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Ashes to Ashes or Dust to Dust?

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Ashes to Ashes or Dust to Dust?

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Author: Piet Wilsenach

 

First Edition: 15 April 2015

Second Edition: 12 November 2015

ISBN: 978-0-620-65607-8

 

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Web: www.pietwilsenach.com

Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

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© 2015 Piet Wilsenach

South Africa

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This book was especially written for you Aunt Cor, purely due to your spiritual hunger for biblical truth, related to the act of cremation and the traditional burial. I trust you will find the answers you require in this book and that you will have complete peace of mind, both scripturally and spiritually.

 

Contents

 

Chapter 1 – Ashes to Ashes

 

Chapter 2 – Questions & Answers

 

Chapter 3 – Bones don’t turn to dust

 

Chapter 4 – The Body

 

Chapter 5 – Appeal denied

 

Chapter 6 – The Resurrection of our Messiah

 

Chapter 7 – Deadly Sin

 

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Foreword:

I have written two books related to cremation or burial, one in English and one in Afrikaans. The full English book’s title is:

 

“Cremate or Bury, what saith the Bible?”

 

The above book as well as this booklet may be downloaded Free of Charge – see bottom of page.

 

I discovered that a smaller book is required, which would bring the biblical perspective across in a few pages, but hard hitting though. This is how this booklet was born. It occurs quite often that relatives suddenly want the book about cremation and burial when a loved one passes away, but time doesn’t allow reading of the book in such a short period of time, i.e. where the remaining loved one needs to make a quick decision related to cremation or burial. I hope this book will fill that gap and be sufficient in order to reach not only the right decision, but a Biblically Correct Decision!

 

I would however strongly advise the reader to download or purchase the full A5 book to obtain all the data, both biblical, secular and historical regarding the horrific act of cremation and what the consequences of this decision entails, especially on a spiritual level.

 

My books may be downloaded free of charge from:

www.free-ebooks.net

www.Shakespir.com

www.pietwilsenach.com

 

…and from many other sites – search for “Piet Wilsenach”

 

I am hugely indebted to:

My Creator and Heavenly Father

 

  • ..and*

 

AW, NK, RK, RM, MS, BM and CR

 

May our Creator bless each person mentioned, whether they are aware of their contribution or not.

 

 

Important!

HYPOTHESIS

 

My Oxford Dictionary declares the term “hypothesis” as follows:

“an idea that has not yet been proved to be true or correct”

Herewith, I then declare, because I am an unlearned and ignorant man, that every word in this book is subjected to the term as described above.

 

Excluded is the following:

Every scripture quoted in this book, which I regard as undeniable fact, true, imperishable, everlasting, incorruptible, holy and inspired by God.

 

Furthermore I declare that every reader of this book, not merely accept the writings of the author, but search and investigate as we are commanded to do by the scriptures and then only decide on their conviction, persuasion and belief, based on their own findings and research, with their knees on the floor and their Bible in their hands.

THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN FOR THE:

GOD SEEKER and the TRUTH SEEKER

 

THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN BY A FUNDAMENTALIST!

 

This is a person whose base principal is founded in scripture [Sola Scriptura] – which reads what is written in scripture and understands, that which is written in scripture. This is a person of whom the highly educated theological professors say, he does not understand the scriptures, for if you read that which is written in scriptures, you cannot understand that which is written is scripture. (Don’t worry, I don’t understand this either!!!)

 

 

I, the author, am not infallible:

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p))<>{color:#000;}. I do not declare that my interpretation of the scriptures is infallible.

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p))<>{color:#000;}. I do not declare that my knowledge of the truth is infallible.

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p))<>{color:#000;}. I do not declare that my way of serving God or my obedience to Him is infallible.

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Furthermore: every person in this book who I call by their name, who is still among the living, I call by their name for the following reason:

 

Eze 3:17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

Eze 3:18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

Eze 3:19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

 

 

CORE MESSAGE

 

2Cor 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

[*2Cor 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: *]

2Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

 

Dear friend, as you read through the pages of this book, I ask that you constantly ponder over these thoughts:

 

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Who handles the Word of God deceitfully?

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p))<>{color:#000;}. For whom is the gospel hidden?

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Whose minds are blinded?

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p))<>{color:#000;}. And who manifests the truth?

 

 

When I refer to “God”,

I am referring to the God of

Abraham,

Isaac and Jacob,

of the Scriptures,

THE GOD OF ISRAEL.

 

 

And remember:

Never, ever be ashamed of God’s Words:

 

Luk 9:26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed…

 

All Scriptures quoted in this book are from the 1769 King James Version of the Holy Bible (also known as the Authorized Version) unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

 

This book is only applicable to people who regard themselves as Bible believing children, who worship and wants to be obedient to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

 

(Although the book also details some surprising, but horrific facts for non-believers of the Bible, related to the Cremation Industry.)

 

 

 

 

 

Cover image: “Body in cremation oven”

Credit to: Henry Mühlpfordt

 

Chapter 1 – Ashes to Ashes

Many people believe the very familiar term:

“Ashes to Ashes – Dust to Dust” – is of biblical origin. Because of their assumption that it’s biblical, they further assume that there is absolutely nothing wrong with cremation, simply because the Bible clearly states:

“Ashes to ashes”.

 

Well, here is your very first reality check – have you ever searched or physically read the phrase: “Ashes to Ashes” in your Bible?

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If you selected “Yes” as your answer, you must please let me know in which Bible you read it, as this phrase does not appear in the 1611 King James Version and also not in the Bible I am using to quote in this book, which is the 1769 King James Version of the Holy Bible (also known as the Authorized Version).

 

Why is the correct answer “No”? Because the term “Ashes to Ashes” is simply not written anywhere in the Bible! It does not appear in the Bible, not even once! Why then, is this phrase so commonly accepted as a biblical phrase?

 

Well, it comes from a book entitled: “Book of Common Prayer” and the phrase are listed in the “Funeral Service” section of the book. It is almost always used at funeral services, where the pastor or preacher stands at the grave, with the Bible in his hand and therefore, especially English folk, naturally assumes that this is a biblical phrase, which it is not. The literal phrase used in the Book of Common Prayer, (Burial Rite Section) is:

In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ, we commend to Almighty God our brother ; and we commit his body to the ground; earth to earth; ashes to ashes, dust to dust. The Lord bless him and keep him, the Lord make his face to shine upon him and be gracious unto him and give him peace. Amen.”

The phrase however is based on Genesis 3:19 which read as follows:

 

[*Gen 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. *]

 

As you can see, there is nothing about “ashes to ashes”, but rather: “unto dust shalt thou return”. This “dust”, however is a far cry from “ashes” as in the “ash” from a fire, especially ashes in the true sense of cremation.

 

Word Definitions

The Hebrew word for “dust” is: “‛âphâr” and simply means “dust from clay, earth or mud”.

Before we carry on, we must deal with two other verses as well.

 

Gen 18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:

Here it would appear that Abraham is confirming that he is “ash”. This very first observation, (however silly this may sound) is that Abraham is alive and well, whilst uttering these words; he is most definitely not “ashes” when speaking to God. He is “dust” however, because he was made of dust. This is confirmed in the following verse:

 

Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

 

The logical question then is, what on earth could Abraham mean when he refers to himself as “ashes”? The answer is also rooted in the meaning of the Hebrew word – word number H665

 

[*Gen 18:27 And AbrahamH85 answeredH6030 and said,H559 BeholdH2009 now,H4994 I have taken uponH2974 me to speakH1696 untoH413 the Lord,H136 whichH595 am but dustH6083 and ashes:^H665^ *]

 

The Hebrew word, is: “‘êpher”, and apart from describing “ash”, it’s also used to describe something as: “worthlessness” (figuratively). There are many words, not only in the Bible, but also in our very own language which is the same word, but used in many different applications, both literally as well as figuratively.

 

Let’s take a simple word like: “door”. There are many uses for this word. He opened the door for her. I opened the door to my heart. When one door closes, another door opens. It’s best you keep that door closed. We have listed only but a few examples of both literal as well figurative meanings for the word “door”, with totally different meanings.

The clear answer then is, Abraham is simply referring to himself as (figuratively) worthless. This is not referring to ashes as in some left over remains as a result of burning.

 

Another verse which may be presented (in error) as defence for the term “ashes to ashes”, is as follows:

 

Job 30:19 He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.

