St. Jerome had such “love for the Bible that he decided – like the man in the Gospel who found a treasure – to spurn ‘any emoluments that the world could provide,’ and devote himself wholly to such studies… He left home, parents, sister, and relatives; he denied himself the more delicate food he had been accustomed to, and went to the East so that he might gather from studious reading of the Bible the fuller riches of Christ and true knowledge of his Savior.” (Pope Benedict XV, Spiritus Paraclitus #2, Sept. 15, 1920)
St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, Prima Pars, Q. 14, A. 9: “Whatever therefore can be made, or thought, or said by the creature, as also whatever He [God] Himself can do, all are known to God, although they are not actual. And in so far it can be said that He has knowledge of things that are not.”
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