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Is Cremation Biblical

I want to be cremated as neither I nor my children have the assets to pay for a standard casket or plot funeral. Are there scriptures in the Bible approving or condemning cremation for a Christian?

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 ---Maria5443 on 10/16/06
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If he created man from ashes, he can surely resurrect man/woman from ashes again.
---Donna9759 on 2/20/08


I checked the difference of cost for a burial or for a cremation and the burial was cheaper as long as you pick a cheap casket and don't get embalmed and trasported around from place to place in the hearse.
Maybe it's different were you live so go and check these things out.
---john on 6/14/07


Correction - I didn't mean he created man from ashes, I meant from dust. Sorry, someone distracted me while I was typing in my answer.
---Donna9759 on 6/13/07


cremation just hurries the process of decomposition, it's not wrong or right, and when it costs 10,000 dollars for a burrial and 2000 for a cremation I think I'd go for a cremation. I think God can resurect us from ash or dust. Just think about all the ot saints they are dust now do you think God will have trouble ressurecting them? nope. when we die I don't think it matters.
---Jared on 11/12/06


greetings,the current christian burial practices are of egyptian heritage.the chemical mummification of a body today is performed so that the body will not completely decay and some day be re occupied. many believe this tradition.there are many who are unconcerned and go with the flow of tradition.
---earl on 10/16/06




Maria, I see nothing wrong with cremation and know of no scriptural basis for not doing it (though Im sure someone on here will be happy to prove me wrong!).

I intend to be cremated. My wife is going to spread my ashes at the mall so she can visit me everyday!!!
---NurseRobert on 10/16/06


I personally see nothing wrong with Cremation, my fathers side of the family have used it. I think the only issue is what is done with the ashes. when they are simply scattered it denies a place of remembrance to survivors. The practice was never popular in Judaism and Roman Catholicism as it was considered disrespectful to the body. And the fact that Heretics and Witches were burned as a means of execution [continuing disrespect] I would suggest you do and Internet study of Christian Burial Customs.
---Phil_the_Elder on 10/16/06


When considering this question about cremation I am always reminded of this verse. Revelation 21:4"And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new."
---mima on 10/16/06


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