Who Are ‘The Living Dead’
Matthew 8:19-22 of the KJV use in my writings reads …
19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
21 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
… suggests some people are considered dead. Who? Is it even possible for corpses to bury another corpse and are there other scriptures suggesting some living people are dead? If so, where do we find them? What does it mean?
Finding The Living Dead
Genesis 1:17 reads; “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat from it: for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shall surely die.” First of all, has anyone ever seen the fruit or “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” to even know such a tree and fruit exists? I know of no one who can show me where nor what it is. With Christ saying a single tree doesn’t produce good and evil fruit how can we expect to find it? But that’s a whole different subject so back to the one at hand.
As soon as Adam ate “the knowledge of good and evil” he was supposed to die. Yet, Genesis 3:6 say Adam ate it after it was provided to him by his wife (?), Eve or that which came before all living, but 5:5 tells us he lived 930 years. When we count the years from him until the flood we find he live until 726 years before the flood. With Peter 3:8 saying “one day as with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” he did die in the “spiritual” day he ate the fruit, but does that count?
Homo sapiens, supposedly what man derived from, is Latin for “wise man” and since there is some form of wisdom to all things that would suggest the word man means “one able to comprehend all things.” If we look at our specie today we find very few wise man of either gender and the few who are usually considered wise, according to the Bible, is foolishness, so maybe that is what the death of man is, the inability to obtain wisdom.
Is that truth of it, man are dead minds unable to comprehend life?
Adam was a single individual about whom god decreed to himself he "should not live alone" and devised a plan to provide him with a “help meet” then put him to sleep. Upon awakening Adam saw the other man and called it “woven from man” by the single term of woman meaning he dreamt she had come out of him. But interpreting the next verse that wasn‘t the case, she had walked up to him in his asleep. With my paraphrasing in brackets it reads; “therefore [to become again] a man [they] must leave [their] father and mother, and shall cleave to [their spouse]: and the two shall be [come] one [in each individual’s] flesh.” Thus man died when we were divided into being unable to comprehend all things, “human and woman” today, by separating our internal natures with a metamorphosis.
According to John’s gospel the Christ told Nicodemus “Except a man be born again he can not see the kingdom of God,” i.e., return to environmental living as they were when formed. That means a metamorphosis, the death of one type of being changed into another without going through the process of reincarnation, is required to be able to comprehend life. After all, we are told the only way to return living ecological is to go through the flaming sword, so I say the “new birth” and “flaming sword” is the same thing, a metamorphosis allowing man to escape economical living our sense preferences now require of us.
Genesis 2:25 say “they were both naked but not ashamed” and in 3:10 it was said, “I heard thy voice … and was afraid, because I was naked,” suggesting man’s innocent objectivity necessary for obtaining wisdom died and judging was born. Thus, one metamorphosis killed man’s ability to reason, the spiritual death, and another purifies our minds to make us able to accept the opposites of earth’s existence. That produced the living dead Christ spoke of. Therefore, when he said “follow me” after calling himself “the son of mind able to comprehend all things” with no place to live, he was saying his mind was purified of judgmental adjectives, he had been through the flaming sword or rebirth and lives ecologically. Therefore, first came a spiritual death followed by discarnating we call death out of our ignorance of reincarnation.
The answer lies in the name of the tree, “knowledge” which is something not eaten by mouth but by the mind. For the mind to comprehend a subject it has to find a cause to reason so dividing the knowledge into what appears to be independent opposing things one of two things will happen and man took the path of least resistance, differentiating based on sense perceptions that eliminates all interest in knowing purposes, the spiritual death. The other would man to reason with the differences for making one wise by comprehending their purposes as man’s definition suggest we are able to be, thus, today’s civilization was established by the living dead. The descendants of Adam and those dying during the flood in Noah’s day – Noah’s family represents the “little flock” (Luke 12:32) and the five wise virgins (Matthew 25:1-13) Christ spoke of who refused to follow sense perceptions – are the living dead and, not to awaken the living dead, he refused to use discarnate and used dead instead.