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Is it sinful to be cremated. If you are how do you rise up from the grave to meet God in the air.

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My grandfather is going to be cremated tomorrow and I have been searching the internet wanting to learn more about cremation and I have to say some the things people have written on here are far from comforting. Perhaps you should have some more respect for other peoples wishes and not judge. God loves us all and as long as we live as good honest people and love and support each other, then what els matters?
---michael on 3/4/12


Trav, ... Believe what you like, but you are certainly causing serious damage to your own credibility in what you write.
---Rocky on 9/18/11

Ha, my credibility will never suit you or most.
But, the posted Prophets credibility are proven by GOD.

The exercise here that caused your...let's see....tapping out (horizontal depression) is typical of preacher/teachers who don't utilize all scripture. So I guessed wrong in part on your title...bad,bad Trav. If ur gonna try 2 teach, use scripture. Weak pink opinions aren't credible.
2 Pet 3:2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
3Knowing this first,...
---Trav on 9/19/11


Trav, you are wrong again. When I pointed out YOUR foolish assumption and erroneous statements I specifically referred to YOUR statement "Understand your depression" which you directed at me. To invoke the names of prophets in your defense and imply I was referring to them was just stupid and another erroneous statement, proving my point yet another time. When you ask "Ur a preacher, right?" you are wrong again. Another error. Believe what you like, but you are certainly causing serious damage to your own credibility in what you write.
---Rocky on 9/18/11


Understand your depression.
Trav 9/16
Believe whatever you like. It is just another testament to your foolish assumption and erroneous statements.
---Rocky on 9/16/11

Ur a preacher right?
Amazing how these erroneous testaments/assumptions have names........ Moses,David,Jeremiah,Isaiah,Hosea,Ezekiel etc. Hmmmm. I do believe them. Especially since: No results were found for rocky in the version(s):King James Version.
Isaiah 28:9
Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
---Trav on 9/18/11


Understand your depression.
Trav 9/16
Believe whatever you like. It is just another testament to your foolish assumption and erroneous statements.
---Rocky on 9/16/11




Trav, I give up. Believe what you will.
---Rocky on 9/15/11

Understand your depression. Situation impossible... when you don't have scriptural witnesses. Even Balaam the prophet gave up.

Jeremiah 23:3 I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds, and they shall be fruitful and increase.

6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
---Trav on 9/16/11


Trav, I give up. Believe what you will.
---Rocky on 9/15/11


What does that refer too? I guess you dont drive a car since there is no scriptural support for it. But you do use a computer, right? Ezekiel 15 is an analogy about Jerusalem as I stated, ---Rocky on 9/14/11

Well yes cars are supported as well as computers and all the blessing portion he promised would come.
Deuteronomy 28:2
And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

Ezekiel again is about a vine not being worthy of anything but burning if it does not produce.

John 10:27
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
---Trav on 9/15/11


-- Cremate yourself. Your decision. Sheep probably shouldn't. There is no scriptural support for it.. Ezekiel....was an analogy about a grape vine being worthless.
--Trav on 9/14

What are you talking about with Sheep probably shouldnt? What does that refer too? I guess you dont drive a car since there is no scriptural support for it. But you do use a computer, right? Ezekiel 15 is an analogy about Jerusalem as I stated, read the whole chapter. Ezekiel 15:6: As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem. -- and the next two verses make it very clear.
---Rocky on 9/14/11


Trav: Your arguments are ridiculous.
Ezekiel 15 is about Gods punishment of Jerusalem and he uses burning trees as an analogy,.... Why do you think it is relevant?
Why do you argue against cremation so ardently?
---Rocky on 9/13/11


Cremate yourself. Your decision. Sheep probably shouldn't. There is no scriptural support for it.
You say, OK there is none against it.
Scripture speaks of the grave,bones, bones being carried, bones being refleshed.
You do as you like. Use old pink cardboard and save LP for Travs grandkids.
Ezekiel....was an analogy about a grape vine being worthless for anything....other than bearing a grape of course. Burn em.
---Trav on 9/14/11




