I NEED TO TAKE A SHORT BREAK from this blog.
But I’ll be back next week.
Meanwhile, please keep those questions coming about the Bible, God, and the Christian faith.
I’ll post the next Question of the Week on Monday.
Our first winner was David H. Hagan with a question about whether or not Christians should buy guns to defend themselves.
I posted that reply on the January 7 blog, which actually ran a day early probably because I typed the wrong number.
David got a free book for his trouble. He chose The Jesus of the Bible.
I’ll pick a Question of the Week every week. And all the winners will get their choice of a free book, from the long list of available books I posted on the January 2 blog.
I have a question. I am wondering if the Bible says anything about cremation as opposed to burial. My cousin is Morman and my husband and I are planning to donate our bodies for medical study because we both have many health problems. My cousin insists if you are cremated you will “burn in hell” No pun intended!
Stephen M. Miller
Thanks for the question, Vivian. I’ll add it to the entries for Question of the Week.
Short answer, ask your cousin for the source of her information. That generally puts a cork in misinformed people.
I know of nothing in the Bible to substantiate your cousin’s claim. Terrible thought, having to burn twice. On the other hand refried beans aren’t so bad.
Good Morning. I’m new to your blog and would appreciate your input on a business ethics question if you have time.
I entered into a verbal contract with a business colleague who, after only one month, changed his end of the deal radically but still expects me to live up to my end.
What does the bible say about business agreements especially concerning broken contracts?
Thank you for your time.
Stephen M. Miller
I’ll add your question to the list.
It’s a tough one because the Bible sends mixed messages about that, thanks to Jesus.
I’ll also want to weigh in something an ethics prof once said when a church denominational exec was getting treated poorly by being forced to retire. The prof said we may not have many rights by the guidelines Jesus set up, but as citizens of a democratic country we have rights by law.
Still, I need to think about this one.