Monday, July 26, 2010
Monday Morning Quarterback
I know that it's not yet the season for Monday morning quarterbacking, but I thought I'd borrow the phrase as I rehash a bit of yesterday morning's Sunday School discussion.
The text was taken from the 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians, and was about the resurrection--both the resurrection of Jesus and the resurrection of the dead. Some how we managed to get off topic and were talking about what heaven will be like--if we'll recognize each other, if we'll know one another as we know one another now (mother, son, spouse, etc.), and if there will be animals in heaven (pets from earth or heavenly animals).
Personally, I find these discussions (especially about animals) to be a waste of time as they are purely speculation. But since we managed to take up a good portion of our class on the topic, I thought I'd just throw it out there for my readers to weigh in on.
For the discussion, I'm going to have to assume that you believe in heaven. If you don't, well...I guess you'll have to wait for the next open topic. Rather than have too many different ideas of heaven, let's just stick with the idea of animals in heaven.
Will there be animals in heaven?
Will they be animals that are created for heaven or will they be animals that were on earth?
If you think they will be animals from earth, does that mean that animals have souls?
If your pets will be in heaven, does that mean that all animals will be in heaven?
Apparently, there are people that feel pretty strongly about this topic that I really don't care about. If you're one of them, feel free to share your thoughts on the subject.