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Pell City’s Eden Westside to dramatize end times comment (0)

September 25, 2008


The rapture, tribulation, return of Christ and judgment are described in great detail by the apostle John in Revelation. And nearly 250 volunteers will bring those scenes of suffering and salvation to life Oct. 4, 11, 18, 24 and 25 at the Revelation Walk at Eden Westside Baptist Church, Pell City, in St. Clair Baptist Association.

“Revelation Walk is an outdoor dramatization of the end of times,” said Thelma Jones, co-creator and volunteer production coordinator for the event. “At the end (of the walk) is a hell scene and a heaven scene (and) a counseling area where people have the opportunity to make a decision for Christ.”

Since the event began 10 years ago, Jones said thousands have come from across Alabama and out of state to experience it. This year’s theme is “Who are You Listening to?” based on Romans 10:17. “It’s a method to present the gospel of Jesus Christ — to say to people that, at the end of this life, there is an eternity for everyone and that time will either be spent in heaven or in hell based on the decision people have made about Jesus,” Jones said. “By faith, we stepped out and produced the first Revelation Walk in 1999. We’ve had over 1,200 people to accept Jesus as Savior since that time and many, many rededications.”

Pastor Jacky Connell said, “I think it’s one of the greatest evangelistic outreach tools that we have in our church.”

The drama begins at 7 p.m. with groups beginning the walkthrough every 10 minutes. Large groups are encouraged to call ahead to reserve a walk time. For reservations or more information, call the church at 205-338-7711, Ext. 248 or visit www.edenwestside.org.

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