St. John Chrysostom: This is the cause of all evils . . .St. John Chrysostom, Sayings from Saints, Elders, and Fathers / By Orthodox Church Quotes “This is the cause of all evils, the not knowing the Scriptures. We go into battle without arms, and how are we to come off safe?” — St. John Chrysostom, Homily IX On Colossians Related posts: St. Nikolai Velimirovich: My child, just read! St. John Chrysostom: If a man should come here with earnestness . . . St. John Chrysostom: . . . as many of us as neglect the reading of the Scriptures . . . St. John Chrysostom: Let everything take second place to our care of our children . . .