Trav: Your arguments are ridiculous. So what if everyone could be buried standing up in Montana (and I am not sure that all generations could), that is not where the cemeteries are. And Ezekiel 15 is about Gods punishment of Jerusalem and he uses burning trees as an analogy, although he does say that they are for fires, which supports cremation if anything. Why do you think it is relevant? And I assure you the costs of cremation, including the fuel, are much much lower than the costs of embalming and paying for even one of the most inexpensive caskets. Why do you argue against cremation so ardently?
---Rocky on 9/13/11


Why presume to take up scarce land all for a physical body that means nothing and will decay anyway.
---Rocky on 9/12/11

Well it's only scarce for you and the greenies. It is a fact that you could physically fit everyone in the world in a state the size of Montana with room to spare. Bury them upright same get a deeper compost.
Go ahead and cremate. Burn my grandkids kids fuel mr logical.
Ezekiel 15

2 Son of man, what is the vi ne tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?

5 Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less shall it be meet yet for any work, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned?
---Trav on 9/13/11


I agree with NurseRobert. Why waste money that could help others by spending it on a casket and burial? Why presume to take up scarce land all for a physical body that means nothing and will decay anyway. I have asked that I be cremated and my ashes spread in some nice forest. I recognize even that is a small indulgence because what different does it really matter where they are disposed of? But my aim is to send my body to the fire rather than my soul.
---Rocky on 9/12/11


//Is it sinful to be cremated?//

Ecc 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

is it a sin to fill a lifeless shell with preservatives to slow it from turning to dust...a natural, God shaped process? it seems cremation quickens the process.
---aka on 8/27/11


we will not have our earthly fleshy bodies in heaven we will be all spirit bodies when we rise to meet Christ.
---Scott1 on 8/22/11

Hmmm.
37:7 ... there was a noise, a rattling sound, the bones came together, bone to bone.
8. I looked, tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.

18. When your people ask you, Wont you tell us what you mean by this?

19.Say to them, This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am going to take the stick of Josephwhich is in Ephraims handand of the Israelite tribes associated with him, and join it to Judahs stick. I will make them into a single stick of wood, and they will become one in my hand.
Heb 8:8-Jer 31:31.
---Trav on 8/26/11


we will not have our earthly fleshy bodies in heaven we will be all spirit bodies when we rise to meet Christ.
---Scott1 on 8/22/11


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I do not detach my emotions from a vessel even though they have died. I will respect the body, whether walking, or sleeping in the dust. So I do not believe in incinerating, or in burning up, the body after a person dies.
---Eloy on 8/21/11


Cremation is a very selfish act. ---Melisa on 8/20/11

Not sure I can agree with this. You beleive that we should go back to the dust from which we can, and I agree with that. But, looking at funerals in this country we pump our bodies with chemicals to "preserve" them, seal them in a metal box, seal them inside a concret liner and use up hundered of thousands of acres of land as a toxic waste dump for our bodies.

I have no problems with cremations.
---NurseRobert on 8/21/11


Cremation is a very selfish act. I would not like to be cremated. I believe we must pay back to nature what we have taken. I would want my dead body to give life to nature( worms, soil, trees). We burn wastes and junks. A human dead body is not a waste or junk, it gives life even as dead.
---Melisa on 8/20/11


What is "sinful" is spending thousands of dollars to "preserve" the body in toxic chemicals, putting it in a metal casket, placed inside a concrete box (to keep everything fresh) and wasting acres and acres of land by turning it into a toxic waste dump.

But then, that's my opinion.
---NurseRobert on 4/1/11


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Cremation does nothing but "expedite" the process of turning a body into dust... God is equally able to raise a person's remains that have been cremated as He is the remains of a person who was not cremated... The question of burial or cremation is within the realm of Christian freedom. A person or a family considering this issue should pray for wisdom (James 1:5) and follow the conviction that results.... Blood is made in the bone marrow, according to these scriptures 1 Cor. 15:50-54, flesh and BLOOD cannot inherit the kingdom of God, so we shall all be changed....
---Sandy on 4/1/11


The same way that those who have passed away 100 years ago, as they have now turned to dust.
---Sam on 11/26/10


...first resurrection, and those who were beheaded reigning 1000 years with Christ...it doesn't say they remained headless!
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cremation pagan origins - death ritual by men who associated humanly devised ideas of fire

...fires have destroyed bodies beyond recognition and more than 3000 people basically evaporated in WTC attacks in NYC ...sharks alligators other animal predators have eaten humans whole (chewed up swallowed and digested) ...many horrific deaths at hands of humans over centuries where bodies are unrecognizable ETC...

