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|if as you say animals do not go to heaven, then why does the Bible say the lion shall lie down with the lamb?|
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|The passage you are thinking of is Isaiah 11:6 which says,
"And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them."
This is a description of the Messiah's reign on the earth, not a description of heaven. The Bible does mention some animals in heaven, but they were created to be there and exist solely to serve God in the capacity He defines for them.
The only beings that "go to heaven" are those with redeemable spirits. Humans are the only created things that have a redeemable spirit. There is a plan of salvation for man because he has a redeemable spirit. Remember that you'll never be disappointed in heaven.
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