Living life without being in a real, experiential and growing relationship with the Living God, the Father of all creation, is like living life in the Matrix.
“You know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. “ – Morpheus, from the 1999 film, The Matrix
This is because we were not designed and created to live life apart from God. Life like that is like being in the Matrix. We are alive, but not truly living. We are living a lie rather than the truth. The truth, as Morpheus would put it is:
“That you are a slave, … Like everyone else you were born into bondage.”
In the movie, until liberated and rescued by taking the red pill, you were a slave to the machine world. In this life, until liberated, you are a slave to sin. You are controlled by it and its reality which separates you from God.
The good news is that there is now peace with God and redemption available for all people through faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Through His voluntary death on the cross, the Son of God has paid the price for all the sins of all mankind. Because Jesus Christ is alive, all who are in Him shall also live!
This message of the Good News (the Gospel) about Jesus Christ is like the red pill.
Believing the message by faith is like taking the red pill. The result is liberation from slavery to sin (and the inevitable and just punishment of all unrepentant and un-redeemed sinners), and living as God intended, in His presence, in a vital and growing relationship with Him and the family of God.