Scriptures say ashes to ashes dust to dust ...selling cremation as sinful simply rejects POWER of The Father in Heaven to raise bodies In-Christ from whatever death
---Rhonda on 10/30/10


Is it sinful to be cremated. If you are how do you rise up from the grave to meet God in the air.
---mary on 4/16/05

Well, I believe many a Christian has been burned to death at the stake! Is THAT why they were? Because it was thought you would not be resurrected. Maybe that is why Wycliffe's bones were dug up and burned.
Well, when I see in Revelation the first resurrection, and those who were beheaded reigning 1000 years with Christ...it doesn't say they remained headless!
---kathr4453 on 10/29/10


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First of all the Bible says Who so ever believes in the Lord and calls upon his name shall be saved. Secondly, God made us from dust and to dust we will return. Lastly, when Jesus rose from the dead His body rose because He wanted to prove that He was in fact the Son of God.
To be a true Christian you are entitled to your beliefs on cremation or burial just don't forget.....do not judge others, but pray for one another and love one another. For God loves all of us.
---Amy on 10/26/10


I replied based on the question, why is your conscience bothering you, were you thinking for me, well sometimes it works better to ask me rather than make wild assumptions..... It's okay thou it happens all the time, we can all leap b4 we look, it just makes better conversation not to be quick to judge, based on our own understanding .

I did not look at any of the replies before I answered and hope that I did not offend anyone, sorry!



SalomeX
---Carla on 10/15/10


Carla, is that how you offer comfort to a family that can't afford a burial for their loved one?!
---Mary on 10/14/10


It's called double whammy, you burn for a second time come judgement day!
---Carla on 10/14/10


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"The burial of many important Biblical figures is described in the Bible: 2 Genesis 25:8-10: Abraham
Genesis 23:1-4: Sarah
Genesis 35:19-20: Rachel
Genesis 35:29: Isaac,
Genesis 49:33 and 50:1-13: Jacob
Genesis 50:26: Joseph (The Israelites went to great effort to bury his body in the Promised Land, they retained it for over 300 years in Egypt and after the Exodus during 40 years of wanderings before burying it.)
Deuteronomy 34:6: Moses (God selected a burial site at a secret location in Moab for Moses.)
Joshua 24:29-30: Joshua
Joshua 24:33: Eleazar
1 Samuel 25:1: Samuel
1 Kings 2:10: David
Matthew 14:10-12: John the Baptist
Acts 5:5-10: Ananias and Sapphira
---rxw on 10/12/10


To be not given a proper burial was considered to be a great tragedy and dishonor.

1 Kings 13:22: A prophet disobeyed God by eating a meal in a forbidden location. God laid a curse on him: that his body would not be buried in the tomb of his fathers. Shortly after, the Part 2:

prophet was attacked by a lion and his remains left on a road.

Jeremiah 16:6: God laid a horrible curse on the Israelites: that many would die of diseases, will not be mourned and would be "like refuse lying on the ground" (NIV).
---rxw on 10/12/10


I'm reading and hearing so much about how a Christian MUST be burried to honor the body God gave us. I just cannot be burried. And I refuse to believe my soul would not be eligible for heaven if I am not burried.
---sue on 10/10/10


Sue-- Nowhere is it written that God needs the dust (or DNA) from our old bodies to let us live in Heaven. He has the power to do whatever He has promised, in every circumstance. You certainly may donate your body to research -- there is a continuing need for this in medical schools.
Let your Dr. and care givers know of your desires. Ask to sign a paper stating your intentions, and have at least one witness present when you do.
---Donna66 on 9/28/10


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being put in dirt for the worms and bugs of the earth to feed on does not sound like honoring my body. I have no money to be burried. I am on government assistance and am very ill with disease. I have no one to burry me either. No family. I want to donate my body to research to help others live. Where is it written that God will use the DNA from the dust of our old bodies to let us live in heaven?
---sue on 9/28/10


Our bodies are corruptible, and decay when we die. If we were to "rise and meet Christ in the air" with the same bodies we have here, it would make little difference whether we were a bunch of fine dust, or dessicated skeletons, or zombies dripping with rotting flesh - none of those would be a good thing.

