Spoiler alert. Walking Dead S05E02-03.
If you’re a Walking Dead fan, and you haven’t started season 5 yet. You may want to skip over this post and come back once you have. It’s no major spoiler but it does say a few things you may want to see on the show first. I’m referring to episode 3 (but it could well be in episode 2 as well).
There’s no hiding it, I’m a Walking Dead fan. Admittedly I’m a little bit of a newbie in that I chain-watched all the first four seasons this year with my wife. So although, I’m fully up to date – I haven’t been there since the beginning – nor have I read the comics. Newbie perhaps, but keen fans for sure. So both my wife and I got really excited when we spotted the five scripture verses up on the church walls during the latest episode (the spoiler there is that they are now in a church – revealing how quickly they escape the cliff-hanger of season 04).
After a bit of research, we quickly found out that these weren’t just random verses but were actually verses that referenced the dead rising. Classic. Don’t get me wrong, they were completely quoted out of context – but I did find them interesting. Here’s a list of the verses. Who says the Bible is boring?
Romans 6:4 — We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father.
Ezekiel 37:7 — So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
Matthew 27:52 — And the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
Revelation 9:6 — During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
Luke 24:5 — In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?