Friday, June 1, 2012

And they shall pick up snakes...



Many of our separated brethren often misinterpret Mark 16:17-18  which says that "they will pick up snakes.."  Because of this misinterpretation, many 'pastor's pick up poisonous snakes or walk among them in an attempt to prove their faith in God, or God's power to protect them.

While the idea seems noble, it is offensive to God.  Jesus said that we should not tempt the Lord.  The above verse is not a command to go and bother snakes!  It is meant to show that in the case danger does appear before a messenger of Christ, nothing will stop that messenger because God will protect him/her.

Unfortunately, a 'pastor' named Mark Wolford was poisoned when a snake bit him on the thigh.  He passed away due to the poison.

The best way to show Faith in God is by living the Faith, not bothering dangerous animals that can kill you!!!




Source:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/veteran-snakehandling-pas_n_1559762.html?ref=topbar

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