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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
16:18 If they drink any deadly thing - But not by their own choice. God never calls us to try any such experiments.
Abraham James's comment on 2013-10-23 03:49:04:
Please send me gospel materials. Thank you
Kristin's comment on 2013-10-19 22:33:15:
Although I do not believe in taking up serpents...I do find it interesting. But if parts of the Bible(KJV) refer to serpents as a sign of the devil. I am Baptist so I was brought up different. Just curious why people think they should take up serpents. The Bible does not say to worship with them and handle them.
Tim's comment on 2013-10-07 05:50:02:
I believe that the serpent part of this scripture is in self defense, so to speak. And that the deadly drink is if you don't know it's there. Simply because the Bible also tells us not to tempt the Lord our God. I don't care who you are, picking up a deadly snake is just stupid in church to show your faith. If you want to show how much faith you have, tell a mountain to move. Btw, I'm an apostolic pentecostal, and I assure you that this is NOT something that we practice, nor did the disciples. Have a blessed day!
Raquel's comment on 2013-09-24 18:20:28:
Doesnt this disolve the curse in genesis now that jesus has been resrrurected. In other words it is an example that the laws established then have been disolved and being struck on the heal will no longer hold its power
Cathy's comment on 2013-09-13 18:25:00:
I took it to be the disciples who he was speaking to that could take up serpents and drink poison. The ones that believed (because at first they did not believe it was he). "They went out" It doesn't say do this in church.
Angela Jones's comment on 2013-08-03 22:22:40:
I, LOVE IT, I, BELIEVE!!! (IN JESUS, NAME, AMEN)!!!
Peggy's comment on 2011-06-24 18:28:29:
Well after RE - READING this verse, and praying and pondering on it, this is what it means to me - If - ( YOU feel that YOU have been called ) to take up serpents, and drink poisin, God will protect you. That being said. It is also my feeling that this ritual SHOULD NOT be done in every Christian Church. Nor should those who do this ,tell someone else that IF you do not do this, you do not have faith. God gives differant gifts of the spirit to each person as HE chooses. So now,it is my feeling that IF, God has put on your soul to do it, then do it, God DID NOT tell me to do it.- Just how the spirit has led me to understand it.
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