What Dr. Who Shows Christians

Dr. Who Tardis

It’s cleaner on the inside too.

Proverbs 18:24 (ESV) A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

It’s time to let you know: I’m a huge Doctor Who fan. By no means am I alone in this either. Over the past eight years the revamped Doctor Who has amassed a seriously big fan following  (and many returning fans of the original as well). This article will talk about some life lessons that can be taken from the show, and “content” will not be it’s “primary objective”. I will just say that while there are some major red flags in the show that Christians need to beware of, the show is relatively clean.

If you are hesitant to watch the show, and want to know more about it… feel free to message me or check out some parental reviews here.

Keep reading to find out what Doctor Who teaches us about growing stronger together with our companions…

Side notes:

  • When I say companions I’m referring to friends. If you want to know how to treat your significant other like a princess or knight then you might want to check out this article.
  • The Doctor is a time travelling alien. I’m sure there are many occasions in the show where you could argue that he could possibly represent Jesus. The problem is that while The Doctor is usually a pretty good guy, he does make mistakes. He is not perfect, but our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is. In this article I will be comparing us (regular people) to The Doctor. It’s not a perfect analogy, but just hang in there.
Dalek Exterminate

Beware of things that enjoy screaming “exterminate!”

We are frequently regenerating. 

Whoa! What!? Okay no, we don’t shoot light out of our faces when we are about to die and transform into a new actor. What I mean by “regenerating” is that as human beings we are always changing.  Our character may either be growing or deteriorating, but no matter what we are constantly changing.

I don’t know about you but I’ve changed a lot since I was younger. I’ve made a lot of choices that have effected the way that I looked, felt, and thought. I continue to grow and change, but one thing remains constant.

The most important “regeneration” we ever make on this planet is the permanent one when we decide to accept Jesus. If you want to know more about that decision feel free to message me, comment, or check out our mission!

We need our companions

As much as we sometimes feel like the hero of our story (it is your life after all, right? Not exactly…) beware of  putting yourself before others.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NKJV) says:

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,

for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

and

Matthew 22: 37-40 (KJV) says:

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

This is the first and great commandment.

And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

The doctor always travels with his companions for a reason.  It may seem that he is helping them, but they are helping him too. When we meet people and make friends it causes us to either discover who we are, or change who we are. Find brothers and sisters who will strengthen you. Always stand firm in who you are in Christ, and don’t change that for others. Anytime we try to reach others by lowering our standards to their level, in reality we are just damaging ourselves. Be an example of a strong doctor who never negotiates with the enemy, and is always ready to help a stranger in every episode. It’s likely others may be curious to know more about God because of your unique behavior.

Proverbs 27:17 (KJV) Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Read 1 Thessalonians: 5 for some more cool stuff the Word says about edifying one another. Click here for the King James Version (KJV)

We are here to heal and not destroy

Jesus is our perfect role model. 

John 3:16-18 (NKJV)

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

God’s very existence should be a reminder of love to you. God urges us to love our brothers, our neighbors, and even our enemies.

If a fictional time travelling doctor can do whatever possible to make sure that he resolves problems without hurting his enemies, then we can learn to do the same.

I’ll end this post with a few verses that I highly recommend you check out.

Praying for you,

-Caleb

Read Matthew 5:43-48 in (NKJV) right here!

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Photo source: Tardis, Dalek

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