Jesus’ Faith and Modern Faith Contrasted Jun29

Jesus’ Faith and Mod...

  Jesus was a revolutionary. There is no doubt that much of His preaching was aimed at pulling the rug out from under the modern idea of saving faith. The purity of truth was dropped into the acid of cultural counterfeits and the chemical reaction was volatile. Interestingly enough, when...

Orlando Terrorist Attack, ISIS’ Hypocrisy and False Religions’ Subculture of Sexual Sins Jun13

Orlando Terrorist At...

Last Sunday morning at 2 A.M., while most people slept, terrorism ripped through our nation once again. Media reported, “A gunman who pledged allegiance to ISIS opened fire…in a packed Orlando nightclub, killing 50 people and wounding at least 53 more in the deadliest mass shooting in modern...

The Pain of Breaking God’s Laws to Secure Your Future Jun10

The Pain of Breaking...

So much spiritual suffering in this life is a result of the future we desire grating against the future God desires. Often we see ourselves as victims or view our pain as “the hand life dealt us.” But Solomon tells us that much pain in life is self-inflicted. This is good news because it...

Is it enough that Jesus died for our sins? Mar31

Is it enough that Je...

“But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He...

Pontius Pilate, you, me… Mar28

Pontius Pilate, you,...

“Pilate summoned the chief priests and the rulers and the people, and said to them, “You brought this man to me as one who incites the people to rebellion, and behold, having examined Him before you, I have found no guilt in this man regarding the charges which you make against...

Was Jesus a victim? Mar26

Was Jesus a victim?

“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 “No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.” (John 10:7-8) Every...

Suffering and the Question of Purpose Mar02

Suffering and the Qu...

“As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of...

There’s Good News and Bad News. Feb29

There’s Good News an...

When we come across the word “gospel” in the Scriptures it is the English translation of the Greek word “euangélion” which means “good news.”  The presence of good news, or course, presupposes the existence of bad news and we also find that bad news in the Bible.  The bad news is the...

An Appeal to the Gospel Feb25

An Appeal to the Gos...

The following is an example of a gospel appeal by Charles Spurgeon from a sermon titled “The Form and Spirit of Religion,” preached on April 4, 1858, at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens, London: “Now, before I send you away, let me make this last remark. I hear one say,...

Theology Justifies God! Feb18

Theology Justifies G...

I will never forget when my first born son, Titus, became very sick and desperately needed a specific medical procedure to be performed, right then and there. He was already fragile from many other complications, so as they started the procedure Titus seized up and stopped breathing. An alert...

Book recommendation: J.C. Ryle’s “Holiness” Feb18

Book recommendation:...

Holiness is a very hard concept for sinners to understand. Actually, it might be right to say that sinners cannot fully understand holiness. We tend to define holiness from the negative, we say that holiness is to be without sin. While this is certainly true, we do not truly understand...

No captive thoughts without a new mind… Feb12

No captive thoughts ...

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking...

Welcome! Feb10

Welcome!

We here at “Taking Thoughts Captive” would like to welcome you to our podcast and Blog. With our humble beginning God is granting us the desire of our hearts, a desire to share His truth with our community and quite honestly, whoever will listen. The world isn’t lacking for...