Any snake handlers here on this forum? I was out in the hollers of Kentucky today and met this man who collects rattle snakes for his church services. Can anyone explain these following biblical verses and put them in context? Anyone here converted from this faith to the Catholic Church? This is where they get their ideas. By the way, the above link is all about the Snake Handling Churches. God bless.
Mark 16:17-18: “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 16:19-20: “So then after the Lord has spoken unto them [Jesus’ disciples], he was received up into heaven, and set on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following”
Luke 10:19: “Behold, I give unto you the power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over the power of the enemy: and nothing by any means shall hurt you”