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Unread 1st November 2005, 02:33 PM
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Hell House : Plays about Christian Repentance

Dallas’ Pentecostal Trinity Church and the controversial haunted house that it puts on each Halloween called Hell House depicts a gay man dying of AIDS and cursing God for it, a girl who attends a rave and has only herself to blame when she is raped, and a teenage school shooter all being dragged off to hell for their sins, the church hopes to make the 12,000 attendees each year see the light.

One out of five people join the church after the show.

What do you think of this type of evangelism ? Hell House type screenwriting ?
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Unread 1st November 2005, 03:08 PM
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I remember going to a church function like that as a young man called Judgement House. It was the story of two kids, one church going and the other who went out and got drunk. They ended up getting in a crash and everyone dying and then were escorted to thier respective eternal abodes. I thought it was a good way of evangelism simply becuase of the power that drama can have on the human psyche. Instead of simply hearing a preacher they can see it with thier eyes and associate themselves with the people in it.

As for scare-tactic evangelism, my motto on it is "if it works then do it." however, the problem is that it must help create a truly changed life that desires to follow Christ, and not simply someone terrified out of thier mind and hoping to be safe from the terror to come. The reason why is becuase the latter will not last. It needs to "work" not just in boosting temporary church attendance, but in changing lives for Christ.

The other issue is what exactly the play depicts, sin is sin and as followers of Christ we should acknowledge it as such. However, when dealing with the lost world we must be sensitive in how we proceed. Christians can often times exaggerate the problem of activities they themselves do not do (such as go to raves) and connect it to seperate issues (such as rape). Granted, a rave is not the prefect place to go to stay safe, however the blame must still lay on the sexual violator not the violated. Rape is very invasive into the human psyche and must be treated with care. The people in the audience may have been raped (both Christian and non-Christian) and we have to be careful that we are not careless in our handling of a vary personal issue.

As for the gay man it still needs care, just becuase it as well is a very personal issue. To sum it all up, it needs to have the motivation of love and care for the non-converted soul. We can show man his sinful state but only so that we can show him the love of Christ's personal sacrifice; not "This is what happens to bad people and will happen to you if you do these bad things"
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KataGraphe hit all the right issues, and was absolutely right about all of them. I too go to Judgment House every Halloween at our church, and have seen over the past few years that while it is a very powerful ministry, it is also one you have to be particularly careful with. Fire-and-brimstone tactics, they work only to scare you into salvation, but not often do you hear anything relatively good about the heaven that salvation gets you: in Judgment House especially, the balancing of these two elements - showing how bad Hell is and how great Heaven is - has to be taken extreme care of, otherwise it's just blowing a lot of hot air into a bunch of lost people's faces and sending them out the door faster than they got in.

I was always proud of our Judgment House, though, because it did achieve that balance: even though I would walk into "Heaven," recognize every actor in the room playing some angel, saint, or even Jesus Himself, I would always think to myself, "Wow...this is what I'm getting when I die...plus some. Jesus really does love me." THAT is what Judgment House - or Hell House, or Halfway House, or whatever in the world it's called from place to place - should aim for: showing people that Jesus loves us and wants to be with us, and that it's a whole lot nicer than being with the Devil...
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They should do Hell- House for other Christian holidays too
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Agreed.
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How would one go abouts writing a "Hell- House" script ?
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Are you talking about a "Heaven's Gates Hell's Flames" type of deal, or of an actual building you walk through and see different scenes, then at the end you walk through Hell and then Heaven? I've been to both types. I could see writing a script about the first kind, but I think the second kind would be a little hard to write a script for, at least from what I've seen.

I might be really confused too.
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Hey Firerock!!!!! What´s up ? Did you wrap up your movie...
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Hi Crusader!! Alas, no...the movie has been postponed indefinitely...I sent you a message so as not to defer from the OP.
Good to see you though!
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I believe the Hell House genre will catch on more and more as time goes by... Its amazing.
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