Protection from Those Who Would Harm Us
One of the most important missions man has ever had is to protect his family and his home from external and internal threats. The basis for this mission has not changed much from the time of living in caves to the present day two story houses. The only thing that has essentially changed is how we go about protecting ourselves from these external and internal threats. With the rapid growth of the internet, it has become essential to be cautious of the unseen threats that lurk in cyberspace. This essay is going to touch on the relevance of network security and the protection of families.
One of the greatest missions placed upon all of God’s children is to protect one another. "But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of ...view middle of the document...
Each predefined rule in a firewall has a specific task, just like each story in the Bible gives God’s children a specific life lesson.
The church that a Christian attends closely relates to a secure Local Area Network (LAN). A LAN is a network confined to a limited geographic distance (Stewart, 2011). You will never find a better example of a network that is confined to a limited geographic distance than you will at a church on Sunday morning. The church is the secure location that Christians can assemble and rejoice in all of God’s glory. Christians can always experience the protection of the church even when they are not within its walls. They always have access to the church whenever they need assistance, and this can be related to a Virtual Private Network (VPN). If a Christian needs to speak to someone then they can, and technology has just provided more tools for them to communicate such as phone, email, or teleconference. "Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood" (Acts 20:28).
The mission from God for man to protect his family and others is closely related to modern network security. It is easy to see the relevance of network security and the mission of Christians protecting each other from evil with the teachings of the Bible being closely related to the tasks of a firewall on a network, and the church functioning as a safe place to communicate with each other like a secure local area network.
English, E. S. (1948). Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, authorized King James version; with notes especially adapted for young Christians. New York: Oxford Univ. Press.
Stewart, J. M. (2011). Network security, firewalls, and VPNs (1st Ed.). Sudbury, Mass: Jones & Bartlett Learning.