FAQ :: Do animals have souls?

Animals clearly do not have souls. This question is sparked over thoughts of what will happen to pets like dogs and cats when their lives end or when we’re raptured. Over the years there have been trillions of animals on the earth, and heaven would be a very crowded place if each one of had a soul.

The fact that animals don’t have a soul is, in a way, an advantage to them. I’ve lost several pets over the years, and I firmly believe that in Heaven I can ask God to bring each one back to life. With humans this outcome is not possible. I’ve had several relatives die in what I feared was a lost state. If I should make Heaven my home, I know I’ll never see them again.

If I were a dog, I’d want a Christian as my master.