Beth Moore – More Dangerous Than Ever To Christian Women & The Church
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Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries has written a cogent article on popular ‘Baptist’ teacher Beth Moore. For years now, women have flocked to the teachings of this woman without due process of investigating her teachings in accordance to God’s written Word. Result? Serious error.
Silva shows why Moore’s teaching is actually in opposition to, if not attacking, the Protestant Reformation and is yet another example of how the doctrinally cancerous false teaching of contemplative mysticism/prayer continues to flow within the veins of Southern Baptist churches:
“In Be Still Beth Moore will tell us why, in their warped perspective, the Reformation is over—even though the anathema, which the Roman Catholic Church placed upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ, still remains:
[Beth Moore:] You know, one of the things that time gives us is that it erases the lines in between people so many different sections of the people of God. Because many years later it doesn’t matter any longer that this person was of this practice in the Christian faith and this person of another. Time somehow blurs those lines and we are profoundly moved by the historical narratives of all their lives, of so great a cloud of witnesses; that we can look back on and see what kept them running the race, what kept them running toward the face of Christ at the end of that finish line. (channel 1, 00:18-00:50)
So what do you suppose it is that Beth Moore is talking about in this section, dedicated as it is to the praise of so-called “Christian” mystics who were members of the apostate Church of Rome, when she says that time “erases the lines.” She’s referring to the Reformation during which many of Christ’s beloved children were brutally murdered on the orders of Popes of the Roman Catholic Church. O, but to these compromisers “time” has somehow erased all of this. No, it hasn’t…”
You can read Ken’s commentary here.
I am sorry to say that I have heard Beth Moore speak several times on video and/or radio and each time I went away with a ” Where does the Bible say that? ” response. The conclusions she draws leave me scratching my head.
I think she is another example of someone trying to make the Bible say something it does not. She gets many fans and people like hearing her but it is only because she gives them something different than the truth (hopefully not always). Look, anyone can gain a following by telling people what they want to hear. That is no surprize.
Beware of Beth…
Pastor Bob Dewaay has 2 in-depth commentaries re: Beth Moore that are very eye opening (also Bob holds everything up to God’s Word as we should!) Here:
Beth Moore’s Illicit Tent of Meeting
Tent of Meeting (Part 2) – Whatever Happened to the Gospel?
If, as she says, time erases the lines between people, then why are the Jews still hated throughout the world?
As you said, she is refering to the Reformation. But even then, she is wrong.
I pray God opens her eyes before she perishes.
A lot of the women I work with do these studies. They always look at me funny knowing that I am a christian yet refusing to attend. The sad thing is that a couple nonbelievers that need the truth went through one of these video studies with them. It always reminds me that people like having their ears tickled.
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I am a Christian and I think Beth Moore is a very annointed woman of God. All the bible studies I have gone through with Beth have been very positive and brought me closer to God. It makes me look at my own personal relationship with God. She has inspired me to read and study my bible more.
Oh and you are right. Yes we do enjoy the fellowship and the ” study my Bible more” and we enjoy her opening up to us and sharing her life and mistakes she made, yes cant we all relate to that, so hundred persent YES,BUT why would Jesus prepare us to see the NARROW path leading to Eternal life with Him. The path Beth suggests is very ,very wide UNiversal Church, no way ,and I am visual too. in fact I know Jesus gave ALL his disciples a Vision to see.Study His word and see what HE shows and tells you through the Holy Spirit . And Sandra HE should be your only insiration You have the same authority in Christ as ALL of his inheriters to teach, to be HIS witness and disciple,It does not matter what any human says to us we MUST put everything to test and ask ourselves ” WHAT does my Father God, Almighty ( Father , Son and Holy Spirit ) say about what I have just heard.? Is it the truth.We can not empty ourselves and meditate like unbelievers do and as suggested by Beth. Be careful of this a mystical revolution she and some others proclaim, I was still very young when pastors in my country made us aware of the New Age that will soon come ( 30 years ago) and I remember how sick I felt. There will be those amongs us that will deceive us , some is ignorant and probably do not even realise they are playing the NEW AGE tune.God shows us through His word that there is only black or white , there is no in between. Beth wants to walk the wide road. Please Christian soldiers listen to God ( not god Allah or any other god) but He who send His beloved Son to die for our sins. He who has risen and prepares our place for us, so we can be with Him for ever . Be aware of the wolves in sheep clothes.
may God Bless and hold you tight and stay near to the words of His mouth.
