Since COG members are the 1% set-apart ones and so significantly special above all the rest of humanity that specialness means you cannot die from eating poison or by being bitten by a poisonous snake. Plus, if you happen to eat a pork product in your food, that you did not know about, God is not going to zap you for it.
Yet, if you get a burger on Saturday after church you will burn in the lake of fire.
God is going to save you from a snake bite but will let you die a painful death from cancer.
God will heal you when you ingest poison yet will let your child die from a disease.
How does this magical god choose who gets his special touch?
...inasmuch as the amount of alcohol in sodas is not worth mentioning. Bringing it to anyone's attention is simply ill intent to play with their conscience much as if you are in the middle of eating a burrito and someone tells you it was cooked in lard. Naturally, you then become upset. Happily, we are informed by Paul that if we eat poison or are bitten by snakes.... we will remain unharmed, and we know God does not hold us responsible since we were innocent of wrongdoing. Not so for many other religious folks.
"Not so for many other religious folks." Really?????
That translated into Church of God speak:
Because we are Church of God members we are way more special and set apart than the rest of the fake Jews and Christians out there. They are just deceived idiots that know nothing. We know everything, especially how special we are in our god's sight. God is on our side and not yours! Ha Ha!
(Hat tip to Frank for this)