Studying in a monastery.
Lying in prison.
Serving as a soilder in the Parliamentary army.
Living in a cave as a hermit.
His righteousness and his sins.
His neighbours and his family.
His possessions and his house.
His strengths and his weaknesses.
He wanted to set out on an adventure and see the world.
He was fed up with them and did not love them anymore.
He received a call to become a missionary and a preacher.
He had a burden on his back that he wanted to get rid of.
If anyone comes after me, he must hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, even his own life. (Luke.14:6)
Flee from the wrath to come. (Matthew 3:7)
Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me. (Matthew 16:24)
Do not love this world or anything it offers you. ( 1 John 2:15)
The Celestial City.
The Wicket-Gate and a Shining Light.
The Palace Beautiful and the Delectable Mountains.
Formalist and Hypocrisy.
Obstinate and Pliable.
Talkative and Ignorance.
The Flatterer and Atheist.
Because whoever stays in the City of Destruction will die there.
Because his family and neighbours have rejected him and do not want him anymore.
Because he does not know the way back.
Because people will ridicule him for turning back and not finishing the journey. Because people will ridicule him for turning back and not finishing the journey.
His work and money.
Friends and comforts.
Mr. Worldly Wiseman.
Ascend the Hill Difficulty until you get to the cross.
Enter through the Wicket-Gate and ask for a man named Good-Will.
Find the city of Morality and seek out a gentleman by the name of Legality.
Keep travelling until you reach the Interpreter’s House.
To save him from the arrows shot by demons.
He was in a hurry to show him the marvelous things in the house.
He was angry because Christian arrived late at night.
Christian was weak and had no strength left to enter by himself.
A little room where two little children sat, each one in his chair.
A stately Palace where a large company of men were desirous to enter.
A chamber where there was one rising out of bed.
A place where a fire was burning against a wall.
A very dark dungeon, nasty and stinking.
A painting on the wall.
A very large room where there sat a man in an iron cage.
The moment he decides to leave the City of Destruction.
As he passes near Mount Sinai.
When he beholds the cross.
Immediately after he enters the gates of the Celestial City.
One clothed him with armour from head to foot.
One told him “Your sins are forgiven”.
One stripped him of his rags and clothed him with a change of raiment.
One gave him a roll with a seal on it, which he bid him look on as he ran.
One set a mark on his forehead.
On their knees praying for deliverance.
Fast asleep with chains on their heels.
Running back because of the danger they encountered.
Dead, hanged up in irons.
Timorous and Mistrust.
Atheist and Ignorance.
By-Ends and Talkative.
Formalist and Hypocrisy.
He was clothed in armor from head to foot, they were wearing only rags.
He was a young man, they were very old.
He walked by the rule of his Master, they walked by the rude working of their fancies.
They were all in the King’s Highway and so there was no difference between them.
He was attacked by Apollyon.
He stopped because of two lions that were guarding the road.
He met Timorous and Mistrust running back the wrong way.
He slept and lost his roll.
They had discovered that the Celestial City did not exist.
The further they went, the more danger they met with.
Apollyon had convinced them to return back.
They had no map and so had lost their way.
He slew both of them with his sword, called all-prayer.
A Shining one was sent to lead him.
He waited for dusk and slipped by during the night.
He kept in the middle of the path.
Demons in disguise.
Three of the thirty virtues that Christian is seeking to obtain.
The names of the three Shining Ones.
In the Valley of the Shadow of Death.
In the Valley of Humiliation.
Christian wandered into his territory.
He was sent to bring Christian back to his wife and children.
He hated the Prince, his laws and his people.
For no reason at all. He was plain evil.
“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” (Phil.4:13)
“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy! When I fall I shall arise again.” (Micah.7:8)
“For if I live, I live to the Lord; and if I die, I die to the Lord.” (Rom.14:8)
“O death where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?” (1 Cor.15:55)
A company of fiends.
An innumerable company of angels.
The singing of the birds.
The melodious sound of trumpets.
The voice of a man, as going before him.
The shouts of the Shining Ones bidding him to press onwards.
Doubting Castle and Giant Despair.
The Hill Lucre and Demas.
A cave where two giants, Pope and Pagan, dwelt.
A door on the side of the a hill called a by-way to Hell.
Adam the First.
He was returning to the City of Destruction because he did not find the Celestial City.
He was more attractive when seen from at a distance than from near.
He only talked about spiritual matters.
He had a personal knowledge of the work of God’s grace in his own soul.
He loves the world more than he loves holiness.
His faith was real but it was still very weak.
He talks about religion without practicing it.
He owned religion when it was wearing silver slippers and not when it was clothed in rags. And stood by it when it was applauded and not when it was in irons.
Ignore him completely and after a while he will get frustrated and leave.
Listen to all that he says and every time refute all his arguments showing him that he is wrong in all that he says.
Tell him bluntly that he is a liar and a hypocrite and is on his way to Hell, then pray for him.
Enter into some serious discourse about the power of religion and whether this is present in his heart, house or everyday living.
Remain faithful unto death, and the King will give you a crown of life.
Commit the keeping of your souls to God in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
Let the kingdom be always before you, and believe steadfastly concerning the things that are invisible.
The crown is before you, and it is an incorruptible one; so run that you may obtain it.
Love your enemies and pray for those that persecute you.
Set your faces like flint; you have all power in heaven and earth on your side.
The road to the Celestial City passed right through the town.
Out of curiosity. They wanted to see what was in the town and fair.
They had a mission to preach to the people of the town.
They had left the King’s Highway and chose an easier path which then led them there.
The pilgrims were clothed differently than the people of the fair.
The people at the fair could not understand the pilgrims’ speech.
