The god of this world rules and reigns - to think otherwise is deception. God gave satan dominion over this world to unbelievers. That is not to say that God isn't superior, He is, but God gave him dominion of this world (of unbelievers)... but those who believe in the One True God, are not subject to that dominion. And through Christ's birth, life, death and resurrection we have power through His Holy Spirit. We are in this world but not of it. God's government will be re-established, but until then it is satan's world. Its up to you to remain captive or not. The TRUE gospel is the coming Kingdom of God, which is what Jesus preached and lived. When the fall of man took place, all men (and women) were subject to that sin and every sin since...we were born in sin and held captive by it. But through the Love of God, His word, made flesh, Jesus Christ, we have been set free, and adopted into the family of God through His blood/death, and have been given power through His Holy Spirit - if we believe and accept Him as our Lord and Savior, confessing our sins and repenting. Turning away from this world, and our sin, and turning to God!