The Path To Righteousness In The Allegory Of Dante's The Inferno

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The allegory of Dante’s The Inferno is a reminder of a sinner before he becomes aware of the need for salvation through Christ. The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ give us victory over sin which is given to every believer. God sent his son Jesus into the world that through him sinners will be saved. As the story begins Dante is on a journey to righteousness where he encounters three beasts that troubles him and nearly keeps him from moving forward on his journey. As I read more I conclude that the three beasts in the form of the leopard, the lion and the she-wolf represent sin which Dante struggles to overcome therefore he loses his ability to stay on the path which causes his vision becomes distorted. Sin causes us to have partial insight to the truth which is ultimately a lie that tends to get us off the path that God intended for us to take. We become so entangled with sin we forget the path as Dante stated the true path we should have taken that leads to everlasting life. “But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it (New International Version NIV)”. Eventually Dante came to himself as his sin is brought before him in the form of the beasts to cause fear and separation, but he becomes aware of the path he must take to deliverance. Despite his fearful experience Dante continues his journey and he will soon find the road to salvation and during the process receive revelation. Dante was on the road to Damascus road

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