For Deep Theological Question number seven, I ask this: are there caterpillars in Heaven?
We’ve previously established that it’s in conformity with Judeo-Christian thinking to believe there are animals in Heaven. We see horses in Revelation, and Ivy told us that Proverbs 12:10 indicates that animals have souls (animal souls, but nevertheless.) It’s within the abilities of an omnipotent God to have whatever He wants in Heaven, and therefore we can assume there’s no impediment to animals being there too.
If you’ve ever visited my Seven Archangels website, you know it’s narrated by the Archangel Remiel, and she has her own email address. Someone wrote to her and asked if there were butterflies in Heaven, and she wrote back that yes, there were.
But that got me thinking: are there caterpillars in Heaven?
We posit that in Heaven there will be no more death. I assume that means animals and insects won’t die either, and therefore there’s no need for them to reproduce.
Caterpillars die, but even if they went to Heaven, or to a New Earth, caterpillars are an intermediate state. And in Heaven, won’t everything be brought to completion?
Someone asked me if I picture Emily in Heaven as a child, and I replied no, right from the day she died, I viewed her as an adult.
But the Biblical view of God (as Gary Rendsburg tells us) is a God of History, and history implies time, and time implies change. So do butterflies just get recycled and start over again?
I’m not sure. But I don’t see that anything would be trapped forever in an intermediate state. All things will be brought to completion, and that may mean no caterpillars in Heaven.