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Question: "Should a Christian cremate his or her body? Is it alright for a Christian to cremate his or her body?"


Answer: First in (Romans 12:1) the passage of scripture reads, "We should present our body as a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto God, which is our reasonable service." The body is the dwelling place of the spirit of God (Holy Spirit). In the glorified state it will house the Soul and Spirit forever.

Our prime example of scripture in burial is our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

The bible doesn't say in a scripture or spell out not to cremate his or her body. Yet there are excellent Examples of those in the Old Testament and New Testament that were believers of God.

In Genesis 49:29-32, when Jacob was breathing his last breath he charged his sons saying to them "I am about to be gathered to my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the Field of Ephron the Hittite, In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a burial site. There they buried Abraham and his wife Sarah, where they buried Isaac and his wife Rebekah, and there I buried Leah, The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was from the children of Heth."

After Jesus died on the Cross in John 19:38, "And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus."

And Nicodemus came also, who had first come to Him by night; bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds weight. And they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been laid. Therefore on account of the Jewish day of preparation, because the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.

The follow the witness of the Bible would be an example of prime importance.

For the most part, these people who desire to have their bodies cremated are unsaved people who do not look for the resurrection. There is life after death; whether we live for heaven or on a path for eternal destruction.

All through life we should treat our bodies with respect. Christian burial is a ceremony of respect and happiness because we know what we see through the eyes of Faith that our Lord will raise us up, as He was raised up one day.

This life does not end everything's it's only a beginning. One day to the Lord is a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day. There is another day coming.