Proceeds to the Cross
Christian Saluted by the Three Shining Ones
Christian sees three men who are fast asleep. Their names are Simple, Sloth and Presumption. He tries to wake them and warn them of possible danger but they turn Christian away and continue to sleep. Christian meets Formality and Hypocrisy who did not enter through the gate, but chose to climb over the wall. They argue that it does not matter which way they get in as long as they are in, but Christian knows they are counted as thieves instead.
1. When did Christian become a Christian? What does it mean to have assurance of salvation?
2. What can we learn from the other travelers like the three sleeping men, Formalist and Hypocrisy?
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