Some modern views reflect similar thinking. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked. So the Lord turned from the fierceness of his anger. Here are some other concerns of Christians about cremation. The Bible does not appear to support it nor does it prohibit it specifically.
Marten Visser, 1971, experienced a call from the Lord to be a missionary while in Kindergarten, and never had any other job ambition. However, other societies had other methods: In ancient Israel, sepulchers tombs or vaults were used for burial; cremation was shunned. Many religious people still favor Christian burial over cremation. Spiritually, man lost the right to have fellowship and communion with God; he was spiritually dead. However, the decision regarding burial or cremation is left to the family of the deceased. Options like scattering the ashes from the air, on the ground, floating them on the sea, or keeping the cremation ashes at home are not considered respectful.
Jeremiah 22:19: God laid a similar curse on Jehoiakim because of his pride and disobedience. But does that mean we should then do as the heathen or enemy does and cremate our loved ones bodies? The Funeral Service In 1997, it was determined that the funeral service could be performed after the cremation of the body. That is true whether we will be buried or cremated; but as Christians we love to follow the example of Christ, even in this. Some ashes reside in burial urns over fireplace mantles. Had it been sinful, God would have condemned it just as He did other misguided religious customs.
And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. They can only do what they can do with what they have so you are clearly wrong. Once again, there is no sin in cremation that the Bible speaks of. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today. So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. I am positive it was due to the lack of finances.
And after that God was intreated for the land. This will in no way prevent God from being able to resurrect their bodies. The early Christians honored the bodies of the dead, showing them respect as jars of clay 2 Corinthians 4:7. In more recent times, it's customary to embalm a body before burial in order to delay decay long enough for the family to mourn the deceased and to give time for out-of-town friends and relatives to arrive before the funeral. It is a form of dealing with matters of eternal consequence.
Later, though, it was modified to allow cremations if they were required by the law or some other reason not driven by a sectarian spirit. Why would you take what once housed the Spirit of the living God and burn it the same way heathens do? The word cremation means to burn. The Bible is clear concerning death and the mortality of the body. If you hear anything else that is positive about cremation let us know. As mentioned, the church did not believe in the because they associated it to the Romans and Greeks who they considered to be Pagans. Instead, it is the Talmud—an extra-scriptural commentary—that prohibits cremation as the mutilation of a corpse. The Bible examples of burial reflect what was the accepted cultural practice and tradition of disposing bodies at the time of a person's death and are not a commanded practice.
They laid him on a bier that had been filled with various kinds of spices prepared by the perfumer's art, and they made a very great fire in his honor. We see in the Bible that the Patriarchs wanted their bones preserved and buried in Israel. However, all through history believers have preferred burial over cremation. The context speaks of aging and death taking their natural course in every person. For this reason, it may be preferable to have the cremated remains interred in a perpetual care cemetery. Thus, they have great reverence for the human body. For our part, we don't believe that cremation needs to be viewed as a spiritual issue.
The Christian Scriptures New Testament contain few references to burning of bodies or objects: Acts 19:19: Sorcerers who were converted to Christianity brought their scrolls out to be burned. Cremation doesn't interfere with God's ability to resurrect the dead. Regardless, my own mother is today, and those who could not afford a normal funeral burial process with casket and all, in the presence of God as she has put her trust in Christ and that is all the assurance that she and we need. Graduate work at Moody Bible Institute. Personally, I want my body cremated. The bodies of King Saul and his sons were decomposing and desecrated by the enemy.