Petition 80482

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Disposal of Holy Bible (80482-DI-NonDis)

The United Methodist General Board of Discipleship, section on Worship, shall develop a proper service of disposal of these sacred writings. This should be done in a service that is in keeping with the place of honor and importance we have for the Bible.

Rationale

Bibles grow old and wear out just as do other written books and written materials. Many United Methodists and others believe the Bible to be the holy word of God and is sacred. When a Bible gets to the age it is no longer usable in worship or private devotions...