Presentation on theme: "A virus can be difficult to overcome."— Presentation transcript:
1 A virus can be difficult to overcome. A virus has the ability to mutate or change slightly in each infected person, making it hard to treat.Some noted viruses:A cold.Influenza (ex = H1N1).Chicken Pox.HIV/AIDS.Small pox.
2 A virus can even attack a computer. While different from a biological virus, a computer virus can still create havoc.If you have ever had a computer virus, you know full well the damage it can cause.Some examples:Setup Utility for Long File Name Backup (SULFNBK.EXE)
3 Received May 31st, 2001.Please follow the procedure below and save yourself some major problems later. Be sure to do it BEFORE June 1st. Anti-virus software will NOT protect from this one.It will not become active until June 1, 2001, at that point it will become active and will be too late. It wipes out all files and folders on the hard drive. This virus travels thru and migrates to the 'C:\windows\command' folder. To find it and get rid of it off of your computer, do the following.
4 Email Instructions. Go to the "START" button. Go to "FIND" or "SEARCH“ Go to "FILES & FOLDERS“Make sure the find box is searching the "C:" drive.Type in; SULFNBK.EXEBegin search.If it finds it, highlight it.Go to 'File' and delete it.Close the find Dialog box
5 Email Instructions. Open the Recycle Bin Find the file and delete it from the Recycle binYou should be safe.The bad part is: You need to contact everyone you have sent ANY to in the past few months. DO NOT RELY ON YOUR ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE. IT CANNOT DETECT IT BECAUSE IT DOES NOT BECOME A VIRUS UNTIL JUNE 1ST. IT WILL BE TO LATE THEN. WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT OPEN THE FILE!!!
6 This was a Hoax. Similar to the “blonde” virus I received via email. The key was to read the entire which many do not do!Go to C:Remove all software programs.Reformat your hard drive.Are you Sure!!!! Select “yes.”WARNING: Not all viruses are hoaxes!
7 A virus is DANGEROUS:Invades an entity and uses the host to maintain itself.A virus can grow or even mutate.A virus is difficult to treat. Once active, very few antidotes work on a virus.The effects of a virus may be long lasting and may even result in total destruction.
8 Sin is Similar to a Virus: Sin invades humanity & uses human weaknesses to keep itself alive and to replicate itself.Sin can grow and even mutate into other areas of one’s life.Sin is difficult to treat. Christ provides the only known antidote to this serious condition.The effect of sin is long lasting and may result in total destruction.
9 The Curse of Sin is that it is a Curse on All: Sin, like a virus, has invaded and infected all of creation (Romans 8:20-22)- The animals.- The woman.- The man.- The earth.
10 Genesis 3:14-15 (Page 3)14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
11 Genesis 3:16-17a 16 To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat of it,’
12 Genesis 3:17b-19“Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. 18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. 19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”The New International Version, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House) 1984.
13 All is Cursed: Serpent (vv. 14-15) Eve (vs. 16) Adam (vv. 17-19) The Order Compares to: Man’s Fall- Serpent spoke first.- Eve spoke second.- Adam spoke last.Contrasts to: God’s Call- Adam Eve Serpent
14 Curse it All: I. Serpent (vv. 14-15) - Crawling (personal) - Conflict (supernatural)II. Eve (vs. 16)- Childbearing (personal)- Competition (relational)III. Adam (vv )- Challenge (personal)- Casualty (global)
15 The Serpent (vv )14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.NOTICE: The serpent is now silent! He neither accepts NOR denies blame.Because of the height of his sin, he is abased ---- to crawl on the ground.
16 Curse on the Serpent He will crawl on his belly. He will eat dust all of his life.Man was fashioned from the “dust” of the earth (Gen 2:7) . It was also to this “dust” that man would return.The serpent sought to devour man and would spend his life chocking on the dust from which man was created and to which man returns.The penalty fit the crime.
17 Curse on the Serpent The Conflict (supernatural) 15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”Called the protoevangelium (the first Gospel).Enmity = hatred & hostility that exists between enemies.
18 Curse on the SerpentA Conflict (enmity and hostility) between OffspringCorner #1 = Satan & his Offspring (his followers & ultimately the Antichrist)Corner #2 = Woman & her Offspring (followers of God and especially Christ)Satan would bruise mankind.Christ would deliver the fatal blow!Pictured in the movie, “The Passion of Christ.”
19 Eve: (vs. 16a)16 To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children.“Greatly increase” could have various understandings:1. It may mean that there was some pain in childbirth prior to the fall. If so then this pain was not due to sin, but was present to protect.Not all pain is bad (ex: eye).
20 The Curse on Eve2. It may be understood to mean that the length of her burden in carrying children would increase (i.e. the length of pregnancy increased).3. It may mean that there would not only be physical pain in bearing and birthing a child but also in raising a child; thus frustrating a mother’s natural instincts and desires to have children.The curse effected childbearing.
21 The Curse on Eve The curse created competition. 16 To the woman (Ishah) he said, Your desire will be for your husband (Ish), and he will rule over you.”Desire = in the original sense of stretching out after Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon, (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.) 1995.Since Eve had “manipulated her husband; she would be mastered by her husband.” Walvoord, John F., and Zuck, Roy B., The Bible Knowledge Commentary, (Wheaton, Illinois: Scripture Press Publications, Inc.) 1983, 1985.The penalty fit the crime.
22 The Curse on EveCompetition rather than cooperation became the hallmark of the marital relationship.As a result of sin, two primary relationships were frustrated:Motherhood has a mix of sorrow & joy:Marriage has a mix of struggle & mutual support.The curse of sin has left its mark.
23 Adam (vv )17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat of it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. 18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.
24 The Curse on AdamAdam listened to the wrong “voice” (Eve’s and not God’s) and then Adam ate.Adam sinned by eating. Now he would have to suffer in order to eat.Adam ate of the tree and he is now told to eat of the plants of the field.A primary area of man’s life is frustrated! Work becomes WORK!Man’s identity is often in his work.A woman’s identity is often in her relationships.The penalty fit the crime.
25 Adam (vv )The painful toil that Adam would experience would be the same as the painful toil Eve would experience in giving birth to children.The Hebrew word is the same.Adam (adam) would suffer because God had cursed the ground (adamah).Thorns & thistles would spring up, but Adam’s challenge was to eat herbs from the wild earth.
26 Adam (vv )19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”Brow can also mean “anger.” ) nostril, nose, face OR 2) angerEnhanced Strong’s Lexicon, (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.) 1995.You must toil “until” you die!The global casualty of sin = all die.
27 Presence of Hope: Serpent (vv. 14-15) - Christ will crush his head! Eve (vs. 16)- She becomes the mother of all the living. (Gen. 3:20)- While there is suffering, there is hope. Mankind will continue.Adam (vv )- Man does not have to live forever in this state of chaos.
28 Relief is Available: God offers hope and help for mankind. Spiritually - GOOD NEWS, Christ has won the victory! So can you!- You need not lose the battle with temptation.Relationally- GOOD NEWS, God can repair broken relationships.- With your children & with your mate.- With your relatives & friends.
29 Relief is Available: Emotionally - GOOD NEWS, God can minister to your needs.- He can fill the void!Physically- GOOD NEWS, God can heal you.- He can heal you now.- He can heal you for eternity.Because Christ is Alive, you can be alive!Video: Alive