Re: Taking up serpents
This thread spawns a myriad of questions. I'll try to abstain from asking most of them, but one is salient. Scripture says, And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Scripture also says, The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
These passages, taken together, tell me that the enemy's plots will be foiled...not that folks can do whatever and they will not be harmed. What say you?
Sunset remembers Eden...sunrise prophesies its return.