The Bible says a great deal about a great many things. However, the subject of the funerary right of cremation is not one of them. While the Jewish and Christian scriptures are not completely silent on the matter of burning bodies of loved ones, they’re not very specific on the matter either. In fact, most denominations derive their disposition toward the practice from doctrinal matters that are only peripherally related to what to do with dead bodies. As you might expect, the doctrine of resurrection has a great deal to do with Jewish and Christian approaches to cremation, but no two groups seem to fully agree. Anyway, here’s what the Bible says about cremation.
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