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Doctrine (81416-LC-¶217.7)

Amend ¶217.7 as follows:
  
7. To receive and profess the Christian faith as contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and as summarized in the ecumenical creeds and the Doctrinal Standards and General Rules of the United Methodist Church.

Rationale

As our faith is informed by both Scripture and tradition it is important to link the two together and show how they are related.  This simple phrase does that and helps to clarify the meaning of the membership vows.