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Zombies - Some silly nonesense


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I wonder if you have noticed how just about (or all?) TV shows, and films coming from Hollywood have to put some reference in where they blaspheme against Jesus.

I had the (mis?) fortune of watching a fairly popular TV show called iZombie, which is a mainly teenage aimed fantasy TV show featuring a zombie trying to live a normal life.  In the TV show the following conversation took place,
"Don E: Yeah, okay. Jesus rose from the dead. That doesn't make him a zombie if he doesn't eat brains.
[mute Chief taps out a text message to Don E on his phone]
Don E: Dude, that body-of-Christ stuff, that was for his *disciples* to eat. I don't know what you qualify when you make other people eat you."
Blaine DeBeers: Narcissistic.
Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5031902/quotes

Although this can seem like silly nonesense to people who already know the truth, what about people who do not know the truth, or are still searching?  The 'silly nonesense' is multi-layered among 'jokes', blaspheming against the Son of God, Jesus.  This whole idea of zombies and relating it in any way to Christianity is nonesense.  However, in the interests of Christians, and non-Christians, let's show what happens to Christians when they are raised from the dead.  They have new bodies - glorified bodies.  Not some Satanic mock idea and fake copy.

Here is what the Bible says about born again Christians, when they are raised,

"Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed" 1st Corinthians 15:51-52
The Bible tells us that Christians will be raised incorruptible.  Christians will neither age or decay.  Zombies age and decay, and are very much corruptible, bits can be cut off them etc, and they can be killed.  With our glorified bodies, we will no longer be tempted to sin, and can live without sin, living perfect lives in a glorified body which can neither age nor decay, or suffer, which cannot be tempted, hurt, or corrupted.  We will have a glorified body fashioned like unto Jesus (Philippians 3:31) and there being able to experience the full glory of the Father through Jesus (Matthew 17:1-3).  We will have form yet be able to travel without hindrance (John 20:19).  We will be able to enjoy food without being resorting to gluttony (Luke 24:40-43)
Philippians 3:21: “Who shall change our vile body, that it may be FASHIONED LIKE UNTO HIS GLORIOUS BODY, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.” (emphasis mine)
And we will be presented to Jesus someday by the Holy Spirit,
Jude 20:24, "But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost. Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy."
The breaking of the bread of the Last Supper signifies Jesus' body being broken for us at the cross, His sacrifice to pay for our sins, and the wine (fruit wine) signifies His prescious blood that He spilt, so that it may be applied to the Holy place in Heaven, washing us of our own sin, by believing in Him.
"And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.  After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me." 1st Corinthians 11:24-25
The references to 'eating his actual flesh' and 'drinking actual blood' is a Catholic invention, with nothing scriptural to back it up, and nothing to do with the Lord's sacrifice on the cross for us.  The Last Supper was intended by Jesus as a way to remember Him.  Jesus died once and once only, and because He lived without sin, death could not hold Him, he bodily raised in His glorified body on the third day.  There is nothing special about bread and wine in this sense.  What is special is what it signifies; Jesus' literal body and Jesus' literal blood, by which we are saved,
"Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us" Hebrews 9:12
And nor is Jesus narcisstic, what ridiculous blasphemy.  Narcissim is a sin.  The name of Jesus is a name above every name (Philippians 2:9), and the Lord is meek and humble of heart (Matthew 11:29).


Another silly idea - TV Show Legends of Tomorrow


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I seen a story line in the TV show 'Legends of Tomorrow' (source:http://arrow.wikia.com/wiki/Spear_of_Destiny) which is an Arrow/Legends of Tomorrow TV show crossover, which, for some reason had to bring in an on-runing story about a 'spear of destiny' which somehow was used to distort reality, a make believe contortion based very loosely, and totally incorrectly, on a spear that was used on Jesus after He was crucified,
"Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.  But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.  And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.  For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken." 1 John 32-36
There's nothing here to say that the spear which pierced Him had or has any special qualities, or was given special qualities.  The spear was used to pierce Him, instead of breaking His legs, because he was already dead, and, unknown to the soldier which pierced Him, the piercing fulfilled prophecy of scripture,
"For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.  And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced." John 19:36-37
The blood of Jesus was applied to the mercy seat in Heaven by Christ, so that all who come to God through Jesus will be washed clean of their sin by His blood,
"Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us" Hebrews" 9:12
"How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" Hebrews 9:14

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”  Isaiah 1:18
The idea of a special spear, a 'spear of destiny' has nothing Biblical in it. The idea being that the spear which pierced Jesus after he had been crucified of having some sort of special power, and of still being in existence, has came about from a mixture of the Catholic church and their 'veneration of relics' - that is, worshipping objects thought to have significance (such as sacred images, artefacts etc) see Wikipedia 834 Papal Canon Law, along with various other legends and folklore elaborated mainly by the Catholic church, including that the person who pierced Jesus's side became a saint (there's no supporting evidence of who the person was or of his subsequent conversion to Christianity.).

Conclusion

The devils crowd want to do anything to try to downplay Jesus and deceive people about the significance of Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, and the word of God, the Bible, God's final authority for us, corrupting His message.  For people who are not Christians, or indeed atheists, you have to wonder why they are so obsessed.  The truth is that Biblical Christianity, which is the truth, has always been under attack, even from the beginning.




 

16th June 2017

 

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