Some Americans laughed when they discovered that the Obama Administration was spending billions of dollars on Zombie Apocalypse prevention (here and here). While the US government is preparing for a war against the un-dead, the Bible has something to say on the matter too.
A zombie, by definition, is a person who has died but is brought back to life minus the spirit.
When Adam and Eve sinned, one of the results was death – physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. That spiritual death is described by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 2:1, 2 and 4. And you [born again one] He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world … but God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which he loved us [born again ones] even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ.
The unregenerate are spiritually dead men walking! The unsaved are spiritual zombies!
As I like to remind my congregation: dead men don’t do anything but decompose. They don’t have spiritual will power. They can’t think spiritually. Dead people can’t make reasonable spiritual decisions or believe anything. Dead men must first be given spiritual life before they can believe, choose, think, or act spiritually. Paul insisted this to be true in Romans 3:9-18, which I urge you to read.
The good news is that God, through His gift of faith by grace (Ephesians 2:8-9), gives life to those He’s chosen from before time began (Ephesians 1:4). This gift of faith, which makes us children of God, is not of ourselves. It didn’t come by physical birth, our family lineage, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (John 1:12-13).