The majority of funerals that I officiate, the deceased has been cremated. Cost is a big factor in this, as many families do not have the money. Many Christians are choosing cremation because of the cost. I do many funerals where folks do not belong to a Church, but I still deliver a loving, peaceful message about salvation, which is always received very well. THANK YOU LORD!
I officiated a service yesterday and have two coming up next week.
This report is from The Christian Post:
National Funeral Directors Association President Jack Mitchell says cremation is on the rise as fewer Americans are likely to be churchgoers. “[M]ore and more people don’t go to church, so a religious aspect to however [people] memorialize their loved one is not important to them,” Mitchell told Business Insider. Read more.
Got Questions states: Cremation was practiced in biblical times, but it was not commonly practiced by the Israelites or by New Testament believers. In the cultures of Bible times, burial in a tomb, cave, or in the ground was the common way to dispose of a human body (Genesis 23:19; 35:19; 2 Chronicles 16:14; Matthew 27:60-66). While burial was the common practice, the Bible nowhere commands burial as the only allowed method of disposing of a body. More Here