A thought to ponder …
False doctrine is often accepted because it is proclaimed by a famous man.
Truth is often rejected because it is proclaimed by an obscure and unknown man.
Ecclesiastes 9:16 Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
Keil and Delitzsch Commentary:
… as a rule his words are unheeded,
… for the crowd estimate the worth of him, whom they willingly hear, according to the outward respect in which he is held.