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Bible Questions with Michael Pearl
Episode 063: What does the Bible say about Unicorns?

By Michael Pearl

Episode Transcription:

Michael Pearl:  All right. I'm not getting much painting done Jared. But, we are answering your Bible questions so this is more important. So I am going to set my painting aside and we are going to see what kind of questions you have for us today.

Rebecca:  Hello, my name is Rebecca and I'm 14 years old. And I was reading Psalms 29 when I got to verse six. I noticed that it mentioned a unicorn. A unicorn is also mentioned in Psalms 92:10 and a few other places in the Bible. I'm wondering what kind of animal you think this was. Did it look like the fantasy unicorn we have seen pictures today? Thank you.

Michael:  All right, the Bible says that God rides between the horns of the unicorn. Now uni is one and so unicorn should be one horn. But, apparently it's not because he rides between the horns of the unicorn. Now, a rhinoceros is often referred to as a unicorn. It's got a big horn and a little horn. The big horn on the bottom, the little horn on the top, yes that’s what it is. And so, in heaven there are animals. The Bible tells us about horses in heaven. It tells us about the four beasts also called living creatures with the face of an eagle, the face of a lion, the face of an ox. These creatures speak. They are talking animal, living creatures and then the Bible speaks of dragons and it speaks of them breathing fire, fire breathing dragons. And it speaks of unicorns.

It even speaks of dogs said they were out. They are outside the gate. They don't get to come in. I never keep a dog in the house. And so, there is something in heaven called a unicorn. The Bible does not describe it beyond the name which is unicorn. What it looks like I don't know. Is it a horse with a horn? I have no idea. Probably not.

It is probably its own unique creature and will you get to ride them in heaven? I would think so. I can imagine Jesus riding around on one, not giving us a shot on it. So, if you want your own private unicorn stable, raise unicorns, I'm sure we'd be able to do that when we go to heaven. Do they fly? I think so. I think they fly, too.

So, I'm looking forward to sitting between the horns of the unicorn and flying out over a valley somewhere. Heaven is going to be a whole new world, not some place we sit on clouds and play all too small little harps and have a dull church service. Heaven is going to be a place where we expand and grow and where eternity is always learning something new and discovering something new.

You see the universe is a vast place and I wouldn't think that God's acts of creation are terminated. I don't think an artist one day lays down his brush and says I will never paint again. And so sculptor doesn't lay down his tools and say, "No, I will never sculpt again." And so, I can't imagine God would ever one day would say, OK, I'm tired of creating. I can imagine He'll keep on creating. So, we'll get to have lots of new experiences and see lots of new creatures.

And interact with them. So, I have no idea what it looks like. The Bible doesn't describe it. It is a mythological unicorn, what it is, probably not. So, we'll just wait until we get there and find out. We will all find out the same time.

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