Does the Devil Ever Get His Own Way?
23 But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. 24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, 25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, 26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will. (2 Tim. 2)
What does it mean that people have been held captive by the Devil to do his will? If God is in complete control of everything - what sense does this kind of a statement make from the apostle Paul?