I am only looking for Christian insight or the insight of others that feel they can be helpful in helping me to understand. Please, let's not be rude...
In Ecclesiastes 3
19.Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless.
20.All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.
21.Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?"
Side note says it can also be worded ""Who knows the spirit of man, which rises upward, or the spirit of the animal, which goes down into the earth"
Why did God make these wonderful things for us to enjoy only to extinguish them after they die? Why can't they go to Heaven too? How do I explain to my kids why there is life after death for us but not our pets?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on Apr. 14, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 2:51 PM on Apr. 14, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:39 PM on Apr. 14, 2009
OP: This is why I struggle so much with this. I believe there's more to my pets than just a brain. I believe they make choices and have personailties. The Bible doesn't really specify, aside from that verse. I don't know what to tell my kids but I don't want to lie to them either. I don't want to scare them or confuse them...or make them angry at God.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Apr. 14, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:17 PM on Apr. 14, 2009