I have to admit that I’m late to the Matrix party despite being a Sci-Fi fan. It’s only recently that I watched all three movies in the series. Perhaps when number one came out I didn’t quite get the attraction. Nevertheless, a couple of months ago I caught all three movies and enjoyed them all.

So, when Elon Musk encouraged folks to “take the red pill” I realized he said it in relation to opening his Telsa factory despite what the State of California thought about it.

According to Wikipedia taking the red pill means:

In The Matrix, the main character Neo is offered the choice between a red pill and a blue pill by rebel leader Morpheus. The red pill represents an uncertain future—it would free him from the enslaving control of the machine-generated dream world and allow him to escape into the real world, but living the “truth of reality” is harsher and more difficult. On the other hand, the blue pill represents a beautiful prison—it would lead him back to ignorance, living in confined comfort without want or fear within the simulated reality of the Matrix. As described by Morpheus: “You take the blue pill…the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill…you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” Neo chooses the red pill and joins the rebellion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_pill_and_blue_pill

If Musk meant take the red pill like Wiki explains I would whole heartily agree. The bad guys in my opinion are those who have functioned as “controller matrix” during the CoVid19 crisis. They peddled fear and hysteria and to this day have not stopped despite evidence to the contrary. This includes most of the media and politicians. Sadly, the controllers have been successful and many prefer the “blue pill dream world” than the risky, uncertain real red pill world.

I think Christians who think about things theologically can see the spiritual dimension that relates to the red pill, blue pill comparison.

Red pill takers understand sound theology and within that sound theology understand the reality of an unseen world. Red pill takers know that it exists and know that it exerts influences on the world’s systems and governments. Paul and others in the Bible recognize the unseen world as the realm of spiritual warfare.

A blue pill taker, even if a professing Christian has poor theology if at all. They assume that all is well and are quite content to live in a kind of dream world where all is in order not understanding they have a weak understanding of the gospel or they really do not know it all.

A person is not saved by being a good person, by chipping in some good works, by being baptized as a baby or assuming that all roads lead to same dream world place. You are saved by placing all your trust in Christ and his finished work on the cross. Jesus becomes your Lord and Savior and that changes your life. Your eyes are opened to the truth; to the narrow way of salvation (John 14:6). All of a sudden the Bible makes sense as it serves as a type of red pill that reveals spiritual realities.

It happened to me about 35years ago.

Jesus was clear; you must be born again to enter the kingdom of heaven. Read John 3:1-21 and take the red pill opening your eyes to spiritual reality.

For a great read on the unseen realm I recommend the books by Dr. Michael Heiser.

I recommend Unseen Realm and for an easier read Supernatural.