A Caution
As Augustine teaches, there are two things to be observed in questions of this kind.  First, that the truth of Scripture be inviolably maintained.  Second, since Divine Scripture may be explained in many ways, that no one cling to any particular exposition with such pertinacity that, if what he supposed to be the teaching of Scripture should turn out to be plainly false, he would nevertheless presume to put it forward; lest thereby Sacred Scripture should be exposed to the derision of unbelievers, and the way of salvation should be closed to them.
Aquinas, On the Work of the Second Day