Mark Randall Wolford, a pastor at the Apostolic House of the Lord Jesus, died in Bluefield Regional Medical Center earlier this week after being bitten by a Timber Rattle Snake during a religious service last Sunday. He chose to follow in his father’s footsteps and became a Serpent Handler, even though he also died following a snake bite in 1983. This rare branch of religion is derived from Mark 16:18 in the Bible:
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
The website for Holiness Snake Handlers notes that the practice is not to be confused with secular snake handlers, snake charmers or Hindu snake enticers. The site goes on to explain that Jesus instructed the disciples in Serpent Handling, but this has been ignored by most Christians today, because Satan is the God of this world and controls 99% of religions. True Christians should of course handle serpents and drink poison and not use reasoning as an excuse. Well isn’t that true of most religions? Too much reasoning can damage your faith. It’s better to be apathetic towards it.
The crib was placed
On the lawn with care
But alas Baby Jesus
Is no longer there.
Yes, the stealing Baby Jesus from the crib season is in full swing this year right across the globe. From one in Waterford, Ireland which was later found badly damaged, to the serial Baby Jesus snatcher in Port Angeles who took six of them. One bright spark who posted a picture of a stolen statue on her Facebook page and bragged about taking it, is now facing charges in Fredericksburg. Over in Macomb County, MI, they had a new variation this year. Besides stealing the Baby Jesus, they also posed lighted reindeer ornaments in sexual positions. If you are placing a Baby Jesus outside your house, make sure it is fitted with a GPS device and install some hidden cameras.
Merry Christmas everyone, or if you object to Jesus being include:
Season’s Greetings, Happy Holidays, Enjoy the Winter Solstice
Jesus is at it again, popping up everywhere. First Josh Mather, a restaurant owner in Mansfield, Massachusetts, saw the image on the left, which is of course Jesus and Mary on a Pizza tray. It prompted Josh to visit church after a 20 year absence. Jesus has always been fond of appearing on food related items. In Virginia the Norton family had a branch removed by a specialist from a tree and a few weeks later Jesus started to appear. Layma Norton says that the image was clearest on Ash Wednesday, which marks the start of Lent. She shared the vision with her six children, her priest and now you. Her priest reminded her that she should go to the church more often. Two appearances so close together and so close to Easter must mean something. It can’t just be a co-incidence, can it?