The illustration of Adam and Eve Catching the Sin Virus provides us a great illustration of the infectious quality of sin. Adam and Eve at first were free of the sin virus in the garden of Eden. Satan then suggested to Eve that she and Adam eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God had told them not to eat of that tree, but they did eat of the tree. This disobedient act was a sin to God. They were now infected with sin. Romans 5:12 says, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”. Sin is much like a virus in that it infected Adam and Eve and has spread to all of mankind. Please enjoy the sermon illustration of “Satan Infects Adam and Eve with the Sin Virus” below.
On 11 May 2000 a lady found a new e-mail message on her computer, which simply said, “I love you”. It looked innocent enough, perhaps even romantic. Like most of us would, she clicked to open the message, and the so-called “Love Bug” was born. With lightning speed it raced around the world, bringing politics and business to a halt. It was a deadly computer virus that caused millions of computer software programs to crash.
One virus, but so much contamination. But it’s not the first time that a single virus has caused so much grief to mankind. In fact, it’s a kind of replay of a deadlier virus that hit Planet Earth more than six thousand years ago polluting the first human couple, Adam and Eve. Despite God’s warning not to click on to Satan’s message, they did so with appalling consequences for them, and through them to all mankind. That virus is called “Sin”.
Contributed by: Owen Bourgaize