January 29, 2012


Does Jesus love vampires?

My daughter answered that question in her novel, REDFINING EVIL (at one time soon-to-be-published, now cancelled-because-of-inefficiency): http://www.o-my-soul.net/redefining-evil.html.

Does Jesus love Gentiles?

That stunning question was answered with a resounding, “Yes!” Matthew 12:21 says, “…and in His name the Gentiles will hope.”

Does Jesus love zombies?

He must, because he lovingly brought us Lazarus – “When He had said these things, He cried out with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come forth [from the tomb where he had been dead for four days].’” (John 12:43)

Does Jesus love Godzilla?

Probably, as His Father gave over the oceans for His pets to play in, “There is the sea, great and broad, in which are swarms without number, animals both small and great. There the ships move along, and Leviathan, which you have formed to sport in it…” (Psalm 104:25-26)

Does Jesus love aliens?

Oh, yeah! “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household…” (Ephesians 2: 19)

I poke around all of this though to bring us to the place I recently found myself and the question I was faced with: Does Jesus loved the disembodied brain? You know, like Abby Normal, whose brain was use to animate Frankenstein’s Monster in YOUNG FRANKESTEIN.

Does Jesus love disembodied brains?

The WORD “brain” isn’t mentioned in any version of the Bible that I can search using my search engine, http://www.biblegateway.com/, so I’m going to have to do a bit of punting here. As the brain is the seat of that invisible thing called “mind”, I did a search on that term and was overwhelmed – 167 references to “mind” in the New American Standard version of the Bible. Most of the references have to do with “keep/set your mind”, “on your mind” and “call to mind”.

A bit more research brought me this interesting tidbit. In English, “mind” is morally neutral. In Old and New Testament times, “mind” has a profound moral context. There is an “evil” mind (eight references to “mind” and “evil”, including Colossians 1:21 and Exodus 10:10). There is also a “renewed mind” (Romans 12:3) and the “mind of Christ” (which we have in I Corinthians 2:16). So there’s a clear dichotomy of mind in the Bible. We are even exhorted to love the Lord with all our heart and mind (Luke 10:27).

 But it doesn’t say anything about whether Jesus could or would love the mind and/or brain of Abby Normal. I must rely therefore on circumstantial evidence.

In the incident in which Jesus is called upon to heal a demoniac, He does so despite the fact that his followers were unable to make any inroad whatsoever. In the denouement, Jesus and the former demoniac have taken tea together and the Bible clearly says that he was “sitting down at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind”. (Luke 18:35)

While this is hardly conclusive evidence and I will have to wait until I get to Heaven and am able to examine the “many other things that Jesus did” that are unrecorded here (John 21:25); I can say with confidence that even if Jesus doesn’t “love” the disembodied brain, he is certainly willing to take tea with it.

Jesus loves us ALL, no matter what our current state of existence!

Your thoughts?

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