CREMATION OR BURIAL?
Human remains after death are to be quickly prepared for burial, and not abused by anyone, no matter their "credentials". If there is a definite need for an examination to determine how they died or who may have caused their death, this should be done with utmost promptness and care. Certainly, cremation destroys the body.
1Co 3:16,17: "Do you not know that you are a Dwelling Place of Elohim and that the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you?
If anyone destroys the Dwelling Place of Elohim, Elohim shall destroy him. For the Dwelling Place of Elohim is set-apart, which you are."
We are to respect our bodies, which are the habitation of Yahuah:
1Co 6:19,20: "Or do you not know that your body is the Dwelling Place of the Set-apart Spirit who is in you, which you have from Elohim, and you are not your own?
For you were bought with a price, therefore esteem Elohim in your body and in your spirit, which are of Elohim."
Cremation is not a customary method of disposing of a human corpse according to Scripture. Abraham bought a site for his wife's corpse to be buried. Yahuah buried the body of Mosheh in a secret location. Cremation is one of the customs derived from the worship of Moloch (or Baal), a deity of the Ammonites, Edomites, and Moabites. Human sacrifice and cannibalism (eating of the charred remains of the dead) were practices of those who opposed the living Elohim, Yahuah. Even the word "cannibal" refers to the "priests of Baal" (cahn / cohen + Baal).
Today we have legalized the practice of abusing a corpse, in spite of many legal obstacles such as the following:
Advertisements solicit people to sign the back of their driver's license so that there eyes, organs, and other tissues can be recycled in order to save the lives of people waiting for these body parts. Motorcycle helmet laws have been relaxed in order to increase the availability of more body parts. Some people that die in hospitals are quietly operated on without the family knowing it, to remove organs that fetch very high prices. In other situations, people are drugged at a bar, and wake up in a strange place, only to discover one of their kidneys is missing (if they wake up at all). The real-life version of "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley seems to be all around us today. The nation of China is literally "harvesting" body parts to sell to modern-day Dr. Frankensteins.
FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTROSITY (as portrayed by actor Boris Karloff)
Somehow we overlook the fact that we are abusing a corpse when we cremate it, or hack it apart for the extra parts we find useful. If a "doctor" removes body parts from one person and stitches them to another, we're being conditioned to think it is a wonderful thing.
Rev 18:8-19: “Because of this her plagues shall come in one day: death and mourning and scarcity of food. And she shall be burned up with fire, because Yahuah Elohim who judges her is mighty.
“And the sovereigns of the earth who committed whoring and lived riotously with her shall weep and mourn over her, when they see the smoke of her burning,
standing at a distance for fear of her torture, saying, ‘Woe! Woe, the great city Baḇel, the mighty city, because your judgment has come in one hour!’
“And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their merchandise any more –
merchandise of gold and silver, and precious stone and pearls, and fine linen and purple, and silk and scarlet, and all citron wood, and every object of ivory, and every object of most precious wood and bronze and iron and marble,
and cinnamon and incense, and fragrant oil and frankincense, and wine and oil, and fine flour and wheat, and cattle and sheep, and horses and carriages, and bodies and lives of men.
“And the fruit that your being longed for has gone from you. And all your riches and splendor are lost to you, and you shall find them no more, not at all.
“The merchants of these, those who became rich by her, shall stand at a distance for fear of her torture, weeping and mourning, and saying, ‘Woe! Woe, the great city that was dressed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls!
For in one hour such great riches was laid waste.’ And every shipmaster, and every passenger, and sailors, and as many as work the sea for their living, stood at a distance, and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What is like this great city?’
“And they threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and mourning, and saying, ‘Woe! Woe, the great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she was laid waste.’"
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