 

When we look at the word being used, we see that it’s the same word as Abraham used namely, word number H665.

[*Job 30:19 He hath castH3384 me into the mire,H2563 and I am becomeH4911 like dustH6083 and ashes.^H665^ *]

 

This simply means that Job is so devastated, that he simply feels “worthless”, which is the same as Abraham’s description of himself in the preceding passage (Gen 18:27).

 

The word “ash” therefore has a few meanings in the Bible. Another good example is in the following passages:

 

[*1Kin_20:38 So the prophetH5030 departed,H1980 and waitedH5975 for the kingH4428 byH5921 the way,H1870 and disguised himselfH2664 with ashes^H666^ uponH5921 his face.H5869 *]

1Kin_20:41 And he hasted,H4116 and took^H5493 (H853)^ the ashes^H666^ away from^H4480 H5921^ his face;H5869 and the kingH4428 of IsraelH3478 discernedH5234 him thatH3588 heH1931 was of the prophets.H4480 H5030

 

The previous word number was H665, which is the root-word for H666, which is the Hebrew word: “‘ăphêr” and the definition is a “covering” or “bandage”, as one can clearly see from the two passages above when we read and understand the context.

 

Then there is yet another word for “ash” in the following passage:

 

Exo 9:8 And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.

 

[*Exo 9:8 And the LORDH3068 saidH559 untoH413 MosesH4872 and untoH413 Aaron,H175 TakeH3947 to you handfuls^H4393 H2651^ of ashes^H6368^ of the furnace,H3536 and let MosesH4872 sprinkleH2236 it toward the heavenH8064 in the sightH5869 of Pharaoh.H6547 *]

 

The Hebrew word is: “pı̂yach” and it means “soot” or “ashes”.

 

We must remember that the translators, some of which did very good work, had to decide which words to number with what definition, but we always have the context of the passage, chapter and particular book to help us comprehend the exact meaning of the word used, as we have seen from the previous passages.

 

Now that we have a basic understanding of some of the words used and the context of the passage, we will continue with the questions and answers session in a moment, but just to recap…

 

Please answer this question again. Have you ever searched for or physically read the phrase: “Ashes to Ashes – Dust to Dust” in the Bible?

 

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Well done! “No” is the right answer, as it does not appear in the Bible at all!

 

Wait; let me make it more interesting:

 

Win R10,000,000 (ZAR)

If you can find the exact phrase, in English, in this exact order:

“ASHES TO ASHES in the 1611 King James Bible or in the 1769 King James Version of the Holy Bible (also known as the Authorized Version), I – the author will give you Ten Million South African Rand – how’s that?

 

(All right, I admit I don’t even have R10 to give away, but then again I know for a fact that the above phrase is not written anywhere, whatsoever in these Bibles! Therefore I can offer a hundred million or even 100 Billion… Rands )

 

Which Bible?

For English speaking people: Study only the 1611/1769 King James Version of the Bible.

 

For Afrikaans speaking people, study only the 1933/53 “Afrikaans Ou Vertaling” Bible.

 

Avoid all other Bibles like the black plague! (Unless you are studying how these Bibles are corrupted with false church doctrine, political correctness and human rights!)

 

I am by no means claiming that these Bibles are 100% accurate. There are translation errors, additions and also omissions, but these Bibles are the best we currently have.

How do I test to see if I have the best Bible?

 

This is very easy; just open your Bible at Acts 8 verse 37.

If you have “the best Bible”, the verse will read as follows:

 

Act 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

 

In future translations, the verse read as follows:

 

Act 8:37

 

Yes, that’s right – completely omitted!

 

If Acts 8:37 in your Bible is blank, don’t be concerned, you can still use your Bible…. AS A DOOR STOP…!!!

(…and remember, this is only one of a multitude of omitted or corrupted passages!)

 

 

When you attend a funeral service and the pastor says:

 

ASHES TO ASHES

 

…tell him you will donate R10,000,000 ZAR to his church, if he can show you where he read that phrase in the 1611/1769 King James Bible. Then watch him squirm like an eel in a wet bucket…

 

 

Chapter 2 – Questions & Answers

You are probably familiar with the following terms:

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Cremation is not a sin.

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p))<>{color:#000;}. It’s your choice to cremate.

What makes these statements so believable is they originate mostly from your church pastors, doctors and professors of theology. Well, let’s see what the Bible have to say…

 

If you consider yourself to be a Bible believing child of God, who wants to obey God as best you possibly can, but you or a loved one is considering cremation as your last wish on earth, simply complete the following questions and answers. This will certainly give you or your loved one(s) a very good indication of how well you will be obeying God’s commandments, related to your last will and testament, to have your body cremated after you die. This will help you to see the very clear distinction between what the Bible says and what your Pastor or church says.

Question 1

 

Did you know that God will turn Satan into ash? Yes, it’s true. We read this in the following passages:

 

Eze 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

[*Eze 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. *]

Eze 28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

Eze 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

[*Eze 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. *]

Eze 28:19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

 

Take note of verse 18 where God says that He will bring forth a fire which shall devour the Devil and turn him (Satan) into ashes. Now, if you are a Bible believing child of God, would you knowingly and willingly choose the same fate as God had preserved for Satan, for yourself?

 

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Question 2

 

TOPHET is a place where archaeologists unearthed thousands of children’s bones. These children, from young children to babies, were burnt alive as a sacrifice to the god Molech. God later changed the name of Tophet to: “The valley of Slaughter”, because of the brutal, barbaric slaughter of children which served as burnt (cremated) sacrifices in idol worship.

 

[*Jer 19:5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind: *]

Jer 19:6 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom, but The valley of slaughter.

 

Note what God says: this barbaric practise did not even enter His mind. He never commanded nor spoke of it!

(Baal, Molech and Milcom are different names, amongst others, for the same god)

 

Let’s look at the meaning of “Tophet”.

Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries

Tophet – Word Number H8613

tof-teh’

Tophteh, a place of cremation

 

Did you get that dear reader?

 

A Place of Cremation!

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Question 3

 

Scripture contains a multitude of passages related to this despicable abomination, but we will only look at a few, just so we get a basic understanding. (Please see “Cremate or Bury, what saith the Bible” by the same Author, for more information)

 

Eze 16:20 Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter,

[*Eze 16:21 That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them? *]

 

Did you get that? God calls this:

WHOREDOM

 

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Question 4

 

2Chr 28:3 Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.

God declares it an ABOMINATION OF THE HEATHEN to burn bodies with fire. This is the reason why God only uses this abomination on the condemned in His own anger and wrath!

 

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Question 5

 

Again…

THOU SHALT NOT DO SO!

THIS IS AN ABOMINATION!

 

[*Deu 12:31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. *]

 

God says: “Thou shalt not”, but the church says: Thou shalt! It’s your choice; you are your own god.

 

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Now look at the verse that follows directly after the one above: (See if it says that you shall do what your PASTOR commands you to do…?)

 

[*Deu 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. *]

 

If God calls this practice an abomination, a whoredom, and God explicitly commands us not to do it and even tells us not to add or diminish anything from it, ask yourself the following questions:

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Can we add to it what the church and preachers of today tells us and accept cremation as not condemned by the Bible, by God even?

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Can we diminish from it and state that we are not cremating to Molech, therefore cremation is not condemned by the Bible?

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Question 6

 

I would like to remind you of the following very significant event and God’s feelings towards this abomination, which drew God’s wrath in a frightening manner!

 

Amo 2:1 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime:- [ashes]

Amo 2:2 But I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of Kerioth: and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet:

 

God is so appalled by the fact that Moab burned the bones of the King of Edom to ashes, that God will send a fire to devour Moab because of this hideous act of “cremation”.

 

In addition we have to consider the fact that Edom is an eternal enemy of God. If God then casts this horrible punishment onto someone who burnt the bones of God’s enemy to ashes, how in heavens name can we justify cremation? Read these verses again and ask yourself how it is possible to teach that God has no problem whatsoever with cremation? This is a tremendously significant revelation regarding God’s feeling, related to the burning of bodies to ashes dear friend!

 

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If you have answered “Yes” to any of the questions above, you may continue with your decision to be cremated, but be very aware of the fact that you will be disobeying God in every sense of this repulsive, heathen act! Good luck. You don’t even have to read the test of this book…

 

1Cor 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

 

[*1Cor 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. *]

 

[*1Cor 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? *]

 

 

 

Chapter 3 – Bones don’t turn to dust

One of the greatest misconceptions which is widely accepted as truth, is as follows:

When people talk about or consider cremation, they believe that only “ash” remains after the cremation process has been completed. Nothing however could be further from the truth. The body is VAPORISED by applying enormous amounts of heat. There is a second burner which incinerates any and all tiny body parts or organic material which enters the second chamber. This effectively means that almost nothing is left; everything disintegrates and is incinerated to vapour.

 

When there is nothing left of the body, all the matter that is left in the cremation oven is collected, after it cooled down of course, and stored in a container. These remains are, wait for it – BONES! The bones are not reduced to ash; let me say that again – The bones are not reduced to ash, or dust! The bones are dried out, some have split open due to the enormous heat, but it does not turn into “ash”. In fact, there is practically no ash after cremation. The bones are then placed in a machine, after items like jewellery; tooth-fillings etc. have been removed. This machine is called a “cremulator”. My latest English dictionary does not even list this word yet. Even the so-called “ash” is not called “RE-mains”, but “CRE-mains”. The cremulator is basically just a very strong blender on steroids, which is scared of nothing, except…

 

TITANIUM!

The bones are then unceremoniously thrown into this machine and ground and crushed to a fine substance with a rough texture. This substance is then called “ash” which is handed to the loved ones as their dearly departed loved one’s “ashes”. The harsh reality is, this so-called “ash”, is nothing but your loved ones bones which have been liquidised in an industrial blender, like fruit juice! We then go ahead and scatter grandma’s “ashes” on the farm or her beloved holiday venue or in the ocean, or we even put it on the mantle place. These however are grandma’s bone’s which have been broken, blended and desecrated and not her ashes!

 

Below is a close-up photograph I have personally taken of a dog’s “ashes” after the dog was cremated. The ash is in a plastic bag, taken straight out of the beautiful wooden box it came in, but one can clearly see that this is not ash, but crushed bone. Please also note that the colour is mainly white with just a darker patch here and there.

I trust you can see that these are bones and not “ash”. The only possibility for real ash to look this would be to magnify it about a 1000 times, I would guess.

Besides possible jewellery and teeth fillings, there are still a few items remaining after the cremation. Of course there are metal plates and screws if the person had operations to reattach broken bones etc. What is more important in our study is the hip-replacement. The prostheses is made from, you guessed it…TITANIUM. The titanium hip replacement remains unblemished. It may have a few carbon stains from the burning process, but that’s it, and even this could easily be wiped off with a cloth. Now for the big question: If the melting point of titanium is 1670°C, why are the bones still present and not burned to ash? Could it be that the melting point of bone is so high that even the cremation oven will not be able to withstand such high temperatures? I think the evidence speaks for itself.

 

The Bone – Unbelievably Important!

Next we look at the “bone” and the unbelievable importance attached to human bones from a biblical perspective. It was a revelation to me in this study to find just how important and valuable the human bone, after death is, and this from God’s Word. For me personally it was an immensely important discovery. We will look at a few scriptures in this regard in a moment.

 

You are now aware that to call the remains after a cremation
“ash” would best be described as an outright blatant lie, which may be more appropriate, because there are virtually no ashes, but only bones which are crushed and ground which is passed off as the “ashes” of the deceased. We look at this later in the book, but please keep this fact in mind when we read through the following scriptures.

 

[*Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. *]

 

I don’t want to elaborate on the following, but we are literally and physically the generation of God, just as scripture declares, “of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones”. Note that not all two legged creatures are from the generation of God.

 

Gen 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

 

Just as Eve’s bones are parts of Adam’s, so are our bones part of God’s bones.

 

Psa 35:10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?

 

Psa 141:7 Our bones are scattered at the grave’s mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.

 

Our BONES are scatted at the grave’s mouth, not our ASHES!

 

Eze 6:4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.

[*Eze 6:5 And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about your altars. *]

Eze 6:6 In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished.

 

“Images” refers to “sun-pillars”, which by the way is used by the majority of churches! Blatant paganism and idolatry without the congregation member ever finding the truth regarding these objects and symbols, hidden in plain view right in front of our eyes… It’s called a phallic symbol, often used as church steeples to signify that it is a church building.

 

 

God states that he will break down these altars and spoil and cut off these images – [phallic symbols of pagan “gods”].

 

2King 17:10 And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:

Eze 26:11 With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.

[*Hos 10:1 Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images. *]

Hos 10:2 Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.

 

Mig 5:13 Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands.

 

If you are not aware of what a phallic symbol is, here is an image which would give you a very good clue, as I cannot call it by name in this book!

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s continue…

 

Eze 39:15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man’s bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.

 

There can be no doubt as to the importance of the bones of the dead when we consider this verse. Why can’t these bones not just be left alone? After all, the person who discovered the bones did not have anything to do with them. These “passengers” however are fully aware of what scripture requires, therefore they mark the bones and bury it. Unlike us today, taking the bones and grinding and crushing it to small pieces and scattering it in the wind! Make no mistake; even if we put this in a “memorial wall”, it’s still the same thing. Bones were crushed and more than half the bones are in a ditch somewhere together with dog’s and cat’s bones!

 

[*Gen 50:24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. *]

 

Joseph comes to terms with the fact that his passing is close. What is one of the most important issues for Joseph, after his death? It is of such importance that he requires his brethren to take an oath that they will comply with his wishes. What is so utterly important to him? They must not bury his bones in Egypt, but they must take it with them and bury it at the family grave site.

 

Gen 50:25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

 

All of us know the story of Moses very well. He was born in Egypt, grew up in the king’s palace and later fled because he had killed and buried an Egyptian. Many years later, Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and they subsequently spent at least 40 years in the desert. We also need to be aware that Moses was in hiding for ± 40 years after he fled from Egypt. After these 40 years, he encountered the burning bush and then went back to Egypt. Calculations indicate a period of ± 180 years between the deaths of Joseph and Moses.

 

When Moses fled he was ± 40 years old.

He spent ± 40 years in the vicinity of Median.

He was ± 80 years old when he led the Israelites from Egypt.

The Israelites spent ± 40 years in the desert.

Moses was 120 years old when he died.

 

Deu 34:7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

 

Although it is an estimate, when we calculate the time it took for the remains (bones) of Joseph to eventually be laid to (final) rest, according to the wishes of Joseph, it took approximately 100 years Yes, Joseph’s last will; regarding the final resting place of his bones, was in fact this important. Moses himself gave this instruction to the Israelites and took it to heart that the remains (bones) of Joseph be dealt with according to his wishes.

 

Exo 13:19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.

 

It was so important an issue that Moses had the children of Israel swore as well as a warning that God will surely visit them if they did not fulfil this task. And so, eventually Joseph’s bones were laid to rest with his father, Jacob’s bones at the family grave site. This is such a significant issue that it is repeated in the New Testament, specifically so that we don’t miss the importance of this event.

 

Jos 24:32 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.

 

Heb 11:22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

 

This, dear reader is an appropriate opportunity to ask yourself a very important question. Considering the above events, and if you believe that the Word of God is inspired by God and that ALL SCRIPTURE is profitable for correction and instruction, how in seven blue blazing hells can we justify taking the bones of a loved one and after burning the body to oblivion, crush and grind the bones to a fine powder? You have to make a decision. Either you believe that ALL SCRIPTURE is profitable for correction and instruction or you believe that scripture should be read like little red riding hood, when compared to our “human rights, likes and dislikes”!

 

[*2Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: *]

2Tim 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

 

If the bones of the children of God are not important, why on earth would they be carted around in the desert for 40 years? No sir/madam, our bones are not the same as chicken bones which are discarded in a refuse bin, much less grind it to fine pulp!!!

 

The bones are of such high value that it even caused a dead body to come alive. Yes, when a dead body came into contact with Elisha’s bones, the person was revived and stood up on his feet.

 

2Kin 13:20 And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

2Kin 13:21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

 

(For the mentally challenged, I have to state categorically that this is not the case with all human bones, in fact the scriptures do not teach this. Please don’t go and start a new church or doctrine where people rub themselves with dead men’s bones on Sundays now! Or Saturdays for the others.  )

Our bones (substance) are not hidden from our Creator.

 

Psa 139:15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

 

Here we see the bones are not to be moved. Does this contradict the events surrounding Joseph’s bones? Not at all, in fact, the bones must be moved until it reaches its final resting place, and then it must never again be moved.

