Jerry Maestas might have trouble telling if a person was spiritually dead or not. After all, he drove his car for three days with a passenger, Amy Marquez, who had none of the signs of life. Finally, he drove her to an emergency room where she was pronounced dead. “I don’t know how he didn’t know” (she was dead) said police Lt. Christian Lopez. “There were flies all over.”
--The Week, April 22, 2011 p. 14 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
When a person is alive, usually it is easy to tell. They breathe, they move, they make sounds, they eat, open their eyes, and other things that help you determine they have life.
Are there things a person might do to let you know they have spiritual life? What would those things be? Things that, if a person didn’t do any of them, you would know they were spiritually dead.
Ephesians 2:1 (ESV) (1) And you were dead in the trespasses and sins