Beth Moore is the Southern Baptist Convention’s most popular female preacher and has captivated many with her seeker-sensitive theological perspective and Bible studies published and sold through the denomination’s publishing branch, LifeWay. Yet, Moore has been decidedly marked as a false teacher and discerning Christians have been warning others to fell from her for many years.
Beth Moore has been urged by John MacArthur to “go home” rather than remain in rebellion to God, but she has not heeded his advice. She continues to rebelliously preach to men and refuses to obey the Scriptures. She has written off homosexuality, refusing to acknowledge it as sinful. She continues to attack biblical gender roles. She runs around with gay activists who oppose conservatism. She runs around with rank apostates and heretics and leads, literally, millions of people into temptation. And most of all, she blasphemes God with her fanciful tales of conversations with and direct revelation from God — all of which contradict Scripture.
Beth Moore, whether it be her fanciful tales about meeting a stranger at a bus stop to give her money because “God told her to,” or outlandish dreams of God lifting her up in the air to envision Catholics and Protestants in ecumenical unity or her recent elbow-locking with heretics Joel Osteen, Matt Crouch, and Brian Houston, her hand holding with wolftress, Joyce Meyer, her quick jump to condemn an innocent high school kid in a racist media propaganda attack, or her declaration that spending time with God is not the same thing as spending time in the Bible, one thing is for sure, Beth Moore is no stranger at calling evil “good” and good “evil.” So much so that Todd Friel and Phil Johnson even recorded a television broadcast writing her off.
Below is a testimony from a Twitter user who tells her story of letting go of Beth Moore after she came to see her for who she is. In the thread published on Twitter, she says,
I was praying about and for Beth Moore last night and checking my heart in this debate. I followed Beth for many years, a staunch supporter. I read her books, did her studies, and followed her blog. I realize now that what captured me was, well, quite frankly, Beth.
She was witty, interesting, beautiful, and had that Southern charm. Being her fan was being part of a beautiful club of engaging women who were being drawn towards Jesus. I was a much less mature Christian in those days, and hadn’t yet encountered the depravity of my sin.
From her studies, I learned I was “broken” and a “mess” and that Jesus could fix my messiness, but what I realized in my prayer time last night was that, in all the books I read, and all the studies I did, I was never lead to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Nowhere did I read that my brokenness and messiness was actually rebellion against God and His Word.
Nowhere did I read that the flesh must be crucified with Christ, and it was no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me. Galatians 2:20. Beth’s teachings dance around this concept, but never fully engage it. That is why they are so dangerous. They make you feel good to know about Jesus, without ever directing you how to know Him as Lord and Savior through repentance and surrender and obedience to His Word.
Her teachings are emotional and easy on the soul, but if a non-believer were to study them all, would they know, in the end, what is required to have a saving faith in Christ? Are her followers being drawn into a superficial knowledge of Jesus rather than a saving knowledge of Him? That is my question and my fear, and that is why I feel compelled to speak about a ministry I so dearly loved at one time.
We must use discernment in this day and age. No matter how charming a teacher may be, are they pointing us to salvation? Are they pointing us to surrender, obedience to God’s Word, and crucifying of the flesh? Are they teaching us to die to self and live for Christ? If not, why not?
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