Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Zombies are the Exception

Can the dead come to life again on their own? 

Ephesians 2:1-10 says:
"And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedienceamong whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christby grace you have been saved and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." (ESV, emphasis in original manuscripts...or not)

Last time I checked, zombies were the only exception to this impossibility - and technically they're still 'dead.'

1 comment:

  1. well, when i look at some fellas around i have the feelin' that some of 'em are living dead - even though they're breathing, buying, eating, drinking, partying … ;-)
    therefore rabbi sha'ul (aka paul) said in epesians: "wherefore he saith, wake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and the christ shall give thee light."