Little Pilgrim's Progress Guide for Children: Meet the Bad Guys

A modern guide on the 'bad guys' that Christian encounters in Little Pilgrim's Progress.

Little Pilgrim's Progress Guide for Children: Meet the Bad Guys

Adding wholesome, values-based children's books to your home library that you don't have to pre-read and vet is only made possible by Big Sky Life Books' strict vetting process.

Little Pilgrim's Big Journey is written for children ages 2 -12.

Hi parents!

Based on John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, is an incredible story that has moved the hearts of countless generations of Christians journeying to heaven as pilgrims in this fallen world.

Little Pilgrim's Big Journey: Pilgrim's Progress for Kids is available in a boxed set. The set comes in two parts. Part One follows a little boy named Christian who becomes aware of his burden (sin) and flees the city of destruction. We accompany Christian as he enters the narrow gate to start his journey to the Celestial City (heaven).

Part Two of the boxed set is a story about the siblings Christian left behind in the City of Destruction. The story starts with Christiana, Eli, and Jude dealing with the aftermath of Christian's departure. This book is written from the perspective of Christiana and will be an excellent resource for parents with little girls.

Buy Little Pilgrims Progress

If you don't already own the boxed set, order it now. Free domestic shipping is included.

Little Pilgrims Progress Big Journey: Pilgrim’s Progress for Kids: Part 1 & 2 Boxed Set
Follow Christian on his unforgettable journey and help equip your kids to lead a life of faith as they follow the King’s path to the Celestial City. Made with an heirloom quality cloth hardcover with gold foil print, this is a book meant to last for generations. With 224 pages of captivating illus…

Little Pilgrim's Progress For Kids Modern Guide

  1. Learn about the Good Places
  2. Meet the Good Guys
  3. Meet 15 Worldly People
  4. Learn About the Bad Places
  5. Meet the Bad Guys
  6. Christian's Armor of God Explained

Modern Guide to the 'Bad Guys' in Little Pilgrim's Progress

Little Pilgrim's Progress Guide for Children: Meet the Bad Guys - Blog Post - Father Abraham

Prince Beelzebub

Prince Beelzebub represents the devil. Other names he goes by are Satan or Adversary.

Important: God threw the devil out of Heaven. He is the leader of the evil spiritual forces that oppose God. He is also known as the Father of Lies, so you should never believe him.

He constantly harasses Christians and shoots fiery darts at them in an attempt to slow down their journey to the Celestial City (Heaven) and make them doubt themselves. However, the good news is in Matthew 4:10, where we learn that Jesus has full authority over the devil.

Talk about these verses:

  • Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11)
  • For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)
  • above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. (Ephesians 6:16)


Apollyon represents a fallen angel who leads a force of demons.

Important: Apollyon, which means 'destroyer,' represents the devil and the evil spiritual forces that oppose God. They want to diminish God's work and undermine His glory. When you’re conducting spiritual warfare, you must focus on Jesus Christ and ask for strength.

Never downplay your sins, and always return to the cross on which Jesus Christ died. The enemy is crafty and will try to undermine you by telling you how sinful you are. However, Jesus died on the cross for your sins and has shown mercy to you. Once saved, you can never lose your salvation, no matter what the devil and his demons tell you.

Talk about these verses:

  • Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8)
  • Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. (1 Peter 5:9)

Lord Hate-Good

Lord Hate-Good represents the sins that condemn us to hell. (Remember Christian's burden?)

Important: Lord Hate-Good is the judge of Faithful and Christian trials. These trials represent all the sins we see daily in our world. The world is a dark place because we are born sinful, and we need to repent. Unfortunately, many people love to live in sin.

Talk about these verses:

  • And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; (Romans 1:28)
  • being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, (Romans 1:29)
  • backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, (Romans 1:30)
  • undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; (Romans 1:31)
  • who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:32)


Demas represents the love of money and putting money before God and how He wants His children to live their lives according to His will.

Let's talk money! Having a lot of money isn’t wrong, as long as you understand that it’s a blessing from the Lord. You have to be careful not to chase after money in this world. Otherwise, you’ll soon forget God and make money your idol.

Focusing on how to obey God and trusting that He will take care of you is better. You can't take anything with you when you die, so do your best to store up your treasures in the Celestial City (Heaven).

Talk about these verses:

  • “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; (Matthew 6:19)
  • but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. (Matthew 6:20)
  • For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:21)

Giant Despair

Giant Despair represents all the doubt, guilt, and despair that sometimes bubble up in our hearts and minds.

How to get rid of doubt: Just like Christian, when you believe and repent, your burdens fall. However, then it’s easy to became unsure and start to disbelieve what happened. You may start questioning the Lord and how He sent His son Jesus to die on the cross for you. You need to focus on the Lord and have faith that everything written in the Bible is God's authoritative word. Always come back to the Bible. Open the Bible and read God's word. It will strengthen you and cut through the doubt and other lies Satan tells you.

Talk about these verses:

  • And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance (Romans 3:5)
  • Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13)


Parents, I hope you found this modern guide on the 'Bad Guys' in Little Pilgrim's Progress helpful in preparing your kids for their journey as little Christians.

Purchase Little Pilgrim's Progress Box Set at Big Sky Life Books

Little Pilgrims Progress: Part I & II Boxed Set

$48 Includes free domestic shipping

View Little Pilgrim's Progress Book Collection

Big Sky Life Books sells wholesome children's books. Little Pilgrim's Progress can be found in our "Teaching Little Children" category.

All of our children's book collections are vetted and appropriate to be used by the entire family.