By the middle sixteenth century, printers (notably in Basel, Switzerland) had developed a typographic form of this notation, resembling the modern double quotation mark pointing to the right.During the seventeenth century this treatment became specific to quoted material, and it grew common, especially in Britain, to print quotation marks (now in the modern opening and closing forms) at beginning and end of the quotation as well as in the margin; the French usage (see under Specific language features below) is a survival of this.
Hence, you are "double-minded."As you consider whether or not that experience describes your current situation, here are 7 characteristics of a double-minded believer:1) There are two major influences which fuel your thought life.
A double-minded Christian is always being torn in two directions.
The double quotation mark is older than the single.
It derives from a marginal notation used in fifteenth-century manuscript annotations to indicate a passage of particular importance (not necessarily a quotation); the notation was placed in the outside margin of the page and was repeated alongside each line of the passage.
I graduated in '86 and she graduated in '88. Actually she turned 18 when we started kissing and stuff. It's not that I find it hard to meet girls - they do come up and chat me up from time to time.
Sometimes I'm interested, I tend not to go for the prettier ones. Rupert Grint The prospect of dating someone in her twenties becomes less appealing as you get older.I love a man with a great sense of humor and who is intelligent - a man who has a great smile. I like a man who is very ambitious and driven and who has a good heart and makes me feel safe.I like a man who is very strong and independent and confident - that is very sexy - but at the same time, he's very kind to people.But it's a miserable way to attempt to live the Christian life.2) You have a history with both of your major influences. It takes some time to develop an unrelenting desire to pursue a particular course. Even if you have walked with the Lord for years, a double-minded life will circumvent much of the good which the Holy Spirit wants to work in you and through you.What every believer desperately needs is to fully surrender their heart and mind to the Lord.3) You find yourself compromising your thought life in one primary area. And just as he knew what "triggers" to employ with Adam and Eve, he has discovered a variety of enticements that are intended to lead believers to become double-minded.In most other languages, including English, the marginal marks dropped out of use in the last years of the eighteenth century.