Black Spirituality Religion : Is God For or Against Cremation?

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    How does God feel about cremation?

    Is there some text / revelation / etc. demonstrating God's position on this life option?

    It doesn't matter what text, religion, way of life, etc., the information comes from ... i'm interested in all.

    Thank in advance.

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    Destee,

    The bible, not Christianity nor various religions, does not condone cremation. However, Christianity, as well as other religions, of late, has begun to mimic Indian religions in that cremation is cost prudent.

    The position that the bible takes against cremation is certainly not based on God’s inability to resurrect one’s body; but speaks more to maintaining reverence for the dead and to imitate Christ Jesus’/Yahshua's burial, along with the many others.

    The body of a Christian should be buried!
     
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    Brother Clyde ... thanks for sharing with me.

    Do you mind posting (or telling me) the scripture that speaks to burial over cremation, from the Bible?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Is God For or Against Cremation

    As I see it, fire purifies so cremation is a purification. I prefer cremation over years of rotting in a wood box. God gave folks choice so I doubt if God cares one way or the other how the body returns to nature since the body is merely the container that holds the greater being within in.
     
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    I agree with Writ...It is of no consequence to the Creator.
     
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    Sister Destee,


    Sorry to disappoint you about not having a particular scripture that covers your topic, but as such, there is not one scripture, in fact, neither the word itself, nor any equivalent is found.

    What I submitted, as the Bible’s position on these matters, covered everything, and burial over cremation becomes apparent and inherent throughout the overall theme that the Bible embraces.

    Sorry, but again, I have found no scripture, which speaks to cremation over a simple burial. Obviously, I will stand corrected, if such scripture is found (keep in mind this: from dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return).


     
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    Ancient European concept -

    The ancient Europeans believed in a sky god concept and so you burn the flesh which means your body becomes one with the sky god or their high god.

    No where in the bible do you hear of this concept because they were being buried in valleys and so forth. Joseph and his father were embalmed like the ancient Egyptians were so they weren't burned.

    Sarah was buried along with Abraham, Moses, etc ... so the concept of burning the dead had nothing to do with god at all. As a matter of fact to the ancient African, to be buried in the mother earth was natural. They believed we were born of the earth and thus we must go back to the earth. This is a concept shared by the bible:

    Ecclesiastic 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

    The physical body is supposed to go back to the earth upon death just like the spirit (Ruach) i.e. wind/breath is supposed to go back to the air/wind (spirit/god (John 4:24)) where it belongs.

    Burning flesh is unnatural and is not supposed to be done based on the biblical god if you follow how they buried their dead in the scriptures. If you look at religions such as Jehovah Witnesses they burn their dead which is purely Nordic in nature.

    So if you are into European religions and traditions then cremation may be OK I guess?

    Peace


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