By Gary Stearman
Here is the entire foreword to Gary’s book written by Tom Horn. It’s almost as exciting as reading the book!
“Though for nearly twenty years I had read, quoted, and steadily grown in my appreciation of the consistently thorough research and proper application of theology by biblical scholar Gary Stearman, it was not until 2007, following an invitation to be on the syndicated television show, Prophecy in the News, that I met him face to face. Since then, our friendship has grown and I have come to believe Stearman is one of, if not the, timeliest, most important writers in Christianity today. This is not a bold statement, as you will learn in Time Travelers of the Bible: How Hebrew Prophets Shattered the Barriers of Time-Space.
This work is simply unparalleled in modern times—a revolutionary and instant classic providing clear answers to age-old conundrums presented throughout history by prophets and sages, philosophers and physicists regarding “time” (the fourth dimension after length, width, and height) and “reality” as we perceive it. At first, you may ask yourself what this subject and specifically “time travel” has to do with understanding theology or prophecy? Besides perhaps offering a framework for discussing certain theological issues like predestination or God’s foreknowledge, what practical application would such edgy inquiries serve anyway? Traveling backward or forward in time is simply mental gymnastics for physicists, philosophers, and novelists. The stuff of science fiction better left to H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine, or modern films such as Back to the Future.
Truth is, by the time you reach the end of this book, you will wonder how you ever thoroughly understood any of the most pertinent aspects of the Lord’s gospel or the timeline of biblical history, including our prophetic future, without the exposés in the following pages. Yet while the theological, philosophical, interdisciplinary, and cross-disciplinary investigation in Time Travelers is astonishing in scope, it is Stearman’s ability to parse these complex issues regarding spatio-temporal existence (that which subsists in both space and time) down into common language that the average person will find easy to understand and seamless in narrative. Equal or perhaps superior in value, once the multifaceted implications in this book are grasped, a series of “wow” moments lead the reader through the labyrinths of life’s most challenging questions to meaningfully significant answers. In fact, I venture to say that, after reading this book, you will never think of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ quite the same way again. If you are a Christian, your faith and confidence in the Creator and His plan for your life will skyrocket to new heights. If you are a non-believer, you may find yourself wanting to become one.
Interestingly, the world’s most respected professors in physics and mathematics are fascinated today as much or more than theologians with finding the very answers Stearman provides: What is the substance of reality? Do we live in a multidimensional universe? Is there a unified theory of everything? Is time travel possible? Stearman’s extraordinarily lucid exploration of these and numerous other daring questions provides spiritual-empirical evidence, concluding in the fact that numerous dimensions exist wherein dynamic and invisible agencies operate. This is something Rod Serling may have cleverly imagined in the 1950s, when he so famously said in the introduction to the American television series The Twilight Zone: “There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the Time Travelers of the Bible summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension we call ‘The Twilight Zone.’”
As you journey with Stearman through a cosmological window past general relativity and quantum mechanics to a world of membranes in subatomic space, eleven-dimensional superstrings, parallel universes, mathematical super-symmetry, and finally, time travel, you will learn that a place “as timeless as infinity between light and shadow” really does exist, and that certain travelers actually ventured into this great beyond only to return to offer glimpses of what they discovered about the past, present, and future, as well as relativity of these dimensions to what the Bible calls “hades,” “heaven,” and “eternity.” These voyagers were willed to this other-dimensional plane by the Master of Time Himself, the God of biblical prophecy, for very important reasons germane to your existence. For within these hyper-realities there rages a millennia-old battle boiling toward a finish line. Time as we know it spans the ages of this spiritual war, which itself is counting down toward an epic end. At a near future date, the hands on this cosmic clock will simply stop ticking and our familiar time-space universe will come to a conclusion. Central to this relative moment, Stearman vividly evokes important aspects of not only this limited continuum perceived as “time” and its relationship to our three dimensions, but that of “angels and demons” and their connection with “time” as well as ultimately the Creator Himself, as God’s association with so-called natural and supernatural laws unfold. With that, what we discover in this spectacular and groundbreaking new book is not just a key, but the key to understanding the elusive scientific and supernatural wisdom surrounding a Grand Universal Theory of Everything that just happens to be located at a pivotal “center of the symmetry of time” at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. You will be astonished at what an understatement I just made.