Taking Thoughts Captive to Christ
Series 01 Straight Truth Podcast
In this episode of the Straight Truth Podcast, Dr. Josh Philpot and Dr. Richard Caldwell discuss 2 Corinthians 10:5, where Paul says to "take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ." Some people understand this verse to be an exhortation to apply it to our personal thinking against incorrect and sinful thoughts. However, Dr. Caldwell explains that in its context, this verse is actually about Paul's ministry work in the world against false teachers. Paul is using warfare imagery to describe how he used the Word of God to tear down the false teachings and ideologies of these false teachers.
While this is the primary meaning of the verse, Dr. Caldwell believes that we can also derive a principle from it for our own lives. That principle is that the Word of God is the standard for our thinking. We should use the Bible to test our thoughts and ideas, and to bring our thinking into submission to Christ.
Dr. Caldwell then discusses some of the ways that we can apply this principle to our own lives. He says that we need to start by taking in the Word of God through regular church attendance, Bible reading, and meditation. We also need to examine ourselves with respect to how we are thinking about the circumstances that we face, and to make sure that our thinking is in line with the truth of Scripture. Finally, Dr. Caldwell encourages us to seek out fellowship with other believers who can help us to preach the truth to our own minds.
In conclusion, the episode "Taking Thoughts Captive to Christ" is a helpful reminder that the Word of God is the standard for our thinking. We should use the Bible to test our thoughts and ideas, and to bring our thinking into submission
|Oct 19, 2023