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    Sciencing Burial

    “Sciencing Burial”
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016
    Pastor Dave Clear
    Genesis 3:19; I Corinthians 15:54-57

    1.  What is cremation?

    2.  Who is against cremation?

    a.  Traditional Jews

    b.  Eastern Orthodox churches

    c.  Roman Catholics (previously)

    d.  Islam

    e.  Other religious groups

    3.  Who is for it?

    a.  Hindus

    b.  Gnostics

    4.  What are some arguments against cremation?

    a.  Our Savior was buried, not cremated.  Matthew 27:59-61

    b.  Most of the key godly people in the Bible were buried.

    c.  Most of the people who were burned to death in the Bible were receiving a punishment.

    d.  Cremation (burning) reminds us of the second death.  Revelation 20:15

    e.  Often, when folks are cremated, some loved ones and friends do not get another chance to see the body.

    5.  What are some arguments for cremation?

    a.  Cremation doesn’t affect the process or outcome of the resurrection.

    b.  Obviously, cremations are less expensive.

    c.  Some prefer to have the remains conveniently nearby.

    d.  It is more convenient.

    6.  What can we conclude?

    a.  The Bible seems to favor burial, but doesn’t specifically condemn cremation.

    b.  Therefore, it is a personal decision.

    c.  We should not be judgmental of another’s decision.

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