My grandmother was a snakehandler and I’ve seen one of those services…”live” with my feet up on the chair in the back of the room ! I AM PETRIFIED OF SNAKES!!! I don’t recommend “testing” God like that. There are some parts of the Bible not meant to taken literally. Just because God kept Paul from being bitten by the snake in the fire, doesn’t mean everyone should do it! Maybe Scot McKnight should Fed Ex a copy of his book, THE BLUE PARAKEET, to that pastor!