 

2Kin 23:18 And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria.

 

Do you remember the practice of the Roman soldiers where they had to break the legs of the crucified to speed up the death of the person? This was due to the commandment that someone, hung on a tree, must be buried before sundown. Do you remember when the soldier came to break the legs of Yahshua (Jesus), only to find that Yahshua had already died? The reason for this was so that prophecy could be fulfilled with regards to “no bone of the Lam shall be broken”. A few related verses to follow:

 

[*Psa 34:20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. *]

 

Exo 12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:

 

Joh 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

Joh 19:32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.

[*Joh 19:33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: *]

 

Joh 19:36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

 

Very clearly and comprehensibly, we learn from scriptures the utter importance of the BONE. Whether it is symbolic or not, the bone has great undisputable value. Whichever way you prefer to look at scripture, there is absolutely no way you can refute the significance of the bone! If bones are carried through a desert for 40 years, if even the Passover Lam must be free from any broken bones and we take the bones and destroy it in an industrial blender and scatter it anywhere we please, how on earth can you my friend, reconcile this with scriptures?

 

Our Bones

This is where things start to get very interesting indeed. Note that we will not jump out from ash containers, also note that it does not state that God will resurrect the “ashes” from an ash urn, but the bones will be resurrected from the graves!

 

Eze 37:12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

Eze 37:13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,

Eze 37:14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.

 

I do realise that some readers may at this stage think that we have dwelt a lot in the Old Testament and everything changes in the New Testament. This reasoning is yet another misconception and falsehood, taught by the spiritual leaders of today. Anyhow, we will later delve into the New Testament a little more…

 

Note:

New Testament – Yahshua’s own Words: Everyone IN THE GRAVES shall hear his voice.

 

Note:

Not scattered ashes or crushed bones!

 

Joh 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

Joh 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

 

Note: “together with MY DEAD BODY shall they arise” – Also note that the “EARTH (graves) shall cast out the dead”, and not ash urns!

[*Isa 26:19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. *]

 

Look at the following lengthy section regarding the resurrection. Take head of the bones which will receive sinews, flesh and also a spirit. Some will come from the graves and some will just rise from dry bones. Note there is no mention of “ashes” or crushed and ground bone powder! When you read this section of scripture, ask yourself how on earth it is possible to associate this with the ashes of cremation…

 

[*Eze 37:1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, *]

[*Eze 37:2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. *]

Eze 37:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

[*Eze 37:4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. *]

[*Eze 37:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: *]

Eze 37:6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

[*Eze 37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. *]

Eze 37:8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.

Eze 37:9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

Eze 37:10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

Eze 37:11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

Eze 37:12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

Eze 37:13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,

Eze 37:14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.

 

We do have a few sources which indicate some people to have motivated their cremation, with a belief that the cremated will not be resurrected. I would hypothesise that this belief may have had its origin from the passages we have just reviewed i.e. no bones, no resurrection! This is however not true, or is it? We look at this later in the book.

 

Again, note the “body” and “those who dwell in the dust – graves” and “the earth (graves) will cast out the dead”

 

Isa 26:19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

 

Some theologian hotshot will probably refer to “the dust” and claim this refers to the “ashes” and there you have it, nothing wrong with cremation, case closed! Please note however what scripture says and what it does not say: “ye that dwell in the dust” and not “ye who are dust”, and neither “ye who are ashes”! God uses this phrase or description regarding people dwelling (sleeping) in the dust, numerous times in the Bible and it simply refers to the dead IN THE GROUND, NOT THE CREMATED!

(Although we are dust i.e. Abraham – clay, mud etc.)

 

To explain “sleeping in the dust”, here is one example:

 

Dan 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

 

Burial – Old Fashioned Technology

Let’s be honest with each other and make the statement which the majority of people will make, namely:

“The traditional burial or funeral is old fashioned, old technology and out-dated in our “modern era”.

This argument gains false momentum by the following statement:

“If cremation technology was available in biblical times, the Israelites would have surely used it.”

 

Let me remind you that we have already listed a multitude of verses in scripture where the following is clearly comprehensible:

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Burning of bodies.

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Bones burnt to lime (ashes).

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Bones crushed and broken to pieces.

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Bones removed from graves to be burned and crushed.

Note: God commands us to having nothing to do with this – as this is a heathen practice!

 

The “Tri-State” Crematorium incident

The Tri-State Crematorium^^a^^ is (was) located in the northwest state of Georgia in the U.S.A. During 2002, the crematoriums affairs were investigated, which led to the liquidation of the crematorium as well as criminal charges against the owner(s). Tommy Marsh established the business in the mid-1970s, to fill a gap in the cremation market. During 1996, Tommy’s son, Ray Brent Marsh, became the operational manager, due to ill health of his father.

A truck driver whom delivered gas at the crematorium became suspicious and called the police. He claimed that he saw dead bodies on the premises of the crematorium. The Walker County Sheriff’s Department was informed twice of these allegations. They did pay a visit to the estate, but they did not report anything out of the ordinary.

On 15 February 2002, the “Environmental Protection Agency” investigated the allegations, with the following initial findings as follows:

(Again, maybe not for sensitive “readers”, but if you intend to indulge in this pagan practice, you must also be aware of the irregularities and atrocities associated with it.)

With the initial inspection, the research team found a human skull and some human bones on the premises. After further inspection, the inspectors found a multitude of dead bodies lying literally stacked one on top of the other, rotting in warehouses, scattered in vault-like rooms and everywhere on the site of the crematorium.

 

Between 1996 and 2002 more than 2000 bodies were sent to the crematorium for cremation. The research team detected a total of 339 dead bodies on the premises which were not cremated. A Federal Disaster Unit was called in. They were equipped with a mobile mortuary to come and “clean” the site. The bodies had to be identified, but it proved to be a daunting task because of the advanced state of decomposition of many of the bodies. Some of the bodies were reduced to nothing more than mere skeletons. This resulted in only 226 bodies which were positively identified, from the original 339 cadavers. DNA tests were employed where the dead still had living relatives, but the rest could not be identified.

On the charge of 339 bodies from 2000 that were not cremated, Ray Brent Marsh argued that the “retort” (furnace or oven) was not fully operational. The furnace was tested and although there were some technical problems, the inspectors found that it was still in working order. In spite of this finding, 339 bodies were half buried, stacked in storage rooms, rotting or simply discarded in the bushes on the premises.

The million dollar question is: What did the relatives receive in their urns, supposedly containing the “ash” of their loved ones?

 

Wait for it…. A mixture of wood and cement!

 

Ray Brent Marsh was arrested and 787 charges were laid against him, he faced a possible imprisonment of 1000 (One Thousand) years.

 

Here is the big SURPRISE! You’ve read in this book just how important the remains are and how to deal with the remains, you read how terribly important the bones of the dead are and how to treat the bones and you even read that the archangel Michael was in a battle of words with Satan over the body of Moses.

 

Jud 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

 

When Ray Brent Marsh’s defence team asked the following question in court:

Whether a human corpse had any pecuniary value.”

In other words “Does the dead body have any monetary value?”

 

The answer…?

The traditional common law holding is that a corpse does not have pecuniary value”

“Pecuniary” means “monetary” or “financial” value. So the ruling was:

a corpse has no monetary value”

(Later in the book you will however see just how valuable a body is, in monetary value^^a^^ no less!)

Marsh received a prison sentence of 12 years, obviously with time off for when he was in custody. Interestingly Marsh’s answer to the question: “wouldn’t it have been easier to just cremate the bodies?” his answer:

To those of you who may have come here today looking for answers – I cannot give you.”

Five years after the incident, Marsh’s lawyers reported that both Marsh and his father suffered from Mercury poisoning, apparently due to a faulty filter system at the crematorium. (Mercury is one of the by-products of the cremation process).

 

Obviously a multitude of civil claims were brought against the crematorium, but the final result was that the site may never operate again as a business, in order to preserve the site as the final resting place of the dead due to the disgusting way in which these bodies were treated.

Well, we can be thankful that this type of atrocities does not happen in our wonderful rainbow nation of South Africa? Or does it…?

 

Middelburg – Transvaal – South Africa

Here are some dirty little secrets of the cremation industry, unbeknown to most!

