All-Creatures Ministry and Web Site
By Frank and Mary Hoffman - 19 Jul 2012
Thank you very much for writing and for telling us about this discussion group.
What you are pointing out is one of the major problems with arguing Bible verses with people who do not have a teachable spirit. They have already make up their mind.
In Revelation 4: in the Greek, it clearly tells us that there are animals in heaven, the problem is that most English translations hide this truth (see our Bible section). We have the same problem with the creation stories in Genesis 1 and 2, where we are plainly told in the Hebrew that animals have souls and spirits, which are really Greek terms, but again the English translations obscure this truth.
Our approach is to help people, who are willing to listen to see the truth, so that they, too, will join in and help make this a more loving, compassionate, and peaceful world.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary