Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Opus 2015-417: Zombie Theology: The Resurrection

Zombies.  Everywhere.  All the time.  Halloween is gone, zombies remain.

One of the popular heresies being perpetuated in the “Christian” church is that Jesus was not really physically resurrected.  They teach that it was a spiritual resurrection only.  To them it was only His spirit that came back.  It was kind of a Star Wars, Obi Wan Kenobi, moment.  Like Obi Wan, Jesus after saying what need to be said, just faded away.

It makes a fun plot line but makes the Christianity these people celebrate a sick joke.  Actually it is not even a new idea.  The Star Wars theme was around in the early church.  It was what Paul was responding to when he wrote,
(1 Corinthians 15:14 KJV)  And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
Old heresy revisited.

Modern pagans have approached the idea of resurrection from the other vector.  In the ancient heresy Jesus was supposed to have only had His spirit resurrected.  In the modern pagan version the dead are resurrected only physically.  Instead of becoming saints they become zombies.

A zombie is a body without a soul.  It isn’t always lacking a mind.  I have only seen one zombie movie but I understand in some threads of the meme there are zombies with the ability to think and talk.  What they lack is the soul.  Cool, if you are a pagan.

Zombie evangelism involves eating brains.  One of the differences with Christian evangelism is that the zombie approach seems to be 100% effective and require no consent from the target.  In both forms of evangelism the targets usually run away.  I am not sure why people run from zombies.  They seem to like the idea.  They dress up like them.  They walk like them.  They take drugs and alcohol to make themselves temporarily brain dead.  Maybe on the inside they realize it isn’t a good option.

Feel free to make your own choice. 

homo unius libri

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