Time Changer (2002) Script

2 00:01:55,150 --> 00:01:59,105 Thomas. Henry. Time to come in.


Roger!

Hold on there, young man.

Let me go, let me go! Settle down. I'm not wishing you any harm.

Let me go home! Where are you going with those marbles?

I wanted to play with them.

The marbles do not belong to you. But I need something to play with.

Young man, it is wrong to steal items from other people.

But I like marbles.

I'm sure the children would be happy to share the marbles with you.

Please return the marbles, young man.

And you should apologize to Mrs. Matthews and the children for this unjust act.

Roger!

Norris, are you feeling all right?

Oh, Abby...

Yes. I'm fine. Just dozed off.

I thought you were going to sleep the whole afternoon away.

Oh my dear, what time is it?

As you all know, Dr. Carlisle has authored a manuscript entitled: “The Changing Times”.

His publisher has requested a statement by the seminary for the back cover of the book.

Which they feel will aid in the book's credibility.

And sales. Yes. That too I suspect.

We have, as you all well know a strict policy.

Any such endorsements by the board be unanimous.

I regret to say that Dr. Anderson is still recovering and will not be able to be with us.

Unfortunately he's informed me that as of two days ago, he's yet been unable to read it.

Consequently his vote will be excused.

He did express deep disappointment, and ensured me that he would read it as soon as possible.

Is Norris' health improving? Yes. His doctor says happily so.

He should be back teaching, perhaps within the week.

Did they ever find out what was wrong with the poor fellow?

Not excactly, no.

Seems to have contracted some sort of infection that caused him to become delirious and weak.

I've missed Norris.

He's certainly the most interesting professor to speak with amongst my peers.

Thank you.

I suggest we all take a moment to express our opinion of the manuscript, to Dr. Carlisle.

You have great courage, Carlisle.

Well, if Daniel can face the lions I'm prepared to face this group.

Dr. Henry.

Insightful, Russel. Excellent reading. You have my endorsement.

Very kind of you, Dr. Henry.

Dr. Wiseman.

Well, despite several misspelled words and much bad grammar, I have no objections.

Thank you, Dr. Wiseman.

The spelling we can correct, but as for the bad grammar I'm afraid that now you're starting to encroach upon my style.

Well, we certainly would not want to encroach.

Dr. Butler.

You have my vote, predicated on my receiving a complementary copy.

I believe we can make those arrangements.

I too, Russel, found your work to be highly thought provoking.

Excellent scholarship. You're to be congratulated.

I'm sorry to interrupt your meeting, gentlemen.

Norris? What a surprise.

Are you certain you're well enough to be here?

Oh yes. And thank you for your concern, sir.

I came because I wanted to speak with Russell about his manuscript.

Yes. We were just discussing it.

We all found it quite stimulating, and certainly helpful to whoever might read it.

Russell's work shows great attention to detail, and an impressive amount of research.

But I would like to speak with him privately, pertaining to one matter, sir.

You have difficulty with something, doctor?

There's just this one matter I like to clear up, sir.

What do you not agree with, Norris?

Russell, please. I would like you and I to discuss this privately first.

Let us discuss it now. We have no secrets here.

Yes, Norris. I should like to hear your thoughts.

I appreciate your interest, gentlemen.

But I do not think this is the proper place for an open discussion.

No worry, Norris. I give you my permission.

Russell, please. I GIVE you my permission.

If you wish.

One of the themes in Dr. Carlisle's book...

... is the encouragement to proclaim the moral standard, taught by Jesus to all people.

And what is wrong with this premise?

And I'm quoting from page 67:

“Even if it is apart from His name and if people are rejecting the authority of Jesus Christ in their lives,”

“we must still teach the ways of Christ for the better interest of society.”

“The Lord's teachings are best for all.” The Lord's teachings ARE best for all.

You cannot be disagreeing with this statement, Norris?

No. What Dr. Carlisle is implying is that we can put forth the standards of Christ apart from His name.

And I think this is deadly.

Are you saying that it would be wrong to simply tell a boy not to steal?

If this is all the information we give the boy, yes, I believe it would be.

Come now, Norris.

Without the authority of Christ, mankind is merely left to compare ideas.

And morality becomes a matter of opinion.

One person says it is wrong to steal. The next person says it is not.

No standard is set.

We need to tell this boy, the Lord Jesus Christ said not to steal.

I agree this is best.

But we can not always mention the name of Jesus. It may not be received.

Especially by those already offended by the church, or brought up in another religion.

But Jesus is the authority behind His commands, and people need to understand this fact.

If we remove His authority, then we have no basis on which to command.

We understand what you're saying. But do you think you might've taken this to an extreme?

It is quoting a source without giving credit to the person who said it.

When we quote Shakespeare we always say: “Shakespeare said this.” It should be the same with the Scripture.

Observe the Old Testament as our example.

How often do we read where the prophet first say: “Thus sayeth the Lord” before they speak?

If these moral standards are taught universally it would greatly benefit social behaviour.

Gentlemen, please hear me.

Satan is not against good moral.

He is opposed to Jesus Christ.

A man can have good morals his entire life, yet you and I know he will go to hell when he dies.

It is Jesus Christ that everyone needs and the devil knows this more than all of us.

Dr. Anderson!

Satans goal is to remove the name of Christ from His commands.

And when we do this, people are deceived into thinking if they live a good life they will receive God's approval and attain Heaven.

I think we can use morals to attract people to the Lord.

Yes.

But the ultimate issue when Christianity is the authority of Christ, and the devil is attacking this authority by convincing us to teach morals alone.

Look at our families. They are weakening.

Records are showing that over five percent of marriages end in divorce.

And now young people are becoming more disrespectful.

Now, I believe that this is a direct result of eliminating the authority of Jesus Christ from His commands.

Norris.

In the case of telling this boy not to steal.

If I cannot tell him that this command is from the Lord, I would rather say nothing and let him steal.

And then perhaps someday he will sense his need for the Saviour.

You cannot possibly have derived all of this from one statement, Norris.

See where the statement leads, Russell.

I think you're taking it down your own path just nicely, sir!

Gentlemen!

Dr. Anderson, Dr. Carlisle...

I strongly encourage you both to meet privately to resolve your differences.

And I pray you will allow the Lord to be your mediator.

When you're in agreement we will all reconvene. Until then let us commit this matter to prayer.

This meeting is adjourned.

May I have a word with you?

You've already had quite a few.

Remember, Russell, I wanted to speak privately with you.

Yes you did. Looks as though you'll have your wish.

I would like you to come to my home tonight.

No thank you, Norris.

There is something I must show you.

And what might this be?

Your official written critique of my manuscript?

No, nothing like that.

Something you must see to believe.

I'm surprised you will not endorse the book.

Actually to be more accurate, I am shocked!

Russell, I did say it was well researched, but..

But to tell a boy not to steal is wrong, if apart from the name of the Lord?

There must be a connection between the Lord and His teachings. We can never seperate the two.

I have invited you to my home to explain why I am saying this.

