Today in most of the countries, cremation is preferred as compared to burial. Decades ago, many countries do not favor cremation as people believed in resurrection of the body after death. People who believed in the Bible preferred the custom of burial of the dead body, as Jesus Christ was buried in a tomb.

Bible

There are both biblical as well as non-biblical references about burial in the past. In the Bible, there are many such examples of burial.

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In a Christian community, after death various funeral rituals are performed. As soon as death occurs, family members and friends work together to make arrangements for different funeral rituals. The rituals help the deceased to get eternal peace after death.

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In the United States of America, people follow some common funeral customs and rituals. Read the rest of this entry »

Nowadays cremation is preferred as compared to burial in different parts of the words. But few years back the scenario was totally different. In fact the question of whether cremation is acceptable by world’s major religions is a topic of debate. Different religions have different views regarding as how they intend to dispose of their loved ones when the time comes.

Religion

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Decades ago, Catholics do not favor cremation as they believe in resurrection of the body after death. They prefer the custom of burial of the dead body, as Jesus Christ was buried in a tomb. But today, the viewpoint of the Church has changed. In fact, what Catholics think about cremation has always been a debatable subject. While some Catholic churches do not favor cremation, there are some who allow it but with certain conditions.

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For Catholics, death is the passing from the physical world to the afterlife, where the soul of the deceased will live in Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory. For a Catholic it is essential to have some knowledge regarding Catholic funeral rites as these are generally deemed a sign of respect towards the deceased. Also by gaining knowledge of the funeral rites, one can handle the death of a Catholic person in a very traditional and respectful manner.

Catholic funeral rites

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Catholics believe that due respect should be given to the human body in life and in death. They also believe in afterlife and thus they were not in favor of cremation, a process by which a dead is reduced to its basic elements with the help of intense heat. Earlier, Catholic Church even banned cremation. But in recent years, the viewpoint of Catholics in regards to cremation has changed a lot. Read the rest of this entry »

The practice of cremation has become increasingly acceptable since the 1970s. Today in the US as well as other parts of the world cremation is practiced more as compared to burial. With cremation definitely becoming more and more popular in the present society, many Christians still wonder as ‘Is it right for Christians to practice cremation?’ There are both biblical as well as non-biblical arguments in favor of both cremation and burial. Read the rest of this entry »

In recent times, people are preferring cremation over burial for incineration of a dead body. Well, the concept is not a new one as cremation has been in practice for thousands of years. The percentage of cremations in the US is rapidly rising each year. In England and Japan the cremation rate is close to 90%. Read the rest of this entry »

Bible is a holy book for all the Christians. Still today people read Bible to get answers to all their unanswered queries. Death is one such topic that people avoid discussing with others and often they take help of Bible to get the answers of the questions related to death and life. By reading Bible verses about death people get guidance, strength and encouragement. These verses help people to understand loss, grief, eternal life and heaven. Read the rest of this entry »

One of the most difficult things to deal with in life is the death of a loved one. Whenever a close family member or a friend dies, it is obvious for any Christian to have questions in our mind related to death. To understand the deeper meaning of death in respect to Christianity one good option is to look for quotes about death. These quotes are nothing but words of comfort and hope and will help you to understand death in a better manner.

There are many famous Christian Quotes about death made by authors, theologians, pastors, preachers, teachers, and other notable Christians. Read the rest of this entry »

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