From: J. Shaughnessy
To: Curtis Johnson
Date: Jan 14 1998 3:34:53 am
Subject: doubting gods
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JS> to do it is a group to stay far away from would you not agree!?!!?

CJ> 	Ever read the last few verses of GMark?

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 have the
CJ> gift of tongues; they will pick up snakes in their hands, and be
CJ> unharmed should they drink poison. . ."

CJ> 	Looks like you think the early Christians were people
CJ> to stay far from.

Nope far from the truth...I desire above all else that those that declare
themselves Christian, the body of Christ would indeed become more and more
like the first churchs...But don't misunderstand what I mean here...
There is a big difference between being super-naturally protected and foolish.

Paul was biten by a viper that came out of a bundle of wood that was placed
in the fire...I believe that God super-naturally protected him for he had
much more to testify of...

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

I believe with out a doubt that God has super-naturally protect many Christians
as they were unaware of the dangers that were sent there way.

If you are interested in knowing more about this and other issues of this
kind
refer to the book called "Faith, Foolishness or presumption".

thanks for the post.

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