The others, including the dean have endorsed the book.

Do you see yourself better than these fine men?

Now come now, russell! Why would you say such a thing?

And why must we discuss it at your home?

Why not discuss the matter here and now? No, this is not the place.

You must come to my home.

I will look for you this evening.

And if I shall not?

You must.

This endorsement will not only be helpful for your book, but also beneficial to the seminary, which needs continued exposure for the work being accomplished here.

Yes I believe Norris will change his mind.

I would not give up so easily.

I encourage you to speak with Norris again, or talk to the dean to see if an exception can be made.

Dean?

I would not wish to alienate anyone on the faculty staff, nor infringe upon our friendship with Norris.

This is nothing personal against our good friend.

I just see this as a matter of standing up for something, which you believe is important.

Norris will understand.

Perhaps.

Why would Norris wish to cause me this pain?

Norris is a wise and kind man, he would never do anything to hurt you.

For some reason though he's trying to keep the seminary from endorsing the book.

You should go and speak with him.

You do remember he'd taken ill? The doctor said he'd become delirious.

Russel, please. Go and speak with him. You will feel better.

Yes.. I believe his illness could be affecting his judgement.


The endorsement will also be beneficial to the seminary, which needs continued exposure for the work being accomplished here.

This is my most diligent effort.

And an excellent effort it is.

As I have said, I think it is extremely well written.

And the others did also. If I may humbly say.

But I'm not understanding Dr. Anderson. He has always supported my work in the past.

Have you had the opportunity yet to meet with him to resolve this matter?

I spoke with him briefly yesterday in my classroom.

And?

He's asked for another meeting at his home.

And?

I do not foresee us coming to an agreement, sir.

I see.

Sir, I would like to ask for an exception to the unanimity rule by the board.

An exception? Yes. So I may receive the endorsement.

Doktor, I cannot change the policy.

Such endorsement must be unanimous.

But it does seem a shame that because of one the work remains unpublished.

The work will not remain unpublished.

You may not receive the endorsement of the seminary, but it will not remain unpublished.

Sir, we both know it would greatly aid the work circulation.

And I would not wish to publish a book without the endorsement of my peers.

I appreciate your feelings.

Sir!

Perhaps Norris' illness is still affecting his judgement.

Dr. Carlisle!

Well it is possible, sir.

I'm afraid I can help you no further.

You did say so yourself..

Thank you, sir.

Are you certain? Yes. Very certain.

It came to me last evening.

A 75 percent majority vote by the seminary can overrule any policy in place.

If we change the unanimous policy I would be certain to receive the seminary's endorsement.

I'm only pointing out a possibility. Yes. And perhaps a solution.

But how would this action appear to Norris?

I am not intending to breech our friendship with Norris.

But I too in times past have questioned the unanimous policy in my mind.

It seems to me that we are not always going to see eye to eye on every last detail of our works.

And it seems to me that we're not always going to see eye to eye in every last detail of our works.

Now as you know, a 75 percent majority vote by the board can overrule any policy in place.

Therefore I can not personally see why Dr. Andersons disagreement should stand in the way of the seminary's endorsement.

No offense towards our mutual friend.

Are you certain you wish to take this next step?

Yes sir.

And I have counseled with another professor about the entire matter.

And who would this be?

I would rather not say, sir.

Very well.

I'll set up a meeting for the early part of next week.

Thank you, sir.

I would urge you to make one last effort to resolve your differences with Dr. Anderson.

Yes sir. I will speak with him.


You look unhappy.

It appears the board would most likely change the policy.

Yes. But we may be too late.

The publisher is ready to take the book to printing and they're asking for the endorsement.

I may not be able to get the meeting assembled in time to get the statement I desire.

Go and visit with Norris. I'm sure the two of you can work this out.

No, I do not think so.

Russell, you promised the dean.

I'm so glad you came, Russell.

Norris, my publisher is waiting to begin printing.

I'm sure you have a fine barn, but we need to settle our misunderstanding quickly.

No. What I want to tell you as well as show you, must be kept secret.

No one must know. Do I have your word?

You have my word.

No one must know. Yes, of course.

I'm sorry you never met my father, Russell.

He was a Godly man. Very committed to the Lord.

I'm familiar with John Anderson.

His articles on science and the Bible are brilliant work, but I came here..

He was also fascinated with inventing. It was his hobby.

An inventer? Yes.

Seems I've inherited his passion for it myself.

Norris, please..

Before my father went to be with the Lord, he came upon an idea.

A theory. Something incredible.

He completed his project, yet sadly died before he had a chance to test it.

Why are you telling me this?

Russell, the result of my father's work is this.

Beautiful, is it not?

What is this?

Something incredible. Yes. But what is it?

It is a singularity-chrono-displacement device.

I beg your pardon?

It is my father's technical term.

It is a transporter of sorts.

This machine can transport a person..

.. through time.

Transport a person through time? As in time travel?

This is impossible.

No. It is possible, Russell.

My only regret is that my father never experienced time travel himself.

Then how do you know it works?

I tested it. You tested it?

You traveled through time? Yes. I traveled over 100 years into the future.

Over 100 years to the twentieth.. No, the twentyfirst century?

Correct.

You?? This is an absurdity.

It is the truth, Russell.

Norris, time travel is impossible.

I'm afraid that your illness have affected your judgement more than I thought.

My friend, time travel is possible.

What proof can you provide?

I tried to acquire some physical evidence, but.. the machine will not allow me to bring anything back from the future.

And.. why not?

Well I have reasoned that it was because the article would not yet exist.

It would be impossible for me to show you a coin from 1950s before it was even minted.

Of course.

It would not have been minted yet. I see.

This is why I have arranged a journey for you.

A journey? For me?

Yes. Into the future.

Oh come now.

Russell, you must see where the teaching of good morals alone will lead.

You must see for yourself what happens when we remove the authority of Christ out of life.

You've gone way beyond reason here, Norris. This is all nonsense.

Now, you needn't worry about your wife or your classes.

When you leave tomorrow night, you'll return from the future just seconds after you left.

It is impossible to travel through time.

And I shall not listen to these delusions any longer.

Now if you'll excuse me please, Norris.

Russell, you must listen.

It's impossible to travel through time. But it IS possible.

Good evening, Norris. Russell, please.

Good evening.

You must see for yourself what happens in the future.

And remember, scientific findings do not make the statements in the Bible true.

Scripture is always true, and never needs verification.

Scientific support of the Scripture only means that the science is true.

Cause we know that the Scripture already is.

My advice to any scientist would be to make sure that his findings coincide with God's Word.

This is, if he wants to be a good scientist.

Tomorrow we shall speak on Jesus' view on Scripture out of Matthew chapter 4.

Class dismissed.

Good day, Dr. Carlisle. Amen.

Hello, doctor. Hello.

Norris, what brings you here?

You should be home resting.

I wanted to make sure you were coming by my home tonight.

Everything is set.

You leave at eight o'clock. Eight o'clock?

Yes. For your journey.

My journey?

Why do you persist?

