Stand Up Stand Up For Jesus by Samuel Burgess

Stand Up Stand Up For Jesus
Pastor Sammy Burgess
Jude 1:3-4

I want us to use our minds for just a moment. I want to somehow place an image in your mind about what is taking place in our Christianity and in our Churches.

Think of a biological virus, the kind that makes you sick. It's persistently nasty, keeps you from functioning normally and often requires something powerful to get rid of it. *A "computer virus" is very similar. Designed to relentlessly replicate, computer viruses infect your programs and files, alter the way your computer operates or stop it from working altogether. It's estimated that the "Conficker virus" infected more than 10 million computers in 2009. Tens of thousands of computer viruses now operate over the Internet, and new computer viruses are discovered every day.

Some computer viruses are programmed to harm your computer by damaging programs, deleting files, or reformatting the hard drive. Others simply replicate themselves or flood a network with traffic, making it impossible to perform any internet activity. Even less harmful computer viruses can significantly disrupt your system's performance, sapping computer memory and causing frequent computer crashes. [Web Root: Computer Virus Information]

In much the same way, just as certain 'computer viruses' can destroy not one, but hundreds of computers at one time before it is even detected---Satan, some years back, infected the Church with a virus that is destroying many Churches, causing the basic truths of God's Holy Word to be deleted…and it is costing many people their spiritual lives, leading them on the road to hell. The 'Satanic virus' was so small at first; it was either detected or overlooked, or it was ignored (you make that call) but it has now spread throughout and within the Church as a whole…many are being deceived…and hell is enlarging itself because of it.

As you know, the Church is not what it used to be; a Satanic virus is still ru ...

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