- The Prime Question
- What Is God?
- Where Did God Come From?
- How Did the Universe Come To Be?
- Is God Everywhere?
- Does God Know Everything?
- Is God All Powerful?
- Is Jesus or God Perfect?
- Why Did God Create the Universe?
- Why Would God Permit Suffering?
- Who were the beings that appeared to Abraham, Moses and Jacob?
- Is God a Democrat or Republican?
- Is Jesus a Socialist?
- Does God Love Harmful People? Should We?
- Is the Bible Infallible and Literally True?
- Does the Bible Really Say the Earth is Less Than 10,000 Years Old?
- Is Evolution Contrary to the Biblical Teachings?
- Was There an Adam and Eve?
- Is the Bible Anti-Science?
- Did Humans And Dinosaurs Live At The Same Time?
- Is the End of the World at Hand?
- Is Jesus Coming Again?
- Are We the Most Wicked Generation?
- Do I Have To Join A Church To Be Saved?
- What Does It Mean to be Saved?
- What’s With the Draconian Commandments in the Old Testament?
- Are the Bible Teachings Right or Wrong About Gays?
- What is the Beast?
- What Is The Mark of The Beast?
- What Is The Meaning Of 666?
- Is There Life After Death?
- What Is There That Survives Death?
- What Happens After Death?
- Why Are Near Death Experiences So Different?
- Is There A Heaven And Hell?
- Will Good People Who Do Not Believe Go To Hell?
- Is There Reincarnation?
- Do Animals Survive Death?
- What Will I Look Like When I Die?
- Is Heaven Boring?
- Is There Marriage After Death?
- Is There Sex in the Next World?
- Is Abortion Murder?
- Is There Good And Evil?
- What Is Good and Evil?
- Is There A Devil And Evil Spirits?
- Can The Human Soul Be Annihilated?
- Do Miracles Really Happen?
- Why Do Some People Suffer Pain and Disease While Others Do Not?
- Is Everything Predetermined?
- What Is the Purpose of Life?
- Where Did I Come From?
- Do We Have Free Will?
- Will Science Create Life?
- Are There Accidents or Is Everything Planned?
- Was there a Big Bang?
- Questions on the Universe
Do Animals Survive Death?
The short answer to this question is yes. What is important to understand, however, is the why. Why do animals survive death?
Here’s the principle behind survival whether it be a human, animal, plant or atom. All things that exist are eternal. Their essence never had a beginning or an end. Only form and consciousness change.
Take yourself, for example. Throughout your life your form has significantly changed. You were once a baby and now are an adult and will one day be old and gray. Your consciousness has also changed. Once you were childlike and now you think like an adult.
Someday you will die and your body will decay but you will live on. You have had many different forms in past lives and will have many more in the future, but that which is essentially you lives on. Form changes but the essence behind the form continues.
This principle also applies to animals.
“So, do animals have souls?” is a common question.
Animals do have souls as the term is commonly understood but it is a different type than humans just as their consciousness is different than ours.
A human sees himself as a separate and individual entity and hence is self aware and self-conscious. An animal is connected with a group soul and is not self-aware. Hence it has no desire to cloth itself or have sex behind closed doors. All that he does is open for all to view.
Even though your pet may not be self-aware it is still a unique entity and will continue its existence.
Of the many mansions in the spirit world there are some designed for the fulfillment of animal consciousness of varying degrees. Then we have animals which are pets which are loved and adored by many. These are in a different category for their consciousness is of a higher order than the wild animals. Many of these will dwell with their human friends in the human mansions between lives.
And yes, animals reincarnate just as humans do.
It is a fallacy to think that humans reincarnate as animals. Once a person becomes self-aware he does not lose this quality and become an animal or plant but is born again and again as a human until all his needed lessons are mastered.
If we are particularly attached to certain pets we will meet them again in the spirit world as well as in future lives.
Copyright 2014 by J J Dewey
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