Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Red Pill

Take it from this guy...choose the red pill. (photo of me by Chris Callis back when hair still grew out of the top of my head)  I was taking the blue pill back in those days.  From Wikipedia: The red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, are pop culture symbols representing the choice between the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue) and embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red).

An appropriate scripture suggestion for the times we are in courtesy of my friend in Alpine (and Benita Memorial Tshirt screen printer), Rick McDowell from Bullshirtz.

2 Timothy 3
1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was. 10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra--what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.  

 

7 comments:

Dizzy-Dick said...

Amen!!!

djc said...

Merry Christmas John and to all who read this blog!

Dale said...

I'll take the red pill. Unlike Jesus I won't accept martyrdom without a fight regardless of the promised reward.

BlueSky said...

Good message John. Merry Christmas to you and your crew.

pamit said...

Doesn't the blue pill represent Adam and Even eating of the tree of life, rather than the tree of knowledge (red pill)? Shouldn't Xtians go for the blue pill? Hmm. Guess I'll have to agree with John and say I'd choose the hard, bitter, red knowledge, though I suspect he and I differ on what that knowledge is.

phil127 said...

Merry Christmas, John. I enjoy your blog very much. I found it about 3 yrs. ago, and went back to the begining. You have provided my insights and things to think about.

Again, I wish you the freedom our Country has provided in years gone by and hope WE can preserve them in the future! It looks like a uphill fight.

Merry Christmas.2



Freebirdmcmlvii said...

Merry Christmas to all and prayers for a peaceful 2013.