San Jose John wrote: it follows that all animals, plants, rocks, trees, etc. will be destroyed and recreated along with the rest of the earth. Animals are part of the original creation that was cursed because of OUR sin, not theirs.
I guess the main problem is that animals were not created with an immortal soul.
Also will those innocent dogs still bite? Will the Big innocent Cats (lions)used to maul and eat Christians at Rome be just big 'pussy cats'?
Will God then change their innocent natures so that they don't bite, but why will He need to change? Or do you say animals bite because of the effect of the curse on original creation, and man's sin and consequent treatment of animals is to blame
If I follow your reasoning then all the animals ever created will be in eternity? As much as I love pets I see a few problems as link below, see what you think.
[URL=http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/faq/animalheaven.shtml]]]Do pets go to heaven?[/URL]