Questions about Jesus Christ: Is Jesus a Zombie?

There are some attackers/haters of Christianity that are making the claim that Jesus is a zombie. Now, these people do not actually believe in zombies, nor do they believe that Jesus came back from the dead. All they are trying to do is demean Christians and make Christian beliefs about the resurrection look absurd. The usual definition of a “zombie” is a dead person’s body becoming reanimated (alive again), while continuing the process of decay. Some portrayals of zombies involve the dead body being possessed and utilized by a demon. Other portrayals of zombies have the person’s soul actually returning to its body and causing it to become “alive” again, while still dead, i.e., undead.

How does the idea of a zombie compare to Christian beliefs about Jesus’ resurrection? Other than the idea of coming back to life, there are no similarities. When Jesus was resurrected, His physical body was perfected and glorified. Jesus lives today in His resurrection body which does not decay, does not appear dead, and is forever immune from death, injury, and sickness. Jesus’ resurrection body will be perfect for all of eternity, just as all those who receive Jesus as Savior will be granted perfect resurrection bodies after death. No, Jesus is not a zombie. Jesus was resurrected, not just reanimated. In no sense is Jesus still dead. He is perfectly and eternally alive.[1]


[1] Got Questions Ministries. (2010). Got Questions? Bible Questions Answered. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

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