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The Walking Dead EXPOSED

on September 1, 2016


I have heard many people raving about “The Walking Dead” television show… “TWD” for short.  Many people who profess Christ are die-hard fans. Instantly, I became concerned for fellow-Christians who may watch this show; not in a judgmental way, but in a way that one would show concern for a friend who is in trouble. That is the reason for this blog, so hear me out…

Where I’m Coming From

As the author of this blog, I want my readers to know where I am coming from. I felt a strong sense that I needed to speak up on this topic in case there are those who are unaware of how a simple TV show can affect the mind and spirit. There is no need to re-invent the wheel, and since I already blogged on the way certain books, movies, and TV shows can impact us, I feel it unnecessary to go over that again. However, I will direct you to my previous blog HERE for more information.

As I have stated before, I am not perfect – God is. I am not the authoritarian – God is. This blog is yielded to God and I believe that He can work through this blog to bring things to the public’s attention. Quite honestly, it is hard to write blogs such as these; not because of the backlash I receive or even the name-calling. What is so hard for me, personally, is having to research things which I really have no interest in touching with a 10-foot pole; and for good reason.

As Christians, we must all strive daily to keep a pure mind and heart, free from the world’s pollution. James 4:8 says, “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”  Simply researching the topic is unsettling – and I honestly do not understand my fellow-Christians actively turning the television on to watch such gory shows. As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat.”  It breaks my heart and causes me deep concern and bewilderment that such nonsensical filth is infiltrating the minds of Christians. Nonetheless, I research in order to help others and that is my whole intent and motivation for doing so.

Before I “got in too deep” I wanted to get my facts straight. Admittedly, I have not watched the shows; therefore, I do not claim to be an authority on TWD. However, I feel that I have researched enough to point out a few things as some “food for thought”. Again, I am not confused as to why sinners would watch such shows – since darkness attracts darkness; but, what confuses me is how Christians can take such shows in. I have heard it said that movies and TV shows are like sermons with pictures. I would agree.

What is TWD All About?

twdThe Walking Dead is a television show about, well, walking dead zombies which they call “walkers”. According to TWD website, the storyline is this: “Waking up in an empty hospital after weeks in a coma, County Sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) finds himself utterly alone. The world as he knows it is gone, ravaged by a zombie epidemic. The Walking Dead tells the story of the weeks and months that follow after the apocalypse.”

There is a lot of violence, gore, blood, shooting, and killing in the show. In fact, there is even TWD merchandise that, in essence, promotes killing. In an advertisement for TWD, the ad with the skull image said, “death knows no borders” and “fear the walking dead”. Of course, the Bible teaches contrary to fear and repeatedly says, “Fear not”. And we also know that “death knows no borders” is an entirely false statement in light of what the Bible states. Although these phrases are in regards to a fictitious plot, the mindset it strives to instill is very real.

But somehow, all of this is looked upon as good because it is the “bad guys” who are killed in the show. Totally fictitious, yes, but not a message we (Christians) should embrace or wear T-shirts promoting. I mean, am I way off in left field here? It seems common knowledge that a person who claims Christ should already know this. A valid question for Christians is posed in 2nd Corinthians 6:14: “…for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”  Just the imagery, alone, looks like it is straight out of the pits of Hell!

It’s Gotten Out of Hand!

imagesThe Walking Dead comics and television show have garnered so much attention that August 6, 2016 was officially declared “The Walking Dead Day” in Cynthiana, Kentucky. A free, public event to celebrate this day was hosted by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce. Not completely shocking, yet, hard to come to grips with the fact that some who profess Christ helped fuel this fire. How? By patronizing such events, by purchasing TWD merchandise, by never missing an episode of the show, thus, increasing television ratings.

How else has TWD gotten out of hand? Well, it is even impacting the Director/Make-up Artist of the show. Greg Nicotero has many roles behind-the-scenes of TWD television show. In a recent interview with, Nicotero stated: ” I think it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better for our group, and it’s pretty intense. I mean, the show, we’re sort of opening a new chapter.” He continued, “Everybody’s putting so much of their heart and soul into it. You know, after directing the premiere episode, I was ****** up for two weeks, you know? I really felt like I dragged a lot of my dearest friends into these really deep, dark places shooting that episode, and it’s been definitely an experience unlike anything that I’ve ever handled before.”

