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'Snake Salvation' Star

Dies From Holy Snakebite

2/16/2014 12:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0216-pastor-coots-01The pastor on Nat. Geo's "Snake Salvation" died Saturday night ... after one of the snakes to which he prays bit him.

Pentecostal pastor Jamie Coots suffered the fatal attack while preaching to his Kentucky congregation.

Emergency units raced to the church ... but the reality star had already left and gone home.

The show's website explains the Pastor and his followers believe the Bible says a poisonous snakebite will not harm them as long as they are anointed by God’s power.

EMTs went to Coots' home but he sent them away ... refusing care ... an hour later he was dead.

It's unclear if they were filming during the sermon.

A rep for the show says the "Snake Salvation" finished filming last year ... and they never intended to film a second season.

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46.

HRH Prince Michael    

@ZRA: "Seems like Atheists are right".
Your reply, is the exact reason why the "Government"-serving "Media" pushes these negative stories and
BURIES any positive one.


MY Family Tradition?
King David Vs. Goliath
King Hezekiah Vs. 185,000 Assyrians
Kin g of Kings Christ Yeshua Vs. Death
NEXT?

216 days ago
47.

Mortimer Berford    

I wish the Westboro Baptist Church would adopt these practices.

216 days ago
48.

VJ    

The Bible does say not to temp God....uummm, really?!?!?

216 days ago
49.

Thejumptaker    

Religion is free mentoring or public psychology aid. All the stories have a meaning behind them to help people understand te meaning and become a better human being. It helps people build a stronger conscience so that they wont do any "sin" and not go to "hell". Idk if i worded everything right but theres my two cents

216 days ago
50.

chris    

that sucks

216 days ago
51.

Weedy1dad    

you play with snakes you get bit idiot

216 days ago
52.

Trisha    

First of all, the Bible does not state that "poisonous snakebite will not harm you as long as you are anointed by God’s power."

This is what the Bible says: Acts 28: 1-6

1 Now when they had escaped, they then found out that the island was called Malta.
2 And the natives showed us unusual kindness; for they kindled a fire and made us all welcome, because of the rain that was falling and because of the cold.
3 But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
4 So when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live.”
5 But he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.
6 However, they were expecting that he would swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had looked for a long time and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.

God spared Paul from dying because this was an accident. Paul did not go out and grab a snake just for the fun of it. If he would have been that foolish, then yes, he would have died from the bite.

If you are foolish enough to play with poisonous snakes and you get bitten by one, then that is your own fault. It was also stupid of him not to accept medical care. That is the reason why this guy died.

216 days ago
53.

Mz_Tuscany    

If you want to reference the bible, when Jesus is on the mountain the devil tries to tempt him, and tells Jesus to throw himself off, that angels will lift him up. Jesus replies: do not tempt God. In other words: don't do stupid ****. This is stupid ****.

216 days ago
54.

patrice     

none will check mail

216 days ago
55.

DirkDiggler    

Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?!--Indiana Jones

216 days ago
56.

DanaS    

Oh there is so many directions to go with this

216 days ago
57.

TuxThePenguin    

this dooood must've been the most stupid man on the planet.

216 days ago
58.

patrice     

m ycomment when i was in my early years went to one of these churches for sh**ts and giggles,preacher locked the door and brought out the snakes ,next move " my remark "oh f****k no ,i am out of here ,these are some weird ass people .stupid ass man!

216 days ago
59.

Y.T. Houx    

don't laugh at these people, every religion is just as ridiculous and silly as this one, catholic s , protestants , methodists buddists, hindus. religion is just a giant money making scheme that preys on the hopes and fears of people

216 days ago
60.

Black Adam    

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
One Idiot down, 7 billion more to go.

216 days ago
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