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Every one of us has, at one time or another, been infected by a virus. I've never actually seen one because of their tiny size (I've been told it takes an electron microscope to view them), but I've had a good number of viral infections over the years. From what I've read, a virus does its dirty work by attaching itself to a healthy cell and replacing the cell's genetic makeup with its own. When enough cells have had their genetic makeup altered or replaced by the virus, an infection occurs — whether it be a cold, the flu or some other sickness. Thankfully, our bodies usually fight off those infections and we recover. When our bodies don't or can't, even the smallest viral infections can lead to serious illness or death. The way in which a virus does its work is much like the way in which Biblical truth is undermined in churches. The father of lies (John 8:44) comes with little falsehoods, small doctrinal errors, subtle compromises of the Scriptural doctrine. And like a virus, these errors are injected into a

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Opinion, Pages 6 on 11/21/2012

Print Headline: GRIZ BEAR COMMENTS: Viral infections compare to doctrinal digressions

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