I did some research and found the following information. We start with the source entitled:

Mass grave shocker – Observer expose: Wheelbarrows full of human bones thrown into a hole by the crematorium every day” by Gerhard Rheeder^^a^^

I translate some excerpts:

Wheelbarrows filled with human bones are thrown into a hole by Middelburg Crematorium employees on a daily basis. This macabre practice has been in existence since the inception of the Middelburg Crematorium 15 years ago. Truck loads full of cats and dogs carcasses, from as far as Krugersdorp are also cremated and these bones are also thrown into the same hole, together with discarded human bones.

 

The bones of hundreds of people from Secunda, Barberton, Nelspruit, Lydenburg, Ermelo, Belfast, Standerton and Brokhorstspruit can be found in a number of holes behind the crematorium. Many of these deceased’s loved ones can be sure that their loved ones bones have been discarded with many other peoples, cat’s and dog’s remains, in one hole.

 

The article explains the problem started when some of the undertakers complained that the “ash” provided by the crematorium is not “white” enough. A decision was taken to discard all bones with tarnish marks on them, into the holes which belong to the crematorium.

 

(I truly hope dear reader that you are able to see what is happening here. This particular crematorium reportedly operates at temperatures between 800°C en 1000°C, although it could be increased to 1500°C and even after this intense heat – THERE ARE BONES AS WHITE AS SNOW WITH NO SCORCH MARKS ON THEM!)

 

The Observer reported that the vast majority of bones in the holes were; wait for it…White and without blemish! One of the crematoriums employees confirmed to the Observer that only a small portion of the crushed bones are handed to the relatives, the rest gets thrown in the holes.

 

The article states that the holes are kept closed with a large plate with a little trapdoor, which is covered with dirt so that people would not detect the deceit. During the visit of the Observer, the plate was still hot from the 8 bodies which were cremated that day, of which the bones were dumped in the hole. It is not clear how many of the “mass graves” exists on the premises, but that almost the entire lawn at the back of the crematorium is one large mass-gravesite.

For the complete story and other horrific secrets, please download “Cremate or Bury, what saith the Bible”

 

Bogus Ash

From other sources with regard to cremation in general, there is a wealth of stories of people who did not receive their loved ones “real” so-called “ashes”. There was the case of a relative whom scattered the ashes of their deceased at their favourite place as requested, but when the urn was emptied, a set of dentures fell out. The problem? Well, the deceased never had any dentures!

 

In another incident, the relatives scattered the deceased ashes in three different locations as directed by the departed. However, with the third scattering, a metal identification plate fell from the urn. The problem? The identification plate was not the identification plate of the deceased, but someone else’s!

 

You will be astonished to find how the so-called “ashes” are used! Some use it to make tattoo ink, others have it propelled into the sky, and others drop it from aeroplanes. Some even insert it into bullets and shoot it from their firearms. Some paint with it, the list goes on and on…

 

PLEASE NOTE:

You don’t know what you get with cremation. For all you know the so-called “ashes” may very well be a mixture of cement and wood! Whatever you get, you have no idea nor can you ever be sure that it is the “ashes” of your loved one. Nor can you be sure that your loved is not decomposing somewhere in a veldt or in a mass grave with other people and animals. You simply don’t know! Whereas with a Biblical Burial , you are 100% sure who is in the coffin and where the body goes – Think about this…!

 

Chapter 4 – The Body

One of the most difficult subjects I tried to research was: what happens to the body during the cremation process? There are very few sources containing information shedding more light on this subject. There is a book that was written regarding this information, but unfortunately it is unavailable and out of print. We will look at a single source, but I cannot confirm the accuracy of the information, but as with the rest of the content in this book as well as the application of logic and common sense, we have to keep some things in mind…

 

Whether this information which follows is true or not, we all know how the fat in a sausage heats up inside the skin when it is cooked or grilled. We also know just how far the hot, liquid fat or oil can eject from the sausage when the skin is pricked and we also know what happens to a piece of meat when left unattended on a fire. The meat shrinks, pulls, stretches, changes shape, changes colour to black and curls up. Disgusting as it may sound, the cremation process is not that different from what we observe with a piece of meat left on an unattended campfire. Consider what happens to an egg in a microwave oven if you forget to prick a hole in the shell. It explodes with pieces of egg all over the inside of the microwave surface.

 

Our Body composition

We know what the basic elements of the body are and what their percentages are, therefore we can look at what happens to the body when it is subjected to the furious flames and blazing heat of hell, sorry… I meant “flames of cremation”.

First, the coffin, “burn box or container” burns away very quickly to ash which is collected in the crematoria filters. Steel components such as handles, screws, hinges etc. are later removed from the remains. The water content in the body, approximately 64%, evaporates quickly together with all the gasses trapped inside the body. After this, the flesh of the body starts to burn. At first, everything burns black, and then later, when the carbon binds with oxygen to form carbon dioxide, flames will remove all water and carbon from the bones, leaving snow white bones. Some bones will have dark carbon stains and this is normally caused by the use of cancer medication, which is alleged to alter the bone composition.

 

The massive flames first consume the coffin from the top. Next is the cadaver’s hair which is consumed in an instant. The skin is next with the fat and muscles being consumed by the fire shortly afterwards. It also happens from time to time that the body contracts and appears to sit in an upright position, arms and legs start to contract and makes the body appears to be alive. The reason for this is the blazing heat which contracts the muscles when gasses, water and fat evaporates. Remaining bodily fluids in the organs starts to cook and crackle and is ejected in all directions. At this stage the heart, lungs and other organs are visible against the sharp contrast of the white skeleton when the fat and skin has evaporated.

 

I think we should stop here, but you can use your imagination. This is so gruesome it is unthinkable, but if you find this shocking it’s very good! You have to be aware of what your body will be subjected to during a cremation and what’s more, you must be aware of what your dearly departed loved one’s body will be going through during this pagan idolatrous practice. How else are you going to be able to make an informed decision, especially when you are being deceived by your church pastors and preachers?

 

Here is a rhetorical question – Does the body sit upright and come alive due to the burning process, contracting the muscles…. or …. Does it jump up with a: “Oh hell, what have I done!”

People whom are scared to wakeup in a coffin underground, must consider these gruesome facts as well…

 

Please see the following image of a burning body inside a cremation oven during the cremation process, now see yourself in that same image and make a decision to follow the scriptures…

 

 

If this image shocks you it makes me really happy. You have to be aware of all the details regarding this practice. Grandma does not change with the snap of a finger from an adult body to a little bit of ashes inside a beautifully crafted ash-container. She goes through a pagan, unscriptural process which God Himself only reserves for His greatest enemies when He pours out His wrath! If you want to do this to your loved ones, at least do it having obtained all the gory details as well, gruesome or not, you will never be able to say: “I did not know”

 

 

 

[*Jas 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. *]

 

There will be people who say this description in terms of what happens to the body in the oven is not true, but I know one thing, don’t tell me the body lies there in the oven, obedient and docile and evaporates from the chimney of the crematorium in a quiet little smoke trail. I know the difference between horse droppings and figs!

 

Maybe you start to cry in the oven during your cremation. Not to worry, just request your idolatrous “gods” (companies) to deliver you…

Isa 57:13 When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;

 

When you are a-whoring with other gods, and believe you me, you are doing this unknowingly due to your church and your ministers smuggling pagan rituals into the church and calling it Christian, God says: go and consult your “gods” for help!

 

I often wonder how many people feel that their prayers are unanswered, but they are unable to link the latter to the idolatrous worshipping of pagan practices…right there in their churches and homes!

The Body – Not simply Remains!

What does scripture teach us regarding the body?

 

1Cor 6:14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

1Cor 6:15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

[*1Cor 6:16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. *]

1Cor 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

1Cor 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

[*1Cor 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? *]

1Cor 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

 

So far we have learned that to burn bodies is an abomination and whoredom. A huge misconception has manifested itself in Christianity where the Word of God refers to whoredom. Immediately we all assume that this term, “whoredom”, is not applicable to us, we are churchgoing folk, for Pete sake, we shout! The truth is that whoredom; most of the time refers to idolatrous acts. Again we say: We don’t practice any form of idolatry, we have absolutely nothing to do with it! If you reason like this, a rude awakening awaits you. I guarantee – if you are a main stream church member, you are practicing idolatrous acts without even realising it, hidden in plain view, right in front of your very own eyes.

 

Anyhow, to have yourself or your loved ones cremated is whoredom against God, period! What’s more, you desecrate the body, a creation of God which is not your own and does not even belong to you!

