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.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Opus 2015-420: Zombie Theology: Demon Possession

One of the kids at school was talking weird and I postulated that he was demon possessed.  What surprised me was that the kids knew what I was talking about.  Somehow in the discussion it came out that I was not worried about it.

I am not worried about being demon possessed.  Why?  Because I am filled with the Spirit.  That spot that a demon might get a toe-hold is already full. 
(1 John 4:4 KJV)  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
It is the difference between trying to crush an empty soda can compared to one that has not been opened.

Now my question here is about becoming a zombie.  The pagans like to look at the world as only material or, if there are spirits, you only hear about the evil ones.  The popular theme is that once you are bitten by a zombie you become a zombie.  As a Christian I question that.  If there are no spirits and the world is purely physical the process is purely nonsense.  Consider:  A body with all of its organs shot out, except its brain, somehow rises up and starts looking for brains to eat.  What physical process keeps the muscles contracting?  It ain’t going to happen. 

Then it requires a belief I spirits and requires it to be understood as some kind of demon possession.  By definition a true, regenerated, spirit filled disciple of Jesus Christ cannot be possessed by a demon.  Thus, I and my brothers and sisters become zombie-proof.  Bite away.  I may get an infection from your dirty mouth but God gave me an army of macrophages to deal with that invasion. 

And He gave me the Holy Spirit to send your zombies running the other way.

Sorry to rain on your parade, zombie fans.  It doesn’t need to ruin your day.  I figure you can suspend belief and enjoy the genre just as I can suspend my knowledge of the laws of physics while watching X-Wing fighters bank and roll in a vacuum. 

homo unius libri

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