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Locality of the City of Destruction. -Character of Christian.—The awakened
sinner.—The sinner convinced of sin, and fleeing from the wrath to come.-Character of Pliable.- Difference between a burden and no burden.-Pliable and Christian in the Slough of Despond.-Mr. Worldly Wiseman and his instructions.-Mr. Legality and the town of Carnal Policy. The terrors of the Law of God to an awakened conscience.-Christian's entrance at the Wicket Gate.
THE CITY OF DESTRUCTION! We are all inhabitants of it; no man needs ask, Where is it? What is it? Who are its people ? Alas! world of sin is the City of Destruction, and we know of a certainty from God's Word that it is to be burned up, and that if we do not escape from it, though we may die at peace in it before its conflagration, yet to be found with its spirit in our souls when we die, is to be forever miserable. There is a blessed pilgrimage from the City of Destruction to the City of Immanuel. It is full of dangers, trials, difficulties ; but the perils are not worthy to be named in comparison with the glory at its close. And indeed the pilgrimage itself, with all its roughnesses and trials, is romantic and de