We have a growing fad in our society that seems to be innocuous enough.
“The Apocalypse is coming! Be prepared to ward off bites from infected victims, or you might just become one yourself!”
Undead terrors, taking over humanity.
“Psh. Zombies aren’t real. They’re just imaginary monsters that have been invented for our enjoyment. They’re harmless.”
Wrong, wrong, and dead wrong.
- The body of a dead person given the semblance of life, but mute and will-less, by a supernatural force, usually for some evil purpose.
- The supernatural force itself.
- a) A person whose behavior or responses are wooden, listless, or seemingly rote; automaton.
b) One who is or appears to be lifeless, apathetic, or completely unresponsive to their surroundings.
- A soulless corpse said to be revived by witchcraft.
- The use of sorcery or magic.
- Communication with the devil.
Do the scriptures say anything about this “communication with the devil”?
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these;Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
My question is this: why is it deemed acceptable to participate in such activity related to the obviously-wicked creations of man, or to even allow such a concept to hold a place in our minds? Friends, we are seeking to serve God, and God alone, are we not?
Here, in Matthew 6, the Savior clearly states that a person can serve only one master at a time, whether He be God, or whether he be the Father of Lies:
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
To be perfectly straight, zombies are not acceptable to the Lord. They are of that crafty Master of Counterfeit and Deceit himself. They are just one of the countless Anti-Christs that we have in our society today.
Honestly, I do believe that such beings exist, in more ways than one; but that makes them no less twisted, sick, and evil.
Whether we like it or not, men, and women, on this Earth have the power of Satan, and they do what he wills them to do. Magic, sorcery, witchcraft – it is not merely fantasy. It is real, and it is not harmless. I will not go into that area further, but I will tell you that I believe that such “undead” creatures are perfectly plausible, and are highly terrifying. Enough said there.
As for definition number two – “wooden, listless, apathetic” creatures – we most certainly see these “zombies” in our society. Addiction, apathy (obviously), ignorance, are all symptoms of this zombie-like behavior that has been defined. This is not an amusing thing in the least. What good are lifeless, brainless people to the Gospel of Christ? Of course, God our Father welcomes all of His children, and He loves every one of us, but what can people like that contribute to His Work? Apathy is what the devil desires of us. He wants us to forget our birthright, our missions and callings, our ultimate goal of exaltation! Yet, we laugh, and claim that we are “just having fun”, and that it “isn’t hurting us”. I have heard, and I have seen it. In my mind, those who allow themselves to take part in this seemingly-harmless games, movies, books, memes, costumes, you name it . . . are showing Satan that they are in actuality, the very creatures that they are poking fun at and play-acting as! They are giving into his wishes, and before they even understand what they are doing, they are caught in his snare.
Do I exaggerate?
Ultimately, I believe that this entire zombie mindset is Lucifer’s way of twisting the precious and holy truth of the Resurrection. The Power of the Almighty God will being His children back to life one glorious day, even those who have not kept His statutes in this life. Christ overcame death so that we might all live again. And yet, that great Deceiver thinks that he has the power as well, to restore the breath to those who have departed this world. He is mocking God, and in tolerating his little game of “fun”, and supposed innocence, I submit that we are aiding him in that act.
There is a Plan, set forth for us by our Divine Creator. We are to live on this Earth, declare His Gospel, be sealed to our beloved families, keep the Commandments of Him Who sent us here, and return to live with Him as sacred unions in Light and Peace, for eternity. He wishes all that is wondrous and great upon us, His children. He gives Light and Truth for us to learn and to draw closer to Him. Friends, let us not yield to His Adversary. Seek for the goodness and Glory of God. Serve Him only. I plead with you. Let us wake up to his tricks and deceit. The LORD desires to have us – you – in His arms, always.
I sincerely hope that you will view this as the writing of a loving and concerned sister, and friend. I highly suggest this post as well, written by the lovely Heather. She gives a brilliant discourse regarding violence in media, and its complete lack of innocence.
As a sort of disclaimer, this is not a sweeping judgment on which I know nothing about. Forgive me if I offend, as I have tried to word this as kindly and as non-reproachfully as I can. However, I must say what is on my mind, and I felt inspired to share this. I wish for anyone who reads this to understand that darkness is real, real and looming. But there is one Power that overcomes all evil – the Power of God.
And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers. . . . (Micah 5:12)
He will conquer. Let us come out victorious with Him.