The Bible’s answer
The Bible contains no specific direction on the practice of cremation. There is no Bible command regarding either burial or cremation of the dead.
The Bible also mentions faithful individuals burning the remains of the dead. For example, when King Saul of Israel and three of his sons were killed in battle, their corpses initially remained in enemy territory and were treated dishonorably. Hearing of the situation, faithful Israelite warriors retrieved the bodies of Saul and his sons, burned them, and buried the remains. (1 Samuel 31:8-13) The Bible indicates that this was an acceptable way to treat the remains of those men.—2 Samuel 2:4-6.
Common misconceptions about cremation
Misconception: Cremation prevents God from resurrecting a person.
Fact: Regarding resurrection of the dead, it does not matter to God whether a person’s body was buried, cremated, lost at sea, or eaten by wild animals. (Revelation 20:13) The Almighty can easily re-create a new body for the person.—1 Corinthians 15:35, 38.