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Snake handling pastor gets dead

Discussion in 'Religious Issues' started by GreenDrake, May 31, 2012.

  1. Gunhaver

    Gunhaver the wrong hands

    Jan 24, 2012
    I guess his faith wasn't strong enough. Mine is non-existent so I stay away from snakes.

  2. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

    Apr 5, 2011
    Tampa, FL
    I guess God ran out of miracle antivenin that day.
  3. Ford302Glock21

    Ford302Glock21 Chrome Horsie

    Dec 3, 2004
    Orlando FL
    Last I heard researchers discovered that older manuscripts of the new testament did not have the serpent handling verses and were deemed add ons by some later person or persons. I always use this example to illustrate that people take the words too far and at times to serve their own purpose.

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  4. Japle

    Japle John, Viera, Fl

    Feb 26, 2000
    Viera, Florida
    Not much of a learning curve there .......
  5. Brucev


    Jul 19, 2009
    It happens. There have always been those individuals with the nerve to try what others consider extreme. Sometimes they fly experimental aircraft/ultralights. Sometimes they base jump. Sometimes they ... handle snakes.
  6. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

    Nov 1, 2002
  7. 4TS&W


    Jul 20, 2002
    here and there...
    Guess he missed that part of Genesis where we learn that snakes are not our friend. No, I'm not talking about Phil Collins and his band of yore.

    Handling poisonous snakes seems an awful lot like you are testing God.

    Sent via bath salt induced stupor... Mmm, what is this tasty treat? Kinda chewy..
  8. Tilley

    Tilley Man of Steel

    Mar 21, 2006
    I try not to complain when a baby cries, a dog barks, or when a rattlesnake bites some moron who is teasing it.

    Seems like Russian roulette for people who can't afford "Post-Obama" ammo prices...
  9. Paul7

    Paul7 New Guy

    Dec 16, 2004
    East of Eden
    That is crazy when Christians do that. Jesus told the Apostles they would handle poisonous snakes without harm, which was fulfilled when Paul was bitten in Acts 28. Context is everything.
  10. i am christian but not pentacoastal and handle 2000 snakes a day for over 30 years and don't get bitten. What does that say about me?

    True story!
  11. Paul7

    Paul7 New Guy

    Dec 16, 2004
    East of Eden
    That you know what you're doing?
  12. If you handle snakes 12 hours per day, that's 2.8 snakes per minute. I would say you're not telling the whole story. I doubt you handle them with your hands.
  13. Try cleaning cages and water bowls all day and you have to.
    Thene there is feeding dyas 3x per week. the removing the uneaten chicks and mice.

    Also pairing up mates and then moving gravid feamles to a nest box. Then hatcthling time :) Ohhh mannn! They all go in deli cups and get fed watered and moved around for pictures.

    I would say 2000 per day is conservative.
  14. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

    Sep 5, 2010
    Matthew 4:5-7, "<sup> </sup>Then the devil took him to the holy city <sup class="crossreference" value='(H)'></sup> and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. <sup class="versenum">6 </sup>“If you are the Son of God,” <sup class="crossreference" value='(I)'></sup>he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
    “‘He will command his angels concerning you,
    and they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’<sup class="footnote" value='[b]'>[b]</sup>” <sup class="crossreference" value='(J)'></sup>

    <sup class="versenum">7 </sup>Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test."

    Apparently, when handling snakes, he focused on one part and not this as well.