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Strange Fire

Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective firepans, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on it and offered strange fire before the LORD, which He had not commanded them. And fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD. (Leviticus 10:1-2)
I am starting to be aware that we are as guilty today of bringing strange fire before the Lord as were Nadab and Abihu. The reality of the real truth about strange fire is that it is the very teachings we cling to tenaciously in our attempts to resist the truth about God's methods for resolving evil forever.
Strange fire is a fire that is strange in heaven's way of thinking and living and responding. Strange fire is a belief that God must inflict torture and pain similar to what physical fire produces as a means of intimidating sinners toward repentance or to punish them. Strange fire is foreign to the consistently compassionate nature of God's love, the God who…