 

Temple Desecration: (Your own body)

We look at a few more verses concerning the importance of the body. You may think that it’s only applicable to the living body, but we will see later that the remains are also very important.

 

Ecc 5:6 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?

 

Don’t by means of a decision to cremate, cause your body to sin, with your mouth; and later say that it was an error, because God will be angry!

 

Even the beast’s body will be destroyed by fire! (This beast is not a goat or a dog)

 

Dan 7:11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.

 

Our bodies will also burn, if we continue to make a mockery of God’s Word!

Mat 5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

 

Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

 

You will remember that after Yahshua Messiah’s resurrection, He had flesh, bones and even ate (consumed) food.

 

Mat 26:12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.

 

If the dead body is simply “remains” which can be thrown to the dogs, or worse, thrown into the fire like a piece of wood, why do we read he following in scripture? Ask yourself why? Is it because there were no cremation technology, or has it been written and recorded as an example and guide for us to follow, even as a commandment?

 

Mat 27:58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.

[*Mat 27:59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, *]

Mat 27:60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

 

Mar 14:8 She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.

 

Luk 24:2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

Luk 24:3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

 

If Yahshua was cremated, would He have been resurrected? I don’t know, but what I do know is: how can one possibly associate cremation with what we just read?

 

Joh 2:21 But he spake of the temple of his body.

 

Concerning the passage below, if this woman was cremated, this miracle would not have been in the Bible!

 

Act 9:38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.

Act 9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.

Act 9:40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

[*Act 9:41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive. *]

Act 9:42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

 

Redemption of our body

 

Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

 

[*1Cor 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? *]

1Cor 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

 

It says here that our bodies do not belong to us. This is what God’s Word says. Do you believe what God’s Word says? If so, does it not tell you that we do not have a say in terms of the disposal of our bodies as far as cremation is concerned, because our bodies don’t belong to us? We have been bought with a very high price; therefore glorify God also with your body, by not committing it to the pagan practise of burning it to whoredom!

 

We are familiar with the good old 1 Corinthians 13 which is often quoted at wedding services…

 

1Cor 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

1Cor 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

1Cor 13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

 

Paul is not talking about cremation here. He is implying that even if he is so humble that he is willing to burn his own body i.e. desecrating it, and he has no love, it will profit nothing. If you however have any love for God, you will never commit this abomination, not against your own body, nor against a loved one’s body. I hear people say: “I love the Lord”, but do we really know what it means to love God?

 

To love God is to keep his statutes and to gain knowledge of Him, getting to know Him. Will you marry someone of whom you know nothing about? Their preferences, what they love, what they hate, their dreams, passions and goals? If not, how can we declare that we love God if we don’t know what He loves, what He hates, what His plans are etc. Worst of all, how can we love God if we have no knowledge of Him? You may think that you know God from all your years of attending church, but I put it to you that the God of the Bible and the “god” of the church, is not the same god, not by a long shot my friend! Ask yourself how on earth a spiritual leader can teach “the flock” that they have the right to choose between cremation and a traditional burial. They can teach this, but on one condition, they must then admit the following:

 

Job 21:14

Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

You see dear friend, you are very familiar with the greatest commandment which is:

 

Mat 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

Mat 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

 

Now – a great many people profess that they “love” our Creator, but let’s define this “love” with scriptures.

What does it mean to love God?

 

Prov 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

 

To “LOVE” God is THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE!

 

…and yet, they teach the most vile rubbish, totally against scriptures, telling you that there is nothing wrong with cremation, and yet also state, “they love God”. This is a perfect example of an oxymoron if there ever was one!

 

Another definition of “love” for God is:

 

Joh 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Joh 14:21 : and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

1Jo 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

 

The very sad fact is, the next verse is probably the truth in most cases:

 

1Joh 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

 

Example:

A dear family member struggles with the question regarding bury or cremate. I hand this person (a woman) a book: “Cremate or Bury, what saith the Bible” and tell her to read the book before she decides how she wants to be “disposed” after death. A few months later we visit this lady again and I ask her if she has read the book and if she found answers.

Her reply…?

“No I did not read the book, but I did ask my pastor and he says there is nothing wrong with cremation, so now I know the answer”.

 

Well, I am afraid there is nothing more I can do for this woman. If you trust your pastor, over and above God’s Word, there is nothing I can do for you…

 

Beware of the false prophets – inwardly ravenous wolves!

 

Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

[*Mat 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. *]

 

Why are they like this? Money, money, money …and money!

 

Mig 3:11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.

 

Arguments

Here are some excerpts from the book – “Cremate or Bury, what saith the Bible”.

 

Economical:

My mother recently passed away in December 2014. At the funeral parlour I requested the undertaker to quote on two funerals, one for burial and one for cremation (only for research purposes) and you will never guess; the cremation was more expensive than the burial. When I asked the undertaker what the reason was, he told me that during a cremation, no less than four different physician’s or specialists are required to perform assessments before the cremation may proceed.

The argument which everyone believes is that a cremation is cheaper. This however is devoid of all truth!

 

Hygienic:

Crematoriums emit mercury emissions during the cremation process, which poisons humans, animals, fish, lakes and drinking water. To claim that cremation is more “hygienic” than a ground burial, is also void of all truth!

 

Aesthetical value:

Yes, it is truly esthetical to know that my loved ones bones have been dumped in a hole behind the crematorium with cats and dog –bones, cremated in the same oven, it makes me feel so proud, very esthetical indeed. And don’t forget about the body that practically jumps up and down in the oven with fat crackling and bodily fluids squirting from all directions out of the body from the flames and heat. Yes, very esthetical indeed don’t you think? Much more esthetical than laying a body to rest in the ground… like scriptures require!

 

The Time factor:

The whole purpose is to lay the deceased to rest as quickly as possible, and not make a festivity of the event three months later. Someone died; it’s not a wedding for Pete sake!

 

Cold character:

Yes, the cemetery and the grave render a cold character, and grandmas bones in a mass grave behind the crematorium, together with animal bones renders a warm feeling? The only “warm” feeling you will get from a cremation is when you’re standing next to the oven on a cold winter’s day!

 

Grave Pillaging:

The highest grade of pillaging is to take the bones of the deceased and throw it into a monster industrial blender with hardened steel balls which crushes and grinds it to a powder! This my friend is pillaging of the highest degree of a body that does not even belong to you.

 

[*1Cor 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? *]

 

 

Property:

If you want to sleep you need a bed. If you want to follow God’s instructions, you need a grave. You cannot argue that you will get the same rest from sleeping in a chair because there is no room for a bed in the bedroom. There are plans to be made. Some of the smallest countries with the highest population never run out of burial space. To say that there is no space is a fallacy and a nonsensical argument, void of all logic! Let the unbelievers cremate, but you dear reader, ensure you get your loved ones and yourself buried, as our Creator commanded us in His scriptures! Do not deviate from this!

 

Technology:

Does technology get preference above the Word of God, even if Satan himself is the designer of it? Allow me to answer from the Word of God:

 

Jos 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

 

The Majority:

Let me answer the same as before:

 

Exo 23:2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil…

 

People and especially churches and Christianity feel there must be some mystical value in numbers. Power to the majority! Majority in numbers don’t and can never cancel out the commandments of our Creator.

I am sorry dear reader, but not a single one of these arguments holds any water and the scriptural way of burial is not just the best, but for God’s elect, the only way!

Satan’s hirelings can accumulate six mountains worth of arguments, but it will for all eternity be totally against scriptures and therefore against our God, the One who created us! The ground burial is not only biblical, but God’s WILL!!!

 

Mig 3:3 Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron.

 

Chapter 5 – Appeal denied

You see dear friend, you cannot change what God says just because we are supposed to be “modern man” with modern cremation ovens and modern bone-crushing industrial blenders. God’s Word is settled in heaven, for ever!

 

[*Psa 119:89 LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. *]

 

Whether you like it or not, whether you believe in Gods existence or not – you will appear before the judgement seat:

 

2Cor 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

 

Did you notice: it says to receive the things done in your body, whether good or bad?

 

Mat 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Mat 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

 

Don’t lend your ears to anyone, especially me (the author), but please listen to YAHSHUA MESSIAH…!

 

[*Col 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; *]

Col 3:24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

Col 3:25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

 

And if you acted as follows:

 

[*Amo 2:1 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime: *]

Amo 2:2 But I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of Kerioth: and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet:

 

You will have to give account of yourself…

 

Rom 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

 

Why?

