Beth Moore has been in the forefront of the Evangelical news cycle for a couple of years because of her open rebellion to God and her insistence on not only preaching, but preaching to men.
Moore began her career as a small-group women’s Bible-study teacher. Fair enough, though the Bible says that women should remain silent in Church, no sane-minded Southern Baptist would have argued in favor of women preachers, especially those who teach men until recently. Over the last several years, Beth Moore’s influence has grown to astronomical levels, drawing crowds of tens of thousands at times in audiences of both men and women. She preaches at churches on Sunday mornings, behind the pulpit. And, she mocks God.
There have been quite a number of sound theologians and teachers who’ve held consistently to the Biblical teaching that women should not preach. Yet, Moore has consistently held her middle finger up to God. While setting aside sound teaching to embrace homosexuality, Beth Moore has repeatedly insisted that not only does she have the right to teach and preach to men, but that nothing is going to stop her and even saying that she’d be “terrified” to be a biblical woman. Following the footsteps of the serpent in the Garden, she goes on to question God’s Word on biblical womanhood as she mocks.
This past weekend, she openly mocked God again as she — a Southern Baptist — preached a sermon at one of The Gospel Coalition’s affiliated pastors, Charlie Dates’ church. What she preached isn’t even the issue — honestly, I didn’t listen to it nor do I care to. The pulpit is reserved for men and what she says behind a pulpit should be considered null and void by and outright rejected by the Church on that very principle.
Charlie Dates is the lead pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. The church makes no secret about its progressivism as is obvious by its name. However, the church and its pastor are closely aligned with the Southern Baptist Convention and The Gospel Coalition. In 2018, Dates preached a woke sermon about at the Southern Baptist Convention’s MLK50 conference where a group of woke Evangelicals got together and deified Martin Luther King, the heretic, all in the name of anti-whiteness.
Beth Moore is no stranger to this movement as she too has been at the forefront of this movement. But Beth Moore and the progressive left just do not take God’s Word seriously at all. It is impossible to misunderstand the Scriptures when they say things like,
- 11 A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. 12 But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. 13 For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. (1 Timothy 2:11-14, NASB)
- 34 The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. 35 If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church. (1 Corinthians 14:34-35, NASB), and
- 1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. 2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, (1 Timothy 3:1-2, NASB)
It’s not that they don’t understand these things, it’s that they don’t care. Beth Moore continues to lift her finger to God every single time she takes the stage and opens her mouth.