Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Bible: Why Priests Withhold It
The true reason why the Papists forbid the Scriptures to be read is not to keep men from errors and heresies, but to keep them from discovering those which they themselves impose upon them. Such trash as they trade in would never go off their hands if they did not keep their shops thus dark; which made one of their shavelings so bitterly complain of Luther for spoiling their market, saying that but for him they might have persuaded the people of Germany to eat hay. Anything, indeed, will go down a blind man's throat.: Gurnal.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Bible: Why Priests Withhold It'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/b/bible-why-priests-withhold-it.html. 1870.