In the confrontation between appollyon and Christian, John Bunyan drew some sharp contrast between God and satan that could be worthy of teaching us some lessons. Christian plainly stated that he was born in appollyon’s dominion, Romans 3:10, 23, but his service was hard and his wages were such that a man could not live on, for the wages of sin is death. Appollyon could not persuade Christian to follow him and we see that in the end a good Christian will be awarded Heaven by Jesus Christ. It is amazing to me as to the number of tricks and lies and deceitful ways that satan uses to entice men into his ways and domain which leads away from study of God’s word and diligent prayer and fellowship with God. Romans 14:22-23 are good verses to help us be strong in the things of the Lord.

Don Lanier