2025 scientists plan to time-travel to Eden to prevent the fall and thus put an end to all evil and disease in the world. But they can only travel 200 years, more or less, at a time. Having gained the needed financial support from wealthy financier, Mark Lewis, the scientists manage to build the first time machine in which three of them take off on their imposing mission.
They visit six different historical time periods, including:: • The California Gold Rush of 1849 • Colonial Philadelphia of 1775 • The Renaissance • Legendary Camelot Each historical time period they visit points in some way to the true answer they are seeking. But they ignore the obvious and go on blindly with their mission. At one point, they are pulled forward unexpectedly to their future where robots serve and are forced to fight in a senseless war (WWIII).
I, was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on June 8, 1943 to a Christian family and accepted Jesus at an early age. In Jr. High School, I became interested in writing and drama. I wrote poems, articles and a few short stories, and plays. In college, I won second prize in a contest with a Biblical short story, which now forms part of my first novel, “Of Such Is The Kingdom, A novel of the Christ and the Roman Empire,” published in 2003.
In 2010, I wrote the sequel, “Of Such Is the Kingdom, Part III,
Power and Persecution, A Novel of the early Church and the Roman Empire.”
I also wrote a Sci-fi novel, “Impossible Journey, A Tale of Times and Truth” and a non-fiction book, “Principles of the Kingdom."
I graduated from Clearwater Christian College in 1970 with a B.A. degree in Bible-Literature, and from Biblical School of Theology in 1974 with a M. Div. Ordained in November, 1974, I served as assistant pastor/Bible teacher in several churches. I also served in a foreign-student ministry, where I met my wife, Berenice Carett from Venezuela.
In 2014 I wrote an American historical novel, called "The Christmas Victory."
I'll keep yu in suspense no longer regarding what happened to Walt. In case you forgot or didn't see the previous excerpt, I start this one before the end of the previous, where walt joins himself to the colonists who had been arguing over Diesm and Christianity, the previous excerpt finds them chasing Walt. Hereis what happened next.
Impossible Journey, A Tale of Times and Truth
Walt takes long strides in order to join himself to the three as quickly as possible. He also begins talking quickly, hoping thus to divert attention away from his strange attire. "Gentlemen, forgive me, but I happened to be going this way, and I couldn’t help but overhear your conversation. What you say is very interesting. It’s certainly good to be optimistic but, have you considered the possibility that there could be problems with the new government as well--I mean, the chance that things won’t always be as great as you are expecting?" "No, of course not!" replies the man who was talking just before Walt. "That’s one thing we all agree on--that with the new constitution and the institution of a Democratic form of government, the future will be wonderful. Why, what could possibly go wrong?" "Well, civil war for one thing," ventures Walt. "Civil war? Are you crazy?--In a country with such a birth of freedom as ours will have? It could never happen!" "But it will happen--and more--riots, looting, crime and world wars" "Hey! Who are you anyway? Where do you come from?" Suddenly Walt is frightened and unsure of himself. "From a long way from here," he answers haltingly. "That’s obvious," observes one man, turning to the others. "Just look at his clothes!" Walt decides that it may be best to tell the truth, even if they won’t believe it. "I come from a long way from here both in space and time -- mainly in time. I come from your future. That’s how I know what’s going to happen." "That’s ridiculous!" "It certainly is! He’s obviously a hired spy sent by the British to beat down our moral while he finds out our secrets." "But, we’ve got him now!” They start to reach for Walt, who breaks into a run. "After him!" "Don’t let him get away!" And the chase is on! ************ Meanwhile, back at the ship, the other two time travelers have managed to complete all the necessary repairs, obtain the water from the brook, and mix the fuel. They are ready for take-off. "I wonder how Walt is doing," muses Kerry. "He’s probably having a good time, seeing the town while we work, th’ rascal!" Just then, Walt’s voice comes over the communicator. "Help! I’m being chased! Get ready to start the engine for a quick getaway!" Walt is still running on the road with his pursuers not far Behind. They almost capture him. But a fleet deer suddenly darts out of the forest and runs right between them and Walt, almost knocking them down. This gives Walt the advantage he needs to outrun them and reach the place where he had emerged from the forest. "O.K.," he calls over the microphone, which he clenches tightly in his right hand, "Start 'er up. I’m coming." The three men start to follow Walt into the forest but are surprised by the sudden burst of light and the noise made by the ship's engines. "What was that?" "I don’t know. Strange indeed! But let's not lose sight of him!" Walt ducks behind the tree which hides the craft and then into the waiting open door. The ship takes off. The three men follow. "Where did he go?" "I saw him go this way." "What happened? How could he just disappear like that?" "Look! Up there in the sky!" "What?" "Don’t you see it? Looks like some kind of strange craft." "You mean that over there?" "Where?" "There--Over there! Well, I’ll be-- it's disappeared too!" "Yes, I think I saw it too, for only a second." "Do you think--? I mean, could he have been telling the truth?" "Or, are we crazy, or what?" "Listen, let's not say a word of this to anyone, eh?" "Of course not! They’d think we were crazy for sure." ************ And, inside the ship: "Wow! That was close!" "What happened?" "They thought I was a British spy." "Oh my goodness!" "Interesting! And what did you learn? Anything interesting?" "Well, before they noticed me, they were arguing about God and the Bible--well, mainly about whether or not God is in control of the universe. One fellow was for Washington and said that God is in control and so we should pray to Him and trust in Him. Another was for Franklin. He said--" "That God created the world and then went off and left it. I remember that from my U.S. history." "Well, that’s pretty much what we believe, I guess, if you really think about it. I mean, if God were really in control, He wouldn't need our help, now would He?" "On the other hand, if He really were in control, there wouldn’t be all of the sickness and evil in the world in the first place. Then He wouldn’t need our help for sure." "Enough philosophy, Fellows! Any guesses as to where we’ll land next?" "You mean ‘When’, don’t you?" "Of course! ‘When’!"