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Any Thoughts On Cremation

Any thoughts on cremation? Is it wrong to destroy the body? Or at this point does it matter? We do not have enough money for retirement yet, let alone to bury each other.

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We have no more use for this body when we die. As soon as we die, our spirit goes back to the Father.
---Gloria on 9/29/10

I believe that cremation is up to the individual. It does seem more sanitary and space saving to me. Won't we all be cremated in the end when the Earth burns?! It won't matter if you're in a tomb or not.
This is what made my decision for cremation.
---Rodney on 9/29/10

I would not do it.
I also do not see any scripture on this issue. I asked my kids not to.
---Pastor_Jim on 11/9/09

Cremation is ecologically sound, less expensive, and can be very creative. Read the book, "So You're cremated ...Now What?
---Jesse on 11/9/09

The is NOTHING wrong with cremation. The Bible really has little to state on this question. Most Christians who object to cremation, do so by taking Scripture out of context. Some folks I know even had the idea that God couldn't find all the all the body if it was cremated, at the time of bodily resurrection. (It seem to me that if God has the power to resurrect, He can take the ashes and make a body if one is needed.) Cremation is not cheap, and that seem to be the reason you want cremation.
---WIVV on 7/15/08

I see nothing wrong with cremation...after we die the soul isn't there anyway and while we will have new glorified bodies what difference does it make? I had my late husband cremated and I plan to be cremated as well and we both have cremation plots at a cemetery....he wanted body parts donated at the time of his death and I am having the same thing done so are we destroying the body as well? I would say go ahead and make your plans...
---fran6775 on 3/14/07

Old adage, "Burn the heart, burn the soul."
---Nellah on 12/27/05

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."

Sooner, or later (cremation or burial) we all end up "dust".

Ecclesiastes 12:7, "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it."
---Bruce5656 on 10/6/05

Eloy, in my country there was a civil was a 28 years civil war. 10 years for independence and 16 for democracy. Many Christians were burned alive and drown in rivers etc. Do not confuse human customs and Christianity. Our bodies are dust and will return to dust. Obvioulsy the image of God in us should be respected whenever possible!
---Lily on 10/6/05

Coral what you say about passing their children through fire is probably referring to live children - human sacrifices. That can hardly be compared with burning DEAD bodies. If I've misunderstood what you refer to please inform me. I'm here to learn.
---Paulette on 9/23/05

In Scripture pagan worshippers passed their children through fire, God warned us not to do this. In studying Social Anthropology I found that societies cremating their dead did not worship God. The people of Israel offered offerings made by fire and these were animals, grain etc. never human bodies. Satan tries to counterfeit the burnt offering by getting people to burn human bodies. God uses fire for destruction and in Revelation fire will be used in the final judgement.
---Coral on 9/23/05

Eloy my friend. Our old dead carcass is just that, filled with formaldehyde after we die.
Its my understanding that when we are raised, from the ground, the sea, wherever, THEN we will have a sanctified, or glorified body. We will shed this 'earth suit' one way or another and our spirits will live on until we are raised and 'remade' by God at the end of time. I still opt for cremation. No, its not mentioned in the bible, to do it, or not to do it. And I am a REAL born again Christian.
---NVBarbara on 8/16/05

Eloy, I know that the women went to oil Christs body in the tomb. But arent other practices, like embalming and buying expensive water tight caskets to preserve the flesh, just as unscriptural as cremation?
---randy on 8/15/05

If you are a real born-again christian, your sanctified body is sacred even after death. Cremation is not Biblical, christians buried their dead in the earth and in tombs.
---Eloy on 8/13/05

We come from dust, and we'll return to dust either over time or if we're cremated.
I will be cremated and my ashes spread in my favorite place in the mountains. No funeral costs, no fancy 'boxes'. I want lively music to celebrate my life and my homegoing, maybe balloons and fireworks! NO sad eulegies!
Secondly, we are running out of room! In some places they are burying 2 in 1 plot!
I don't think I'll die anyway, I believe I'll be here for the 'catching away!'
---NVBarbara on 8/12/05

God made man from dust. He has numbered the hairs on our heads. He doesn't need a physical body to resurrect us. Rev. 6:9 says, "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held". This verse (and others) does not say the bodies were seen, just the souls. Also, there are many bodies that are burned in fires, explosions, and the like without choice.

God bless.
---Dorothy on 8/12/05

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