Famous snake pastor of the snake salvation has been bitten to death by snake

Published 6 years ago by: Biafran Babe
at 18-02-2014 01:58PM (6 years ago)

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A Kentucky pastor who starred in a reality show about snake-handling in church has died of a snakebite.

On "Snake Salvation," the ardent Pentecostal believer said that he believed that a passage in the Bible suggests poisonous snakebites will not harm believers as long as they are anointed by God. The practice is illegal in most states, but still goes on, primarily in the rural South.

The US National Geographic show featured Coots and cast handling all kinds of poisonous snakes -- copperheads, rattlers, cottonmouths. The channel's website shows a picture of Coots, goateed, wearing a fedora. "Even after losing half of his finger to a snake bite and seeing others die from bites during services," Coots "still believes he must take up serpents and follow the Holiness faith," the website says.

Rev pastor Jamie Coots and many more others based their "snake overcomer" Christian beliefs on the Bible passage: Mark 16:17-18 that reads "They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. 

The serpent handler pentecostal Christian preacher who has before been bitten severally  by his snakes and has lost a half of his finger to snake bites did not make it this time after he rejected all medical treatments. There are over a hundred churches that believe and practice snake-handling as the basis of their faith.

Is this really in line with Christianity or just a misinterpretation of the ancient book of law

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savelife at 18-02-2014 03:53PM (6 years ago)
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