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Information on The Moody Church’s position regarding burial or cremation.

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Should Christians be cremated? Are there any biblical passages about this?

A:

Well Steve you’ve asked a very interesting and important question, and it’s a question that I approach with caution.

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Burial vs Cremation

Throughout history, the mode of burial has been culturally dictated. No method is biblically mandated, however, in early Jewish culture, bodies of the dead were often allowed to decompose until only their bones remained. The bones would then be placed in the family “bone box.” When the Scriptures speak of men going to “rest with their fathers,” their bones literally did! By the time of Jesus, the culture had adopted the use of individual bone boxes known as ossuaries. When Jesus was laid in the tomb, it likely was to precede His eventual placement in an ossuary. Praise … Read More >

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Q:

In 1 Samuel 31:12 I read… ”and they took their bodies (that’s King Saul and his sons) from the …

A:

Well Helen, thank you so much for your question, and I know cremation stirs a lot of controversy. And you’re …

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