Death and the rapture...If Christ brings back the spirit of those who have gone on ahead to get their covering, what happens to the people who are cremated or killed in an accident...?

B.R
Niagara Falls, NY

The Bible does not directly justify nor condemn cremation. It is obvious from the many illustrations in Scripture that the body of the deceased was treated with a great deal of respect.

The method of burial should take into consideration the feelings and grief of loved ones left behind who may not see the body if it is to be cremated without a memorial service where it may be viewed, or if there is to be no graveside service.

Regardless of the method of burial, the Lord will miraculously pull together all the molecules which composed the body in the Resurrection whether it be to eternal life or to eternal damnation (I Corinthians 15:51-55, Revelation 20:12-15).

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