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Reality show snake-handling
preacher dies -- of snakebite

CNN, by Ashley Fantz

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/16/2014 10:17:34 PM

A Kentucky pastor who starred in a reality show about snake-handling in church has died -- of a snakebite. Jamie Coots died Saturday evening after refusing to be treated, Middleborough police said. 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. Coots was a third-generation "serpent handler" and aspired to one day pass the practice and his church, Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name, on to his adult son, Little Cody.

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Never heard of "Snake Salvation." Must be on the higher side of MSNBC. The Muslim's call their real faithful, "suicide bombers."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Subal, 2/16/2014 10:30:08 PM     (No. 9735257)

Just cleaning out the gene pool!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/16/2014 10:39:16 PM     (No. 9735264)

Poor fellow. I am not gonna laugh at him. He paid the price for choosing this doctrine. I pray his son prays long and hard before following in Dad´s footsteps...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rock n robin, 2/16/2014 10:43:53 PM     (No. 9735267)

Irritating article that gives the reader no information about the actual mishap. My guess . . . he got rattled.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bubby, 2/16/2014 10:59:25 PM     (No. 9735276)

Well I guess he wasn´t "anointed" now was he? Maybe he should have let a snake bite him before he started his snake handling ministry to determine if he was "anointed". I wouldn´t handle a poisonous snake any more than I would jump off the Temple Mount and expect God to catch me. I don´t understand the point of snake-handling and how that would glorify God in any way. Put him in the Jim Jones pastor category. Can God protect a believer? Absolutely. But the Bible does say many times do not test God.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 4justice, 2/16/2014 11:04:00 PM     (No. 9735282)

Darwin award?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 2/16/2014 11:07:12 PM     (No. 9735285)

Agree, #2. Ignorance of Holy Scripture is sad. His death is heartbreaking.

It isn´t enough to just read scripture and believe we understand what it means. Knowing how to study the Bible accurately and studying leads to understanding.

2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.[New American Standard]

King James - Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: FLCracker, 2/16/2014 11:59:25 PM     (No. 9735322)

Matthew 4:7 "Thou shall not tempt the Lord thy God."



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/17/2014 1:19:33 AM     (No. 9735342)

There was a show "Hillbilly" on the History Channel about Appalachia. Fascinating and entertaining, it taught about the independent, brave, determined people of the region.

There was a segment about snake-handling preachers and congregations. Absolutely amazing, if creepy (if you don´t care for snakes!), that more people aren´t bitten.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/17/2014 5:53:25 AM     (No. 9735398)

There are a few snake handling groups, mostly in Eastern Kentucky. They seem to be fixated on the one verse Mark 16:18 about taking up deadly serpents.

Now I like and appreciate snakes - they eat rodents who carry diseases, but I have a healthy respect for poisonous ones. And I don´t tempt God.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/17/2014 5:53:58 AM     (No. 9735399)

Stupid ass.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 2/17/2014 9:28:33 AM     (No. 9735623)

Don´t think article covers it, but I heard on the news he had been bitten 7 or 8 times before. Never heard of that reality show. Yuk.

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