Schismatics

NUMBERS 16 -
The schism of Core and his adherents. Their punishment.

And behold Core the son of Isaar, the son of Caath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiron the sons of Eliab, and Hon the son of Pheleth of the children of Ruben, 2 Rose up against Moses: and with them two hundred and fifty others of the children of Israel, leading men of the synagogue, and who in the time of assembly were called by name. 33 And they went down alive into hell, the ground closing upon them: and they perished from among the people.

Chap. 16 Ver. 2. Rose up. The crime of these men, which was punished in so remarkable a manner, was that of schism, and of rebellion against the authority established by God in the church; and their pretending to the priesthood without being lawfully called and sent.The same is the case of all modern sectaries.

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