Can a Christian be cremated on death? Does it matter?

In the Garden of Eden, after the fall, mankind was promised  “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”(Genesis 3:19).

The standard practice for the nation of Israel in Bible times […]

July 14th, 2015|Hell, Death, Grave, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

Do those who died in Chist goes to heaven immediately?

Yes, we believe the scriptures teach that all those who “die in the Lord” now have a heavenly reward immediately upon death.

In 1 Corinthians 15:12-34, Paul addresses the resurrection of the church and the world of humankind in general. “For as in Adam all die, so in Christ will all be made alive.  But […]

Is there a hell?

The traditional meaning of hell is a burning place of torment, where any who are evil (or who simply do not believe in Jesus) go when they die. It is a place of eternal torture. But the character of God is one of grace and mercy. Why would He send the majority of His own […]

June 8th, 2015|Hell, Death, Grave|

When a Christian dies, where does he go?

Jesus promised: “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? . . .  I will come back and take you to be with me…” John 14:1-3 NIV

Recorded in Matthew 16:24, Jesus taught that Christians are his […]

When I die it has been said that someone can pray me into heaven. Is that true?

First, let's consider the options the Bible offers in regard to life after death.  (All scriptures quoted are from the King James Version Bible.)

If Adam had not sinned, he and his descendants could have lived for ever on a perfect earth.  After Adam received the sentence for disobeying God, "…for dust thou art, and unto […]

April 14th, 2015|Heaven and Earth, Hell, Death, Grave, Prayer|

In Revelation,what’s the meaning of The Dead Will Rise?

We are not able to find the specific reference in Revelation that uses those exact words in the King James translation, but we will assume you are referring to verses in Revelation 20:

Revelation 20:5  But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

Revelation 20:12  […]

Do alcoholics go to heaven? My dad passed away last night and I am so worried about him being in the right place… He believed in God but he had addiction to alcohol.

First, may we offer to you our heartfelt sympathy over your dad’s passing. Losing a loved one is of course one of the hardest experiences we face in life, one that almost all will experience. Rest assured that the God of creation is aware of all. What you are experiencing or asking about has not […]

Why did Cain hate Abel?

The Lord accepted Abel's offering but not Cain’s. This should not have been considered as a slight upon Cain, but rather as a lesson of instruction. The reason for the acceptance of Abel's offering is apparent–God desired that all offerings should recognize original sin and the necessity for a great sin-offering, the sacrifice of a […]

March 9th, 2015|Bible and Bible Characters, Hell, Death, Grave|

Where does it say not to cremate?

No where in the Bible does it say that a dead body cannot be cremated.  Though the typical way of caring for dead bodies in the Bible was by burial or placing in a tomb, there are no scriptures that tell us we cannot cremate, or burn, dead bodies.  What the Bible does tell us […]

March 9th, 2015|Hell, Death, Grave|

If someone is sentenced to hell in the hereafter, what do you think will be the real pain or punishment that one will experience, since we then, will not have a physical body but will have a spiritual existence?

The Bible indicates there is no real pain or punishment that one will experience “in hell” because the person does not exist. It is similar to what we experience when we are asleep. The question makes a couple assumptions that address several different aspects of hell, so let’s go through each one and then go […]