“Jesus rose from the dead? Sounds like a zombie to me,” a kid told me once years ago. It is a good point from a kid. Zombies are everywhere these days it seems. All over TV, video games, even clubs.
Widipedia says, “Zombies are fictional undead creatures, typically depicted as mindless, reanimated human corpses with a hunger for human flesh” (“Undead” means “technically dead but still animate”). Dictionary.com says, “The body of a dead person given the semblance of life, but mute and will-less, by a supernatural force, usually for some evil purpose.”
When Jesus rose from the dead, He was very much alive. He was resurrected not reanimated. He was not a walking dead man. He was very much alive. He was not a ghost. He spoke to people, He even ate with them. He was not evil, but still Jesus. Once people realized who He was, they were joyful, not afraid for their lives. He rose again victorious over death, not an “undead” creature reanimated with a hunger for human flesh.
Plus, Jesus ascended into heaven and is still living! He is our intercessor. He is our Savior. He died on the cross to pay for the sins of all mankind. All mankind needs to do is turn from his sin and ask God to save him through the blood of Jesus.
“To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God” Acts 1:3.
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