St. John Chrysostom: Perhaps one who loves to speak . . .

Icon of St. John Chrysostom“Perhaps one who loves to speak from his own wisdom here also will not allow that the rivers are actually rivers, nor that the waters are precisely waters, but will instill in those who allow themselves to listen to them, that they (under the names of rivers and waters) represented something else. But I entreat you, let us not pay heed to these people, let us stop up our hearing against them, and let us believe the Divine Scripture, and following what is written in it, let us strive to preserve in our souls sound dogmas.”

–St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Genesis, XIII, 4

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