Fortunately, during the resurrection, we are raised in brand new incorruptible bodies. We will have no more need of our old corruptible ones any more.
---StrongAxe on 5/5/10


no isnt sinful to be creamated. just a fastforwarding of the process. we still go back to dirt again only quicker. just dont limit God in what He can do. wherever your dust has lain, God can easily collect it all together as He calls you up to be with Him. He is an awesome God
---star on 5/2/10


In Gen 3 GOD says:"Later you will return to the ground, because you were taken from it. You are dust, and when you die, you will return to the dust..." God created Adam from the dust of the ground.Many believers have been burned to ashes in the past, hundreds by Hitler, and recently on 9/11. Are you saying that those believers cannot be a part of the Resurrection? Unless embalmed, our bodies turn to dust within a year, sometimes,if conditions are right - longer. God doesn't need DNA. He raised Himself from the dead. We will meet Him in the air and given Glorified bodies, just as He promised. He doesn't need cancer ridden or paralyzed bodies to resurrect us.
---Mi_Wolfe on 3/9/10


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(Cremated or not), How do you rise up from the grave to meet God in the air? God didn't tell us how He does this. I guess He didn't think we needed to know. Maybe we should just take Him at His word.

But He DIDN'T say that we should not be cremated nor that He needs our DNA. (Maybe the preacher who taught this has been watching to many "Crime Scene" shows on TV.) Why does any man of God teach such stuff as if was TRUTH?
---Donna66 on 2/25/10


The only difference I see is in the amount of time needed to achieve basically the same result.
---Donna66 on 8/11/09

True, however American culture, tradition and common interpretations concerning defiling the body probably have a lot to do with our struggle over this option.

I imagine many protestants from days of yore cited Hindu and other pagans who burned bodies at death.

Jews, who do now as they did in the days of Christ, have the right idea to bury before the next sundown. That settles everything.
---larry on 2/25/10


1 Corinthians 15:40-42 (New International Version)
40There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies, but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. 41The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another, and star differs from star in splendor.

42So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable,
---sergio on 2/25/10


Janze,
The biblical definition of soul is very gray in definition.It varies throughout it.
My interpretation is -the soul consists of :
1,the indwelling spirit s mentioned in Jo.1.9.(God)
2,the human mind.
3,the conscious relationship between the mind of man and God.
Consider that our soul does not develop,fill to capacity,increase in faith unless there is a relationship with God and to accomplish this we as humans through our personal mind ,our thinking parts,consciously establish a personal relationship with God.
The birth of a soul is when we discover God and sometimes this, in christianity, is called born again.
---earl on 8/14/09


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Many comments have included the word 'soul', would someone please define soul?
---Janze on 8/12/09


Randall -- I don't see any connection between your scripture quote and your position. What is the difference between a body that decomposes in the ground and one that is quickly reduced to ash? The only difference I see is in the amount of time needed to achieve basically the same result.
---Donna66 on 8/11/09


Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them.

Cremation is the last stubborn act that a lost soul can commit "even after death" in order to desecrate Gods image in the earth! Cremation is actually the seal of death over a lost soul, the final desecrating act of rebellion against Gods image!!!

