Saturday, October 14, 2006

Just Check "Salvation"

GUTS Church in Tulsa, OK has been putting together a haunted house of sorts for the past 14 years known as The Nightmare. A recent newspaper review stated:

The Nightmare is geared to show kids what a life without Jesus is like, thus persuading them to perhaps join their church...[it is] set up tour-style, with a series of rooms, each depicting a nightmarish scene. [Depicted] rather bloodily are druken driving, drug addiction, rape and murder.

One room also features the crucifixion of Jesus, complete with scourging and a crowd yelling "crucify him!" The tour ends with attendees being led to a tent where GUTS Church volunteers "proseliytize to the students", encouraging them to repeat a "salvation prayer and fill out an information card. (You can check the salvation box.)" The reviewer noted: "GUTS put on a great show this year...The Nightmare makes for a truly entertaining evening."

Hmm...I guess I understand the motive here, but for the life of me, I'm having a hard time finding the Scripture that says, "Jesus came to seek and scare the h*** out of the lost." GUTS may be scaring people, but are they really "scaring" them into salvation just because they repeated a prayer and filled out a card?


Cheatwoods said...

Hummmm, good question. I would like to see this for myself before I decide, but it is an interesting idea!

Ronda said...

The scripture about scaring the h*** out of people would be Jude 1:23