(1 Cor. 13:7) Should Christians believe all things?

CLAIM: Does this passage teach that Christians should be gullible?

RESPONSE: The context of this passage tells us that a Christian “rejoices in the truth,” not falsehood (1 Cor. 13:6). This passage refers to refraining from cynicism –not engaging in gullibility. In other words, we should learn to believe in people –even as we recognize their shortcomings and problems.