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How will you spend eternity?
by Steve Beavers
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Satan (Steve King) has another soul to spend eternity in hell.
Satan (Steve King) has another soul to spend eternity in hell.
SELMER, Tenn. – How will you spend eternity?

It's a question every individual will have to make at some point in life.

First Baptist Church is ready to help in the decision process for a 10th consecutive year. The church's Judgement House: "Where There's Smoke There's Fire" is slated for Oct. 26-27 and 30-31.

"It's an overwhelming feeling to be part of a powerful ministry such as Judgement House," said co-director Tracie Whitaker. "The main goal each year is to win souls for Christ."

Over 100 people are involved in the eight-scene production and other aspects dealing with the drama. The 10th version is the presentation of the youth ministries of the church.

"I like seeing the impact it has on the community," said co-director Missy Whitaker. "Every business and those in the community who have been contacted have been so willing to help."

In the drama, two teenage children, Whitney and Darin, are left alone at home while their parents are out of town on business. Whitney, who has given her life to Christ, reluctantly, goes along with the party idea of her brother. With drinking, smoking and music overtaking the home, Whitney leaves to take home a drunken friend.

"The drama makes you realize the decisions made now could be your last ones," added M. Whitaker.

As Whitney arrives back home she finds the house engulfed in flames. Unable to find her brother, she gets away from firemen and enters the house.

Later in the drama, Whitney wakes to find herself in heaven while her brother, who wasn't saved, is sent to hell for eternity.

"The kids of the church are excited to be part of such a big ministry," said T. Whitaker.

FBC Youth Director John Chandler said the four nights "is a big responsibility for the youth."

"They have all bought into it," he said. "I want them to share the good news and this is a great way to do it."

Last year, 85 were saved during Judgement House.

"God uses everything," said Chandler. "If just one is saved, all the hours of rehearsing will be worth it."

Judgement House is scheduled for 4-9 p.m. on Oct. 26-27 and from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 30-31. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made by calling 731-645-5326.

The church is located at 310 West Court Avenue.
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