Now let us pause for a profoundand poignant
theological expositionpresented by Mark Lowry.– Hey! Are you all having a good time
at the Dove Awards tonight? [cheers and applause] Are you ready
for some good news? – Yes!
– Dogs go to heaven. It’s in the Bible. Psalm 36:6. Read it when you get home. Dogs go to heaven. Any dog lovers here? – Whoo! – We should have known. He’s coming back
on a white horse. There are animals there. “The lion will lay down
with the lamb.” There are animals there. Now, cats go to hell,
but I can’t help that. I can’t help it. I didn’t write the Bible. No, I think all animals
go to heaven. I really do.
Read the scripture, Psalm 36:6. I think every chicken
you ever ate’s gonna be waiting on you. And really, I think cats and dogs’ll all be there,
you know? You can’t go through eternity
without Fluffy. I just think there are
different denominations. I think, I think dogs
are Pentecostal. You know,
their tongue’s always out. They’re wagging.
They’re happy to be there. Shaking their tail. It’s a fun group of people, and they’re happy to see you. [laughter] I was raised a Baptist. We weren’t happy about much. I was raised Independent,
fundamental, Bible-believing, Bible-banging, foot-stomping,
soul-winning, door-knocking, pew-jumping, devil-chasing, sin-hating, King-James-Version-only Baptist. [laughter] And I’m happy about it. Our preachers
weren’t always right, but they were never in doubt. And all of them are fat. We’re not allowed–I mean, you never heard
one of our preachers preach on gluttony.
No, sir. We want to give the Lord
a challenge in the rapture. But I’m telling you,
your dog’ll be there. I mean, when you step
on your dog’s foot, what does it do? It yelps, and it breaks your heart. And you get down there and say, “Fluffy, I’m so sorry.” And what is she doing? She’s licking your foot. That’s a Christian. Try that with your wife. I can prove to you.
I’ll prove to you. Who’s got a wife and a dog? Anybody here got
a wife and a dog? I’m telling you, Jason,
your wife loves you. Your dog loves you
more than your wife. Your dog loves you
more than your wife. I can prove it. Take your wife
and your dog home tonight. Put them in the trunk
of your car. Come back in one hour. Open that trunk, and see
who’s glad to see you. [laughter] It won’t be the little woman. It’ll be the Christian. [laughter] Well, they told me
to kill 90 seconds. Was that 90 seconds? Any Presbyterians here?
Where are the Presbyterians? Oh, the Calvinists
in the cheap seats up there, I hear you. [laughter] Any Pentecostals? There’s got to be
some Pentecostals here. [cheers and applause] Yes!
Any Baptists? Any of my people here? Oh, I thought I sensed
a self-righteous spirit, I know you. Any Catholics? Oh, God bless you. Thank you.
Thank you. Tell Mary I said, “Hey.” [laughter] I’m Baptist. We’re not allowed
to talk to her. [laughter] But tell her I said
thanks for that song. [laughter] God bless you. [cheers and applause]