The Pilgrim’s Progress

The Pilgrim’s Progress

by

John Bunyan

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The Pilgrim’s Progress Symbols

Burden

The heavy burden that Christian carries at the beginning of his journey symbolizes his sin, as well as the guilt and dread of God’s condemnation that accompanies his sin. Christian’s burden is what initially prompts…

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Wicket-gate

The wicket-gate symbolizes Jesus Christ as the savior of sinners. When Christian desires freedom from his burden—itself symbolic of his sin—Evangelist instructs him to flee to the Wicket-gate, declaring that it’s the only…

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Roll / Certificate / Scroll

After Christian loses the burden of his sin and guilt at the Cross, an angel gives him a roll to read as he continues his pilgrimage to the Celestial City. The roll, alternately referred to…

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