"And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:"
—I Thessalonians 3:12
"And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves."
—I Thessalonians 5:12-13
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."
—I Thessalonians 5:21
skeptic \Skep'tic\, n. [Gr. skeptiko`s thoughtful, reflective, fr. ske`ptesqai to look carefully or about, to view, consider: cf. L. scepticus, F. sceptique.
1. One who is yet undecided as to what is true; one who is looking or inquiring for what is true; an inquirer after facts or reasons.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."
"… Even as he was describing the alienation and conformity of The Lonely Crowd, sociologist David Riesman speculated that the trance might be broken Reisman's book and others fostered new awareness of the prison of conformity. They questioned hidden assumptions and called attention to contradictions—the first step in breaking an old paradigm."
—Aquarian Conspiracy Page 52