reply to post by whywhynot
English Standard Version (ESV)
18 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
just to point out :
no matter what definition of serpent is used , how many of this type [ snake handling congregations ] follow the second fragment of that verse ???????? . I cannot find any record of a congregation that does it
its my opinion that religious snake handling is a scam - subistuting a mix of good practice , good luck , knowledge of snake behaviour etc for aledged " protection through faith "
and further they don't ingest poisons - because they know full well that the LD100 of a toxic compound is absolute
His was the ultimate example of personal responsibility.
If you're gonna go, go by doing what you want.
Another atheist circle jerk thread!!! cheering on the death of another human being and talking about how you wish more Christians would die this way, and you say Christians are the ones filled with hate.
Matthew 4:5-7 ESV
Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
These people are dying by there own arrogance and stupidity. how is walking around with snakes helping anyone.
whywhynotHere is an example of how I handle deadly serpents: