8. What Happens If I Am Cremated?
What Happens If I Am Cremated?
Will God raise up those who are cremated?
This is similar in nature to those questions asked of those martyrs during the Roman era who were burned at the stake or torn and eaten by animals. The answer is the same and applies to any type of death, including those who have been dead a sufficient amount of time for their bodies to return to dust.
Flesh and blood will not inherit the kingdom of heaven, so it doesn’t matter what happens to our flesh after we die. We will all be given a “new” body that does not decay or grow old. Any of the things that can keep a body from being whole at death will have no effect on the spiritual body everyone will receive (Acts 24:15, 1Cor 15:44). However, the final destination and end result will vary. Either you will spend eternity with God or receive eternal punishment (John 5:28-29, 2Th 1:7-10, 2Peter 2:9).