A United Methodist megachurch pastor repeated the mistake of quoting (via Twitter) John Wesley saying, “I lit myself on fire and people came to watch me burn.”
Kevin Watson shot this down a while back, but it keeps living on. Thank you, Mr. Internet. Can we add a class at seminary on things John Wesley never said or things that he did say that don’t mean what people think they mean?
I don’t mean to pick on megachurch pastors, but they tend to have more influence than others, so when they repeat a mistake, it sends out larger ripples.