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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Animals in Heaven – 15 February 2009
By Mary T. Hoffman

Do you remember J. Vernon McGee (1904–1988)? I used to listen to his Thru the Bible program on the radio.

According to Niki Behrikis Shanahan’s excellent book Who Says Animals Go To Heaven? – A Collection of Prominent Christian Leaders’ Beliefs In Life After Death For Animals:

In his Thru The Bible Commentary series of Romans, Chapters 1-8, J. Vernon McGee tells about “The New Creation” and says that not only the bodies of believers are to be redeemed, but the entire physical universe, this earth is to be redeemed.

In his Thru The Bible Commentary series of Revelation, Chapters 1-5 McGee states that these living creatures also represent the animal world, as suggested by Godet. The lion represents wild beasts, the calf represents domesticated beasts, the eagle represents birds, and man is the head of all creation. Here is the Bible verse he is referring to: “And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.” (Revelation 7, KJV)

For our review of the book Who Says Animals Go To Heaven? that contains the comments of more than 65 religious scholars, visit: 

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