By James W. Adams

Worthy indeed of praise is the man who “thinks twice before he leaps.” Like unto him is the man in religion who does not commit himself to a position without thoroughly studying it first. But the man who continues to “study” (?) year after year without making up his mind concerning matters that are vital is either a fool or a coward. Note the following from Tillotson: “In matters of great concern, and which must be done, there is no surer argument of a weak mind than irresolution; to be undetermined, where the case is so plain, and the necessity so urgent; to be always intending . . . but never to find time to set about it: this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day and night to another till he is starved and destroyed.”

Truth Magazine XIX: 55, p. 871
December 4, 1975