Ephesians 4:22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires,to be made new in the attitude of your minds,and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
---Randall on 8/7/09


I had almost decided to be cremated mainly because I do not have a burial plot and have a very small family. The plots are already taken. If I am cremated the box can be buried in a grave with my family.
Then I listened to Perry Stone on Daystar tonight and he was saying that God will use our DNA and that is how we will recognize our loved ones in Heaven. I had never thought of this.
---Lynn on 6/28/08


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We will not be in physical bodies when we rise to meet Jesus in the air. Why do you think we get saved? God is not interested in these old clay bodies. He wants our souls.Flesh and blood cannot get into Heaven. Read your bible. I would not cremate. I use to feel it was ok but now I am on the Lord's side ,I would prefer to be buried.
---Robyn on 10/13/07


Jesus was buried in a tomb.
so most all would agree that's the way it should be done. They did not burn Jesus's body...nor did they burn others.
Why would you?
I want to be buried or put in a tomb / coffin like Jesus was.
---Lisa on 10/7/07


It is our soul that goes to heaven, not our pyhsical bodies.
---Melody on 5/10/07


mary, cremation is just another process of fast forwarding our bodies to dust...when Jesus returns, He can recreate us again in a just a twink of an eye ... afterall, who wants old bodies...we are going to get brand new perfectly made bodies.
---jana on 6/1/06


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Another thought is that in Biblical times they showed "disrespect"by burning the bodies of their enemies.Or as Jezebel,leaving the body there for the dogs to eat.
---lovable_linda on 9/15/05


It is not our bodies that rise up to meet God it is our souls. Adam was created from the dust of the ground and God breathed life into him. So God will take our sould to be with him as well.
My father was a preacher and recently they sold thier burial plots and plan to be cremated because of the costs. They do not want to burden us kids with costs we can not afford. God knows where we are whether we are in a plot or a jar.
---M on 8/11/05


You think that these bodies are going with us? IF that was the case there are going to be a lot of smelly rotting people there. And what of those who have already turned into dust. No, it is not these bodies that will enter heaven, but we will be given new bodies that are not corruptable
---Walter on 8/10/05


I think it's more popular today just because people can't afford funerals..or to transport a corpse to another state or country.I say if I die while visiting my missionary children in S.AM..say some Christian words over me and let me go to Jesus.It'd cost thousands to bring me back to Tx. We'll get a new,glorified body anyway.
---lovable_linda on 8/10/05


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How many people have perished in flames--even having their bodies consumed? Or have drowned in the sea and been eaten by the creatures there? Or whose bodies have TOTALLY dissolved in the earth?

Is there any difference among any of these three? Are you saying God can't raise up these bodies?

OTOH, cremation was associated with disbelief in the Resurrection of the body by ancient pagans. When the custom was revived in modern times, it was done to show contempt for this doctrine.
---Jack on 5/30/05


is it a sin to be cremated. sometimes the rabbits we want to chase as christians really make me think wow; don't we have better things to do. some people are willing to make every thing a spiritual issue when it is not. i think we should be more concerned weather or not someone is saved than weather they are put in a tomb, a grave or cremated. is cremation a sin no.
---Terry on 5/2/05


cremation is not a sin. if the simple burning of our bodies was wrong, then so would be people whose bodies are destroyed in plane crashes, car wrecks, and so forth. remember when God created adam, He created him out of dust. so i think He's able to do it again, don't you?
---gabriel on 5/1/05


I believe that in-ground burial was done more for the purpose of rejuvenating the earth again. From earth we came, to earth we should return. Our bodies were to be like nutricious feeding of the earth in order to continue the cycle of life.
---Janet7433 on 5/1/05


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Cremation a practice brought about by those trying to hide from God. Note "trying" however the reason of the practice is not the same reason of today but in this I dont believe it to be a sin but myself prefer a burial of the body in line with most of the old testiment saints and others brought out in the scriptures. It is a personal call and not a sin issue at all.
---kirk on 4/26/05


Your body is just a "transport vehicle" for the earth. God will still be able to find you no matter what happens to taht body. Remember your body is not you. You spirit and soul are not forever attatched to your body.
---Scott on 4/25/05


Laura had much plastic surgery; face lifts, nose and chin redone, hair-dyed, teeth perfected, stomach stapled, lyposuction and such. When she died and when it was her turn to enter into heaven, St Peter looked at her, at his list, and denied her entry. She said, "Check the list again, I'm Laura." Peter looked again, and said, "Sorry Laura, you may enter, I just didn't recognize you."
---laura on 4/24/05


