BIBLICAL CONCEPT:  Captivation

1) Vocabulary: a) Aichmalotos - To take captive at spear point.  From
    aichme - a spear.  b) Zogreo - To take alive, take a prisoner in war
    (instead of killing).

2) 2 Timothy 2:26; The devil holds men captive to do his will.  Compare
    with Ephesians 2:1-3.

    Conclusion: The Gospel of Jesus Christ frees men from the bondage of
    Satan.

3) Ephesians 4:8; Jesus Christ  captures men from the devilís hold and
    makes them His own.  Compare Luke 4:18 and 5:10.

4) 2 Timothy 3:6; Personal sin patterns can lead to further captivity.
    Compare Romans 7:23.

5) 2 Corinthians 10:5; Taking captive our own thoughts is an important
    aspect of the Christian way of life.  Note the warfare in 10:3-4.

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