“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

5.34 Touching Vipers (Snakes)

This false teaching takes two verses of the bible (Mark 16:18, and Luke 10:19) and mis-applies them today, in an attempt to sensationalize and justify preachers handling snakes. This false teaching often coincides with the “Charismatic” church teachings (e.g. Pentecostals). Once again, this interpretation is not valid. Once the holy canon of Scripture was finalized (in what we now call “The Bible”), the miracles and wonders period ceased, for “the perfect” had come (see 1 Corinthians 13:8-10). While it is true the early apostles were gifted with signs and wonders that are no longer active; that doesn’t justify mis applying scripture to justify snake handling actions today. There is no Scriptural basis for touching or handling serpents or snakes today as part of Christianity!

[ref: https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/27-sincere-but-wrong-dead-wrong]

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