 

Jam 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

[*Jam 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? *]

 

Your defence that you listened to your preacher, after you received the truth, but turned like the dog to its own vomit, will not be accepted and furthermore, the big stunner – when God says:

 

Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

 

THAT’S IT!

THERE IS NO APPEAL PROCESS!

ENTRY DENIEDFINAL AND FULLY!

 

If you still don’t believe that cremation is evil, then do yourself a favour and look up the verses we quoted in this book an tear those pages from you Bible – this way you can truly declare there is nothing in YOUR Bible, against cremation.

 

Rev 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

 

Eph 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

Eph 5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

Eph 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

Eph 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

 

Day of Judgement

I almost want to say that if you have yourself cremated, with full knowledge of the truth of scriptures, that you did not allow God to make anything of you when you were whole, how He will make something of you when you have been devoured by fire. (This is not blasphemy, but simply a metaphor, a figure of speech…) You may believe in God, but you do not CHOOSE God, nor His ways. However, there is a cosmic difference between believe, choose and do – my friend.

 

[*Eze 15:5 Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less shall it be meet yet for any work, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned? *]

 

You will recall that God’s spoken WORDS, (in other words, scriptures) will judge us. This is of utmost importance dear reader. When you stand in the proverbial queue to receive your judgement, it will not be the pastor who will be judging you, but SCRIPTURES! GOD’S OWN WORDS! You will also not be allowed to defend yourself by stating that the pastor told you it was okay. Your instruction was to study the scriptures, period!

 

Joh 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day

 

Please ensure that you don’t believe your pastor, but that you find your answers in the TRUTH OF SCRIPTURES:

 

Act 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

 

We will be judged by what we have done in our bodies, whether good or bad. We now know that our body does not belong to us, how can we then allow it to be sent through fire to worship the god Molech?

 

2Cor 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

 

For whatever reason, since I was small, I always thought that we will be like ghosts in the afterlife. I thought Jesus was like a ghost when he was resurrected. What’s more, I suspect a lot of people still believe this, which then makes it perfectly acceptable if we are cremated because you will not have any flesh or bones when you are resurrected, well…hold on for a minute there….

 

[*Luk 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. *]

 

Cleary, Yahshua had flesh and bones after being resurrected. I hope this tells you something which I don’t have to repeat.

 

On second thoughts, let me repeat…

Why do you think fire, nor the acid in the human liquefier,^a^ cannot disintegrate our bones? Did God perhaps design our bones so that it may last? And now that we cannot find any process to destroy our bones, we go ahead and purposefully design an industrial machine that can obliterate our bones to a powdery substance and call it “ashes”? If this does not cause a stir in your senses then I don’t know what will…

 

1Joh 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

 

Php 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

 

: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. *]

 

Mat 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

Mat 13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Mat 13:51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

 

Can God resurrect humans that have been cremated? Absolutely! Will He do so? I think so. Why? Perhaps to give them new flesh and bone just before they enter eternity, the mother of all crematoriums, THE HELL! (Please note that this is a hypothetical figure of speech and not a “doctrine”! – It is not my intention to indicate what God will and will not do, neither to condemn people to hell, as judgement is for Yahshua Messiah only.)

 

Joh 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

Joh 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

 

Firstly: Who will hear His voice? Those who are in the graves or those in the ditch behind the crematorium together with animal bones? Those who are in the graves or those whose ashes are scattered on the country side or in the ocean? You can trust me in this – nowhere in the bible does it say: “and those whose ashes have been used as tattoo ink^^a^^ will hear his voice and be resurrected” nor “those in memorial walls or ash-urns”.

 

Secondly: If you really stuffed up anyway, you will also be resurrected – for DAMNATION!

 

Mat 11:24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

 

May I be so bold as to ask you, just as Yahshua did: “have ye understood all these things?”

And I truly hope you answer: “Yea Lord”

 

[*Mat 13:51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. *]

 

Never trust your church…!

AND

Never trust your pastor…!

AND

Never trust me – the author!

 

BUT TRUST YOUR SCRIPTURES

GOD’S WORDS, HIS INSTRUCTIONS AND

HIS COMMANDMENTS

 

The Bible is not locked for us unlearned men,

Like they would have us believe!

All the answers you need are in this book!

 

 

THE CHURCH MUST ALWAYS

SAW, SCRAPE AND CUT THE BIBLE

TO FORCE IT INTO THEIR FALSE DOCTRINES

ENABLING THEM TO SOOTHE THE EARS

FOR PROFIT

 

BE VERY AWARE…!!!!

 

Chapter 6 – The Resurrection of our Messiah

Luk 24:38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?

Luk 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

Luk 24:40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.

Luk 24:41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?

Luk 24:42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.

Luk 24:43 And he took it, and did eat before them.

 

What do we learn from this? After Yahshua’s resurrection, from His tomb, He had flesh and very importantly, BONES! He even ate (consumed) food after he was resurrected from His tomb! The next logical question must be: What would have happened if Yahshua was cremated and His bones were ground to fine powder? This dear reader, must be one of the most important thoughts in your decision making process, if you are in fact considering cremation!

 

How in seven blue blazing hells can any person of sane mind and body, of whom Satan did not rob them from their senses and logic, consider cremation when Yahshua, after his resurrection, says:

 

TOUCH ME!

I have flesh and bone.

I believe in God’s Word – fundamentally, deeply and profoundly! The rest, including the non-fundamentalists, can do just as they see fit, but please don’t tell me you believe in God’s Word and that cremation is not s sin!

Follow His example

 

1Pet 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

 

God can get you out of trouble, every single time, even if you committed the most abominable sins. I know – I am living proof!

 

TRUST HIM

 

Lastly, on the “judgement” issue, for those accusing me of judging, the following verse talks about hell, but also see “pulling them out of the fire” as pulling one from the cremation fire, and the method – save them with fear!

 

[*Jud 1:22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: *]

Jud 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

 

There is so much more to be said, but I will conclude with the words of Yahshua:

 

Joh 16:12

I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

Oxymoron:

Just as God and Mammon are direct opposites,

so is God and cremation and yes,

so is God and church.

 

Have I become you’re enemy because I am telling you the truth…?

 

Gal 4:16

Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

 

Please don’t choose the same punishment for yourself; as God had preserved for Satan!

 

Eze 28:18

therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee,

it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes…

 

 

Chapter 7 – Deadly Sin

It would not be farfetched if we believe that after we had died, there is no more sin we can do, but is this true? The answer is NO! When our last will and testament or wish is to be cremated, we are sinning grievously against God, even after our death. Do not think for one moment that we will not be held accountable for this abominable act, even if we were deceased when the act was committed.

 

The question then is, what about the remaining loved one(s) performing the last wish of the deceased relative, i.e. cremating the deceased? Are they not committing a sin?

 

Problematic loved ones?

What do we do with loved ones who persist, even after the Bible is so abundantly clear that cremation is, what I call a “deadly sin”?

(And please remember that this book contains only a fraction of the wealth of information of the full book: “Cremate or Bury, what saith the Bible?”)

Well, the solution is not that difficult at all. You simply have nothing to do with it. If a member of the family insists that they want to cremate the deceased, you walk away, you don’t attend the funeral and you have no part in it. You see; the Bible states very clearly to never love the praise of men, more than the praise of God.

 

Joh 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

This means, when you walk away, you choose the praise of God, rather than the praise of men, and you will be judged accordingly.

 

The best thing to do is to tell the loved one before they die, that you will not be part of their cremation, that if you have any say in the matter you will not cremate them at all and if someone else is going to do it, you will sever yourself completely from this hideous, heathen act!

 

What about my Spouse?

This is where it gets a little bit more technical, but let us answer from scriptures once again:

 

1Cor 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

 

In the case where the spouse is the woman and she wants to cremate herself, the husband simply does not do it, as he is the head of the woman. That’s it, no but’s, no arguments and no negotiation!

In the event of the man (husband) wanting to cremate, it’s a different story as the woman is to be subject to her husband in everything.

 

Eph 5:24 Therefore as the church [ekklēsia] is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

 

Yes, even in the hideous act of cremation, must the wife be subject to her husband! However, there is a very clear path the wife must take in this regard. Allow me to explain.

