The Lie (Part 1)

Hi everyone, this post is a bit premature but was on a roll – the views presented in this post can be gut wrenching, particularly if you take the “red pill” that unplugs you from the matrix of deceit – If the truth is unattractive or frightening, it is still truth. For this reason I pray that you hear me out

Humanity is connected via a cable in the back of the head to the matrix. The matrix is a computer program that simulates life, keeping people alive in a “half life” lying in a pod, connected to the grid, blissfully unaware that computers have overtaken the planet and have harnessed humanity to keep them alive. When the movie “Matrix” first came out, many Christians saw the parallels between their view of a Saviour coming into an evil world with a rescue plan. The movie is alive with parallels which has made it one of my favourite movies.

Neo experiences “cognitive dissonance”, he notices things that just don’t add up, he instinctivly knows “something”.  Because of this the freedom fighters conclude that perhaps Neo has the potential to be freed, or perhaps Neo is the one. Neo takes the red pill.

Freedom is a nightmare. The vast majority of humanity is living a lie, connected to the matrix – a host to parasitic robots. Life is a lie.

In my last post I offered you the red pill……it is now time to expose the lie.

One thing we all share in common is that we have all been born, we have all grown up. In growing up we take on board stories about ourselves, now this is just a normal and essential part of growing up – but many of the stories are not helpful, in fact some of them are destructive. “You will never amount to anything” “You are too fat” “You are an abomination” you get the idea. As a keen photographer and a blogger I offer up a “photoshopped” version of myself on this blog – you guys don’t know me, apart from what I put in text. I think we have all heard about the masks people wear – we all wear masks in varying degrees and hide the real self from the world. We even hide it from ourselves.

As well as our personal stories, we are born into a world view. Although a world view maybe religious, this is not necessarilly the case. In my case it is. I was born a Lutheran, in a country that has been essentially a Christian nation. World views give us as people meaning and purpose, which is great. There is one problem. When confronted with another world view it attacks our securities, the very place we find our meaning and our security. Thus when world views collide we often have war. The same goes for religion, the gulf between Protestants and Catholics being a good example. Religion follows the same dynamic and when discussed, our securities are challenged. To paint a picture of what this kind of collision looks like I will copy and paste part of a response I received yesterday. (A response to an old post that challenged our churches views on homosexuality) A person called Paul says this:

“iTS VERY SAD THAT PEOPLE CHOSE NOT TO UNDERSTAND GOD’S WORD THAT POINTS OUT HOMOSEXUALITY AS SIN JUST LIKE ANY OTHER FORM OF SEXUAL SIN, LIKE ADULTERY, FORNICATION, BIGAMY, INCEST ETC…
WE ALL HAVE STRONG DESIRES AT TIMES, AND FACES TEMPTATION JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. BUT, WE ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RAISE OUR GUARD AND SAY “NO”. WE HAVE CONSCIENCE TELLING US OF WHATS RIGHT OR WRONG, WHATS NORMAL AND WHATS NOT; WHAT’S NATURAL AND WHAT’S NOT. COME ON! IF WE TAKE OUT GOD’S WORD, WHAT ARE WE LEFT WITH? ABSOLUTE CHAOS. SO PLEASE STOP PLAYING GOD. GO AND LIVE IN NORTH KOREA.”

Notice the capital letters, I believe he is shouting. Notice the fear…..if my security in God’s Word is challenged what will I be left with? Notice the Expulsive nature of “world view/religious defense” Paul suggests I move to North Korea.

If I was the only person saying this, I don’t think anyone would listen – but saints all over the world are recognizing the lie. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one such person…..what is the lie?

A vast mass of Christianity is part of this lie. Just like in the movie, people have grown so dependant on the lie – only a remnant can be freed.

It is no surprise that the Holy Spirit is introduced to us as tongues of fire – can we allow that fire to burn the chaff?

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2 Responses to “The Lie (Part 1)”
  1. Karin says:

    Being confronted with another world view will only challenge yours if your own views are superficial and lacking in depth. Once you own your own truth, you can live with other people’s truths and there is no longer a need to defend your truth (nor shout abuse at others, nor be afraid, etc.).

    Obviously, the majority of Christianity is not there yet. It is all about defending (loudly and angrily) my own position. What a sad place to be in.

    The remnant who is freed are those who accept the invitation and say “YES” to the journey. It sounds to me as if you have also said yes 🙂

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