I am sorry for his families loss, and I certainly am NOT questioning his faith, but I have always thought that the Pentecostals who handle venomous snakes are taking the Bible too far
Pastor Mack Wolford died on Sunday after suffering a fatal bite from a snake he had owned and handled for years. The 44-year-old Pentecostal pastor, who was based in West Virginia, was well-known in the faith sphere.
What started out as a pre-planned outdoor service on Sunday afternoon at Panther Wildlife Management Area in Bluefield, West Virginia, quickly turned into something more sinister. About 30 minutes into the event, his sister claims that Wolford passed a yellow timber rattlesnake to a church member and his mother. When he laid it on the ground, it bit his thigh.
The service came to a halt not long after and Wolford was taken to a relative’s home to recover. This apparently wasn’t his first snake bite, so his family expected him to simply recover as he has on other occasions. But this time the situation was very different and he passed away later on that evening.
Very sad. RIP