Rev. Kent Little, a clergy colleague of mine, recently posted this quote from an unnamed “favorite teacher, mentor, colleague, bishop, and friend.”:
“As per the Discipline, a United Methodist believe all things necessary for salvation are contained in the holy scriptures, our belief does not hold that all things in the holy scriptures are necessary for salvation.”
Normally, I like to be more specific about sourcing my quotations, but I think this one can stand on it’s own. It’s a good thing to remember when you’re reading through some parts of the Bible (e.g. Psalm 137:9, a verse I don’t encourage you to look up unless you disagree with the above quote).