The Undead and Zombies, are you ready?

Published 11:47 am Sunday, March 10, 2019

I never thought about it nor did I know, there is a difference between Cajun and Creole cooking.  

For those of you who didn’t know, the Creole cooking is more refined using a lot of creams and is mainly French.  

Cajun cooking actually came from Nova Scotia, Canada.  The Canadian’s, that were called Acadians, migrated to Louisiana in 1755 and shared their culinary delights with the locals.  

You’re probably asking yourself “why is this important?”  Well, it’s not, but I never really thought about there being a resurrection and a rapture either.  

1 Thessalonians tells us the dead rise first, which is a resurrection.  (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) –  “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

I know most of you probably just see visions of people flying thru the air.  The scripture makes it sound like it’s two different events though, by being one after the other.  

The keywords would be “Then we which are alive and remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds.”  

So, the dead are in the clouds before Jesus calls us, who are alive.  

I wonder if we, as Christians, will see the graves open-up?  I have visions of all the “living dead” pulling themselves out of their graves, like all the shows of the “Living Dead or Zombies”.  I keep thinking this will be how all the ones left behind, could explain the empty graves.

Do you know there are at least 50 songs that are Zombie themed?  And did you know if you Google Zombies and the Undead, it will give you definitions of what they are?  

I copied and pasted the following from the internet: The “living dead” means zombies, while “undead” as a classification encompasses a much larger group. Undead can be zombies, vampires, ghosts, ghouls, mummies, wights, etc.  There CANNOT be living zombies. Zombies are always dead bodies that are re-animated.

You can see someone typed the word “cannot” in caps which tells me whoever wrote that sentence is a fanatic. Kind of like what they call us Christians when we talk about end times.  

See, Christians are not the only ones persecuted for their beliefs.  

I wonder also if the non-Christians will see us flying thru the air up to the clouds, and what excuse could they possibly come up with for this event?  

I’m sure all of you have heard or read the “Left Behind” series.  I read about 12 of them and decided that was enough.

These were written before all the “Undead” and “Zombies” were popular.  I’m sure Tim Lahaye would have written them differently if he knew about the “Zombies”.  

I never really knew which side of the fence I stood on as far as “Pre-Rapture”, “Rapture”, and “Post-Rapture” even though I’m leaning toward one now.   

I told myself, “It really doesn’t matter, it’s going to happen in one of those stages, so just get ready!”  


Karen Y. Stevens is the Founder of the Orange County Christian Writers Guild