In first-century Israel, bodies were buried on the day of death!A 60-foot length of one-foot-wide cloth was wrapped around and around the deceased while all sorts of spices were sprinkled in the wrappings in order to reduce the stench of decay.The only long-term difference between embalming and cremation is time. You may do well to investigate why your family doesn't approve of your cremation choice. However, as we have seen, cremation is never a Biblical issue.Here are some other concerns of Christians about cremation. Perhaps they are worried that when Jesus returns at the Rapture and the bodies of long-dead Christians are resurrected and transformed into spiritual bodies — that you won’t have a body to resurrect. In fact, as the map at right shows, Arabia at the time of Paul included a much larger area than it does today. Another verse which is often cited in relation to the location of Mt. The biblical Midian is associated with the area to the east of the Gulf of Aqaba (the right finger of the Red Sea). Moses said, "you know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you will be as eyes for us" (Numbers ; NASB). The principal source of this idea is probably Galatians which says (NASB), "Now this Hagar is Mt. It is not safe to assume, however, that the boundaries of Arabia in Paul's day correspond to the boundaries of modern Saudi Arabia. Sinai, was just on the Arabia side of the border between Israel and Arabia. When the Israelites were preparing to leave Sinai, Moses asked his Midianite in-laws to stay with them. Sinai was located in the Arabia of Paul's day, but the boundaries of Arabia at that time did not correspond to the boundaries of modern Saudi Arabia. Sinai can be found in The Biblical Chronologist Volume 2, Number 2.
The Bible tells us that Moses' father-in-law, Jethro, lived in Midian (e.g., Exodus 3:1).
Discuss openly with your family that you want to dispose of your body in the way most comfortable to you. My mother just traded in her outdoor burial plot for an indoor mausoleum space.
She decided that she was uncomfortable with the idea that she would be down in the ground with the “worms and maggots!
Others scatter the ashes over a prearranged place meaningful to the deceased.
Some save a few ashes in a small locket as a token reminder of their loved one.