Thesis: One of the great Bible doctrines which has almost been forgotten in the last few years is
the sanctity of the Christian's body.
1. What Is Cremation
a. cremation defined
b. history of cremation
c. cremation today
d. cheaper solution
2. Cremation and Religion
a. examples of punishment or destruction by fire
b. most extreme form of punishment
c. causes of this punishment
d. Christian and Jewish beliefs
title: Cremation: The Wrong Choice
One of the great Bible doctrines which has almost been forgotten in the last few years is the sanctity of the Christian's body. This text plainly states that our bodies are not our own to do with as we please. They belong to God because of creation and redemption. They are also temples of the Holy Spirit and members of the body of Christ. These and many other Bible statements clearly set forth the fact that cremation is the wrong choice.
In dealing with this question of cremation we must not ignore the positive statements of Scripture if we would sincerely seek the Christian position on this issue. When a relative passes on, the question comes up; shall it be cremation or burial? In many parts of the world a question of this kind is of little importance. I have given serious and prolonged thought to the question of cremation or burial. Is it wrong for a Christian's body to be cremated? Is it true that the body comes to life in the process of cremation? This sermon has been called forth as a result of questions put to me by sincere people and also because of doubts and questions in my own mind over a period of years. I am giving my opinion on this issue in the hope that others will find...