You had me up half the night thinking on this absurdity.

Russell, you still do not believe me. Do you honestly expect me to?

I expect you to explore the possibility.

What possibility? It is impossible to travel through time.

And I will not be a part of any jest.

Russell, we can not continue our disagreement forever.

And you can not continue this notion of time travel.

Your journey will resolve all our differences.

Russell, I am urging you. Come to my home tonight, at eight o'clock.

I will not be coming.

You must.

Eight o'clock.

Gentlemen.

Thank you.

Dr. Carlisle.

I have just spoken with the other professors about the unanimous policy, and they too are in agreement with us that it should be changed.

Thank you, but we may be too late.

I've received a telegram from the publisher, requesting the endorsement immediately, as the book is ready to be taken to press.

However, I heard from the dean we may not be able to assemble a meeting for almost two weeks as one of the board members is away from the city.

I'm sorry to hear this. Yes, this is a problem.

Perhaps you could ask them to delay the printing until the meeting is assembled?

Perhaps. I could try.

At any rate, you must try to speak with Norris again.

I'm afraid our friend Norris is not well.

And this will not end in my favor.

You must try, Russell. This may be your only remaining option.

I will speak with you later.

And you can not continue this notion of time travel.

Your journey will resolve all our differences.

Russell, I am urging you. Come to my home tonight, at eight o'clock.

I have arranged your journey so that you'll be arriving on a Saturday at noon, and returning the following Wednesday evening at nine o'clock.

This will give you over four days in the future.

Your entry point will be in a remote alley in the city I made my entry.

You MUST be at that same point on Wednesday by nine o'clock.

Norris, please. I have come to reason with you.

This is a timing mechanism.

When it becomes 9 PM on Wednesday night, it will activate the transporter and bring you back.

This is how I traveled alone.

Dr. Anderson, if you please.

And I would not tell anyone you are from the past.

It will only cause difficulties.

And do not try to look up your own fate. It is not for us to know.

“Not for us to know”?

I insist you stop this nonsense right now and we sit down and settle our differences.

Russell, your journey into the future will settle all our differences.

Here. Take this.

What is this? Coins.

Coins? Yes.

You will need money for food and clothing, and also for an inn in which to stay.

You can exchange those coins for modern currency when you arrive.

You will simply not believe the price of merchandize.

Fortunately for you, these coins are worth a lot of money where you're going.

Is this so?

This is a great opportunity for you, Russell.

You must see with your own eyes where the teaching of morals alone will lead.

Stay right there.

Norris.

In case you're wondering, the machine works by stored rays and energy from the sun.

Bottled up and time released creates an electrical disturbance, and acts as a transporter.

It is much more complex, but we do not have time to discuss it now.

You have a journey to take.

Norris, this silliness has gone far enough.

I wish I could go with you on your journey, but I have yet to calculate a way to transport two travelers simultaneously.

But rest assured, I will keep trying.

I am about to leave. Yes, my friend. You are.

Now, observe.

One more piece of instruction.

While I was in the future I received helpful information from a Christian woman, who works as a librarian at the university library.

Her name is Michelle Bain.

She knows who I am, but not where I am from.

Try to speak with her if you can.

Michelle Bain.


Norris, what is happening?!

Remember: Wednesday night, nine o'clock, in the alley.

Norris!

God bless!


Norris.

Norris?

Norris!

Oh my..


October 21st, two thousand and..

This cannot be.

So, where did you get these old coins?

A collegue gave them to me.

Well, they're beauties. They are?

Yeah, they actually look like they're new.

Leo?

Give me a second here.

I'm afraid we can only give you this much for them, mister...?

Carlisle. Carlisle.

Is this acceptable?

There must be some mistake. This amount?

Well, yes.

Very kind of you, sir!

Ehm.. good!

We'll just get the money for you, and you can be on your way.

Thank you, sir!

And thank you for treating me in such a fair and Christian manner.

Sure.

Here you go, Mr. Carlisle. Right this way. Takk you.

Your key, sir. “Key.” I trust you find these accommodations acceptable?

They're quite nice. Thank you very much.

Keep in mind your television features a satellite hook-up, with over 150 channels for your viewing pleasure.

“Television.” Plus you can receive over 100 radio stations through the TV.

All digital, of course.

“Digital.” And we have an additional terminal here next to the phone if you need to go online.

“Online.” Of course, you can also connect through the TV using this remote.

“Remote.” Are you OK, sir?

Yes. Very well. Thank you.

Well, if there's nothing else I can do for you?

Nothing else whatsoever. You've been most helpful. Thank you.

So, everything is satisfactory?

Most satisfactory. Thank you.

Because if there's anything you need...

Oh I'm so sorry. Thank you so much for your hospitality, sir.

Must've come in on a long trip, huh?

One could say that.

Suffering from a bit of jet lag, I bet?

Enjoy your stay.

“Jet lag.”


Excuse me, sir. What is this device on your head?

This? Yes.

This is a radio, man. Where have you been?

Is someone communicating with you?

Bottom of the eight. Two men on.

“Bottom of the eight?” Yeah, the ball game.

Baseball. What do you need?

Please allow me to introduce myself first. I am Russell Carlisle.

And your name is?

Eddie. Eddie?

Eddie Martinez. Pleasure meeting you Mr. Martinez.

What do you need? Change? Change?

Yeah, for the machines.

No, uhm.. actually I was hoping you could recommend a Bible believing church nearby, where one might attend a service tomorrow morning?

Church, huh?

Yes, to attend a service tomorrow morning.

Here you go. Let your fingers do the walking.

“Let your fingers do the walking?” I'm sorry. I'm not familiar with this.

It's the Yellow Pages, man. Everything you need from A to Z.

Oh my.

May I ask where you attend church? oh.. I.. I ain't got no time for no church.

No time for God's people?

We all need accountability and encouragement from each other.

Hey, Eddie Martinez is a good guy. You ask anybody.

Yes, this is important.

We should all strive to be good people towards our fellow man.

But if one seperates oneself from a local fellowship of believers, it makes it difficult to live for the Lord.

What are you man, some kind of preacher?

No. However, I'm a professor at a Bible seminary.

Perhaps the two of us can attend the service together?

Look, I already told you I ain't got time for no church.

Besides, I gotta work here tomorrow. Tomorrow, on Sunday?

Well it should be a day of rest, where we enjoy fellowship with family, friends and God's people.

Hush, quiet. Bases are loaded. Come on, Gonzales.

Strike him out. “Strike him out?” Yes!

Very nice to meet you as well, Sam.

This is a beautiful sanctuary.

Very different from that which I am accustomed.

Yes, she's a beaut. Only a couple years old.

This your first time here? Yes. Yes it is.

It's a good place. You'll like it here.

We've got plenty of activities to keep us hoppin'.

Activities? There's always something going on.

Like tomorrow night, our Sunday School group is gonna go catch a movie.

A “movie”.

I'm sorry. I'm not familiar with this.

We go almost every Monday night. Half price.

You should come with us. Be a good way to meet people, since you're new and all.

