Several years after the making and release of the movie, The Matrix, many have come to realize that this movie was not just entertainment, it was a prediction, a very accurate prediction. The movie illustrated the overriding principle of truth, or more accurately, the lack of truth: Most of what people believe is a lie designed to manipulate them into perpetual state of servitude to Satan.
Is everything we believe a lie designed to cause us to forfeit our promise of eternal life? The answer may surprise you.
How Many People Can Be Fooled?
On September 2, 1858, speaking in Clinton, Illinois, during the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates, Abraham Lincoln made one of his most famous statements: "You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
If we eliminate the redemptive power of Christ to open our eyes to the truth, I would disagree with Lincoln. Satan is busy deceiving everybody, everyday and at this moment, he is winning. However, Lincoln's quote becomes very accurate when people embrace Jesus.
The Most Truthful Statement Ever Made by the CIA
The business of the CIA is covert deception. However, even the midst of a culture based upon lying, morsels of truth sometimes come forth. Former CIa Director William Colbyy once made the following truthful statement:
"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false"
At last, some real honesty from the CIA. Ironically, Colby's death was surrounded by lies as his demise became the subject of a different mystery related to the lies associated with an assassination. In April 1996 when Colby disappeared while canoeing on the Potomac River. He was missing for nine days before his body was found in a tributary.Live by the sword, die by the sword, Mr.Colby!