The concept of captivity can mean different things to different people and has meant different things over the course of history. While the mention of captivity might bring to mind the image of a prisoner in a cell or cage, the ancient people Israel became a nation while in Egyptian bondage or captivity. Though God through Moses led them out to become a people of their own land and country, their disobedience to God resulted in the Lord allowing their enemies to again make captives of them. All this has served to illustrate for the ages the freedom that may be obtained in Christ. At the Eighth of John, the Savior taught that the truth, once known, can make a man free from sin. The Lord added that if the Son of God made one free, he would be free indeed.
Written by David Hayes Prophater