In the Church of God with Signs Following, we take up serpents as Jesus Christ our Lord has taught, Mark 16: 17–18:
17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18They 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.
Martha’s mother shortly before her passing.
Sister Lydia in the grip of the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues.
Deacon Underdown witnessing.
When Deacon Underwood passed, he made no provision for his breeding snakes, so Cousin Marvin set them free. They didn’t much like free, so they stuck around. Nobody found them for six months.