I did not learn my divinity at once, but was constrained by my temptations to search deeper and
deeper; for no man, without trials and temptations, can attain a true understanding of the Holy
to study the Holy Scripture. I had hanging on my neck the pope, the universities, all the deep-learned,
and the devil; these hunted me into the Bible, wherein I sedulously read, and thereby, God be
praised, at length attained a true understanding of it. Without such a devil, we are but only speculators
of divinity, and according to our vain reasoning, dream that so and so it must be, as the monks and
friars in monasteries do. The Holy Scripture of itself is certain and true; God grant me grace to
catch hold of its just use.