“Pentecostal snake handlers are increasingly calling on doctors for help when they get bitten while handling venomous snakes instead of simply praying that they don’t die.”

"A group of about 125 snake-handling churches across America, including Hamblin’s, believe their practice is supported by the 'signs' described in Chapter 16 of the Gospel of Mark, which says, in part, that '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.'" - CPost

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