Time Travel is Biblical

Matt Smith, The BBC Dr. Who website.

Of all fantasy, time travel holds a special place in my heart. Sometimes I even dream about it. I used to dream about mermaids and flying–so I think I’m growing up.

There aren’t enough Christian time travel books in my opinion. Randy Ingermanson has a series I enjoyed called The City of God Series, he also talks about time travel on his website here.

We watch the Dr. Who series as a family–meaning we only watch it together so we have to do it on a night when everyone is home and finished with homework. Because of a friend who owns all the DVDs we’ve been able to see the latest episodes.

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One of the reasons Dr. Who has been the longest running science fiction television show is that The Doctor regenerates into a new form every so often. We’ve had three doctors so far. We were reluctant to love Matt Smith as much as David Tennant–but we felt the same way about Christopher Eccleston at first, so I guess we just need to weather the regenerations with patience.

Dr. Who may not be biblical…but while reading Revelation with my youngest each morning, we have decided that time travel is.

See if we’re wrong. One day when the world is hiding in the rocks from fiery hail and all of humanity unites against God–even though three seals of plagues have wiped a third of the population, we’ll look over and see John recording the whole event…for the first time!

“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually—from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint—it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly… timey-wimey… stuff.” 
— The Doctor, Episode: “Blink” 



Don’t you think we should be reading/writing/publishing less books about the “prairies of the past” and more about creatures from the future with teeth like lion’s? You know, since it’s Biblical.

If you have a time travel book suggestion–please post it in the comments.

9 thoughts on “Time Travel is Biblical

  1. Tim Bunch says:

    >There may be a difference between visions and time travel, but it may be more similar than we think. We already know that teleportation is possible.

  2. Kristen Y. says:

    Teleportation is possible? Why am always the last know this stuff? I must google. Way cool, everyone!

  3. I like the way you think!
    I always took Revelation to mean that John was simply having a vision of the future, but what if God actually transported him through time. That is a seriously cool thought.

    There is a novella named Nine Seconds (http://www.amazon.com/Nine-Seconds-Scott-McElhaney-ebook/dp/B006ODF4DU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=8-1) in which God sends someone into the past in response to a prayer. Not a bad read.

    One of my favourite books as a teenager was Twice Upion a Time by Dennis Van Wey (http://www.amazon.com/Twice-upon-Time-Dennis-Van/dp/0891077421/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=8-1) sadly out of print now.

    I think I definitely need to write a time-travel story at some point.

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