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Should Christians Be Cremated?

I was recently asked what seems to be an oft-asked question for pastors; the question is: Is cremation an appropriate method for Christians to deal with the body after death? I say that this is an oft-asked question, because it is an oft-answered question, the answers themselves being rather varied. Thus, the first reality we must recognize is the reality behind the varied answers: the Bible does not give a clear-cut command when it comes to this issue. Nowhere in Scripture do we see burial commanded or cremation forbidden. Thus, from the outset, we must be clear that it would be somewhat presumptuous to forbid something that is not clearly forbidden in Scripture; if Scripture is our rule of faith and practice, we must not add to it, nor take away from it. Continue reading