After reading this, I was very upset. I am Catholic. A Catholic priest told
me when I asked if animals go to heaven, he responded no because they don't have
souls. More recently I've been told that animals don't go to heaven even though
they have souls but they are not immortal. Treat says that animal rights people
distort what is written in the Bible. What am I to think about all of these
biblical quotes that support his beliefs? Do you think his quotes are correct? I
don't know the bible well enough to contradict what Treat says.
I refuse to believe that animals don't go to heaven. They are God's beautiful
creation. Why would they leave animals behind? I just lost my beautiful Maine
Coon boy to cancer (he's from rescue). He truly is (I refuse to talk about the
dead in the past tense) a gentle giant as Maine Coons care called. His name is
Zach (Zachary). I love him dearly and it broke my heart to let him go. It was
the only compassionate thing I could do for him. He was suffering. I want to see
Zach and all my loved ones in heaven, my Mom and Dad, other animals human and
Please respond to me. I've written you before and your responded. This is
very important to me.
I also want to know if Jesus was vegetarian.
For all animals,
Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman
There are a few of these web sites which spread what we consider to be a
hijacked view of Christianity. As he says, his intent is to harden the heart of
his children so that they no longer feel any empathy for animals, and take
pleasure in killing them. To us, that means he wants to lead them astray and to
turn them into sociopaths, of whom the Bible says it would be better for such a
person to have a millstone tied around his neck and be drowned in the depths of
Don't worry about such people. Let God deal with them, and He surely will
unless they truly repent and change their ways. For your part, just be the most
loving, compassionate, and peacemaking child of God you can be.
If humans go to heaven, then so do animals, for God created us all as living
souls. Stay with what you know to be true in your heart. Many people, including
clergy, don't want us to believe this because they want to protect their hard of
heart way of life and continue to eat the tortured remains of animals.
Think about your relationship with Zach. You know that he had that same kind
of vibrant spiritual life force that we humans have, and he knew the meaning of
love. And you will be once again united with him and you parents in heaven.
We believe that Jesus was a vegetarian, but there is no way to absolutely
prove it from the Bible. The only thing we can prove is that nowhere in the
Bible does it say that Jesus ate any animal flesh during His incarnate live on
We look forward to hearing from you again.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary