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Num 16:28; Moses said, "By this you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these deeds; for this is not my doing.
Num 16:29; "If these men die the death of all men or if they suffer the fate of all men, then the LORD has not sent me.
Num 16:30; "But if the LORD brings about an entirely new thing and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that is theirs, and they descend alive into Sheol, then you will understand that these men have spurned the LORD."
Num 16:31; As he finished speaking all these words, the ground that was under them split open;
Num 16:32; and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah with their possessions.
Num 16:33; So they and all that belonged to them went down alive to Sheol; and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly.
Num 16:34; All Israel who were around them fled at their outcry, for they said, "The earth may swallow us up!"
Num 16:35; Fire also came forth from the LORD and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering the incense.

I notice in verses 30 and 33, it says these men were "alive" when the ground opened up and swallowed them.
It says they descended "alive" down to Sheol.
Moses explains it wasn't him who did this, but rather God who caused this.

Why did this happen?

Num 16:1; Now Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took action,
Num 16:2; and they rose up before Moses, together with some of the sons of Israel, two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, chosen in the assembly, men of renown.
Num 16:3; They assembled together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "You have gone far enough, for all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is in their midst; so why do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?

Num 16:13; "Is it not enough that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to have us die in the wilderness, but you would also lord it over us?

It seems Korah, one of the Levites was complaining about Moses saying they had sinned.
So he gathers up 250 "leaders of the congregation" and they tell Moses, enough is enough.
We are holy.. every one of us... why do you exalt yourself above them?

It seems some churches, even some "leaders in the congregation" want to sway people to do things that God doesn't approve of. Then, even after they start doing these things, if anyone objects... they say
"hey, we are just as Holy as anybody" why are you judging us?
And yet, despite this claim... God apparently didn't think it was too Holy.
 

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