30 May 2012

In my name they shall take up serpents

The last thing that Jesus supposedly said to his followers before beaming up to heaven after his resurrection was this:
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:17-18
Jesus said there are five signs of true believers, and one of them is handling snakes -- and walking on them.
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19
There just aren't many true believers anymore.

And now there is one less.


Incongruous Circumspection said...

Science beats faith. Whodathunk it!

No said...

Sad thing but I'm pretty sure stories like this happen each day around the globe because of religion.

I read the article, his father died the exact same way. How's that ?

A Darwin Award nominee ? Naa...


Stephen said...

Last night on "Nature" (PBS) the topic was the "Black Mamba", one of the most deadly snakes on earth. Immediately following was "Nova", which was devoted to the topic of "Venom"... snakes, spiders, jellyfish, etc.
Gotta stand in AWE of the Lard's loving design! :lol:

Gary said...

God must've been taking a nap when these gentlemen died.