Question of the Day

Question of the Day

When Kenneth and Gloria started their journey of faith they had question too - lots of them! So, we've compiled the most frequent asked questions by people like you - people who earnestly desire to find God's answers to the practical, real-life challenges of everyday living. We have a new question every day, so check back often.

April 3

Q: Is cremation wrong?

A: Scripture does not directly address the subject of cremation. The decision to have your body or the body of another cremated is one where you will have to rely on the peace that the Holy Spirit gives you in your heart: “And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]” (Colossians 3:15).

For those who are cremated, or for those who have had organs removed through surgery, or limbs amputated, we know that in the resurrection a perfect, incorruptible body will be restored (1 Corinthians 15:42, 44). God has recorded in a book all the parts of our bodies (Psalm 139:16). Even “the very hairs on your head are all numbered” (Matthew 10:30)! When the dead in Christ are raised, everything will be restored in its glorified form.