Yes. It's very kind of you to include me.

Thank you. I would like to join your group.

Great. Meet us outside the church entrance about 6:30.

We'll take the church van. A “van”.

Very well, then.

Tuesday night is church visitation. Visitation?

Every Tuesday night we go visit people who are interested in learning more about our church.

Not many people have been showing up, but it's there for those who are dedicated.

I see.

Then, Wednesday night we have supper and prayer service.

Food's not bad.

This week we have a business meeting to talk about the new building project.

And Friday nights I've got church bowling league. so, I keep busy.

Yes, very busy indeed.

Well, thank you. You've been most kind.

No problem. Hope to see you tomorrow.

Yes. I plan to...

... attend.

How do you do?

I'm fine.

My name is Russel Carlisle.

Nice looking Bible you have there.

Thank you, sir. Yes, that's a nice one.

Yes. Yes it is.

So, how has the Lord been speaking to you through His word this week?

Well, have you ever noticed the strenght of the pages in these Bibles?

They are so thin, but they're very difficult to tear.

They really hold up.

Yes. They certainly do.

♫ Holy, Holy, Holy! ♫

♫ Lord God Almighty! ♫

♫ Early in the morning ♫

♫ our song shall rise to thee. ♫ The Word of God is our light, our guide, and our trusted friend.

The Bible says, the Word of God is profitable for teaching, doctrine, correction, and training in righteousness.

You can trust in this book, with your heart, with your mind, and with your soul.


Yes, I believe I would try a “hot dog”.

What do you want on it? Sorry?

Want everything on it?

Is this customary? What's that?

This will be fine, thank you.

How about a soda?

“Soda?” Something to drink.

Tea. Tea?


Young lady!

Young lady!


Young lady.

Young lady.

You've just stolen my hot dog. Why would you do such a thing?

I was just playing around, mister.

I would be happy to purchase one for you if you were hungry and in need of food.

Here, take your “dog”.

This is not a proper thing you have done.

It is important that you respect your elders. Then we'd be kind to one another.

I said I was just playing around. It's no big deal.

Oh, but it is a very important matter.

You do understand that stealing is a sin?

Says who?

The Lord says.


Hi. How may I help you?

Are you the proprietor of this establishment?

The “proprietor”? You mean the owner?

No. He's not here. He's my father.

How may I help you?

I would like to comment on those women garments on display over there.

Well, I don't think they'd look very good on you.

I beg your pardon?

Just kidding. Just a joke, mister.

I know. Your wife would look just great in that outfit over there, and you wanna see if I can work out a special deal?

I think we can work something out.

I'm not wishing to purchase that garment, sir.

I'm not sure how this will be taken by you, but I'm sure this manner of dress arouses sinful passions in the customers as they walk by.

Sinful passions?

Yes, sinful passions are promiscuity, especially in the younger males.

We must be careful as to the example we portray to our young people.

For the goodness of all society.

Sir, I appreciate you voicing your opinion, and I'll be sure to let my father know.

And I want to thank you.

But to be honest, this is the first complaint we've had like this.

Our customers, most of them don't seem to mind this sort of thing.


Hello again.

Hey, preacher man got himself some new threads, huh?

“Threads?” You know, clothes.

Rags, ropa!

Oh, yes.

And I see you still enjoy listening to this device.

Oh, yes I do. Especially when we win, and we won yesterday.

Listen, I wanted to...

Is it Edward?

Huh? No, no, it's just Eddie.

Just like it sounds: Eddie, ready-Eddie, you know?

All right then, Eddie.

I wanted to speak with you again about the importance of attending a local church.

Oh, I go to church. Christmas, Easter.

Yes, but we need to attend church more than two times a year for spiritual growth.

Oh, well, you know...

At least I ain't never been to the slammer.

“Slammer?”

“The big house”. Jail.

Man, I thought my english was bad.

But Eddie, we need consistent Bible study and fellowship, if we are to become mature spiritual men.

Yes! He just hit a double with two men on. We're up 3 to 2.

Eddie, I'm attempting to talk to you¨ about your spiritual life.

Look preacher, I ain't no angel, but I ain't ever cheated or lied, or shot anybody.

Ask people. Eddie Martinez is a good guy.

Yes, these are all important virtues, but it's important that we do more than just not offend each other.

Yeah! We got another run. We're up 4 to 2.

Yeah, you stick around preacher man. You're good luck.

One more piece of instruction.

While I was in the future I received helpful information from a Christian woman, who works as a librarian at the university library.

Her name is Michelle Bain.

She knows who I am, but not where I am from.

Try to speak with her if you can.

Michelle Bain.

How is Mr. Anderson? I haven't seen him in quite some time.

Very well, thank you.

Although, I am curious as to how you met our mutual friend.

He came in here one day, maybe six months ago.

He was doing some research, and I helped him find some reference materials.

We started talking. Very nice man.

He's a Bible professor. But you know that.

Yes, I too am a professor. Norris and I are collegues.

Well, how did his experiment turn out?

Sorry?

His experiment.

He said he was part of a science experiment, and he couldn't tell me where he was from or what he was really doing here.

Yes. The experiment.

I'm afraid Norris is still making his observations, and has not yet made public his findings.

He was very interested in Biblical matters.

I'm a Christian too, and he had a lot of questions about the spiritual state of the times.

So, I tried to fill him in best I could.

Yes, like Norris I too am interested in these matters.

For example, yesterday I attended a worship service, in the large church on Main Street.

I'm familiar with it.

Hopefully you will not find this offensive, but by my observatyion, they seemed to be bored of the whole service.

With praise hymns, hearing of God's Word. Everything.

Although, I did find the teaching to be accurate.

Well, I can understand your concern.

Personally I think this is an extremely critical time for the church, in so far as evaluating our priorities.

Sorry to interrupt, Michelle. You have a call on line 2.

Thanks.

I'm sorry, Mr. Carlisle. I'd love to chat with you more, but I gotta take that call.

Why don't you come back tomorrow, one o'clock. That's when I have lunch. We'll have time.

Thank you. I look forward to it.

Good.

May I ask, who is this?

My secretary?

Thank you.

Have a nice evening, sir.

Pardon me, my good man.

Could you recommend a good place to get a meal.

A meal?

What are you looking for? A burger joint? A “burger..?” Cause there's a good one right up the street there. I eat there all the time.

Yes, I believe I would like to try it.

It's a fifties diner, you know. A real throwback.

"Fifties diner?" You know, from the fifties.

Burger, shakes, fries. That kinda thing.

I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with this.

You've never seen a fifties diner? What's wrong with you?

You've been livin' in the 1890's or something?

As a matter a fact, to be perfectly honest..

Oh, baby, you are fine.

Hey look, I'll be off in about.. How about me and you..

Pardon me, sir!

You should not be talking to her this way. What would your wife say?

What wife? I'm not married anymore.

Anymore? Is she deceased?

“Deceased”? You mean dead?

I wish she was. I wouldn't be paying all this alimony.

We're divorced.

Divorced? Oh, I'm very sorry.

