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Question and Answer

March 1, 2009

My husband plans things in advance. Now that he is in his late seventies, he is planning his funeral, which includes cremation. Isn't cremation a heathen custom? Question and Answer Cremation means whatever meaning your husband brings to it. Hindus have a set of beliefs about cremation, while many other people consider cremation simply a...

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Question and Answer

November 1, 2019

What does the Bible say about cremation versus standard burial? If a person is cremated, will he or she still have a physical body in the resurrection? Question and Answer Many people wonder whether God can raise up a cremated person at the resurrection. The answer is simple—if God can raise a decomposed body or one lost at sea or burned...

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  • Q & A November 1, 2019

Question and Answer

July 1, 2007

Is it wrong to be cremated? Question and Answer Sometimes it is wrong not to be cremated. Natural disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes leave the terrain strewn with decaying bodies that must be torched and bulldozed into quickly dug trenches. The Bible does not command burial, but in ancient times dead people were buried or entombed,...

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  • Q & A July 1, 2007

Question and Answer

July 10, 2014

A dear friend of mine went to be with the Lord recently, and when I attended the memorial service it was announced that there would be no graveside service as my friend’s body was going to be cremated. I was shocked. I had always thought that cremation was pagan, but it seems that more and more believers opt for cremation over burial. What...

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Question and Answer

September 1, 2008

Is it okay for Christians to give their bodies to the needs of science? Question and Answer People donate their bodies to science so that medical schools can use them for study, the idea being that poking and cutting a real body gives medical students a better understanding of physiology and anatomy than when working only with books and...

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  • Q & A September 1, 2008

Bringing to Light the Worth of a Life

August 28, 2017

Bringing to Light the Worth of a Life Fredric John Baur, a chemist with Proctor & Gamble, was the inventor of the familiar Pringles can that holds stacked potato chips. When he died, he asked that he be cremated and a portion of his ashes buried in a Pringles can. His children reportedly stopped at a Walgreens on the way to the funeral home...

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  • Deliverance August 28, 2017

Devotion for May 26, 2011

May 26, 2011

Devotion for May 26, 2011 In 2004, the Two Hearts Pet Loss Center became the first funeral home in the United States dedicated exclusively to memorializing pets. What may have struck many as a frivolous service has become a lasting trend rather than a passing fad. Many more such businesses have sprung up around the country, and a growing...

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  • Devotions May 26, 2011

Devotion for April 02, 2008

April 2, 2008

Devotion for April 02, 2008 An estimated 26 percent of Americans now choose to be cremated rather than buried in a coffin—and, according to ABC News columnist Buck Wolf, there are a growing number of offbeat options for what to do with the ashes. They can be mixed with fireworks and shot off as part of the funeral service. They can be scattered...

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