“The terms “red pill” and blue pill” refer to a choice between revealing an unpleasant truth, represented by the red pill, and remaining in blissful ignorance, represented by the blue pill. The terms reference the 1999 film The Matrix.”
I have gone on record as saying that I use whatever platform that is afforded me, typically social media, to red pill those whose ears I have and especially my fellow Christian believers, many of who are blue pilled – in my humble opinion. This may come as no surprise to some and a shock to others, who might argue it represents both arrogance on my part and a sign of going of the Christian rails.
An explanation is in order as well as a recognition of some of the dangers of adopting this approach, including the Gnostic heresy. My own background is that of an outsider before and after God saved me by grace as a fifteen year old. I have often found myself out on a limb on all sorts of issues and now that my three score years and ten allocation is almost up and I am ready to meet my maker, not only do I no longer care what people think but I owe it to support the next generation of those who question the official narrative?
Before I go on I want to ask some questions:
- Is Trump better for the USA and the world than Biden?
- Was there an attempt to steal the recent USA election?
- Is China the major threat when it comes to world powers?
- Is Islam the major threat when it comes to religion?
- Is Abortion the most important social justice issue?
- Is Climate change something that is wrongly hyped up?
- Are our national leaders acting wrongly regarding Covid?
- Should we be worried about imposition of Covid vaccines?
- Should the UK leave the EU with no deal if it comes to it?
- Is “global reset” about empowering elites and enslavement?
- Is globalism / socialism worse than nationalism / conservatism?
- Should we be concerned with roll out of 5G?
- Is the demon of political correctness trying to suppress truth?
- Are Bill Gates, George Soros and some “conservatives” villains?
- Should we be more concerned with groups like BLM, Antifa?
- Is much of mainstream media fake news?
- Is big tech, like Facebook, trying to censor conservative voices?
- Is the recent interest in racial justice an unhelpful distraction?
- Is the professing church largely led by hireling shepherds?
- Should Christians be concerned with the above?
I can put my hands up and say “YES” to all the above and yet I know well intentioned “Christians” who say “NO” and we are expected to get along – right!? But before I continue I want to make a point and it relates to my recent posts on idolatry and holiness. As people of God, if we make a person, an issue, a strongly held opinion etc. our defining raison d’etre then we are in danger of committing idolatry. If we make fighting our corner on the afore-mentioned issues instead of saving souls and being Christ’s presence to our fallen world, we miss the point of holiness. If we fall out with our fellow Christian’s on these matters, however strongly we feel about being in the right, and fail to love, we disobey Christ’s new command.
Because we are fallen, fallible beings, however holy and switched on to what is going on we are, we are not going to get everything right, including our priorities and how we respond. I believe, I am right with my YES answers, especially to question 20. It would be remiss of me not to spend time arising out of my watching and praying, to share what I know, hoping I may red pill some, but always with the rider we test and weigh everything. I do so because we have been betrayed by our secular and spiritual leaders and mainstream media, and this I suggest is a major reason why many Christians are in the blue pill camp. In any case, while seeking a kingdom not of this world (and is why an over pre-occupation in world events has an inherent danger), I do so because of my love for my neighbor.
“Conspiracy theory” is a contentious subject and where Christians divide. Our interest should not be in unsubstantiated theory but, as our elected “betters” remind us, following the science (as well as the evidence). For the people of God, it is even more than that; it is about the need to fear God, just as the prophet reminded us.