AGAIN, THIS IS NOT TO BECOME A KJVO DEBATE OR THE MODERATORS WILL SHUT IT DOWN WITH MY BLESSINGS! This is to discuss how we believe and respond today, based on the translated material available to us. (That is why it fits under translations.) I will open up a thread to allow those to discuss the actual causal effects of the ending of Mark. I am referring to the ending of Mark that was picked by the KJV translators--not various other endings found in manuscripts. There seem to be about four viewpoints, others may be added: 1. The end of Mark is not found in the originals, so no effect on today's doctrine. 2. The end of Mark was found in the originals, but we just kind of ignore it and push it under the counter. After all, who wants to test God and drink poison? 3. The end of Mark was found in the originals, and if we are truly Christians then we can apply it today and handle snakes and drink poison without injury. 4. The end of Mark was found in the originals, and it was strictly referring to first century disciples who could do miracles to show that Jesus was indeed God on earth and people who try to use it today are responding to a promise never given to them...only to the early disciples. You may discuss your points of view, but do NOT get this into a KJVO debate or I will personally ASK them to shut it down. I'm sticking my neck out here to discuss something legitimately and if someone cuts it off....well, I'll leave that up to the board administrators.