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Judgement House/He Double Hockey Sticks House?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Thousand Hills, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Thousand Hills

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    Never heard of it.
     
  3. preachinjesus

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    When I was at Liberty University, doing my undergrad, we had something called Scaremare which was like this. I helped one night one year...never did it again.

    I have issues with the nature of the Gospel of presentation by means of scaring the daylights out of someone. Choosing to follow Jesus is the single most important decision in someone's life. Putting people through a shoddily done presentation and then forcing them into a tent to hear a 30 second Gospel is foolish.

    If we think, for a second, that we will see sustainable, healthy Christians from the bulk of these decisions we are following ourselves.

    I like Moore's piece. When I see these things I think of how much I learned about how not to do ministry by my participation in these kinds of events.

    (Obviously) I don't like them...at all.
     
  4. tinytim

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    They are from the pits of H E double hockey sticks.. LOL.. they promote easy believism and trick people into thinking they are going to Heaven.
     
  5. David Lamb

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    Neither have I.

    The nearest to the double hockey sticks is our phrase "jolly hockey sticks", which is a humerous way of referring to a girl or woman high on the "social scale", who is so enthusiastic about everything that she becomes annoying to others. :laugh:
     
  6. Jerome

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    H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks is a euphemism for H-ll.

    Here is a description of the "Scaremare" haunted house in Lynchburg, Va.:

    Dave Adams is now a colleague of Russell Moore at Southern Baptist Seminary. He has charge of training youth pastors there:thumbs:
     
  7. David Lamb

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    Thanks, Jerome!

    With a better idea of what is meant, I am left wondering how it is possible to justify such an idea from God's Word.

    I agree that it is vital that we do not just to tell people that "Jesus saves", but also, what He saves from.

    But sending people round some kind of "haunted house", with its fake blood, warped walls and floors, lighting effects, and spiral slide to a funeral tent - no wonder some people come back several times! It sounds like the sort of "chamber of horrors" some people pay to go and see!
     
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    There's one at a Baptist church here, and many of the churches take groups there. I have no desire to be associated with it.
     
  9. SaggyWoman

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    It has been a while since I have seen one. A church I was attending once did a thing called Judgement Day, which is similar to what you are talking about.
     
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