Saturday, January 24, 2015
Be wise as serpents, Jesus said. The following is good advice.
"The gullible person is ready to receive every thing for truth that has only the least shadow of evidence; every new book that he reads, and every ingenious man with whom he talks, has power enough to draw him into the sentiments of the speaker or writer. He has so much willingness to comply, or weakness of soul, that he is ready to resign his own opinion to the first objection which he hears, and to receive any sentiments of another that are asserted with a positive air and much assurance. Thus he is under a kind of necessity, through the indulgence of this gullibility, either to be often changing his opinions or to believe inconsistencies." Isaac. Watts.