But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 12:06

Concerns About the Ministry of Beth Moore Featured

Written by Learning the Path - Blog
 
Beth Moore is by far the most popular female teacher in the Southern Baptist Convention. However, just how sound is Beth Moore? Is her teaching Biblical, or is she twisting God's Word and teaching things she ought not to teach? Here are a few points to show the issues with Beth Moore's ministry.
  1. Beth Moore lacks severely in the Discernment area.
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Beth Moore is by far the most popular female teacher in the Southern Baptist Convention. However, just how sound is Beth Moore? Is her teaching Biblical, or is she twisting God's Word and teaching things she ought not to teach? Here are a few points to show the issues with Beth Moore's ministry.
  1. Beth Moore lacks severely in the Discernment area. She has a show on TBN (Which is almost entirely Prosperity Gospel) and has appeared with Christine Caine, Joyce Meyer, and Roma Downey. She has also donated to Joel Osteen's Lakewood (Source).
  2. She narcigetes Scripture. Narcigesis is when you read yourself into a text that is not about you. One time she did this was in Jesus, the One and Only on pages 143-144. She quotes from Matthew 8 about the demon possessed man (Called the demoniac) and she allegorizes that about us. Her full quote: "Before we proceed to the next point, consider a fact revealed in verse 27. The demonic didn't live in a house. He resided in the tombs. I wonder how many people today are living 'in the tombs'? I know a woman who is still so oppressed by despair that decades after the loss of a loved one, she still lives 'in the tombs.'" The phrase, "living in the tombs" does not refer to us. It literally means that the Demoniac was literally living in the literal tombs. It is not allegorical of us being sad.
    1. For more examples of her Narcigesis, go to this article.
  3. She promotes Contemplative Prayer and the teachings of Roman Catholic Mystic, Brother Lawrence, along with other mystic teachings. (Source). Contemplative Prayer is a teaching from Eastern Religions that has crept into the Church. It teaches you to empty your mind. Contrarily, Romans 12:2 tells us to renew our minds, not empty them.
  4. She has made a false prophecy. In this video, she claims to get a vision of the Church from God, however, she includes the Roman Catholic Church in this. The problem is, the Roman Catholic Church teaches a Works Righteousness system and promote the Roman Catholic mass, both of which put them outside of Christian Orthodoxy (And therefore means they aren't in the Church).
  5. In Jesus, the One and Only on page 47 she puts "whispers in the heart from God" on the same level as Scripture. "As we study we may see several examples of Him [Christ] posing a question that only He could answer. Christ certainly uses that teaching method with me. Sometimes He’ll cause me to dig through Scripture for a question He seemed to initiate. Other times the question may come as a personalized whisper in my heart: 'Beth, why are you acting that way?' Often my answer is 'I don’t know, Lord! Can you tell me why?' If I really search His heart, sooner or later He’ll give me insight into my reactions." This directly denies the sufficiency of Scripture as it is defined in 2 Timothy 3:16.
Based on these things I would not recommend her teachings. I would not recommend her books, conferences, sermons, or Bible studies. She is unfit to teach God's Word due to her Bibliological Error (Bibliology is the study of the Bible) and her narcigetical way of reading the text (Reading herself into it). I would warn about her to everyone who is looking for materials for a woman's Bible study.

Authors: Learning the Path - Blog

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