There have been many cases of pastors getting killed by the rattlesnakes. As danger it is, snake-handling pastors in every corner continue to preach. In yet another startling moment, an American pastor whose father died with seven minutes for being bitten by a snake during sermon had to undergo an emergency treatment after going through the same injury. First of all, it is alright to be a devotee, but going too far being irrational is not. Being in such a terrible situation, with blood splattering down, as shown in the video, Cody Coots asked his audience to take him to the mountaintop and let God decide whether he lives or dies. Video of Pufferfish Eating a Snake, Scorpion and Centipede is Scary! Know How Can This Fish Eat Anything.
Thankfully, as Metro reported that a defiant follower took him to a hospital instead where doctors informed that the snake came close to severing the temporal vein; which could have killed him. Coots is the pastor at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church in Middlesboro, Kentucky. It is said to be one of America’s last remaining snake-handling churches.
Watch the video of snake-handling pastor bitten by a deadly rattlesnake.
During his sermon, the video shows Pastor Coots handling a snake as he preaches to his congregation. While holding the creature upward, it snaps its jaw at the preacher’s ear; causing blood to splatter down. He kept wiping them, engrossed in his speech.
Big Cody, who took him to the hospital was quoted as saying, “Most people bit in the face are dead in five, ten minutes. I mean, his own daddy got bit in the hand and within seven minutes was dead.” In 2014, his father Jamie Coots died at the age of 42 when a rattlesnake bit him at the same church.
Snake-handling churches began to appear in the Appalachian Mountains over a hundred years ago. The Pastors use the snakes to show the spectators that God protects them from harm, holding them aloft as they pray, sing and dance. The death of Cody’s father thrust him into the pastor’s role. He is only 23-years-old and the fourth generation to take up the snake-handling vocation.