These are truly admirable profit margins, and certainly scary attractions, but what if I told you that these can't even hold a creepy candle to the most haunted house in the world? That might not be so surprising seeing as the Travel Channel, and the SciFi channel have done such wonderful jobs of highlighting some of the world's creepiest places in some of their shows, but what if I told you that the most haunted house in the world isn't a place at all? What if I told you that the most haunted house in the world is the person whose soul dwells in horror because it is lost? The scariest part is that they may not even be aware of the fact that they themselves are haunted by the fact that they don't know Christ as their Savior. They may not feel haunted at all by this, in fact, they may even glory in this, their shame (Philippians 3:19).
This is where we, as Christians find the most haunted house in the world, and it is truly the most terrifying thing in the world to behold. The most horrifying thing to a Christian is someone who will be eternally lost, and tormented in Hell, away from the presence of the Lord. This is so scary that Jesus even described it as being cast into "outer darkness" in Matthew 22:13. In this passage of scripture, Jesus is teaching in the Parable of the Wedding Feast, and how one of the guests showed up to the wedding unprepared for the celebration, and he didn't belong there any long because he wasn't even prepared for the occasion. This is signified in the detail that he did not even have on his wedding garment. He didn't dress to the occasion, but rather came in like a bum, and he was cast out as a result. How did Jesus describe his being thrown out though? He described it as him being bound, hand and foot, and being cast into the outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. This is the haunting existence for ALL who are unprepared for the wedding feast of Christ and His church too as the parable teaches in parallel to the Kingdom of Heaven.
This is why the most haunted house in the world is not any place, but rather it is the person whose soul dwells in horror because it is lost. It is lost because that person is unprepared to face judgment. Though they may not be in horror now, we can be assured that they will be later on. As Christians, we are called to constantly visit the most haunted houses worldwide. We are called to visit these haunted houses, and spend time with them so that we can help them become prepared for their meeting with Christ where they will either be condemned to a horrifying doom and be cast into outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth simply because they were unprepared, or be claimed as a beautiful member of Christ's church which is His perfect, and lovely bride (Ephesians 5:25-27). So, on this Halloween, will you be spending your time at a literal haunted house or some other festive attraction, or will you be spending time with a person who is in desperate need of the saving power of the blood of Christ, who would be spending their eternity being haunted by the horrors of outer darkness, weeping and gnashing their teeth?