Sin And Computer Virus
- By Bhupinder Singh
- Published 08/1/2008
Bhupinder Singh, founder of His Prayer House website, was born and brought up in India but moved to Canada in 1996. He is an Information Technology professional and presently works in a major Canadian bank as the technical head of the teams that design and develop new banking software. Being a brilliant student, he achieved top scholarship awards during his academic career. Bhupinder Singh comes from a devout Sikhi background - reading, meditating and following Sikh scriptures daily. However, his wife Mona had a mighty encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ that changed the life of this couple. They accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and started studying the Bible. “Ever since then, my life has changed completely”says Bhupinder Singh –"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come. 2 Corinthian 5: 17. "Now my only desire is to serve my Lord and to know Him more and more.” says Bhupinder Singh who is reaching out to the South Asian communities of diverse persuasions to bring people to the Lord.
Some days my computer helps me fly like an eagle. Other times, it bogs me down like a hippopotamus. On “eagle days” I’m grateful for my computer. But there are those “hippo days” when I rue the day I bought one.
Recently I’ve had to contend with a virus that invaded my computer. What bothers me most is that viruses are created maliciously. Bright people who live with a darkness in their lives want to make other people miserable.
What’s worse, I permitted the virus to enter my machine by opening what I thought was an innocent e-mail.
Sin resembles a computer virus. Satan wants to destroy Christians by infecting their minds. But the apostle Paul urged the believers at Corinth to bring “every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).
Just as we let a virus into our computers, we also let darkness into our lives when we open ourselves unthinkingly to the godless messages that permeate our culture. We let down our guard and hardly notice the sin that infects our minds.
But by confessing our sin, reading God’s Word, and praying, we build a firewall, or barrier, to safeguard our minds. With the help of the Spirit, we’ll keep our minds from becoming unwitting hosts for unwanted guests.