The concept of the red and the blue pills originated from the 1999 science fiction film, “The Matrix,” wherein the main protagonist, Neo, played by Keanu Reeves is offered either the blue-colored pill or a red pill. In the background of the movie, humanity had at some point in the past lost a robot war, and individual humans were now used as bioelectric energy sources to power the robot’s world.
To pacify the humans, they are kept sedated inside a virtual reality simulation known as “the matrix,” inside of which they are led to believe they are living in the real world. Taking the red pill would allow Neo to wake up and re-enter the actual real world in which only a handful of humans were detached from the matrix. This small group was fighting a rebellion against the computers. Taking the blue pill, on the other hand, would return Neo to his blissful, sedated life as a virtual-reality addled battery.
This theme of the red pill vs the blue pill is a very good approximation of what we see in the church and in society today. Our society, as a whole, is in a sort of dream state on blue pills, where we are fed a false reality by the mainstream media. Our only concerns are sports, entertainment and having a good time, while leaving God out of our lives.
Our being in this blissful and sedated life only feeds the globalists who are pushing for a one world government. In fact, the blue pill is just a bit of gelatin and has no function. So many people in society have never pondered the real issues of life. Where did we come from? Why are we here on earth? Where are we going when this life is over? If Neo had taken the blue pill, he would have merely continued as if nothing had happened. He would have been like so many in society today who are unconcerned about issues such as same-sex marriage, transgenderism, Islam, globalism, abortion, Christianity and our freedoms.
In the Lord’s church, those taking the blue pill are those with no sense of urgency to change the environment but simply let the circumstances force their decision making. Those taking the blue pill have apathy concerning the Lord’s work by not letting their collective values be heard in the community, in the voting booth, and in public forums by confronting sin.
Those taking the blue pill will not standup and fight against the unbiblical practices going on in the church, because of their blissful, sedated lives. They prefer to let sin run rampant with all of its negative consequences. Blue-pilled people are too busy with getting ahead financially, with sports, concerts, travels, etc. and feel no sense of urgency to turn those issues around. They are merely continuing to live as if nothing has changed in society. They simply float along without ever really thinking or questioning the reality of what they are being fed by the globalist mainstream media.
In essence, the red-pilled person is simply being able to think for one’s self, to recognize, and be able to reject the false narrative that we are fed by the liberal-dominated information sources around us. To be red-pilled means to recognize falsehood when one sees it, both in the church and society. In summation, being red-pilled simply means this, being willing to speak the truth even when world systems (globalists) are against you, and being willing to wake up to reality, rather than continue in a blissful daze. Red-pilled people see the big picture of what is going on in the world today. Red-pilled people know who is behind world events.