Friday, October 16, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Rash to Abandon Scripture for Reason

Some commentators locate Paradise in heaven.

Since holy Scripture says, "God caused to grow up from the ground every tree that is beautiful to behold and good to eat," it is quite rash to abandon the teaching of the Spirit and follow one's own reasoning.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Questions on the Octateuch, Question 25 on Genesis, p. 61 (2007), Robert C. Hill translator.