in the field is mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the World is Mine, and all it contains. Shall I eat the flesh of Bulls, or drink the blood of Male Goats? Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High; and call upon Me in the day of trouble. I shall rescue you and you will honor Me."
In Ecclesiastes 3:18 through 3:21, King Solomon mentions "that I said to myself concerning the sons of men, that God has surely tested them in order for them to see that they are but Beasts. For the fate of the Sons of Men and the fate of Beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other;
indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for Man over Beast, for all is vanity. All go to the same place. All come from the dust and all return to the dust." Then Solomon asks the question this whole pamphlet is about. "Who knows that the breath of Man ascends upward and the breath of the Beast
descends downward to the Earth?" In Psalm 104:29 through 104:30, this question is answered. God is shown as destroying Animals by taking away His spirit and then creating them again by sending forth His spirit to renew the face of the ground. the word spirit here is the same Hebrew word (Ruwach) that is translated breath in
Ecclesiastes. It is the same word that God uses to describe the resurrection of the Hebrews in Ezekiel 37:9, which will be accomplished by blowing His breath/spirit back into them. So obviously God does blow His breath/spirit back into Animals to "renew the face of the ground," giving them a resurrection of sorts too. If He didn't, Psalm 104 cit.
would not mention Him doing The book of Job is full of many colorful Animal descriptions. In Job 12:10 it states, "But ask the Beasts and let them teach you; and the Birds of the Heavens and let them tell you; and let the Fish of the sea declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this, in whose hand is the life of
every living thing and the breath of all Mankind?" The word "life" here is the word Nephesh which means breath, life, being, or soul. It is the same Hebrew word that was used in Genesis 2:7 when God breathed into Adam's nostrils and made Adam a living being. This is usually the passage that is quoted to prove that Humans have a soul. If then
Animals must too, since the exact same word is used in reference to them. Science is finding that we are actually organic, carbon based, "meat computers." Animals are too. It is not possible to run any kind of a sophisticated computer without an operating system! Making one out of meat does not negate that fact!
In Matthew 10:29 Jesus said, "Are not two Sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father." Other translations translate it as "and yet not one of them is forgotten before God." Anything that God does not forget is eternal, for His memory is both eternal and complete. He remembers not just their appearance, taste, sting
their appearance, taste, touch, sound and smell but their individual awareness of being as well. One interesting fact; Scientists have found out is that Dinosaurs are not really Reptiles, they are Birds! So Heaven has sixty million years of Dinosaurs roaring and Dinosaurs roaring and singing and stomping and dancing about! Heaven is the real
Dinosaurs roaring and singing and stomping and dancing about! Heaven is the real Jurassic Park! Also People who have had near death experiences report seeing Animals. One Lady I know saw a Deer and a Sheep drinking together out of a crystal clear stream."
Also, perhaps the best argument of all, a bit of compassionate logic: Heaven is Paradise, but how can Heaven be Paradise if it is without Animals; the large, the small, the beautiful, the fierce and the friendly that so enrich our lives in THIS existence?