Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:12-14
The starting point in looking at any wisdom is whether it aligns with the wisdom taught by the Holy Ghost, the wisdom of the Bible. That will be the focus of this blog, is to teach what the Bible preaches, and show how the red pill does not live up to it, either because it is tries to divert people from the truth, or because it is a partial truth. Partial truth is error.
The very first thing I want to bring out is that the entire New Testament points us toward Jesus Christ. If a philosophy, a wisdom does not point you toward Jesus, it is not true. Our reliance must be on this fact, that Jesus is where we go to find truth, healing, salvation. God’s word teaches us that God loved us so much, that is every human being (John 3:16) that He sent the Son to be the Savior of the world, not to condemn the world, but to draw men to Him.
Paul points this out in the above text, that we must rely on spiritual truth, the truth of the Holy Ghost. To rely on words of man’s wisdom is to make man our salvation, and then Jesus is unable to help us. If someone calls themselves a Christian, and they are not relying primarily on the wisdom of the Cross, then they are deluding themselves.
The red pill, in particular Rollo Tomassi in his tome, the Rational Male, claims that power in relationships is invested in the person who needs the other the least. This view of human relationships, rather than create unity and bonding, which is the purpose of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, causes a person, the one who wants power, to remain emotionally aloof from the other, so that they can manipulate the other person and use them according to their own agenda, and as one reads his book, we can see the end result of his wisdom, that man has a right to be intimate with a woman and freely use her without investing his time or resources into her.
This is not the freedom promised in Christianity, and indeed Tomassi himself has stated that the red pill is a philosophy that should not be co-dependent on any religion. This in itself shows that the red pill is incompatible with the truth of the Gospel. A man cannot serve two masters; if one serves the red pill, he cannot place his reliance on the Gospel, on the person of Jesus Christ. Moreover, the power that Tomassi promises for men is contrary, is enmity with Jesus Christ. Jesus never intended that men should manipulate and use women for their own pleasure, particularly external to a committed marital relationship. To do so strips woman of all value that she would have in God, and makes her an object, a thing to be used and cast aside, rather than protected, and led by godly men. Marriage is God’s intention for male-female interactions, which Tomassi and the red pill want to tear apart as surely as the feminists they rail against.
In subsequent posts, I will bring out the truths of how God views men, women, their purpose and interactions, and show how Tomassi and the red pill miss the mark. Christian men should not swallow the red pill; if they have, they need to spit it out and run to the Cross. In Jesus name.
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