Of all the things I look forward to about getting into Heaven – yes I am going to be there and if you’re not sure message me and I will help you – one of the most exciting things for me has got to be the ability to time travel.
This has long been something that man has dreamed of doing. Science fiction books and movies give us a glimpse of what our minds think it might be like – and I don’t think there is one that I don’t like.
From “The Time Machine”, “Dr. Who” and every incantation of Star Trek to – my personal time travel favorite – “Back to the Future” it is obvious that our minds – at almost every level – desire to live in and see other times.
Not always wanting to change our own past or even and major history changing event but rather just to see how people lived or will live.
He’s the thing – I believe that time travel is not only possible and probable but it is supported by scripture.
What? Certainly you did not just read that. Well, yes you did. I just said the Bible supports the idea of time travel.
Hold on, I’ll explain.
I believe that all the things that man has created were thought of first by God. I believe that God gives the ideas to men and we either run with them or not. I also believe that ANYTHING we can imagine ANYTHING we can dream has already been thought of by the Creator of the universe.
So, if we think about time travel, if we dream about being able to see other times other eras why is it hard to believe that it can not only happen but that God has not already perfected it.
I think he has.
Now, I am not going to throw a curve ball at you and say that God made history writers and photographers and their word makes it possible to see the past and therefore – in a sense – we can travel back in time. I mean those thing are there and do allow us to see the past but for time travel to viable for it to be legitimate it MUST go forward as well as back.
Again, I believe the bible supports this.
If you read the last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation, John says he has a “vision” but in this vision he does not just watch them or “see” them take place he participates in the events. In order to participate in them he HAD to be there not just in a vision but physically.
To be there physically means that God plucked him out of our time line and deposited him squarely in a year – time and place – that has not happened. If it has not happened yet then it MUST be in the future.
It has to be. There can be no other explanation.
I think that as Christ followers, we accept the fact that God’s omnipresence – being everywhere and anywhere at once – mandates that He is not only here in 2013 but also congruently in the year 5. HE’s watching what happens to me and Jesus simultaneously.
He lives outside time as we understand it.
His creation, His rules.
I do not believe that we’ll ever be able to travel back or forward in time – this side of Heaven – except in our dreams, books and movies and that’s OK. Because we can take comfort that one day God’s going to open up time as HE understands it and then the fun is really going to begin.
Now please excuse me, I have to go work on my Flux Capacitor.