CHRISTIAN CREMATION PRACTICES
In biblical times fire was often regarded as symbolic of the divine presence, so it was appropriate to feature fire in sacred ceremonies. God was represented by a flaming torch in an encounter with Abraham, and at Mt. Sinai 'the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire' (Exod. 24:17). Since fire represents God, cremation can be a symbol of the believer entering into the presence of God. There are other biblical occurrences of people being burned...
"And Joshua said, 'Why have you troubled us? The LORD will trouble you this day.' And all Israel stoned them
"All the valiant men rose and walked all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of
"And all the priests of the high places who were there he slaughtered on the altars and burned human bones on
Ultimately, there is no difference between cremation and burying. When the body is buried, given enough time, it will completely disintegrate. So, cremation and burying ultimately lead to the same physical condition of complete disintegration. In the resurrection, our infinitely powerful God who knows all things, will be able to produce our resurrected bodies.There is nothing to prevent God from accomplishing His promises to raise us.