Acutally Randy, for the sake of accuracy, Jesus was laid in a new tomb. Matt 27:60
---Bruce5656 on 4/19/05


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So Ralph I guess all cemeteries are un-Biblical. Christ was placed in a tomb covered by a rock, not how most folks are buried these days. BTW the tombs were generally re-used after the body decayed. So where Christ was buried had probably been the resting place for a corpse before and was probably used again.
---randy on 4/19/05


My father was a very strict pastor. Everything done by the word. My parents had plots ready and all arrangements made for burial incase something should happen to them. They wanted things planned to make it easier on us kids.
Recently they sold the plots and have now planned for cremation due to the costs of burial and all that comes with it. God knows where we are when we pass and he will raise us up from the ashes to be with him. Some can not afford burial and I do not think he will hold that against us.
---M. on 4/18/05


Though cremation was not practised anywhere in the Bible and I don`t think it was mentioned at all. The Bible remains the only authentic guide in Christain faith. The practice of burial in the ground remains the only way of burial. Any other practice is paganism.Raph
---Raph on 4/18/05


Our GOD can and will raise us bodily to new life regardless of the state of our remains. The reason I do NOT approve of the practice is because it became the means of disposing of the body among unbelievers who denied Christ and the fact of the resurrection. Nowhere in scriptures was it practiced. People burn flags and Bibles as an act of rebellion. We burn trash. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. I respect my body and that of my loved ones. I could not cremate anyone for that reason..but I don't believe it's a sin. Perhaps it's the reason for the decision???
---reader on 4/17/05


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There is no indication in the Bible that it is sinful to be cremated. The Bible does hint that a regular (dust to dust) burial does offer a greater opportunity to honor the person that has passed than a cremation service. As to how the Lord is going to gather the ashes to recreate the deceased we need not worry. He will know how to do it.
---Pierre on 4/16/05


Ecclesiastes 3:20, "All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again."


Genesis 3:19, "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
---Bruce5656 on 4/16/05


Our bodies return to dust whether we are burnt or buried and left to rot away. God will have no problem with either. He made Adam from the dust of the ground didn't He?
---F.F. on 4/16/05


Don't look at this from a human perspective. It's not yourself that will cause you to rise, it's God's power that raises you. HE can do anything. He brought bones back to life and created an army..Ezekiel saw that himself. Cremation is not sinful (not my idea of a pleasant farewell, tho). If the ashes are scattered to the winds, God will bring them back together.
---Ann5758 on 4/16/05


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Do you doubt that God can make your body as it once was? No sin in being cremated, we turn to dust after a while in the grave anyway! No need to worry about such things.
---NV_Barbara on 4/16/05


there is nothing wrong with cremation. don't fall for superstitious beliefs that fail to understand God. he is able to raise up anyone who is gone, he needs no DNA, he is God, and he will never lose those who are his.
---curt on 4/16/05


Rising up from the grave must be figurative ... after all the body is eaten up, graves are moved, people get buried at sea, and nothing much is left to rise up.
---Alan_of_U.K. on 4/16/05


I wondered about this too. If you look through all the tittles of the blogs you'll see one about CHristians being cremated, there is 10 really good answers there.
---bethie on 4/16/05


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Mary; Even in the grave, there's nothing left after a period of time,flesh goes immidiately and the bones disintigrate in time, when one is resurrected they are given a suitable body, then.
---1st_cliff on 4/16/05


I don't know. For a variety of reasons I am scheduled to be cremated when that time comes. Would the Lord condemn the people that perish in a fire, like e.g. that big hotel fire in Paris... ?
---Hanny on 4/16/05


If a Christian's body is burned up in a fire, and consumed, will that keep them from Heaven? No, I don't think cremation is wrong. Read 1 Corinthians 15:52-54. We shall be raised incorruptible, and I think this can be taken literally, meaning once God raises us from the dead we will have perfect bodies-God can put it all back together again I assure you.
---Tim on 4/16/05




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