In the aftermath of John MacArthur’s righteous rebuke of Beth Moore and her continual rebellion against God, the Scriptures, and biblical gender roles, charismatics, social justice warriors, and homosexuals have flocked to her defense.
Several who’ve rallied in support of Beth Moore include such questionable people as J.D. Greear, the Southern Baptist President who calls on Christians to stand up for LGBTQ rights, Sam Allberry, a gay Anglican priest, Jackie Hill Perry, an ex-lesbian, social justice warrior, and charismatic sympathizer, and Kris Vallotton, an NAR “Apostle” out of Bethel Redding.
In short, the type and variety of people surrounding Beth Moore in this debacle should speak volumes of the legitimacy of MacArthur’s rebuke.
Charisma News is the primary internet hub of false prophets and apostles — it is essentially the blog version of TBN. It is an assemblage of charismatics where practically any aberrant doctrine or false teaching can be promoted and discussed without pushback. And today, one author took to the blog to call Paul’s words in the New Testament about women preaching “infamous.”
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In an article titled Why Women Should Go and Boldly Preach the Gospel, Kyle Winkler writes,
Should a woman preach, pray in the company of men or occupy a leadership role in a church? Those who answer no to such questions often cite two infamous statements from Paul:
“Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says” (1 Cor. 14:34, NIV).
“I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet” (1 Tim. 2:12).
Of course, once we cross the line of calling Scripture “infamous,” we’ve stepped into territory where we better be questioning the legitimacy of our own conversion. If you believe that these words have a “reputation of the worst kind,” it’s only because you think lowly of God’s Word. To label God’s Word in any way “infamous,” which, by the way, means “evil” or “wicked,” is to reject Christ Himself.
infamous | adjective (Merriam-Webster)
- : having a reputation of the worst kind : notoriously evil
an infamous traitor
- : causing or bringing infamy: DISGRACEFUL
an infamous crime
- : convicted of an offense bringing infamy
And we all know what the Bible says about those who reject Christ.
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.Matthew 25:41