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The short answer is "yes, sort of". The only sub-group within Christianity that I'm aware of that cares about whether the animals in the Garden of Eden were originally carnivorous or not are the Young Earth Creationists. To other groups, it's simply a non-issue. Only within the young-earth paradigm do you get the idea that there was no physical death ...


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As a YEC - I think David Stratton has presented a good overview of our belief regarding animals (and human beings) being herbivorous before the fall, and that we use the Bible as our only canonical writing (though as I commented on his answer, we do not believe that every word in the Bible is meant to be taken literally, there are many figurative and poetic ...


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Today, as well as in ancient times, it depends on where you are. A grave example is Romania. Under Ceaucescu the country underwent a forced industrialization that resulted in people flooding the cities. To make room they tore down houses and built high-rises. But as apartments (generally) was small etc. dogs were left on the streets where they was left to ...


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"...is there any clear, unambiguous, direct statement in Scripture that tells whether or not animals/pets can go to heaven?" No. The topic isn't addressed in scripture anywhere.


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No, there is no definitive statement in the Bible on this matter. It should be noted, however, that God asserts that both the current heaven and the current earth will pass away. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. Matthew 24:35 NASB But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away ...


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As LCIII has noted, the answer to your question is "No, there is no clear, unambiguous, direct statement" to the question. So, how can anyone say that definitively? There are easily accessed tools that you can use. This post goes over a few that would probably be useful. 1. A Concordance The first tool that just about any pastor is going to use to ...


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Yes, the canonical writings of some (most?) Christian groups does say if animals in Eden were carnivorous and when they became carnivorous; and as for your title (bible as opposed to canonical Christian writings), also yes it is addressed. That is the blunt answer and technically a full one considering your question. However, you likely want to know not ...


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You seem to be laboring under a misconception. God did not make Adam as dominant over Eve. They were created as equals. All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation. Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. the original word used here was: עֵזֶר ...


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The answer to your question (assuming there is one) needs to be approached indirectly. A key question to ask might be, "Does the Bible indicate that animals possess a soul or spirit?" There are some indications in Scripture they do. Genesis 1:30 - "'And to all the animals of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to all the creatures ...


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I've come back from work and meeting and am free to research. However, I will just do another one as you have accepted another answer and it would look kinda silly for me to post a 10,000 word essay on dogs :P Though, I have to say I'm not sure why I missed the very first one in Exodus 11:7, it's probably due to the fact that I searched for "dogs" first ...


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From http://www.biblegateway.com/keyword/?search=dog&version1=KJV&searchtype=all&limit=none&wholewordsonly=no, which is searching for the word "Dog" in the "King James Version", there are only 40 verses that mention dog/dogs. It's kinda surprising! The very first mention of the word dogs is among the Lord's Law to Moses in Exodus 22 29 ...



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