By John Bunyan
A fierce conflict rages to take keep an eye on clear of the rightful Prince of Mansoul. Who would be the conquering prince? Diabolus or Emmanuel? And what can the population do to withstand the assaults of the evil one? Your soul is less than assault from the forces of evil. via this robust allegory, you are going to how one can increase your defenses and get ready for conflict. Bunyan will remove darkness from your realizing and exhibit you that, with Christ the Conqueror in your aspect, you don't have anything to worry!
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The great question is, Do I love the Lord? —Ed. —Mason. 35 faithful servants; go thou in my name, with this thy force, to the miserable town of Mansoul; and when thou comest thither, offer them first conditions of peace (Matt 10:11; Luke 10:5), and command them, that casting off the yoke and tyranny of the wicked Diabolus, they return to me, their rightful Prince and Lord; command them, also, that they cleanse themselves from all that is his in the town of Mansoul, and look to thyself that thou hast good satisfaction touching the truth of their obedience.
But Mansoul stood it out so lustily, through the The town stoutly rage of Diabolus, the valour of stands out, and the captains rethe Lord Will-be-will, and the turn to their conduct of old Incredulity, the winterquartes. Mayor, and Mr. Forget-good, the Recorder, that the charge and expense of that summer’s wars, on the King’s side, seemed to be almost quite lost, and the advantage to return to Mansoul. But when the captains saw how it was, they made a fair retreat, and entrenched themselves in their winter quarters.
Nay, “After that thou shalt cut it down” (Luke 13:9). And dost thou think that these are but threatenings, or that our King has not power to execute his words? O Mansoul! thou wilt find that in the words of our King, when they are by sinners made little or light of, there is not only threatening, but burning coals of fire. Thou 104 hast been a cumber-ground long already, and wilt thou continue so still? Thy sin has brought this army to thy walls, and shall it bring it in judgment to do execution into thy town?