Being enslaved to a habit, practice or substance such that withdrawal causes trauma.
Key passages
Jn 8:34

Jesus replied to them, “Truly, truly I say to you, that everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin.

Php 3:18–19

For many live, of whom I spoke about to you many times, but now speak about even weeping, as the enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose God is the stomach, and whose glory is in their shame, the ones who think on earthly things.

1 Ti 3:8

Deacons likewise must be dignified, not insincere, not devoted to much wine, not fond of dishonest gain,

Tt 3:3

For we also were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, enslaved to various desires and pleasures, spending our lives in wickedness and envy, despicable, hating one another.

2 Pe 2:19

promising them freedom although they themselves are slaves of depravity. For to whatever someone succumbs, by this he is also enslaved.

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