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Old 02-12-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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Most folks fear snakes, think they are evil and such...Is this from the bible why folks fear them? I personally love most all critters (snakes included) but when I come accross a snake unexpectdly, they do startle me. While beginning reading in Genesis about Adam and Eve these passages began to make sense about folks attitudes and how it may stem from scripture. What do ya'll think??? To the snake "He will crush your head and you will strike his heel" hits it, I think!?! How bout those that worship w/ serpents, is this the way they show "no fear" towards them???


Genesis 3:14-15
14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,
“Cursed are you above all livestock
and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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Practitioners believe serpent handling dates to antiquity and quote the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Luke to support the practice:
And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (Mark 16:17-18)
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19)
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:37 PM   #3
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Good find!!!
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