The Holy War Made by King Shaddai upon Diabolus for the Regaining of the Metropolis of the World: Or the Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Mansoul

The Holy War Made by King Shaddai upon Diabolus for the Regaining of the Metropolis of the World: Or the Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Mansoul

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The Holy War Made by King Shaddai upon Diabolus for the Regaining of the Metropolis of the World: Or the Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Mansoul

The Holy War Made by King Shaddai upon Diabolus for the Regaining of the Metropolis of the World: Or the Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Mansoul

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The Author of the present work (connected with which is a short but, interesting sketch of his biography) was an extraordinary man. Called by Divine grace out of a state of vice, ignorance, and obscurity, without even the limited advantages of those days, he became a useful minister of the Gospel, and a very eminent writer--a writer so eminent, that though he has been dead more than a century and a half, his works still live. Few books have so often been printed as his Pilgrim's Progress, in which the Christian life is represented allegorically and figuratively as a journey, and the traveller is conducted through many remarkable incidents from his native city to the city of God.

In the Holy War the same subject is treated in a military manner. The fall and recovery of man are represented by two remarkable revolutions in the town of Mansoul.

The human soul is figuratively considered as a beautiful and prosperous town, seduced from its obedience to Shaddai, its builder and governor, by the stratagems of Diabolus, his inveterate enemy; but the town, after a tedious war, is again recovered by the victorious arms of the King's son.

This military view of the subject is strictly consonant with the sacred Scriptures, which represent the Christian life as a warface, Christ as a captain, the believer as a soldier of Jesus Christ, the preaching of the Gospel as the weapons of the holy war, and the graces of the Spirit as so many parts of the heavenly armor.

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