Johann Gerhard on why Scripture is in a simple and clear language.

§ 308 The reasons why God wanted Holy Scripture to be in a simple and clear kind of language, far removed from the flatterings of human eloquence, appear easily:

(4) If they had been written in the extravagant words of human wisdom, their force and efficacy in converting people would be attributed to flattering and decorative words rather than to divine power (1 Cor. 1:17; 4:20).

Johann Gerhard
On the Nature of Theology and on Scripture
p 274

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