What follows is for the WIFE

 

In the event that your husband wants to be cremated, even when the Bible is so abundantly clear that this is a grievous sin, the first thing you do is: You sit your husband down at the kitchen table and read him the following verse from the Bible:

 

Eph 5:24 Therefore as the church [ekklēsia] is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

 

Then you say:

This verse instructs me to be subject to you, my husband, in everything; therefore I will be subject to you, even with your wish to be cremated, even though it’s against God’s wishes.

 

Then you say: But, in your presence, my husband, I am making a vow to God that I will have nothing to do with your cremation. However, before you get upset, I will read you the following passages, where God gives you, as my husband, the right to make my vow to God, void. Read the entire chapter 30 of Numbers to get the full context, but verses 12 and 13 are the key verses:

 

[*Num 30:12 But if her husband hath utterly made them void on the day he heard them; then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband hath made them void; and the LORD shall forgive her. *]

Num 30:13 Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.

Then you say: I have promised that I will be subject to you, but I have now made a vow to God that I will have nothing to do with your cremation, but as you can see, God has given you, my husband, the power to make my vow to God void, however if you, my husband makes my vow to God void, I will be forgiven for the sin I commit, which means you will have to bear that sin, as well as the punishment.

 

Then, it doesn’t really matter what your husband says or chooses to do. If he doesn’t want to declare your vow with God void, then all is well. If he however does declare your vow to God void, listen very carefully to the next verse:

 

Num 30:9 But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, wherewith they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.

 

This, dear wife simply means, when your husband dies, the vow which you made with God, now rests on you again, because you are a widow and this means, you keep your vow to God, when you are a widow, which in turn means, YOU DO NOT CREMATE HIM! (Your husband)

 

This way, you have been obedient to your husband and to God, you have committed no sin and you have not transgressed your submission, not to your husband, NOR to God.

 

There is however one very serious issue to consider: When you made this vow and your husband dies, and you get all “soft” and emotional and decide to cremate him, because he would have wanted it, YOU are nullifying your vow to God and therefore you will carry the full burden of this sin, both because you have broken your vow to God, as well as the sin of cremation.

 

One final question

Ask yourself one last question:

If it is true that once we die, our bodies are mere, good for nothing remains which may be cremated, why would God, and we are talking about GOD here dear reader, why would GOD have Josiah exhume bones from a grave and pollute them and burn them to ashes, by order of GOD? Why? Why? Why?

 

2Kin 23:16 And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchres that were there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchres, and burned them upon the altar, and polluted it, according to the word of the LORD which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words.

 

Am I my own god?

When the bible is clear regarding a certain matter or subject and the pastor says we may choose (just look at the total acceptance of homosexuality today, by Christians, theologians and the church nonetheless!)^^a^^ and nobody must judge us; this is code-word for “you are god”. Are you aware, dear reader who the very first preacher was who preached the sermon of “you will be as gods”? The very First teacher who perfected the art of “soothing the ears” was… Let me quote him:

then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods”

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Satan (Gen 3:5)

Never heed to these seducing spirits dear friend…

 

1Tim 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

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[*2Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; *]

2Tim 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

 

Let’s talk explicit!

 

Rom 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

 

Is this true? Does God really reveal the truth in His Word related to “cremate or bury”? Does He give us the ability to distinguish between right and wrong in this regard? Some say you can choose, others say cremation is not explicitly forbidden in the Bible (which are nothing but lies and deceit). All right then, let’s see if God provides an explicit answer to this “burning” debate:

 

Gen 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

 

Did you see it? Not? Let’s have another look:

 

till thou return unto the ground;

for out of it wast thou taken”

 

This is the explicit command: You will return to the ground, for out of it you were taken! More explicit than this I cannot give. Let us then, also in our death, die unto God, in other words, let us in life, do it to the glory of God and let us in death, also die in the glory of God, by following His commandment and being buried as Scriptures instructs us.

 

Rom 14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.

 

If you belong to God, how on earth can you justify cremation and crushing of your bones – and still claim to be HIS…?

 

Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

 

Now you tell me – how does one combine “present your living body” as a holy sacrifice by putting it through a cremation oven? How can we, whether we live or DIE, be God’s, when we in death, pass through the fire?

 

Joh 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

[*Joh 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. *]

 

Does it say that all those in the ash-urns will hear his voice, or all those scattered in the ocean? Or does it say:

Everyone in the graves shall hear His voice”

I state: When a person, claiming to be a Christian, says that a Christian may cremate and will be with Christ forever, it is a doctrine of devils!

 

1Tim 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

 

 

DON’T DO THIS

EVER…!!!

DON’T LISTEN TO SATAN

YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN GOD, YOUR BODY IS A TEMPLE

DON’T DESECRATE IT BY CREMATING IT

IT DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU!

YOU ARE NOT GOD!

Satan:

Gen 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

1Cor 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

1Cor 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

1Cor 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

1Cor 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

[*1Cor 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. *]

1Cor 10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

 

Boiling Frog Syndrome

Most of us are aware of the boiling frog syndrome. The legend is as follows: When you place a frog in a container with hot water, the frog will react immediately to the “danger” and jump out or escape, by any means possible. However, if you place the frog in a container with cold water and gradually turn up the heat, the frog is totally oblivious to the impending “danger”. It gets used to the water warming up, due to the gradual nature of the heat being applied. If the heat is applied too quickly, the frog will recognize the difference and react; therefore the heat must be increased very slowly. This removes the detection of danger, as the frog slowly gets used to the warm water. At a certain temperature, when the frog finally discovers the “danger”, it does not jump out because it can’t as it’s been half cooked already. What happens next is – IT DIES! The frog was free to leave the container at any time, but it sits there while it’s being boiled alive! Why? It never detected the gradual deceit!

 

We are being deceived on all levels of humanity and society; politically, financially, educationally, medically, culturally, environmentally, historically and yes, even our food – but most treacherously of all; theologically and spiritually. Don’t be fooled by the mainstream news media, don’t be brainwashed by the TELL-LIE-VISION and worst of all, don’t be deceived by your church leaders. WAKE UP…!!! Do your own independent research! We are almost at boiling point already! Don’t be fooled by the gradual changes. Don’t be the frog. Beware; be vigilant and pray-pray-pray. PLEASE WAKE UP…!

CREMATE or BURY

What Saith The Bible?

 

The Bible saith:

 

Cremation is one of the biggest

Sins we can possibly commit!

And also the very last sin you will ever commit…

 

Regards and Best Wishes

Piet Wilsenach

 

She is Sleeping Peacefully

Since:

15 December 2014

She was Love

and her legacy, which will forever remain,

is Love…

Miemie Wilsenach Scheppel

Born 27 April 1947

 

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a Source in “Cremate or Bury, what saith the Bible” by Piet Wilsenach

a See “Cremate or Bury, what saith the Bible” by Piet Wilsenach

a Source in “Cremate or Bury, what saith the Bible” by Piet Wilsenach

a See “Cremate or Bury, what saith the Bible” by Piet Wilsenach

a See “Cremate or Bury, what saith the Bible” by Piet Wilsenach

a During the month of October 2015, the Reformed Dutch Church of South Africa [Nederduits-Gereformeerde Kerk] legalised gay and lesbian marriages, in church none the less! They even legalised gay preachers, in a practicing gay relationship and or marriage, conducting services from the pulpit, in Christian churches for goodness sake…!!! I have nothing against gay or lesbian people; I just have a lot against gay and lesbian people who profess to believe in the Bible, or proclaim to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob…!!!! But then again, who am I to judge when anything and everything is accepted in the name of Christianity…? Fact: I predicted this in my book: “Cremate or Bury, what saith the Bible?” in 2012! I just didn’t realise it will happen this soon…

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Ashes to Ashes or Dust to Dust?

This is a quick reading, hard hitting book, specially written for those who seek unadulterated Biblical answers and facts related to cremation and the traditional ground burial. The book is concise and to the point – no beating around the bush! Many Christians believe the phrase: “Ashes to Ashes” to be of Biblical origin... this book, however reveals the truth! If you are struggling with a loved one who insists on being cremated, read this book! You will find all the answers you require to tackle the cremation-bull by the horns. This book contains sound scriptural advice for those who have given up hope with a stalwart spouse. Also read: “Cremate or Bury, what saith the Bible?” by the same author.

  • Author: Piet Wilsenach
  • Published: 2015-12-04 10:40:20
  • Words: 18931
Ashes to Ashes or Dust to Dust? Ashes to Ashes or Dust to Dust?