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Snake Handlers
Jul 21st, 2017 at 3:20pm
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I'm curious what Christians think about the Snake Handlers, Church of Holiness. I read a short article and it says they draw their inspiration straight from the bible.
  
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Reply #1 - Jul 21st, 2017 at 9:51pm
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Muckster wrote on Jul 21st, 2017 at 3:20pm:
I'm curious what Christians think about the Snake Handlers, Church of Holiness. I read a short article and it says they draw their inspiration straight from the bible.


They do, but I think they are misunderstanding those verses just as some misunderstand verses in Genesis to be saying the earth is 6,000 (or 10,000) years old.   I think they're a tad wacky at best (the snake handlers, that is).

Good book on that subject is Salvation on Sand Mountain.  Very interesting reading. 

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&an=&tn=salvation+on+sand+mo...
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Reply #2 - Jul 22nd, 2017 at 10:03am
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They're a result of the heretical charismatic movement which has produced many brands of idolatrous wackiness.
  

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Reply #3 - Aug 16th, 2017 at 1:33pm
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But say what you will, they sure seem to put their money where their faith is so to speak. I see these Jesus is My Copilot bumper stickers. I guarantee not one Christian with one of these would actually ever let go of the steering wheel as a test of their faith. These snake handlers otoh take that risk all the time. (Unless their snakes aren't really poisonous).
  
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Reply #4 - Aug 16th, 2017 at 1:41pm
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Muckster wrote on Aug 16th, 2017 at 1:33pm:
But say what you will, they sure seem to put their money where their faith is so to speak. I see these Jesus is My Copilot bumper stickers. I guarantee not one Christian with one of these would actually ever let go of the steering wheel as a test of their faith. These snake handlers otoh take that risk all the time. (Unless their snakes aren't really poisonous).


They are poisonous.  More than a few of the handlers have died.  I highly recommend that book I mentioned in an earlier post.  One thing I remember about it is experienced handlers can sort of sense when picking up a particular snake might not be the best thing to do and opt for another, or just decide they were not being spiritually led to pick one up at all.
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