Bruce Gourley wrote:The pursuit of Truth is dynamic; it cannot be contained by human creeds, and no matter how hard we strive to understand and/or live it, we never fully arrive -- so I would personally contend. There is a humility in recognizing our limited place and understanding in God's vast creation.
I'd rather say that we cannot fully understand it in any vehicle because we are human. But I'm not willing to say that there isn't truth to be found and that we can't name some of it. I see the danger of anti-creedalism being that it can become an unrepentant individualism whereby I get to decide the truth by myself. I see that as one of the great sins of Adam and Eve.
A lot of understandings for United Methodists do change over time so the denomination is careful to limit what is considered "official" doctrine. That is why I keep using the "foundation" metaphor.