Seven surprising reasons why sin is like a zombie virus

Two hands are against a stained glass pattern

 

Zombies are a lot like the results of sin in a person’s life. Sin robs, steals and destroys life. As the Apostle Paul said, “The wages of sin is death.” Here are seven reasons why sin is like a living-dead zombie.

  1. Sin is contagious. When someone decides to do an immoral act, they can reason and explain away their sin so that it seems perfectly normal. The next thing you know, a zombie horde starts roaming around spreading death wherever they go.
  2. Sin makes us self-centered. Like a zombie virus, sin turns us into self-centered drones. When we decide to live only for ourselves, we stop considering our neighbors, friends and family. We may even hurt the ones we love unintentionally, or even on purpose.
  3. Sin gives us an appetite for brains. When we give into the temptation to sin, we realize later we just weren’t using our brains. It’s like we loaned our gray-matter out to a zombie. And zombies won’t do anything with your brains but consume them.
  4. Sin makes its victims attack others! When someone sins, they feel lousy about themselves. They try to make themselves feel better by encouraging others to join in their sin, or attacking others who won’t join in. Like the old adage says, “Misery loves company.” Sure, the zombies are miserable, but at least now they have a zombie horde to be miserable with.
  5. Sin isn’t understood very well in modern American society. In zombie movies, books and TV shows, the virus spreads because nobody knows how to combat it. Today, sin is understood even less than a zombie virus. The zombie horde may not realize Jesus is the only cure for the spiritual zombie
  6. Sin destroys our purpose. When we lose our relationship with God by sinning, we try to find our purpose in being selfish. But that just makes us more miserable. Apart from God, a spiritual zombie has no purpose and wanders aimlessly through life.
  7. Sin decays. It deadens our souls. The more we try to live for ourselves, the worse we feel. We don’t like the looks or the smell of death. A soul that is dying because of the zombie virus.

But there is hope, and we find it in the second half of Romans 6:23.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

That is one quality sin has and a zombie virus doesn’t: We have a cure through Jesus!

 

October 14, 2013Permalink

Animation Professor Releases Zombie Graphic Novel

An animation professor with Huntington University is releasing a zombie graphic novel entitled “Dead Anyway: Stories from the Zombie Apocalypse.” While we haven’t had a chance to see the graphic novel yet, we are curious to read it and give a report.

The book is a collaboration of different writers and artists. Most have a connection with the university.

Huntington University is a Christian college in northern Indiana. The article says the stories in the book are mostly silly or humorous. If you want to get a sample of the stories, you can visit deadanyway.com.

November 30, 2012Permalink

Parties, Zombies & Worms

Photo of gelatin worms

We’ve heard from some people that have hosted zombie parties. It’s great to hear churches and youth groups have taken advantage of our free resources.

In addition, we’ve heard of a few party ideas. A reader had a great twist on making these gelatin worms. Here’s her recipe:

Ingredients

2 packages of gelatin (I used black cherry)
1 pkg unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup whipping cream
3 cups boiling water
15 drops green food coloring
100 flexible straws
Tall container

Directions

  1. Combine gelatin in bowl add boiling water
  2. Let it cool to lukewarm and add whipping cream and food coloring
  3. Gather straws (flex them out). And put in container with a tight fit…a rubber and around straws is helpful
  4. Add gelatin mixture to the straw filled container and let set until firm
  5. Squeeze straws to get the worms out

Enjoy!

October 31, 2012Permalink

Bogus Brains at your Dollar Store

Photo of "Bogus Brains" packaging

We were innocently minding our own business at the local dollar store when this novelty item caught our eye. Any zombie would salivate at this little offering. We want to make it clear, this is NOT an edible item. It would, however be a possible decoration idea for your youth zombie party.

Don’t worry, it’s not to the scale of an actual human, zombie or otherwise.

September 21, 2012Permalink

Zombies Assist in Counter-Terrorism

Breaking news from the zombie files: Minnesota Public Radio reports zombies will help add some levity to a counterterrorism summit in October, 2012. Apparently, zombies will use their gift of relentless harassment to add some levity to realistic training events.

This is a nice, practical use for the walking dead. If zombies are everywhere, they might as well be helpful.

Next month, will be prime time for zombies. Youth leaders can host a zombie party to go with our book. We’ve just added invitations and postcard templates for your use. Enjoy!

September 19, 2012Permalink