Have you recently been trying to share your faith with someone special in your life who is a nonbeliever? Maybe you have been inviting a certain family member or friend to attend church with you, but they haven’t been ready to take that next step. If you can relate to either of these scenarios, a wonderful opportunity to share the gospel with those around you is coming this month to the Christian Life Center in Fort Lauderdale. The church will be hosting Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames, a renowned dramatic and life-changing play that depicts many difficult situations that people are struggling with in their lives, what the consequences may be if people continue to stay in these lifestyles and what happens to our soul when our time on Earth has come to an end. Outreach Pastor Sol Levy is thrilled about the church hosting the real life dramatization again this year, as they have done for the past 20 years, stating, “For many years we have seen believers bring nonbelievers to the event and we generally find that by the end of the performance the majority of them accept Christ as Lord. On any given night we see between 200-300 salvations. It is truly remarkable how many will come to know the Lord through the four days of this performance.”
Churches worldwide host the play, which is presented through Reality Outreach Ministries, on various days throughout the year. Reality Outreach team members come in and help the church build the sets for the performance, allow the congregation to audition for every part and help those chosen to learn their lines. Then, the show is ready to launch, almost always with an auditorium filled to capacity.
“The reason this performance touches so many people is because it deals with themes that many people are struggling with in their life – drug and alcohol issues, various addictions, marriage problems, etc. Some scenes end very dramatically – with death being portrayed occasionally. At that point, audiences will watch as that deceased person is faced with two scenarios – being taken away by demons into Hell or entering into Heaven with Christ,” shares Levy. “Many audience members will see aspects of their life in this performance and will begin to ask themselves ‘Where am I going to spend eternity?'” Those who are ready to commit their life to Christ have the opportunity to answer the altar call after the performance has ended.
For those who are interested in coming to this year’s event, Levy’s advice is to “come early”, as the auditorium is usually full. “Our auditorium can hold around 2,500 people and from past experience I can tell you that we usually have cars lining the streets and many people get to the event an hour before it begins.” Admission to the event is free and the performance is being held Sunday, October 30 through Wednesday, November 1 and starts promptly at 7:15 p.m. each night.
Christian Life Center is an Assembly of God Church and has been in existence for over 40 years. Services are Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., and there is also a Sunday evening Praise and Worship Service that begins at 7:00 p.m. A mid-week service begins at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday for adults, with separate groups for children and teens at the same time.
To watch a trailer of Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames, please visit: www.RealityOutreach.org. To learn more about Christian Life Center and other outreach opportunities led by Pastor Sol Levy, visit: www.christianlifecenterftl.org. Christian Life Center is located at 2699 W. Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33309.