Often, religious groups oppose Halloween, declaring it a day that people embrace the occult or supernatural, rather than God and heaven.
But one Christian church in Houston, Texas has embraced the day as a chance to terrify people into being saved.
The church paints its display as just another haunted house, although it does warn its patrons of violent themes. But once you are inside, instead of the usual ghosts and goblins, customers are subject to a variety of sinful acts ranging from abortion to suicide, and the grisly and gruesome consequences of their actions.
And if, once inside, you discover that the depictions and proselytizing aren’t to you’re liking — too bad. There’s no turning back in Hell House (for safety reasons, of course).
Potters House Christian Fellowship Church in Pasadena, who put together the Texas church haunted house, makes no excuses about their intentions to frighten kids and teens into accepting Christ as their Savior. “‘The material we are using to scare people is reality,’ [Pastor Lamont] Melrose said. ‘We want to give people the horror of what it is to go through an abortion. We want to give people the horror of what it is to deal with a rebellious son that commits suicide.’…He says the mission of Hell House is to lure people to Jesus by the end of the show.”
Hopefully the kids at least get a little candy once they are through.
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