Great Creator. I believe animals were more intelligent before the fall of Adam, and I believe animals will be again, in eternity, more intelligent than now, but I do not think they will talk. But I believe they have a form of communication. Being more intelligent, they will communicate more, and man will be able to understand more their communication, beside the fact that we will have an eternity to know them and to interpret their reactions.
Good the application, a call for respect for creation and a responsibility toward the creation.
I do not recall the preacher saying that the animals will dwell on the new earth. He said only that animals are and will be in heaven and in eternity. But they will dwell on the new earth, as we will do, Rev. 21, Isaiah 11.
Florin Motiu (2/11/2018)
from Oradea, Romania
Great study. It was a joy to hear that this preacher believes there are now horses in heaven, based on Rev. 21. Yes, I see in the Bible the God cared always for animals and He will care for them. I believe animals have a special place in Godâ€™s plan. God created them with wonderful instincts and He loves to create them so interesting and with different grades of intelligence. He created them every animal, unique. And God love animals more than we love them, as the preacher said. And, yes, we will see in eternity the dinosaurs, but they will have other names, not that given today by scientists, but maybe the name Adam gave them, or new names. But I do not believe animals have spirit as man have, that capacity of having spiritual union with Godâ€™s Spirit in a rational, conscious, relationship. But I believe that animals somehow recognize their Creator, as the animals in the desert knew that Jesus Christ was their Creator and had dominion over them as Adam did before the fall, Mark 1:13b.
I liked especially the idea that, based in Romans 1:20, we can see the character of our Creation even in animals, and the list in the sermon is very useful.
Linda Binos (4/15/2016)
from Plattekloof Cape Town.
Great Sermon! Just want to say thank you for this and for all you do for God's animals....and thank you for the prayers as well for them....hope to see you soon at the next animal march. ..God bless you for loving His animals......
Ryan Muhammad (10/27/2015)
Great Sermon! Excellent lesson! There is an anti-animal position in the church, and there is what I consider to be human worship instead where the teaching is essentially 'God only cares about humans and animals are not eternal. If churches truly worship the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, then they will accept all of what the Word teaches about animals. I've been speaking up for animals to mostly deaf ears in the church. It is refreshing to hear a great man like Dr. Hammond passionately saying much of what I have been saying, and I've learned even more points from this lesson.
Katherine Miller (3/8/2014)
About time someone said it! Words can't express my gratitude for this sermon. This sermon is so extremely important. It grieves me everyday when I see what mankind has done to this beautiful world. It consoles me greatly to hear what I have always believed of God - that He will save His creation and that we'll all be in fellowship and worshipping God together in the new Heaven and new earth. This mends a heart that breaks daily over the violence of mankind.
Angela Wittman (12/29/2012)
from Southern Illinois, US
Great Sermon! Fascinating message! I have long respected the work of Frontline Fellowship and I'm very happy to see Dr. Hammond's sermons featured at SermonAudio! I plan to listen to all of them!
janine elizabeth (12/29/2012)
Great Sermon! I really enjoyed this. Thank you. I hadn't heard before of Bro. WILBERFORCE'S involvement with the creation of society of prevention of cruelty to animals. How wonder of him thank you.
Rev. Stephen Holland (12/28/2012)
from Lancashire, United Kingdom
What a sermon!!!! This is a most wonderful sermon, the most encouraging and uplifting I have heard in a long time. How many preachers have failed to present such clear truth about a beautiful part of God's creation - His animals. In a world of so much pain and suffering, here is wonderful hope for ALL of God's handiwork. This is a must hear. Please, sermonaudio, make this a staff pick.