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August 15, 2019

Snake Handling / Testing God

Snake handling as a faith practice for Christians.

Is it testing God? Presumption? Or is it an opportunity to display a faith that glorifies God?

ChristianityToday.com recently highlighted the issue. There's a new movie out that highlights the practice.

Some say the biblical precedent is found in Mark’s gospel where Jesus says:

"These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover" (Mark 16:17-18).

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Dr. Jim Coakley has taught at Moody Bible Institute, specializing in Old Testament and Biblical Languages, since 1999. Prior to Moody he was involved in pastoral ministry for thirteen years. He has traveled to Israel multiple times as a tour leader and has also toured throughout Turkey. He was a contributor to The Moody Bible Commentary and is part of Moody Radio's The Land and the Book program (Saturdays at 9 am ET).

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