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WORDS FROM FRIENDS

YOU KNEW I WAS A SNAKE

YOU KNEW I WAS A SNAKE:
A RESPONSE TO THE "NASHVILLE STATEMENT"



It’s an old story: A man was out for a walk and found a snake by the side of the road, near dead from exposure. Feeling compassion for a fellow creature, he picked up the snake and put it inside his shirt to warm it. As the snake warmed up, the man felt it begin to rustle around next to his skin, and then he felt a sharp and deep stab in his chest, just above his heart. As the man lay dying, he asked the snake, “Why did you bite me? I was kind to you.” The snake answered, “You knew I was a snake when you picked me up.”

And now a disclaimer: I have not read the “Nashville Statement,” and I don’t intend to. I have read enough summaries of it to know that I am dealing with a snake I have met many times before. A snake that has bitten me a few times over. A snake I have miraculously Read More 
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