What We Will Be Like (Podcast)

What We Will Be Like Podcast by Pastor John MacArthur for Grace to You

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From time to time, as I pick up newspapers here and there, my attention is drawn to Ann Landers’ column.  I don’t know why, but it is.  I recently read this in her column: “Dear Ann Landers, our Cocker Spaniel, Rags, died yesterday.  He was 15 years old and everyone adored him.  There are reminders of that darling pet everywhere: a feeding bowl, a rag doll, and the ball he loved to chase.  Our son, Terry, age 9 asked, ‘Is Rags in heaven?  Will I see him when I die?’ I asked our clergyman how to respond.  He said tell him no, animals do not go to heaven.  I believe this is an insensitive response to a nine year-old.  Can you give me a better one?  Signed, San Juan.”

“Dear San Juan, I checked with several authorities, and the best reply came from Andrew McKenna, who is not a theologian, but vice chairman of the Board of Directors of Notre Dame University.  And, he said, tell the boy that heaven is anything you want it to be.  Assure him that he will see everyone he wants to see in heaven including his pets.”  End quote.  Heaven is anything you want it to be and you can see anyone there that you want to see, including your pets.  I’ll tell you for sure that man is not a theologian.  Heaven is not anything you want it to be.  Heaven is exactly what God made it to be.

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