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Christian Organ Donations

My cousin died and donated his organs. Is it a sin for Christians to donate their organs?

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 ---Harold on 7/24/09
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I am still a little bit confuse about that. Yes god says our body is his temple. Let us think for a second if you have one of your love one( a cousin ) dying from a heart disease and you unfortunately have your son who pass away from a car accident and you decide to give out your son's heart for the poor cousin. I think god will love that and will see it as act of charity
---Jhon on 5/14/12

Carla ... The person I give my organs to may not be a Christian, but by giving him prolongued life, I am giving him more time in which to become a Christian.

My body belongs to God? It will rot. I will receive a New Body when the time comes, notb the old one which will have disappeared.

I don't think we can say we must preserve our bodies for God ... what of the sailor from a sinking ship whose body is consumed by a multitude of fish?
---alan8566_of_uk on 7/27/09

No. It is not.
---amand6348 on 7/27/09

Stephen, that passage was talking about a man's reluctance to leave his family and Jesus was talking about spiritual death, not physical from what I've been told. Are you saying we shouldn't bother with organ transplants because they're "dead anyway" type of thing? Please help me understand you, thank you :)
---Mary on 7/27/09

Christ demonstrated donating the Gospel not your organs.

Too many people focus on the flesh and not on the Spirit of a man who will you use your God given Organ to give life to the unsaved? The thing is this we cannot afford to unite in body with the things of this world we are to set our affection on things above not transgress the scriptures about being unequally yoking with things unknown.

How will you give a blessed part of your body and not know the heart and spirit of the individual you partake giving your bodily parts to? Whether life or death all belong to God not (you) being a servant of Christ, your body belongs to the Lord!
---Carla3939 on 7/27/09

It's no sin. He and his family have prologed a life or lives (giving them more time to find the Lord or live for Him.)

Your cousin was a generous person. And his family should be commended for thinking of others in a time great sorrow.
---Donna66 on 7/26/09

No, a thousand times NO
---alan8566_of_uk on 7/25/09

remember jesus said their is no greater gift than to die for your fellow man,or woman.So in my opinion to give life,to give someone more time,possibly for that person to hear and receive the gospel,if they happen to be a non believer,would be the greatest gift they ever will receive from a fellow human being.
---tom2 on 7/25/09

If his body was cut and organs were removed, I don't thing this would keep him from being resurrected to be with Jesus, if he is a Christian. He could be making good use of his death, making death a thing he uses well, like a good steward.

But if a person is not a Christian, giving people your organs is not going to buy your way into Heaven.
---Bill_bila5659 on 7/24/09

Jesus said,

Let the dead bury the dead.

So, don't hassle over the dead.
---stephen on 7/24/09

Absolutely NOT! Instead, you are sharing the "gift" of life with someone else.

I have known Pastors who have donated organs for members of their churches. Children and Parents who have donated organs for each other.

I believe that it is a SIN to NOT donate to help someone else, but that is my opinion. The choice about donating is up to the donor.
---Augie on 7/24/09

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