Sorry? I'm happy. Except for the alimony.

She was drivin' me crazy.

People don't understand what I went through with this woman.

I mean, dealing with her mood and her demands every day.

But the Lord hates divorce.

Hey. Don't be dumpin' no guilt trip on me, all right?

One out of two marriages get divorced these days.

It's not like I'm the only one.

Besides, it was her fault. She was drivin' me crazy.

One out of two marriages ends in divorce?

This is 50 percent.


What'll you have?

Good evening, madam.

What'll you have?!

Very well, then. I would like this selection. The number 2, please.

Number 2!

Something to drink?

Something to drink??

Tea?

Tea!

Don't worry, we'll be fine.

I dunno. Are you sure? Yes. I'm sure.

Would you trust me? We're gonna have the best time.

You already missed out last week, and we're really..

Look, you don't know how strict my parents are.

Seriously, what is the worst thing that could happen?

Well, if I come home with alcohol on my breath, my parents will kill me.

So, stay at my house.

Your parents won't say anything to you?

They'll be in bed way before we get home. They'll never know.

Don't worry. It'll be fine.

I don't know, are you sure? Yes. I'm sure.

Would you just trust me. We're gonna have the best time.

Who's gonna get the alcohol? Tommy's older brother.

Young ladies. Excuse me, but I can not help but overhear your conversation.

And I am shocked at what you're saying.

I can not believe you'd want to deceive your parents in this manner.

And who are you, mister?

And you're also speaking of consuming strong alcoholic drink.

Which should be forbidden. Especially for your age.

So, who do you think you are? Like our parents or something?

Certainly not.

But I am someone who has a genuine concern for your welfare.

And I am your elder.

We should always conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity.

Look, I'm sick and tired of people telling me what I can and cannot do.

It's not like we're hurting anyone. So why don't you chill out.

Lets go.

Perhaps you should be the party to “chill out”.

Where's my tea?


Stop the movie!

You must stop this movie!

The man on the screen just blasphemed the name of the Lord!

There must be some mistake!

You must stop this movie. This is an abomination!

Thank you.

Excuse me.

Want a piece? No thanks.

Mr. Carlisle? Are you all right?

I... I still can not comprehend how they could allow a player on the movie screen to blaspheme the name of the Lord.

It's not that big a deal, Carlisle. It's just a movie.

Yes. But to defame the name of the Lord..

It was a moral film. The guy went back to his wife in the end.

Yes, but to speak so blatantly against the name of Jesus.

Look, buddy. There's a lot worse movies we could've gone to see.

Then perhaps it is better not to attend at all if this is the only selection.

This guy must be one of those legalists who thinks all movies are sinful.

Pardon me?

Don't mind our husbands, Mr. Carlisle. They think they're comedians.

Yes. They're only joking.

So, where are you from?

I'm from here originally, although I have been living away for quite some time now.

Where abouts?

A place I do not think you're familiar with.

I will tell you this much. It is in another time zone.

What brings you back here?

Actually, I'm partaking in an experiment.

You're a scientist? No.

I'm a Bible professor by trade.

I teach science and the Bible, and also church history at the Grace Bible Seminary.

Grace Bible Seminary?

Yes. It's located on the corner of Spencer og Downey streets.

Grace Bible Seminary. I'm not familiar with it.

You know, Ann teaches science and chemistry at the high school.

Yes. I'd love to have you come talk to my class.

Oh, thank you. But I prefer not.

Oh, you must. The students would really enjoy it.

I'm only here for a few more days, and I have no means of travel.

I'll be glad to pick you up.

And we can hear more about your experiment.

I best not.

The kids would love it.

Yeah. It'd be great for them to have somebody who's really in the field.

I'm not really in that field.

There's something strange about that guy.

What do you mean?

That seminary he just talked about over at Spencer og Downey?

There's no seminary there. It's an industrial park.

Yeah, that's right.

Why would he say that? I don't know.

Like to find out what his little experiment is, though.

Why don't you run him through the computer tomorrow down at the station?

Sse what you find out. Just for fun.


Tom Sharp.

Hey, I think I found something interesting on our new friend.

Oh, really?

I checked out that Grace Bible Seminary where he said he worked.

Oh, yeah. The one located in the middle of the industrial park?

Well, it seems there used to be one in that exact location.

It moved across the state in '51, and there was a Russell Carlisle once employed there as a professor.

No kiddin'?

There is one catch, though.

This Russell Carlisle's been dead since '36.

1936? 1936.

Well, it can't be the same guy.

This isn't making any sense. I know, it isn't.

What time is your wife picking up Carlisle to go to school today?

Around 10:30, I think.

Pick me up at 10:20.

Can you tell us a little more about the experiment you're working on?

Well, not as of yet. For I am still making observations.

Scientists are supposed to observe everything they can first.

Then record their observations, og then make public their findings.

You need some help, man? I'd be glad to skip school.

Not at present, but thank you kindly for your offer.

May I ask if you're familiar with the works of John Anderson?

John Anderson... I don't believe I've heard of him.

He lived in the late 1800s. Brilliant mind.

Published some valuable information on the art of science and experimentation.

We'll have to locate his material.

Yes, please do.

His discoveries are fascinating.

The best part about Mr. Anderson's work, is how he relates everything to the Bible.

Remember students, if any scientific record contradicts the Scriptures, it is the scientific finding that is in error. The Scriptures are never wrong.

Mr. Carlisle.

God's holy Word is so trustworthy, it is amazing how it has recorded scientific fact hundreds of years before science ever discovered them, And has proven accurate 100 percent every time.

Mr. Carlisle.

The holy Scripture is always your most reliable science book.

Mr. Carlisle!

Yes?

Mr. Carlisle, this is a public school. You can't talk about religion in class.

I was not talking about religion. I merely mentioned the accuracy of the Bible.

This school has rules.

No religious views expressed to the students.

No religion talked to the students?

No. Do you want me to lose my job?

Lose your job? Of course not.

That would be disasterous.

Well, OK then.

I'm sorry this has to end this way.

I'll just tell the students you had to leave.

Thank you for coming.

This guy travel light.

Nothing in here either.

There's nothing in the drawers.

Hey, Rex. Take a look at this.

What? The Bible?

His note.

"Given to Russell in honor of his highschool graduation."

"Love, mother & father"

"June 23, 1865"

1865?

And I simply mentioned the Bible. I ment no harm by it.

And the teacher informed me that she could lose her job over the matter.

Well, our nation is no longer built on the Biblical principles, set forth by our forefathers.

We haven't been able to study the Bible in public school for years.

We've lost prayer in school since the supreme court's decision in 1962.

Children not allowed to pray in school? How unthinkable.

Well, we're part of a society that for the most part lives without Christ and His Word.

Oh my.

And what's worse:

People are beginning to rely on their own goodness to achieve salvation.

As if they could earn their way to Heaven, when it's a free gift from God, through Christ.

It's just a sign of the times.

This is wrong.

Last evening something very shocking occurred.

I attended a movie with a group from the church.

