“Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God”
Snake handling is supposedly a display of faith.
HOWEVER, the practice is a perversion of real faith (which needs no signs nor proof).
Snake-handling preacher dies from rattlesnake bite in WV – WV is the only state where snake handling is legal.
MORE: Once bitten, twice die – This occurred in May 2012.
“Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.”
ADAM CLARKE’S COMMENTARY: “Thou shalt not tempt. To expose myself to any danger naturally destructive, with the vain presumption that God will protect and defend me from the ruinous consequences of my imprudent conduct, is to tempt God.”
“Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God–“Preservation in danger is divinely pledged: shall I then create danger, either to put the promised security skeptically to the proof, or wantonly to demand a display of it? That were ‘to tempt the Lord my God,’ which, being expressly forbidden, would forfeit the right to expect preservation.”
By tempting God, snake-handling preachers fail on all counts.
DOES the reader have a faith which depends on signs and physical proofs?
THERE is still time to change direction (repent) and place one’s trust in Almighty God and His Son, Jesus Christ.
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
—2 Corinthians 4:3
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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