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Posted on 05/30/2012 10:45:10 AM PDT by C19fan
A Pentecostal reverend known for preaching with the help of a rattlesnake coiled around his arm lost his life when one of the creatures suddenly bit him. Mack Randall Wolford, pastor at the Full Gospel Apostolic House of the Lord Jesus in Matoaka, West Virginia, died hours after receiving the deadly bite on Sunday - the day after his 44th birthday. Wolfords father, who was also a serpent-handling pastor, died in the same way nearly 30 years ago.
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Mark 16:18 KJV
They had Gospel recently at church and I was thinking about those snake handlers in Appalachia.
Definite Darwin Award candidate!
Sloppy translation by an overworked medieval monk?
Perhaps the third generation should find a less lethal way to demonstrate their faith.
Actually it is the King James version so no monks involved, hee hee.
“Wolford had been bitten three times before, but never sought medical attention, saying that a bite was a test of his faith.”
He failed the test.
Deuteronomy 6:16 ...
As I read this story, my thought where going something like, “Please don’t let it be West Virginia...Please Don’t let it be West Virginia...Please don’t let...Ahh Damn!”
Poisonous snakes have been perfecting their venom for over 100 million years. Do not fool with them. Even if you receive anti-venom in time, severe damage to the tissue around bite will occur.
Rattlers are not hard to avoid...they rattle!
Cobra’s will stand up a foot high to warn up with expanded neck line.
Coral snakes can be confused with the non-poisonous breed. If yellow meets the red, it is poisonous snake. Just like the yellow traffic light is warning red is next.
He chose unwisely.
He was definitely not a phony, that is for sure. He could have easily been handling defanged snakes and nobody would have known. Apprently he didn’t even have any anti venom near by.....I guess that would have shown lack of faith.
What does that mean?
You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.
I’ve got faith that God won’t let the snake bite me if I don’t pick it up.
So far he hasn’t let me down.
I firmly believe that sometime thousands of years ago, some scribe left out the most important verse of the Bible: ‘...verly I say unto you, DON’T BE STUPID.’
Must have been a democrat.
Not entirely true, unfortunately. We live in rattlesnake country, and wifey asks why I always walk around like a hunchback - it's the "Eyes down" thing goin' on.
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