And the person up on the screen blasphemed the name of the Lord.

Unfortunately, that happens all the time.

Oh, I know, because I used to be in the film industry.

As a player up there on the screen?

As an actor? No, no.

No, I was a booking agent for a theater chain.

I was making all kinds of money. The whole package.

But I was miserable inside. Empty.

And then one day an old girlfriend of mine came by the office.

And we were talking. And I told her how I felt.

And she told me that she felt the same way, before she became a Christian.

That she accepted Christ in her life and committed to follow Him.

She was so happy!

She also said that her life had real meaning now that she had Christ at the center of it.

There was something about her. Something I wanted.

The peace. The joy.

So, I started reading the Bible again.

I could remember some of the Bible stories from when I was a kid in Sunday school.

And I always believed in God.

But I didn't have a clue who Jesus Christ was.

Nor that He had died for my sins.

It's a...

It's a good thing God is patient.

I finally asked Jesus into my heart, and I've never looked back.

And then I met a Godly man, and married him.

And came to work at this library 18 years ago.

My husband and I never could have our own children.

But this work here has been a real ministry for me.

It's given me so many opportunities to talk to people about Christ.

Bravo, Mrs. Bane.

Well, I say all of that because, when it comes to the film industry, I've been there and I know how powerful and influential it is to society.

I believe that secular entertainment is one of the biggest tools Satan uses, to mislead people.

He desensitizes us through it.

Murder, violence, sexual immorality.

You name it.

Sin has slowly, but surely become acceptable to us, because we see it all the time, so it's no longer shocking to us.

But why were these things ever allowed?

Well, frankly I think that Satan is smarter than we give him credit for. and he's very deceptive.

When the movie industry started back in the 30s, it was moralistic for the most part.

There was a censor board that regulated what could and could not be shown on the screen.

And movie makers were very careful about what they were portraying.

And that's when the people didn't realize that the devil won his greatest victory.

His greatest victory? How so?

Because he got the name and the person of Jesus Christ out of the movies.

I mean, the morals were there for a while, but the Lord Himself was not.

And as people became more liberated with their views, there seemed to be less and less conviction.

Because there was no absolute authority.

And that is why people can curse the name of the Lord and they don't even think about it.

But how can these movie makers so mock the Lord?

Do they not understand that He is the One Who created them and gives them their every breath?

Mr. Carlisle, it says in the Bible that:

“The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.” If people don't hold reverence for the Lord. What can we expect?


Exuse me, sir. Is this where we meet for the visitations?

This is the place.

Where we speak with people interested in knowing more about the church and our Lord?

That's right. This is it. Excuse me.

OK, people. We're about to get started. We have several names here tonight.

Excuse me. These are the volunteers?

Yeah. Actually this is a pretty good turn up.

You're welcome to join us. Thank you.

OK, people. We have several names, so lets pass them around and see if there's anybody you know.

Where is everyone?

This is Tom.

You're working late. No later than you.

Yeah, but I get overtime. I hear you. What's up?

I don't know. Carlisle published some religious books the seminary endorsed.

Called: “Science and the Bible”, “Interpretation of Scripture”, “The Changing Times”, a couple of others.

There's also an article that talked about some of his collegues from the seminary.

Dr. Wiseman, Dr. Anderson, Dr. Henry..

Wait, wait. A Dr. Anderson? Yeah. Dr. Norris Anderson.

My wife told me Carlisle asked her if she'd ever read the writings of a guy named Anderson, published in the late 1800s.

You know what it's beginning to look like?

I think this guy might've taken on the identity of this professor Carlisle.

Yeah, but what's his agenda, Rex?

I mean, why's he only here for a couple more days and where is he going?

I don't know.

I could pull him in for some questioning. No...

You know what? I just came up with something.

OK, it says in this visitation card that this family is real interested in joining the church.

So, this one should be easy. Just let me do all the talkin'.

Shall we pray first before we enter?

No, no need to. I mean, we already prayed back at the church, right?

And the church has lots of sports programs. Physical activites, keep you in shape.

You know what they say: “The body is the temple of the Lord.” Right.

We have church volleyball teams, basketball teams, and softball.

Some of the guys want to start a church golf league in the summer.

Oh, Jerry, you'd like that.

He loves to golf. Oh, there you go.

And we have great programs for the kids.

Twice a year. Big trips, like the Six Flags, Major League ball games.

I'm sorry. Excuse me. William!

William, please turn the television down, right now!

Thank you.

Sorry.

Like I said, we've got great programs for the kids.

Twice a year we have big trips like the Six Flags, Major League ball games.

Two years ago, our high school group went to Disney World.

William! I said NOW!

Sorry.

Now, on Wednesday nights while the adults meet in the worship center, we have the kids get together. Sort of like a kids club.

You know, they play games, they sing songs.

There's lots of snacks and refreshments for them.

With kids their own age. Their own age group.

That's great. My son would love that. He likes to play games.

Hello, William. Hey.

I really felt special.

Oh my.

Oh my, my, my.. What is this couple doing?

Hey, what are you doing, mister?

I cannot fathom that this young married couple would kiss in front of a child.

What is becoming of them?

They're not married. They're just actors in the show.

Not married?

Come on, mister. Get out of the way.

Everything all right, Carlisle?


Lord.

Forgive me.

I was wrong.

I was wrong.

Sorry I'm late. What's up?

I just ran into Carlisle.

Just now? About an hour ago down town.

Really?

I trailed him for a while. He never saw me.

OK. Did you see anything unusual? No. Not really.

He just went in and out of a bunch of stores.

Did he buy anything?

Yeah. Bought a book at a Christian book store, but I didn't get a good look at it.

Did you see him talk to anybody? Approach anybody?

No. Nobody in particular.

I tell you what, though. This guy acts like he's never seen anything before.

He takes the longest time looking at the simplest things.

I can't figure out what he's up to.

Did you set it up with pastor Burton?

Yes. He will be speaking at the service tonight.

Good. Maybe we'll get some more insight to what's going on.

You know what? I think it's time we had a little talk with Dr. Carlisle before the service.

Hello again. I'm here to see mrs. Bain.

I'm sorry, mr. Carlisle.

She unexpectedly had to go to the state office this morning.

In fact, she won't be back until Friday.

I see.

But she wanted me to tell you that...

She enjoyed meeting you, and to give her best to Norris, and to have a safe journey.

And then she has in brackets: “Wherever that may be.” She said you would understand. Yes, I do.

Please give mrs. Bain my kindest regards, and tell her I enjoyed meeting with her as well.

And that it has been most educational. She will know what I mean.

I'll tell her. Thank you. Good day.

“Learn about the past”, what is this?

It's our microfiche computer program.

Micro... fish?

Microfiche.

It's a specially programmed computer, where we've scanned in all the old newspaper articles in this city's history.

It's a great way for people to discover the past.

Well it certainly would be.

Would it be too much to ask for someone to assist me in its usage, perhaps?

No, not at all. I'll get Greg to help you.

OK, Here it is: Grace Bible Seminary. Is this what you want?