How then, can a Christian look on, craving more intense gore? Such gore and intensity that even the show’s crew member had trouble with it mentally! Why watch? As Missionary Keith Daniel once asked, “Is being entertained worth being defiled?” Don’t let your choices of entertainment get out of hand, fellow-Believers! We are accountable to God. The more evil we allow, the more we will crave to entertain us. Not to mention how such imagery desensitizes us. “Abstain from all appearance of evil” (see 1st Thess. 5:22).

A Double Standard


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As the above-mentioned scriptures briefly alluded to, having a double standard (a double mind) is dangerous and woeful for the Believer. We must choose if we stand for light or darkness. Yes, we must choose a “team”, so to speak. There is no neutral ground.

In James 3:11, another poignant question is posed, “Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?” God deals with absolutes – we are either in or out, hot or cold. In the book of Revelation, He says: “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth” (Rev. 3:15-16). But He instructs in love. Later in this chapter, He says, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” His love allows us a second chance to live a clean life pleasing to him while we still have time.

You see, double-mindedness breeds instability. “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8). The Christian’s body is where the Holy Spirit lives – our bodies are His temple. But let’s remember that He is holy and does not mix with unholiness. We must choose, would we rather have the holy or the unholy? There can’t be both. Please see my previous post which speaks of this at length HERE.

The late pastor of Times Square Church in New York, David Wilkerson, often taught his congregation about the pitfalls that came with questionable entertainment and certain television shows. In a heartfelt sermon, he once warned his congregation by asking a valid question. He asked, “If you are sitting there when Jesus comes and you are watching that filth, how do you expect to come out of that cesspool suddenly and into the arms of Jesus?”

Take this to heart. Search your soul. Strive to please God above all other human desires. Eternity is at stake. The high road isn’t always the easy road – but it is always worth it! I would like to conclude with one final, resounding scripture from 2nd Corinthians 6. “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”


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14 responses to “The Walking Dead EXPOSED

  1. Megan says:

    I refused to watch twd for years, until January this year-I don’t delight in gore and filth. With everything going on in the world right now, I figured maybe I could benefit somewhat for survivalist ideas by watching a post apocalyptic series, deconstructing human interactions. As the series progressed I started drawing parallels to biblical teaching, started looking up the book of John, and the book of Mark, long relegated to the Bible of my youth. I started to see not the gore, but the acts of humanity stripped away from capitalism, for survival, accepting all who sought shelter no matter what their crime. Then this season the subtext has ramped up more, with the utopian/heavenly “dreams/visions” where even the arch nemesis is seen for a glimpse in a kindly non threatening gardener way. Maybe some people aren’t watching for the blood and gore, it’s about how we as humans are seeking God, striving against our dirty nature, to serve in simple ways for a better future. The foul and decaying falling away for a higher purpose. Just a thought.

  2. Jo says:

    Hey, I was just reading an article on blogos and they said
    “In the end, though, there is nothing explicitly un-Biblical in shows like The Walking Dead. A Christian who feels they can watch the show without spiritual damage is free to do so (1 Corinthians 10:29). I feel one hundred percent like I can watch it without spiritual damage.

    • Hello. If we look long and hard enough, there will be those (even under the banner of Christianity who will give us a “free pass” to gratify the flesh). Watching this show, to me, is gratifying the flesh – not denying it as a good disciple should. Again, to each their own – but I cannot, in good conscience, watch such worldly shows. It’s a waste of my time and is not filling my mind with that which is holy or clean.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I don’t really think we as Christians can say if someone is good or bad depending on what they watch unless it states in the Bible that it is a sin. If you read the Bible and hear about someone in witchcraft but then Jesus takes that out of them and cleanses them then what is the difference of watching a tv where good is trying to overcome the evil of the world? Because I can’t see the difference of hearing or seeing two different stories now yes there is a small difference because with what I had said about witch is based around Jesus but still Jesus is the good and the witchcraft is the bad so say you were reading that story or a story like it in the Bible but Jesus came back and you were reading about witchcraft would you be able to leave that cesspool?

