Thursday, April 30, 2009
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Remember this scene from The Matrix? I think I used it a couple of years ago in a message, but it's time to dust it off and use it again. "The red pill or the blue pill?" The Red wakes Neo up to see reality; the Blue let's him stay blissfully ignorant of the Truth. He chooses Red.
We all have a choice to make - whether to continue with the belief system of this world or wake up and see the Truth. If only it was so simple and a one-time thing. In truth, it's a daily choice. Every ---- single ---- day. We choose.
Paul says that the "... god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel..." It makes me stop and think that, though there is of course an element of choice for each person, there is also the "god of this age" (Satan) who is working diligently to feed people the blue pill of blindness. We can't, therefore, be surprised at their hostility to the things of God; the people of God. Why would it be otherwise?
For the message, we'll dig into what it means to "shine in the darkness" and how we can do that in practical ways where we each live. Check out the question in the upper right corner - and chime in!