Yes, this is it. All right.

So, you scroll down through the articles like this. This is amazing!

Have you not ever seen one of these before? I mean, it works just like a computer.

Just like a computer. Of course.

So, faculty, click.

Stop! That's dr. Norris Anderson. I know him.

What do you mean you know him? It says right here this guy was born in 1819.

That means he'd be dead.

I mean, I knew of him.

Brilliant Bible scholar, that he is.

Was.

You can search for your names and subjects by typing it in here.

Hit the Return key, and it does the rest for you.

Type in any name? Right.

I think I have it. Thank you so much for your assistance.

All right. Look, you need more help, just ask. I'll be around.

R RUS RU RUSSE RUSS RUSSEL RUSSELL RUSSELL CA RUSSELL C RUSSELL

RUSSELL CARLI RUSSELL CARL RUSSELL CAR

RUSSELL CARLISL RUSSELL CARLIS RUSSELL CARLISLE

No...

It's not for us to know.

Oh, mr. Carlisle. Do you mind if we have a word with you.

How may I asist you, gentlemen?

We found out about that little experiment you're working on.

Is this so?

Rex here does all the background checks for the city police.

Yes. And I did some checking up on you.

May I ask what you gentlemen have against me?

As I firmly believe you truly do not know why I am here.

Well, maybe you could enlighten us?

I'm afraid if I were to enlighten you, you would never believe me.

Oh, come on, Carlisle. Why don't you tell us what the big secret is?

I'm not at liberty to disclose my purpose for being here.

But I assure you it is all together harmless and perfectly legal.

We're gonna find out what's going on. You know that, don't you?

If you'll excuse me, gentlemen.

Hey, Carlisle!

Does the date: “June 23, 1865” mean anything to you?

Or what about the names of: “Dr. Wiseman, dr. Henry, dr. Anderson?” Are those guys friends of yours?

♫ On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; ♫

♫ All other ground is sinking sand, ♫

♫ All other ground is sinking sand, ♫ Would you please be seated.

I want to thank you for coming to our Wednesday night service.

It's great to see all of you.

As you know, we will be voting on some important decisions regarding our building program tonight.

But before we do so, I first would like to introduce a special visitor with us this evening.

This gentlement is a seminary professor, and is visiting us from afar.

So, I ask him to share a few words with us this evening.

Afterwards we will continue with our business at hand.

So, will you please welcome dr. Russell Carlisle.

Thank you, pastor.

And good evening.

I must admit I was very surprised when pastor asked me to speak with you.

I'm not quite sure why I in particular was chosen for the occasion, but I will see this as an opportunity from our Lord to share with you some matters that, have been pressing on my heart.

Friends, I have been away for quite some time.

A very long time.

It would be truthful to say that, I have been living as if in another culture.

A culture much simpler than the one I've been observing here.

This is not to say we do not have problems where I come from. We do.

We know that all people are born with a sinful nature.

And that all of us, like sheep, have gone astray from the Lord our God.

Amen.

However, let me say that the life style I have been observing here these past few days, Has been at the very least, startling.

In the third chapter of Paul's second letter to Timothy, Paul warns us about the last days.

In verses one through five, the Scripture say:

That in the last days, men will be selfish, proud, without natural affection for one another.

Unthankful, unholy.

Lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.

The list goes on.

From what I have seen, the state that this society is now in, reminds me of the days of Noah just prior to entering the ark.

And of Lot, and Sodom and Gomorrah.

Sin appears to be as blatant and open now as it was then.

Surely these must be the last days that Paul is referring to.

And the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, is imminent.

Please do not misunderstand me, friends.

I am not setting myself in a higher moral position than anyone else here tonight.

I too have failed my Lord in many ways.

In fact I feel partly to blame.

In these last few days I have come to realize how wrong I was, in thinking that we could reform society through the teachings of the Lord, without the Lord of the teachings.

The Lord God, Who created all things, appears to have been eliminated from your schools, your government, businesses.

Attacked in the arts and in your entertainment.

And through these amazing inventions of radio, television and the movies, the devil has planted sinful thoughts, ideas and alternatives in the minds of the people.

So much so, that Jesus Christ and what He did, and what He stands for, And who He is...

... has been lost.

My friends, I urge you this evening, as I have personally done this past week, to first reconsider your own relationship with God, through Christ.

Please be abundantly clear that you have truly submitted yourself to Jesus, and received Him into your life as your personal Lord and Saviour.

We know that Jesus will not save any man he cannot command.

And if you're playing a game of pretend with the Lord tonight, if you know deep in your heart you've never truly submitted to him, or if you're unsure of your standing with Christ.

Now is the time to make yourself right with God by calling out to Christ.

Jesus died for our sins, and to save our souls from the eternal suffering that is to come.

One final judgement will come upon mankind.

And all those who do not come under the covering of Christ.

And of the Christians here this evening, let us take this time to renew our purpose and commitment.

To be a people who shall live for Christ, and to tell others of His enduring act of love.

I apologize for speaking so soberly this evening, but these are the things that are in my heart.

And I'm afraid will remain with me for a long, long time.

The truth is that all of us will live forever.

And we will either spend eternity in the presence of our Lord, or in a place of darkness, the Bible calls the lake of fire.

If you have not, please give your life to Jesus Christ right now.

Your eternity will depend on it.

I've said enough.

Pastor?

Well, thank you dr. Carlisle.

I'm sure that we will take what you said to heart.

All right then, as the men prepare to pass out the voting material, why don't we all stand together and sing another hymn.

How about “Amazing Grace”?

♫ Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, ♫

♫ That saved a wretch like me. ♫

♫ I once was lost but now am found, ♫

♫ Was blind, but now I see. ♫


I am leaving you now, Eddie.

OK, preacher. You take care.

I would like to leave this fine suit with you.

That's really nice of you, I don't think it's gonna fit me.

You're a big hombre.

I know, Eddie. I was hoping someone else might have some use for it.

Oh, yeah. Eddie will find somebody who can use it.

I also brought you this.

A Bible, huh? Yes, God's holy Word.

That's all right, preacher.

Hey, would you look at this. It's in Spanish.

Please read it, Eddie.

Yeah, I'll read it.

May I have your word, Eddie?

If Eddie Martinez tell you he's gonna do something, he's gonna do something.

Now, I'm gonna read this.

I believe you, Eddie. May the Lord speak to you.

Yeah, preacher. You're a good egg. Via con Dios.

Eddie, there is something I must tell you.

Jesus is coming back soon to set up His earthly kingdom.

The requirement though, to enter this kingdom, is that we must be absolutely perfect, and without sin.

Well, that leaves me out of that party.

No one is without sin, Eddie. Not one.

All of us face eternal judgement, and seperation from God.

This is why we must receive Jesus Christ into our lives as Lord.

He is the only one Who lived a perfect life, and thus became the substitute for our sins.

For me too?

Yes. For you too.

He rose from the dead, proving He was God.

And He wants to save us from the penalty of our sins, and give us eternal life.

But we must first individually receive Him, Eddie.