The people of the fair had a burden on their backs while the pilgrims had none.
The pilgrims were not interested in the goods that were being sold at the fair.
Beelzebub, Apollyon, and Legion.
Flatterer, Atheist, and Diffidence.
Money-Love, Save-All and Hold-the-World.
Envy, Superstition, and Pickthank.
Burned him at the stake.
Cut him with knives.
Stoned him with stones.
Whipped him with whips.
Pricked him with swords.
Buffeted and slapped him.
He used a key named promise to escape.
A host of angels, on a chariot, were sent to deliver him.
Evangelist returns and helps him again.
God, who overrules all things, brought it about.
He was sent by the people of Vanity Fair to capture Christian and bring him back.
He was impressed by the words and behaviour of Christian and Faithful in their suffering.
He too had a burden and wanted to be rid of it.
The pilgrims had spoken to him before they were tried and convinced him to join them.
Ignorance - He was not willing to learn anything from anyone.
Little-Faith – he was controlled by doubts and fears.
By-Ends – he was religious only when it was convenient.
Demas – he loved the riches of the world more than he loved God.
By-Ends and his companions slowed their pace and staggered behind.
Christian and Hopeful quickened their pace and started running.
By-Ends and his companions stopped to rest at the arbour.
The pilgrims took a different road that that which By-Ends and his companions took.
Christian said, ‘let us go and see.’ Hopeful replied, ‘No, not I.”
Hopeful said, ‘let us go and see.’ Christian replied, ‘No, not I.”
It is filled with many snares and pits into which pilgrims easily fall.
It is the dwelling place of various fiends who continuously shoot their arrows at the pilgrims.
It’s air naturally tended to make one drowsy, and if one sleeps, he will never awake again.
It holds a treasure that hinders in their pilgrimage those pilgrims who seek it out.
A soft couch meant to provide rest for the weary.
A pillar of salt intended to be a sign and an example.
David’s sling and stone put there to encourage those of little-faith.
A large net intended to catch any who ventured close by.
They walked with great delight.
They lay down and slept.
They gathered and ate of the fruit of the trees.
They drank of the River’s water.
They washed themselves in the river and were cleansed.
They fall into a ditch and are maimed for life.
They are caught in the net of the Flatterer.
They leave the way and are lost.
They find themselves surrounded by fiends and devils.
Because they had left the map of the road beside at the river.
Because they wished for a better road which was not as hard as the way they were in.
Because the Flatterer deceived them.
Because they were faced with a high mountain which they could not climb.
Hopeful said, ‘what if this path leads us out of the way?” Christian answered, “That is not likely.”
Christian said, “what if this path leads us out of the way?” Hopeful answered, “That is not likely.”
There, they were left without food or drink.
There, they were far from their friends and acquaintances.
There, they were in the dark.
There, they could hear the screams of fellow pilgrims being tortured.
There, they were in an evil situation.
Tie them to a tree and let birds pluck their flesh.
Throw them to the lions.
Coax them to do away with themselves.
Leave them in the dungeon of Doubting Castle forever.
Hopeful kills Giant Despair.
They are rescued by Evangelist.
Christian uses his sword All-Prayer to break away the chains.
Christian remembers he has a key by the name of Promise and uses it.
They set it on fire.
They erect a pillar and engrave a warning on it.
They put two lions, one on each side of the stile, to guard the way.
They dig a ditch and put various snares, traps and nets all around it.
One of the Shepherds bid them take heed that they slept not upon the Enchanted Ground.
One of the Shepherds bid them to beware of the Flatterer.
One of the shepherds gave them a note of the way.
One of the Shepherds set a mark on their foreheads.
One of the Shepherds bid them God-speed.
He was on his knees praying.
He had just woken from his sleep and preparing to continue his journey.
He was walking in the fields reading from his book.
He had lost his way and was sitting down beneath a tree bewailing his misfortune.
They should avoid the company of other ‘Little-Faiths’.
They should thank God and boast about their strong faith.
They should be sure to go out harnessed and ask for the King to accompany them.
They should have faith and not worry since nothing of that sort will ever happen to them.
They failed to look at the Map given to them by the Shepherds.
He was stronger than they and so they yielded to his commands.
The air of that place made them drowsy and so they followed him unsuspectingly.
They decided they wanted to rebel against the King and go their own way.
When he that is a fool walks by the way, his wisdom fails him, and he says to everyone that he is a fool. (Eccles.10:3)
Now the just shall live by faith; but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. (Heb. 10:38)
See that ye refuse not Him that speaks; for if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from Him that speaks from heaven. (Heb. 12:25)
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous, therefore, and repent. (Rev. 3:19)
There was no such place as the Celestial-City since he did not find it.
The perils that were ahead were terrible and too much for him to bear.
He found that the road to the Celestial City was blocked by an army of armed men.
There was no way across the River of Death.
They drank a special potion contained in the flask which they received at the Palace Beautiful.
When one of them was about to fall asleep the other pricked him with a sword.
They fell into good discourse on spiritual matters.
They prayed incessantly one for the other.
Dreaming of the Celestial City.
Talking in their sleep.
Worrying about the coming trials and tribulations.
They were now as light as air and so could fly like the angels.
They had left their mortal garments behind them.
They were put on a chariot and taken on it.
A company of Heavenly Host carried them.
Nothing special happened and they remained as they were before.
They entered into an eternal and peaceful sleep.
They were ushered into a pool and were cleansed from all their filth.
They were transfigured and had raiment put on that shone like gold.
He is seized and tossed through a door into Hell.
He is given a crown and ushered to a throne.
He is escorted along a secret passage back to the City of Destruction.
He is chained and put in an iron cage.