Cautions: brief immodesty, and brief mild slang
Time Changer is part comedy, part commentary, as the Christian author and seminary professor Russell Carlisle is sent forward in time—to modern America. His misadventures adjusting to twenty-first century customs and technology bring a light humor to the more serious message of the dangers of teaching morality—even biblical morality—apart from Jesus Christ.
2002 | Rich Christiano | 95 min Watch Trailer
A teenage girl with a somewhat bared midriff is seen, although her immodesty is not emphasized. An immodest garment is shown, in part, on a mannequin to make a point about immodesty without displaying it on a real woman.
Brief Mild Slang
The Christian characters in the movie make a number of comments about Christ’s return from a dispensationalist premillennialist perspective, including statements like “Jesus is coming back soon to set up his earthly kingdom,” and “the coming of the Lord is imminent.” There are references to “the last days,” “a sign of the times,” and the rapture, from an implied dispensational premil perspective. The characters’ eschatological views are not a strong focus of the movie, and will probably not offend Christians with other views.
A very positively-portrayed character tries to use the time machine to determine when the “end” will be. The machine will not let him travel beyond a certain (though to the viewer unspecified) date in the twenty-first century, implying that Christ’s return has taken place before that time. The movie ends before he can determine the exact date.
A Christian side character, somewhat positively-portrayed, is a teacher in a public school, and goes along with the United States’ school system’s requirement to avoid even referencing God, though the policy is shown as oppressive.
A positively-portrayed side character in the twenty-first century says that “people are beginning to rely on their own goodness for salvation,” implying that this is a new development, rather than a tendency people have in every age.
A couple of side characters are married women working outside the home. One woman says that her work is a ministry for her, and the main character agrees with the other woman that for her to lose her job would be “disastrous”.
The main character tells a young person that strong alcoholic drinks should be forbidden.
The main character, while sympathizing with a man who is working on Sunday, states his belief that the sabbath should be a day of rest with family.
A couple of women, not necessarily completely positively-portrayed, tell the main character not to mind their husbands.