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What does the bible say about burning dead bodies/Cremation?

    Cremation in the bible: The senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, the founder of Turning Point Ministry and the husband of Donna Jeremiah, Dr. David Jeremiah has for sometime now been giving opportunities to Christians to ask any religious question of their interest and have them asnwered particularly on the Bible provisions on them.

    Consequent upon this, a lot of people have been coming up with several questions and have been getting a faith building and spirit lifting answers. Recently a question came regarding cremation in the bible, that is to say, What does the bible have to say about Cremation? Is it okay to be cremated?

    Dr David Jeremiah has taken to instagram to discuss the position of the bible with regard to burning the dead.

    Speaking on this, Pastor David Jetremiah took to instagram to write :

    You asked and Dr. Jeremiah answered!

    Cheryl on Instagram wants to know:

    Is it okay to be cremated? What does the Bible say?

    Dr. Jeremiah answered:

    The body that will come out of the grave on the day of resurrection will be different from the body that went into the grave.

    It won’t matter if our body was healthy or diseased, beautiful or uncomely, whole or broken. The same power that raised Jesus from the grave will raise every man, woman, and child who is in Christ!

    For the full answer, check out our blog post, “Is it Okay to be Cremated? What Does the Bible Say?” 

    In First Thessalonians, the apostle Paul says, “The dead in Christ will rise.” This refers to the bodily resurrection of believers at the moment of the Rapture. The spirits of believers will be united with their perfect and complete resurrection bodies. “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).

    Paul provides an illustration that helps us understand the transformation of our physical body into a spiritual body. He writes, “And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain—perhaps wheat or some other grain. But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body” (1 Corinthians 15:37-38).

    The body that will come out of the grave on the day of resurrection will be different from the body that went into the grave.

    If you put a kernel of corn into the ground and let it grow, the green stalk that comes out of the ground is not the kernel. It’s part of the kernel; it represents the kernel, but it’s not the same as the original kernel. In other words, the body that will come out of the grave on the day of resurrection will be different from the body that went into the grave.

    Whether we have a body in a grave to be resurrected or our body is to be destroyed by disaster or cremation, an incorruptible body will be resurrected to join with Christ in the air on that great day. It won’t matter if our body was healthy or diseased, beautiful or uncomely, whole or broken. The same power that raised Jesus from the grave will raise every man, woman, and child who is in Christ! Cremation does not, in any way, prevent us from experiencing the fullness of heaven.

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