Mark Wolford, a West Virginia Pentecostal serpent-handling Pastor, has died from a rattlesnake bite received during an outdoor church ritual on Sunday.
God protects those best who protect themselves best from unnecessary danger.
The 44 year old pastor laid a poisonous timber rattlesnake on the ground. Wolford sat down next to the snake and it bit him on the thigh.
As the situation worsened, the serpent-handler was taken to a hospital where he later died on Monday.