What can we say about dogs that hasn't already been said? I'm not sure. However, people ask me all the time whether I think dogs go to heaven. My answer is: of course! Now I know that may sound a bit unusual, but let me offer a few reasons why I think I'll see my childhood dog Teddy . . . along with my other dogs . . . in eternal bliss.
First, God loves His creation. In the Genesis account God creates for six days, and each day, when He is finished, He says, "it is good." (For simplicity, let's leave aside Genesis 1:31 when He says after the sixth day "it is very good." There's just too much to say about that.) The point is that the popular statement, "God He make no junk!" is so very true.
Second, human beings are made in the image of God, and if we like dogs so much, then there's a good chance that God is into 'em.
Third, my dog is good looking.
Fourth, in the book of Revelation we see the animal kingdom well represented. (Check out Revelation 4:6-9).
Fifth, God is working to redeem all of creation (that includes my dog). Okay, I know, it doesn't mean dogs are "redeemed" the same way we are (Christ did not die for them - He did for us - but in a sense He did die for them because Biblically speaking, what benefits humanity also benefits the creation).
Sixth, I'm getting way over my head for such a short little blog and my dog wont' stand for it. Just listen to him below: