The Bible Plain And Simple

Table Talk

Saint John the Evangelist speaks majestically, yet with very plain and simple words; as where he says: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.”

See how he describes God the Creator, and also his creatures, in plain, clear language, as with a sunbeam.

If one of our philosophers or high learned men had described them, what wonderful swelling and high-trotting words would he have paraded, de ente et es senti, so that no man could have understood what he meant.

`Tis a great lesson, how mighty divine truth is, which presses through, though she be hemmed in ever so closely; the more she is read, the more she moves and takes possession of the heart.

Martin Luther

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