Monday, February 8, 2016
You Can’t Get Instruction From That Which Destroys
No man gets instruction from that which tends to destruction. No man receives illumination from a quarter where all is darkness. Let our “seeking,” therefore be in that which is our own, and from those who are our own, and concerning that which is our own,—that, and only that, which can become an object of inquiry without impairing the rule of faith.
Tertullian, “On Prescription Against Heretics,” Chapter XII