The Coming Zombie Apocalypse

 

The Coming Zombie Apocalypse

By Pastor Billy York

 

Zombie. The undead. The living dead. In 1932, Hollywood started to make movies sporadically about zombies, but to the America public, zombies were boring and failed to make any money for the movie industry. All this changed in 1968 when Hollywood decided to merge the ideas of zombies and vampires. Bingo! A star is born! Zombies were slow, lumbering, and unintelligent but very menacing. In 2013, the AMC series “The Walking Dead” became the highest rated TV show in the history of the United States. Soon various takes on the zombie appeared. They were reimagined as fast, agile, intelligent and stronger than the traditional zombie. Want a boyfriend? Why not a zombie? A youth book series and a movie were made portraying the poor zombie as someone that is misunderstood, to be pitied and loved. Zombies became scary, cool, and fun!

On October 31, millions of zombies will be appearing across the United States. Children, teenagers, and grownups will join in the fun. Whole families will be transform into the walking dead. Of course none of this is to be taken seriously. Certainly not by the United States Government. That is until it was discovered that in 2011 the US Government had a real plan detailing a strategy to defend against a zombie attack. Through biological or chemical means a population of real-life zombies could undermine the security of our nation and a plan was put into place to combat this possibility.

Could something like this really happen in the future? What does the Bible say about zombies? If you turn to the Book of Revelation chapter 9, you will come across some highly fascinating scripture that is far, far scarier than any movie or book could imagine. In chapter 9 we are told about demonic beings so vicious that they are imprisoned by God but will be set loose upon unrepentant mankind. The apostle John describes them as locusts who come from a bottomless pit, a huge furnace where the sun and air are darkened by the smoke. They are given power to torture, but not kill, those who reject the call of God to repentance and belief in His son.

On Page 217 of Greg Laurie’s excellent book, Revelation: The Next Dimension, he describes it this way concerning these evil entities: “In Revelation 9:5–6 we read, ‘their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them’. There will be many suicide attempts in those days, and none of them will be successful. Some will shoot themselves and survive it. Others will jump off bridges and survive it. Others will try to hang themselves, but it won’t work. What a horrible time this will be.”

How horrible is right! This is a foretelling of humans who become the “undead, the living dead, and zombies.” This is scary but it is nothing compared to what the rest of the Book of Revelation reveals concerning the end of days.

However, there is something happening all around us today that is beyond scary. The scariest thing of all time is a person who leaves this world rejecting the love and salvation of God and goes into eternity without Him. Ezekiel 33:11 says that God finds no pleasure in the death of the wicked. And 1 Peter 3:9 tells us that God doesn’t want anyone to perish, but for everyone to come to repentance. If you are reading this and have not received Jesus as your Savior I urge you to ask God to reveal Himself to you. Here is a promise of God in Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart” (ESV).

As Christians we are not called to be zombies, to wander around aimlessly without purpose, but to go into the world and to preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere, that Jesus is alive and He will never leave us or forsake us but will be with us always even to the end of the age.