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Zombies in the Bible


As I sit at my desk and wonder what I can write about it has dawned on me that today’s entertainment consists largely of a huge dose of Zombie related movies and shows. In general, most people will quickly say that it is merely fiction and nothing more. They will contend that there is no truth what so ever in the concept of zombies however perhaps we should see what exactly the bible says about such events. With that thought in mind I will discuss and show references to zombie or undead taken from the good book.

There is a total of 34 verses contained in the bible that can be conceived to talk about zombies and the act of coming back from the dead. Some are a bit frightening in their wording, but each still expresses the same ideas. Let’s start with Revelation 20:5, here the text talks about how our dead shall live on and their bodies will rise from the grave. The bible further states that those who dwell in the dust shall awake and sing for joy, as the earth will give birth to all the dead. At this point in the text we are all cautioned to enter our chambers or homes and lock our doors behind us. It is also suggested that we hide ourselves for a little while until such time as the fury that has overtaken us passes by. The first resurrection is mentioned in Revelation 9:6 where it is said that the remainder of the dead will not come to life until the thousand years have ended.

This mystery tends to thicken as we are told that during the rise of the dead, we will all be changed in some manner (John 5:28-29). In Matthew 27:52-53, we are told that the earth shall shake and the rocks will split as the tombs are forced opened releasing the bodies within them to endure shame and everlasting contempt (1 Corinthians 15:51-53). We tend to ask ourselves what would cause such a frightening event to take place. That too is answered for us in the Lords Book. Isaiah 26:19-20, tells us that we are subjected to these zombies as a result of a God induced plague initially forwarded against those people that are waging war against Jerusalem. This verse even goes as far as to describe these horrible creations that will walk the earth at that time. Its description is that their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet after being awakened from their grave. Their eyes will rot while they are still sitting in their facial sockets. Lastly, we can expect their tongues to start rotting as well while still within their mouths.

To those who may be thinking that this is nothing more than a mention towards the final resurrection let me reveal what Isaiah 13:6-9 has to say. The bible clearly states that, “I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and daughters, and everyone shall eat the flesh of his neighbor in the siege and in the distress…” Now that is a bit difficult to misinterpret is it not? We are clearly talking a zombie apocalypse at this point. In conclusion, we are told that when those days are upon us, people will seek death although they shall not find it. The population will want to die, however death will flee from them (Matthew 27:51-53). Time to give these verses some serious thought, I think.

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My name is Joseph Parish. I am also known as "Word Writer", a freelance writer who specializes in a host of subjects from survival and emergency actions to gardening. Over the years, I have found that many people involved in the subject of survival claim an attraction towards the subject they practice. A few of them have really meant it. Fewer still have put their life into it and shown their true feelings about the subject. I attended the American Public University, specializing in Emergency Management and Terrorism. I have written one book on terrorism entitled “The Mind of a Terrorist”, and it is available on Amazon. I was brought up in southern New Jersey and attended school in the Millville area, graduating from the Millville Senor High school in 1966. By the time I graduated, I was hooked upon entering the United States Air Force. I was determined to enter the military and pursue a field of study in the area of electronics. I initially attended a course in Aircraft Radio Repair at Kessler Air Force Base in Mississippi. Later, I was trained as a Ground Radio Repairman. Little did I realize that this course of training would eventually lead him into the Forward Air Control Career field. I remained in the military for 21 years, at which time I visited many foreign countries as well as just about all 50 states in America. In 1987, I decided that it was time to get out of the military and retire from active duty. It was at this time that I made a quantum career leap; combining my, military electronics training with my love of Aircraft, I became employed by TRW Aerospace in Redondo Beach California. The company was involved in developing and manufacturing various space craft units and satellites for the government. I will readily admit that the company was one of the greatest places I had ever worked, and really hated to leave the company, but I decided to depart the area. I have developed many interesting and cherished friendships while learning survival techniques, particularly those that dealt with earthquakes. Unfortunately, the area was not the best place to bring up children in and upon the conclusion of my contract with TRW, I returned to the east coast. Upon my return to the New Jersey area, I began teaching school for several years. I generally taught Junior High subjects, such as science and math. After getting involved in the teaching of young minds, I was informed that a close relative in Florida was ill and required help. Without hesitation, I headed to the sunshine state to assist. While in Florida I was employed as an RF Amplifier Engineer. Eventually the crisis which had brought me to Florida was over, and I was once again heading back up north, only this time to the state of Delaware. Here I worked as a mainframe computer operator for a major chicken producer until I decided that it was time for me to permanently retire. I decided to take a slightly different route. I was attracted to the topic of survival because of my love for the military and my field of work while I was active duty. When 9-11 took place in America, there was a rise in the popularity of survival preparations which led to both government and private citizens being concerned about survival. These people and agencies had the freedom to select the various topics relating to the subject and the followers began to flock to them because of their knowledge and values. By the end of 2007, various internet websites began cropping up relating to survival. One such website was mine. Being a part-time newspaper reporter in New Jersey years ago, I would create my own form of written articles. My first exposure to "survival" came as an Air Force Forward Air Controller (ROMAD) during my 21 years in the military. I have served as a unit Safety NCO, Emergency Preparedness NCO and other related duties. Some of my safety related articles had been published in the Air Force Safety Manual. Over the years I have taken courses ranging from FEMA sponsor classes to “Aircraft aviation” courses in my efforts to become more informed on survival techniques and procedures. I am a firm believer that you must be ready for any sort of emergency and above all you simply cannot rely upon the government to help you during times of crisis. I am a follower of the philosophy that you should continue to learn as much as you possibly can and believe that when you stop learning you are simply dead. I am currently an active volunteer in the Delaware Medical Reserve Corp, participating in the Delaware Bat Monitoring Program and the Terrapin Rescue. I previously was a Red Cross volunteer working with the Emergency Management Section of the organization. My hobby is gardening and I have my own greenhouse. I love experimenting with the propagation of plants. Many of my articles center around the topic of gardening. I look forward to accepting assignments from potential clients. Feel free to contact me at (302) 404-5976.


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