I’m pretty sure all of us know the story of Snow White and the rotten apple. When we perceive something to be clearly rotten, it’s common sense we would avoid it, but when something comes to us which seems harmless, we don’t pay mind to it even though behind the scenes, it is in a sugarcoated form with the very objective of inflicting a slow acting spiritual poison.
The Parable of the Weeds
Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
“The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
“‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
“‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”
The passage is indicative that God allows both Christians and pseudo Christians to coexist and only at the end of the age will we truly know who’s who but Jesus did give us tell tale signs to discern the true believers from the false (see Matthew 7:16-17, Matthew 7:21-23).
I always thought Facebook and Twitter were pretty bad. People can rant their vitriol (be it unwarranted or legit) to anyone no holds barred and mostly anyone can join in and this is the reason why I have neither Facebook nor Twitter. I unplugged from Facebook nearly four years ago and I saw Twitter as too trendy so I never bothered to open an account. But guess what? I just realized that WordPress is even more dangerous than both simply because Christians, even with the best of intentions forward things that are just plain and simply demonic.
There is nothing more noble than having a desire to reach a wider audience for Christ, but if it is at the cost of compromising what is biblical, we must choose. But how can one even make the choice if they don’t know what they are forwarding and or spewing forth is unbiblical?
I’m a sinner, and nor do I pretend I don’t struggle with things but as a Christian, am I within bounds to point out something to be unbiblical without being seen as judgmental? Of course! (see 2 Timothy 3:16). In so doing, I was being alluded to as a “Red Pill Christian who pervert the gospel,” and on another occasion, on a one on one with someone from WP, I was told I needed exorcism because I showed Scripture which pointed out that Catholicism deifies Mary, a created being. Is it necessarily a bad thing to be classified as a “Red Pill” Christian? According to Matthew 5:11-12,
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
What exactly does that mean anyway? The most obvious and probable source of this terminology would be The Matrix analogy of the Red Pill and Blue Pill. We all know swallowing the Blue Pill is the delusion. So, as it turns out, being a Red Pill Christian only signifies someone is committed on their deliberate decision and has calculated the cost of following Christ (see Luke 14:27-28). If someone tells you you’re a Red Pill Christian, it actually is a positive thing.
Point of the story is, there are a lot of people claiming to be Christians here and I don’t know what it is people do behind closed doors, that’s between them and God but “out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks,” in this case, write and or reblog. If I read something clearly against Scripture, should I react? If I know it to be so, you bet. Will my reaction be found in the spirit of genuine concern? That all depends on the person’s walk with the Lord. If a person is mature, they take it and if they’re not, they’ll consider it as an act of war. How exactly do you think the Pharisees reacted when Jesus called them snakes? That is the typical reaction of the flesh and I’m not saying I’m exempt from this and this is where asking God to give me the words to respond with grace is helpful.
Should anyone find any of my posts to be prideful, unbiblical or you happen to differ in opinion, feel free to comment or contact me privately and let me know. I don’t remove comments simply because they sound combative.
Truth hurts and divides. Will we always be walking in the path of peace? The aim is yes but rarely will it always be a Kumbaya moment. Even one’s choice to obey God will be the very cause of marginalization and estrangement even with some members of our own family! That being said, if you happen to be a Red Pill Christian, do not be discouraged. You are certainly not alone.