There’s been a lot of talk about snake handling in church lately. Both the states of TN and NC have issued ordinances against the practice in various churches. Obviously, the practice of handling live, poisonous reptiles is far from reasonable.
At the same time, there is much historical evidence and discussions about early Pentecostal holiness churches that not only practiced snake handling but used is a proof of once true faith and sanctification. There a good number of Pentecostal publications out there, supporting the practice once being prominent in some churches. (Please read attached article).
So my question is: if you needed to handle a poisonous snake for a few minutes in order to prove your faith, would you even have the faith to do it?
Short Yes/No answer would suffice.