Apollyon: “How do you think to receive wages from this Prince? You have already been unfaithful!”


Christian: “How have I been unfaithful, Apollyon?”


Apollyon: “You almost choked in the Swamp of Despair, you tried to get rid of your burden in wrong ways, you fell asleep and left your scroll behind, you were almost persuaded to go back at the sight of the lions, and when you speak of your journey—all that you have seen and heard, you do so to bring attention to yourself.”


Christian: “All of this is true, and even more that you have left out. But the Prince whom I serve is merciful and forgiving. He, himself, died on a cross and rose again to cleanse me of all these sins you have accused me of and more! I did groan under them, but I have obtained a total PARDON!”