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Looking for an alternative to a haunted house?

If you are looking for an alternative way to celebrate Halloween, one local church is hosting a walk through the Biblical version of the end of time.

The scenes at Judgment Journey at Faith Baptist Church in LaGrange are filled with scenes of people in pain, screaming, and fearful for their lives.  Assistant Pastor Brad Thompson says the production has been going on for 15 years and has always had one main goal.

"At the end of the journey, we always give a clear presentation of the Gospel, and that is our goal just to present the Gospel to people who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior," said Thompson.

The pastor says Judgment Journey is filled with sometimes graphic scenes of how the Bible depicts the end of time after the Rapture.

He says nearly 20,000 people take the 45 minute walk through scary and realistic scenes every year.

Colton Lipscomb, 15, came to the journey with his family. 

"It is kind of scary.  It makes you anxious a little bit of like what the world's going to be and like the Rapture and everything," said Lipscomb.

His mom, Michele Teel, says it carries an important message.

"People do need to know that there are consequences to their actions and based on the Bible, they are real.  So it is something that we maybe we do need to have that fear," said Teel.

The production is going international with members of Faith Baptist Church taking Judgment Journey all the way to South America.

"We teamed up with a couple of missionaries there, and last year was the first year that we were in Peru. It was great, wonderful, success and it was exciting to see all the locals get involved and help us out," said Thompson.

The pastor warns to keep your small children at home but encourages everyone looking for something different this weekend to get ready for an intense journey through the Biblical version of the end times.

October 29 is the last night for Judgment Journey at Faith Baptist Church.  Tickets are $10 each. 

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