I just watched a movie, the recent remake of Frankenstein. So a reanimated corpse is becomes a lynchpin, a player in eternal battle between demons and angels stationed on earth. Because he has no soul he has some special ability to be able to kill angels and demons. Demons don’t need special weapons to hurt angels but angels need special weapons to hurt demons. And there are more demons than there are angels. And I am completely puzzled.
A dead man alive becomes the protector of humans. Out there, unseen, in the shadows, fighting the demons who seek to conquer mankind. A man who is neither good or bad but somehow is able to fight for the good. Able to think and able to choose good over evil. One who can determine which is good and which is evil. If he has no soul then the blueprint of good and evil is not within him. Isn’t that where God placed His law? So, if the fantasy of a dead man without a conscience is possible, then what is next?
Now can this be carried to Jesus? Perhaps the disciples did steal Jesus’ body and were able to reanimate the his corpse through some freak electrical storm. Perhaps they placed His body in the dead sea during a lightning strike, timing it just right to jolt life back into His body. That is how they were able to fool everyone into believing Jesus rose from the dead. I think I have stumbled onto the sinister plan of the apostles.
But that is not possible. A dead person cannot be given life. Life means thinking, reasoning, feeling, loving, and worshiping. See, life is only possible through God. He is the Giver of life. He breathed life into our body, and we then severed that lifeline. Now we were dead men walking, appearing animate but were ultimately dead. Then Jesus came and He died, but then He became alive again. And through him we have become reanimated towards our Creator.