How’s it all going to end? That’s one of the questions behind AMC’s hit show, The Walking Dead. After all, who doesn’t wonder about the end of the world—the apocalypse? Is an episode of The Walking Dead just an escape–or a glimpse into our future? And if it’s the latter, should you be worried?
Movies, books and TV give us entertaining what-ifs about society’s collapse–and how evil stalks the tortured survivors of whatever dreadful upheaval befalls humanity. These stories come alive as once-decent characters collide with the disastrous effects of anarchy in the fight between good and evil.
You might not be the one battling aggressive, decomposing zombies—you’re the one on the couch, not onscreen—but like most people, you probably have questions about death and the end of the world.
And there are answers. Not just theories, but actual answers.
In fact, the Bible itself talks about the living dead. Except these living dead aren’t zombies; they’re real people. The Bible says in Isaiah 26:19, “Your dead will live, Lord; their bodies will rise.”
That’s possible because of one person, Jesus Christ, who defeated death over 2,000 years ago when He died for our sins, then rose from the dead. While everyone here on earth eventually dies, those who follow Christ will also rise again to live forever with Him in new, perfect bodies. Because of Him, “death has been swallowed up in victory” (1 Corinthians 15:54).
But this is about more than physical death. It’s about spiritual death, an eternity without God.
See, it’s not just a show; we’re all walking dead—alive physically, but dead spiritually, controlled by sin. Unless we have Christ in our lives. He gives us new life; He transforms us and makes us spiritually alive.
We all live after death, but it’s up to you where you spend eternity.
How will it end for you? You can be sure right now. No bites about it.
Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!
The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”—a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10).
But here’s the problem:
Step 2 – Man is sinful and separated from God.
We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls “sin.” The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23).
The good news?
Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!
Jesus died in our place so we could have a relationship with God and be with Him forever.
“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
But it didn’t end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives!
“Christ died for our sins. … He was buried. … He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
Jesus is the only way to God. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6).
Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?
We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Savior:
“Dear Lord Jesus,
I know I am a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead. I trust and follow you as my Lord and Savior. Guide my life and help me to do your will.
In your name, Amen.”