to you, they'll be there in Heaven.
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We love our animals, and we want to live all eternity with them of course. The theory of animals going to heaven, is a topic many people debate, we want that peace of mind we will see them again one day. From what I have learned is that God created man superior to animals. Gen 1:26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.Ē For one to say that animal and man are on the same level, soul wise, puts Gods image to that of an animal.

Limitations are not placed on the slaying of animals Acts 11:5-7, but it is on man, Exodus 20:13, a commandment in fact. We are instructed not to kill one another because we are made in Gods image, and it would be like killing Him. Animals do not need salvation, or redemption. In scripture it states when He died on the cross, He died for mankind. So we need redemption to get into Heaven. That makes a man and an animals soul different.

To give you hope, which gives me hope as well,

When the new earth is created, in scripture it states many times that animals will be present, one for you is:

Isaiah 65:25
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.

There is no scripture that says that animals do, or do not go to heaven. But for certain it does state that there will be animals on the new earth, most importantly:

Please remember that in while we are alive, our flesh will worry over these things, but our promise in scripture is:

Revelation 21:4, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

In Heaven, we will not have sorrow. If you donít see your pet there, you wont be sad, because scripture does state that is impossible.

Pray and ask God to give you peace and wisdom about this. He may reveal something to you to put your heart at ease.
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