DEVILITIS

By Johnny Campbell

A Baptist Preacher -- Non-Charismatic


"Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint."  - Isaiah 1:5

In our churches, there is a terrible disease going around. It is worse than the Legionnaires' disease, worse than the swine flu, worse than the Japanese flu. It is not tonsillitis, tendonitis, appendicitis, bursitis, meningitis, or Saint Vidas. It is none of these. It has been diagnosed as DEVILITIS. It is an epidemic in our Baptist Churches.

Isaiah said, the whole body is sick.

Here are the symptoms:

1. DEVILITIS AFFECTS THE APPETITE

Here is what they say: "I am not hungry for preaching"

You used to holler out, "Feed me, Preacher, but now you have DEVILITIS"

You used to like to sing Amazing Grace, but now you got DEVILITIS

2. DEVILITIS AFFECTS THE THROAT

They can not testify any more.

3. DEVILITIS AFFECTS THE EYES

They can not see the lost, or the needs of the Church

4. DEVILITIS AFFECTS THE FEET

They can not walk with God, or their fellow man anymore

5. DEVILITIS AFFECTS THE BRAIN

It makes you buy an NIV Bible

It makes you think that the "Brownsville Revival" is of GOD

6. DEVILITIS AFFECTS YOUR SENSE OF DIRECTION

You cannot find an Independent, Fundamental, Baptist Church for the same reason a burglar cannot find a cop


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