    • You pose honest questions – however, we needn’t feast on gore and filth to know about good and evil. Look at the world around us. There are many opportunities for us to overcome good with evil. What we allow in the mind/heart is important. We are instructed to guard it. Watching sinful, worldly shows full of gore, death, evil, etc. is not an effective way to guard the heart and mind.

      • Anonymous says:

        I can see where you’re coming from but also I think it’s between you and God and where you draw the line like for instense I don’t watch demonic movies like the conjuring and paranormal activity stuff like that but if you work as a paramedic or if you are in the army that’s some pretty gory stuff you see there would God dislike you to help people or help our country? Because there were battles in the Bible too where Christians slayed people and that had to be pretty gory I mean think about with the jawbone, I used to live in the middle of no where and I’ve seen jaw bones of animals and they aren’t sharp at all so you would have to be hit more than one time and done it would have to be brutal so would God condem someone for being a paramedic because they see gory stuff? Again I think it goes back to self conviction for you if you feel convicted for watching something like that then I don’t disagree with you because that’s between you and God but for me if I don’t see that’s its a problem then do you think it’s right to tell people they’re wrong when you can’t be 100% accurate about how God would feel?

        • Thank you for your follow up reply. I definitely understand your stance. If the Bible does not specifically forbid something, then we cannot be dogmatic about it. I am not being dogmatic about what a person watches, just giving some strong advice as I would to anyone I care about. I don’t feel I would be guilty of leading others astray or “judging” if I simply put the advice out there to help those that might be led astray or influenced by watching such shows. And of course, I don’t condemn people who see blood and gore (as a police officer or pramedic would)… I am simply stating that your average “Joe” so to speak, might be better off by not watching the shows that the world watches and celebrates. Come out from among them. Touch not the unclean thing… that sort of principle.

        • Anonymous says:

          I understand what you’re saying but I just don’t agree 100%

  4. nosoundtrack says:

    I appreciate your blog subject as this is a good question to have. I am a TWD fan and have had the question about watching it and have talked back to the screen scenes at times. However, I wonder if your blog presentation is laden with assumption that anyone who watches TWD is in so much emotional and spiritual danger, that s/he has/will fall and can’t be in at least the good emotional or spiritual state? I have had the same questions about much of the media? e.g. what about football where huge, trained dudes sack, pile on, and hit each other with disabling force for a game? Or boxing where the climactic event is to assault the opponents brain so harshly, s/he is rendered unconscious or disoriented? Or what about some cartoons and media that feature magic from ungodly power sources? or just an “average” show where there’s no adultery, violence, and “good” behavior is valued, but God/Christ is completely absent as if to show He’s unnecessary to live that way; like The Cosby Show, Leave it to Beaver, M.A.S.H., etc.. In fact, what about some TBN or “religious shows” where the presenters are presenting God will heal on demand, has especially blessed some water or object they’re offering? In other words,it seems the question of what can Christ’s followers watch, subscribe to and participate in can all be questioned. If that’s true, it seems there’s no one show or show type that is the issue more rather it’s how any Christian believes Christ responds to his/her use of his/her liberty (Romans 14:13-23), and if I’m judging others or allowing judgment of others by their conscience and sensitivities (I Corinthians 10:29) over their liberties.. Unless your position is “to watch TWD is a sin?

    • Thank you for your comment. Each person has a different spiritual maturity level and will view things differently. Some may see certain TV shows as “harmless entertainment” while others may see them as a waste of time, depressing, and promoting evil. Again, much of it goes back to the spiritual maturity of the person and their drive/desire to please God and abstain from the very appearance of evil.

  5. Just because something is popular, doesn’t make it right. Thanks for shedding light on this and hopefully waking some people up.

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  7. Colleen says:

    I couldn’t agree more! Shows like these really can affect people and it is great you are bringing light to this! We must be careful of what we take into our minds because it truly does affect the rest of us and ultimately can affect our walk with Christ. Thanks for this post!

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