Leviticus 10:3 “Moses then said to Aaron, ‘This is what the LORD spoke of when he said: “‘Among those who approach me I will be proved holy; in the sight of all the people I will be honored.’”
Aaron’s two sons, Nadab and Abihu, took some of the coals from the altar of burnt sacrifices and offered up “strange fire” (unauthorized) before God in the most holy place. They were killed by fire themselves that flashed out of the presence of God. They disobeyed God’s strict commands for those who would serve Him in the most holy place. They paid the ultimate price for their rebellion—death. God had made it clear to the people of Israel that anyone who approached Him must do so in humble reverence because God would be proved holy and could have nothing to do with sin.
This is the second, consecutive message from God to us that we are to revere His commands and to revere Him, particularly those who serve Him in the realm of priestly duties: apostle, prophet, teacher, pastor-teacher. Too many people today, in the Age of Grace, do not take God seriously because they believe the false teaching that God will overlook our sins and just let us live any way we want to so long as we “confess our sins.”
It is true that God will forgive our sins if we confess them to Him and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness; HOWEVER, there NEVER has been NOR ever will be a doctrine of truth called, “Once saved, Always saved.” This false doctrine is a doctrine of demons. Those who teach such serve their father, Satan. This message has done more to tear down the body of Christ than just about any other. It teaches that we can live our lives any way we want and still make it to heaven because all we have to do is ask God to forgive us. WRONG!
We cannot serve both God and the spirit of mammon. We cannot live like the devil Monday – Saturday and pretend to live like God on Sunday. HYPOCRITES! We cannot be a spring flowing with bitter and sweet water simultaneously. Either you ARE a child of God living as He commands, or you ARE not! Yes, we will all sin because of our humanity. HOWEVER, we cannot and must not live in sin continually. There must be a point in our lives where we determine in our hearts to live for God, as He demands out of love for Him. Jesus said, “IF you love me, KEEP my commandments.”
Just reciting a sinner’s prayer and believing (acknowledging the existence of) Jesus died for your sins DOES NOT guarantee your salvation. The word “believe” throughout the Bible carries with it the meaning to “obey.” Those so-called believers that don’t obey the Word of the LORD and are unfruitful will be cut down, dried up (allowed to die) and cast into the fire (see John 15). That fire is the flames of hell!
If you need or want further proof from Jesus, read the parable of the talents. The man given one talent was an “unproductive” servant who was thrown into outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Accordingly, the book of Revelation teaches us that in heaven there are no more tears because God dries them all up. Thus, the weeping must be in hell! The “servant” implies in both parables that the person was a “believer” not a sinner. Thus, we are not “once saved, always saved.” Sorry my Baptist brethren and anyone else, who subscribes to this false doctrine. If you doubt me, try it out and see what judgment seat you face: Judgment Seat of Christ or Great White Throne Judgment. It’s your choice.
Father, thank You for showing me the harsh reality of being an entrusted servant of Your most holy ways. Help me to be holy as You are holy, for without the power of Your Most Holy Spirit, I cannot do this thing. I admit that I am incapable and unable to be holy without You! May I serve You as You desire, command, and expect. Out of love for You, I keep Your commands and express my love for You. May we all do so. In Jesus’ name, Amen.