From: Martin Goldberg
To: J. Shaughnessy
Date: Jan 15 1998 7:29:10 pm
Subject: doubting gods
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CJ>> 	16:17-18--"These are the signs that will be associated with
CJ>> believers:  in my name thyy will cast out devils; they will
CJ>> have the gift of tongues; they will pick up snakes in their
CJ>> hands, and be unharmed should they drink poison. . ."

JS> The statement in Mark 16 is true as well in that God's
JS> super-natural protection will cover the believer in his life
JS> as he serves the Lord in truth, doing what he is called to
JS> do.  But to start a church where they make the congregation
JS> believe that it is part of worship to dance around with
JS> dangerous snakes and drink jugs of poison is a mockery of
JS> God, the verse and the context that it is being written in.

The statement is in your bible.  It is very specific.  Do you have any evidence
that the author meant anything other than the specific words written there?
Or are you making another wild assed guess?

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