Thought and Speech, Again

“Language is not an accident of human nature; else might it utterly perish like other arts and inventions of man. it is an essential element of man’s being, and one which distinguishes him from the brute” (Milton Terry, Biblical Hermeneutics, p. 71).

“Thought and speech are God’s gifts to creatures made in His image; these are intimately associated with Him and impossible apart from Him. it is highly significant that the first word was the Word: ‘And the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’ We may speak because God spoke. In him word and idea are indivisible” (A. W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy, p. 2).

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Gospel of Saint Matthew, Chapter 28:18-20).