by Adrian Rogers

Snakes In The Garden
Adrian Rogers

Take your bibles and turn if you will to the book of Jude. It is next to the last book in the bible, a very small book and uh, only twenty five verses. Today we're going to read verse eleven. The title of the message, SNAKES IN THE GARDEN, SNAKES IN THE GARDEN. "Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core." What a verse this is properly understood because here we have the marks of an apostate. I found this in a clipping the other day. If poisonous snakes different colors and it tells uh, how can you tell if a snake is poisonous, so if you don't get anything from the message maybe you can learn something from this. In North America there are three general types of venomous snakes which are not difficult to recognize. These are the copperheads and cottonmouths. The coral snakes and rattlesnakes. The eastern coral snake is found from North Carolina to Texas. The western coral snake in Arizona. The coral snake's coloring gives a good clue it is poisonous. Any shiny snake patterned with rings of red yellow and black is suspect. The red rings are bordered with yellow. When I was a Boy Scout we had a little poem, Red and Yellow kill a fellow, red and black friend of Jack because it is the Scarlet King Snake uh, that is like Coral snake and so all you have to do is remember that poetry, Ok, next time you see one, just stick it up and say a poem. Alright now, then there are fifteen kinds of rattlesnakes of various sizes and colors in the United States and Canada . All of them have rattles at the tips of their tales. The rattle is made up of dry, horny rings of skin that lock loosely onto one another. When the snake shakes it's tail as it does when excited these horny pieces of skin rub against one another. This results in a rasping or buzzing sound, it serves to warn other animals that might be getting too close. Copperheads and co ...

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