Q. I was wondering does the Word say anything about cremation, if it is right or wrong? I have been thinking of having myself cremated when I die. My family does not need the added expense of a funeral. I only have children and no spouse. It is just a body my soul will be Jesus.
A. There is nothing in the Bible to prevent you from being cremated if you die before the Rapture. Some in the Church used to believe that God could not resurrect cremated bodies but that was before we learned that He doesn’t give us back our original bodies no matter how they were disposed of. A cremated body simply turns to dust more quickly than one buried in the ground. Today much of the bias against cremation concerns what some say is a lack of respect for a body that God has sanctified, but there is no Biblical basis for that. When Paul wrote that our body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19) he meant our living body, not our dead one.