Dogs in the Bible

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Lanolin, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. ok, first up let me declare that I am a cat person. Domestic cats, not wild cats.
    I dont really see them in the bible, escept for man eating lions...
    Im just wondering your thoughts on dogs, esp the scriptures that talk about dogs in the bible, and how in revelation they are outside the city gates...with the adulterers, murderers, liars, thieves, sorcerers, idolators etc. why?

    I don think it could mean unbelievers, cos unbelievers also mentioned. And although gentiles were classed as dogs by some snobby jewish people, I think it does not mean that. I think it means real dogs. Like how dogs licked up Jezebels blood...and they only got crumbs...and they return to their vomit...and they are wolves in sheeps clothing...and some apostles warned about dogs...and they bite.

    Thoughts? Scripture?
    Also heard some weird things like cat and dog theology...which I think is wrong cos its in favour of dogs.
  2. I really don't have much for dogs or any other animals.. Except for that God gave authority for man and woman to exercise authority over every animal.. And that would include dogs..

    Personally I like dogs more than cats..
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  3. Greetings:
    I figure that they remind God of preachers:bark,bark......While cats go out and keep the sneaky varmints
  4. If I want a dog, God gave me the freedom to own a dog, if I want a cat, God gave me that freedom as well. As long as it does not interfere with my walk with the Lord, it isn't a problem
  5. Hmm. I thought it was cos dogs were smelly and they rolled around in their own turds that God didnt want them inside the gates of heaven. I could be wrong though.
  6. Lanolin - From the original Hebrew language scriptures, the English translation of 'dogs' can mean 'male prostitutes'. This reference in English translations was used this way by the bible translation committees to reduce the exposure to bible readers, some 400 years ago, to the very explicit descriptor wording in the Hebrew language texts.

    You can read an example in Deuteronomy 23:18. I'll supply the KJV text first and then the modern English from the NLT:

    KJV: 18 "Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the Lord thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the Lord thy God."

    NLT: 18 "When you are bringing an offering to fulfill a vow, you must not bring to the house of the Lord your God any offering from the earnings of a prostitute, whether a man or a woman, for both are detestable to the Lord your God."

    Hope that helps you to have a better understanding of Hebrew descriptor words and why it was translated the way that it was.

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  7. I find the whole subject sickening, but-
    The use of the word dog in various translations refers to a sodomite, homosexual prostitute rent boy etc. Currently in the UK, the word for homosexuals hunting for sex in the public parks is called dogging.

    Looking at the original language though, we find that the word rendered prostitute/whore/harlot is a root word for "set apart". (female) ie. "holy".
    The same is true for the original rendered sodomite/male prostitute/dog in that the word root also means "set apart" (male) ie. holy.

    Believers tend to get really hung up on the word "Holy" and think it is exclusively a God word, when in fact it just refers to something set apart from all the rest, as in God the creator, or a pagan temple prostitute.

    Its funny, I knew that the word Holy applied to both good or bad, and had tried to explain on another thread. Unfortunately I had forgotten where the proof was. Reading this thread brought it back to me, when the word sodomite came up.
    Sorry this is a bit off subject, but you can clearly see why God had the dogs excluded.
  8. Oh...I get it now.
    Thats why female dogs are called b---- and even thats a term that nobody likes to use.
    And female dog behaviour is that when they in heat, they just hump anybody.
    Sorry to be so crude.

    Although..cats can act similar but they are somehow not as in your face as dogs. Also cats bury their turds. And clean themselves. Dogs let it all hang out, and hunt in packs. And attack ppl. Cats dont ever do that, hardly. Like cats generally dont kill babies or old folk..but dogs do that, and get trained to hunt ppl down and kill.
  9. Yes Doggy style is another word that means something unpleasant. Dogs can gang rape.
    Theres a gang in my country called the mongrel mob that actually worship bulldogs.
  10. Sodomy refers to not just same sex attraction but the wrong kind if sex right? I mean theres a proper way to make love that God designed and then theres the other way that prostitutes use. I never really got it before but wondered why pros how was it they didnt get pregnant. Cos obviously, in the days before birth control pills etc youd think if they were actually servicing men all the time how is it they dont have babies to them? Basic biology right? Its cos they not, they just 'having sex' not the way man and wife do.
  11. Although several do...just have babies to men they dont even know. And all different ones. No marriage of any kind. Just random.
  12. I've never even heard of most of this stuff...................gotta get out more.:(
  13. The pastor at a church I was attending used to tell those that asked him about pets in heaven, would say that the Bible mentions horses in heaven, which may indicate to the possibility of other animals.

    I was kind of hoping for some sort of discussion on that vein.

    ... By the way, the only reference I found closely matching that pastor's assertion is Christ riding out of the gates of heaven.

    Also, within a loving marriage, however a man & his wife choose to share physical expression of mutual love and respect is honorable in the Lord's sight.

    Hebrews 13:4
    Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
  14. Well, fornicators and adulterers sully the marriage bed cos they not concerned with love or having children. They just want to satisfy themselves.
    Abusive marriages are like that too. The man treats his wife like a prostitute or the woman treats the husband vice versa.
  15. Thats why porno is wrong, even in marriage. Some ppl think its ok, but i know its not. Had a friend whos dad looked at porn, eventually he committed adultery and that marriage broke up, i recall the wife had to change the locks on the house.
  16. There are definitely animals in heaven, cos of Noahs ark. They are Gods creation. I dont know why some ppl think there aren't. Just I dont know about dogs. There wont be any dangerous or unclean ones at any rate.
  17. I think it might be relevent to remember that the dogs back in biblical times were not far removed from wolves and that a lot of dogs back then would most probably be feral as they might not have been very tame nor sociable toward humans. As dog breeding progressed over the next several hundred years, then dogs became much more tame and recognizable to what we have come to know as man's best friend. This might explain why dogs were viewed in such an unfavorable light back then.
  18. Could be, but I dont think you can verify that.
    Dogs today can still be pretty vicious.
  19. I was wondering if I would see lost pets in the Kingdom. I was looking forward to maybe seeing them, but someone pointed out a verse about how when animals die, their spirit returns to the earth ,while when a human dies, their spirit goes to stand before God. So now I kinda feel dsappointed and a little bit sad to think the animals I loved so dear simply may have vanished upon thr deaths to nothingness. I hope that is not the case, but I accept the Lord's will regardless.
  20. The vicious ones like Pitbulls were bred that way.
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