When I read things like Beth Moore inspired me to read my Bible more, it makes it all about Beth Moore. Very scary bordering in idolatry. Even my own now ex pastor said, Beth Moore changed his life. Beth is nothing more than a motivational speaker who will lead undecerning women to a one-world interfaith religion of the antichrist. I have heard her many times, one night while I was watching her someone called so i muted the tv, Her body language was angy and demanding, This concerned me so I began to really listen to her. Her lessons are little Bible with lots of twisting, more of a “you go grl” Oprah audience.
I have done 3 studies written by Beth Moore, just concluded Breaking Free today, and all i can say is that i am grateful that i did them. I have never seen a critique of Beth before today, have never listened to an audio or gone for a conference but as much as i have interacted with the studies, i can say from a genuine heart that i thank God for them. God has taught me a lot from what I have read in the Bible Studies.
I pray for her, that she would finish well. If it is true what i am now reading, may the Lord Jesus Christ help her to find her way back to Him.
As a FORMER Roman Catholic, saved 27 years ago, I became burdened in my spirit after doing a couple of Beth Moore’s bible studies and attending one of her conferences several years ago and realizing her bend toward ecumenism. She was not as bold about it then as she is today. I am always troubled when I see/hear professing evangelicals accepting Catholicism as Christian, Catholicism ceased to be a Christian denomination in the 300s with Constantine’s so called conversion as he continued to build pagan temples and lead in the rituals as high priest. He was actually the first (unofficial) Vicar/Pope of the Catholic Church. Beth Moore’s acceptance of Roman Catholic apostasies is what has opened the door to her being deceived about a multitude of other things, one being the Be Still DVD where she praises and promotes Catholic Mystics who were actually demon possessed individuals who practiced New Age and Hinduism. Never tell a born again “former” Catholic that the Reformation was a mistake, a misunderstanding or that it should be reversed or forgotten. Or, God forbid, that we all now believe the same things just in different ways. The reformers may not have gotten it all right but they sure gave us a good start. I am fearful for the many women and men who do not see the false teacher that she is. Discernment and wisdom are the most precious things that any born again Christian can pray for more of all the while staying in the Word. I ask this of the Lord continually. May others do the same.
Because of Christ, Addie K. Miller
Beth Moore has always had a creepy, demonic look in her eyes. She has the same glazed, dazed half-smirk expression that Joel Osteen has. It’s a specific spirit. Joyce Myers, Benny Hinn and other false preachers have a different demonic spirit.
Isn’t it funny that the people that attack her the most are men…are they afraid of the truth???????
I’m not a man and I’m not attacking any one. The Bible says to test every spirit to see if it is of God. (1Jonn 4) We as Christians just accept any kind of teaching coming our way without checking things out. If it makes you feel good, inspired, happy etc.. It doesn’t matter. You still are commanded to test it by the word of God. I don’t feel that anyone on this site is attacking Beth Moore as a person. Her false teaching is being exposed like it’s suppose to be according to the word of God. But Christians now days don’t read the word for themselves much less test all teaching. We rather sit back, open up our mouths and just get spoon fed by someone else who makes us feel oh so good! So go right ahead and continue to worship and defend your favorite false teachers. Just remember you have been warned. The Lord is only trying to help you.
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All I will say is be careful what you say about other believers. “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone”. To say you are not attacking someone, and in the same paragraph calling them a false teacher is treading upon dangerous water. We all sin! Also, to lump Christians together and say “Christians now days don’t read the Word for themselves, much less test all teaching”, is painting everyone with a broad brush. I choose not to throw the baby out with the bath water, and to realize that Beth Moore does not proclaim herself the be all and end all authority for God’s Word, and to date, I have not seen her speak or teach without reference to the scripture being taught on. If you look for the boogie man under every little rock, you are going to find him, and if that is all you are looking for, then he has what he wants….you attention on him and not on Christ.
the non Roman Catholics also did evil things “for God”. Since folks were so illiterate in the past-I think many R Catholics were believers.