This is what it means to believe in Jesus.

Wow.. you know? No one ever quite explained it to me like that before.

God wants us to be reconciled to Himself.

So much so, that He gave His only Son to die for us.

It is all in this book, Eddie.

I pray that you will consider what I'm saying.

Yeah.

Good night, Eddie.

Hey, preacher!

Hey, listen. I gotta confess to you something.

You know earlier when I gave you my word that I was gonna read this book?

Well...

I was lyin'.

But that was before.

Now I give you my word from my heart, that I'm gonna read this book.

God bless you, Eddie.

Génesis.


Come on, Norris. Hurry.

Carlisle!

In a hurry to go somewhere?

Gentlemen, do not come any closer. You must leave here immediately.

There's not much time. Not much time for what?

I'm afraid I'm not allowed to explain.

You must leave immediately.

We've had enough of your little secrets, Carlisle.

I want the truth, and I want it now.

I highly advice you to leave this area at once.

I'm taking you down town for some questioning, unless you're telling us what's going on, right now.

I appreciate your concern, but you must undertsand I have not hurt anyone.

Nor do I intend to. Now please, for your own safety..

We're not leaving, Carlisle.

But there's not much time!

You keep sayin' that. Not much time for WHAT?

For Jesus.

Jesus is coming.

Jesus is coming? Yes, yes.

I believe Jesus is coming, and it's any moment now.

Don't you think you're taking this a little too far?

Look, that's enough, Carlisle. You're coming down town.

No, you see, gentlemen. I'm a messenger sent from the Lord.

A messenger from the Lord? Yes.

And I've been sent to warn you that Jesus is coming.

Look, Carlisle. Don't make us use force.

Gentlemen, as I have said: Jesus is coming.

Look.

It's time!

I think we just missed the rapture.

Norris, you're still here! Oh, thank the Lord!

Yes, my friend. You've only been gone for a few moments.

Norris, the future. Oh my heavens. Where does one begin?

It is incredible! But sin abounds.

The Lord is not feared. Morals have replaced Christ, and with liberal teachings.

The families are in disarray. No authority. No respect.

The world lives without Jesus, while the church seems to be filled with professing Christians who do not follow the Lord they claim to believe.

Yes. It appeared to be this way.

I was wrong in my thinking. Very wrong, Norris!

To seperate the authority of Jesus from His teachings is indeed deadly.

As I have just witnessed the end result.

Yes. It will lead many astray.

I'm so sorry I doubted you, my friend.

It took great courage to do what you did.

And I am forever greatful.

Remember, Russell. I had the advantage. I had already seen the future.

This machine is truly amazing.

We have been given a great privilege.

We must use it for good.

Yes, indeed.

Well...

I have some crucial rewriting to do, sir.

I understand.

Norris?

I believe I was witnessing the last days.

Did you ever see how far this machine would send someone into the future?

I figured traveling into the future over a 100 years, would be about as much changes we could endure.

But to directly answer your question...

No.

No, I have not.

I'm very happy to hear that she is better.

Pleasy excuse my tradiness, gentlemen.

Well, dr. Carlisle.

Nice of you to join us.

Dr. Butler.

Yes, we were beginning to wonder.

Dr. Wiseman.

And my sincerest apologies, dean.

Dr. Carlisle.

I have asked for another meeting as I would like you to please read through the revisions I've made to the manuscript.

I've already informed the publisher that these changes were necessary.

And they look forward to meeting with you at your earliest convenience.

Are these revisions a result of your conversation with dr. Anderson?

This is the result of the Lord opening my eyes a little more to His glorious truth.

Very well, then. We'll all review the changes, and call another meeting.

Thank you, sir.

And good day, gentlemen.

Good day.

Dr. Carlisle, I've noticed you've the title of your book to: “Time Changer”.

Yes, sir.

I believe that times must change.

Or the time as we know it...

... will end.

Good day, gentlemen.

Roger.

Yes?

Please come here for a moment. I have a small gift for you.

A gift for me? Yes. Please come.

Here you are. Your very own marbles to play with.

Thank you, sir!

We should also be properly introduced.

I know your name is Roger, and my name is mr. Carlisle.

Nice to meet you, mr. Carlisle. Pleasure is mine.

There is something else I wanted to say to you, Roger.

Last week when I scolded you about stealing the marbles, I told you that stealing is wrong, and it is.

But I neglected to tell you the person who said that stealing is wrong.

Jesus commands us, not to steal from each other.

Do you know who Jesus is? Not exactly.

No one has ever explained to you about Jesus and what He did?

No, sir.

Well, then. I have some very exciting news for you, Roger.

Jesus is our God. He is the one Who has created us, and gives us life and our every breath.

He came to this earth almost 1900 years ago, for a very specific task.

He wants to enable us to live forever with Him, in Heaven.


Norris?

I believe I was witnessing the last days.

Did you ever see how far this machine would send someone into the future?

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Gentlemen, please hear me.

Satan is not against good moral.

He is opposed to Jesus Christ.

A man can have good morals his entire life, yet you and I know he will go to hell when he dies.

I think we can use morals to attract people to the Lord.

Yes.

But the ultimate issue when Christianity is the authority of Christ, and the devil is attacking this authority by convincing us to teach morals alone.

Look at our families. They are weakening.

Records are showing that over five percent of marriages end in divorce.

And now young people are becoming more disrespectful.

Now, I believe that this is a direct result of eliminating the authority of Jesus Christ from His commands.

Doctor, I cannot change the policy.

Such endorsements must be unanimous.

This is why I have arranged a journey for you.

A journey? For me?

Yes. Into the future.

No time for God's people?

We all need accountability and encouragement from each other.

Hey, Eddie Martinez is a good guy. You ask anybody.

Yes, this is important.

We should all strive to be good people towards our fellow man.

But if one seperates oneself from a local fellowship of believers, it makes it difficult to live for the Lord.

You do understand that stealing is a sin?

Says who?

There was something about her. Something I wanted.

The peace. The joy.

The man on the screen just blasphemed the name of the Lord!

It's not that big a deal, Carlisle. It's just a movie.

I ain't no angel, but I ain't ever cheated or lied, or shot anybody.

Ask people. Eddie Martinez is a good guy.

I'm sick and tired of people telling me what I can and cannot do.

It's not like we're hurting anyone. So why don't you chill out.

This is a public school. You can't talk about religion in class.

No religion talked to the students?

No. Do you want me to lose my job?

In these last few days I have come to realize how wrong I was, in thinking that we could reform society through the teachings of the Lord, without the Lord of the teachings.

It says in the Bible that: “The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.” If people don't hold reverence for the Lord. What can we expect?

Satans goal is to remove the name of Christ from His commands.

And when we do this, people are deceived into thinking if they live a good life they will receive God's approval and attain Heaven.

The truth is that all of us will live forever.

And we will either spend eternity in the presence of our Lord, or in a place of darkness, the Bible calls the lake of fire.

If you have not, please give your life to Jesus Christ right now.

Your eternity will depend on it.