Truth & Fiction

Unlike modern culture, the Bible doesn't mention zombies, vampires, or time travel. But the Bible does give guidance on reading and writing fantasy and science fiction.

Day One: Fiction
The Bible is the Book of Truth. Several times it exhorts us to speak truth and reject lies. According to the Bible, where does fiction fit in? Is telling a made-up story a lie? Is it sinful to create and distribute something that is untrue?...
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For more, see "Should Christians watch or read magic-based fiction?"

Day Two: Time Travel
The Bible does not directly address the idea of time travel, at least not the type of time travel commonly featured in science fiction. Scripture indicates that each person has an appointed time of death (Hebrews 9:27) and that his days are known by God before they happen...
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For more, see "The Christian and the Doctor"

Day Three: Zombies
A zombie is a modern-day, fictionalized plot device used in various books, films, and television shows. Zombies are imagined creatures that can be described as fully dead corpses which have been "reanimated"; that is, they act as though they are alive while continuing the natural process of decay...
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For more, see "What's the Deal With: Fantasy Genres?"

Day Four: Vampires
The popularity of the teen romance novels in the Twilight series has given rise to a renewed interest in vampires. The vampire is a mythological being who is said to exist by drinking the blood of other people, usually by biting their necks...
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For more, see "What should be the Christian response to vampires?"

Day Five: Ghost Hunting
Ghost hunting is the practice of going to supposedly haunted locations to investigate the presence of spirits. Self-proclaimed ghost hunters are riding a wave of popularity right now, having their own "reality" shows and taking advantage of society's craving for thrills and chills...
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For more, see "What does the Bible say about ghosts / hauntings?"

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Published 7-21-16