Thursday, July 2, 2009
RECONCILING VAMPIRES: God abhors the drinking of blood
That is actually the main underlying theme of the series. The secular world is eating up the vampire lore, but rarely do they touch on the biblical world view when it comes to vampires and their ilk. In THE JUDGING, the reader knows Mark Corescu as a 200-yr old vampire who sucks blood for sustenance. But the deeper meaning, that is not obvious but woven throughout the book with the aid of the God-fearing character Tony Agricola, is that in THE JUDGING, vampirism is a demonic manifestation that transforms the protagonist into the likeness of a vampire. As soon as the vampire realizes that he is outside the will of God, he must choose (like all of us once we realize that we have been duped by the devil) whether to give up his earthly reign as god on earth and choose to be a servant of the Most High God, or remain as he is and be doomed for eternity. The similies and parables abound-- we do not drink blood, but we sin. We build earthly treasures by the heaping moundfuls, but will we choose God over these material things and earthly power? THE JUDGING is entertaining to anyone who loves a vampire yarn, but because it is written by a Believer, it carries an underlying Truth: only God saves. And God's will is done on earth as it is in heaven.