Is Cremation Biblically Acceptable?Is Cremation Biblically Acceptable?
Archive of Comments and Discussions - Questions and Answers From All-Creatures.org

Our subjects cover: religion (Christian, Jewish and others); diet and lifestyle (vegan and vegetarian); and other miscellaneous subjects.

Question by Anne - 25 Feb 2006

I have been wondering lately if its ok for a Christian to be cremated instead of buried? I think in the Bible only burial was indicated and someone recently told me that cremation used to be considered a pagan rite.

As I am approaching an age where these matters need to be decided upon, I thought I would ask you all. I used to think I would be buried but lately realising I would prefer cremation and my ashes sprinkled in the parkland where I hike with my dog (I intend to scatter his ashes there) but don't want to plan something that might not be Godly?

Thanks for your thoughts on the subject :)

Anne

Go on to comments: By Frank and Mary Hoffman - 26 Feb 2006
Return to: Is Cremation Biblically Acceptable?
Return to: Discussion Table of Contents