5 Sins Beth Moore Is Guilty Of.

Regarding the current discussion concerning John MacArthur’s comments at the “Truth Conference” on Beth Moore Pastor Tom Buck points out that we need to decouple the issues. The first question that must be asked to rightly assess this situation is this: Is Beth Moore in sin?

#1 Beth Moore claims

Jesus talks to her and she recounts the exact words exchanged between the two of them… including things like Jesus telling her to “come out and play” to “build a snowman” and calling her “honey” and “babe” when they talk.

#2 Beth Moore claims

to get revelation, knowledge, and directions from God that she records and speaks: “God began to say to me, ‘I’m gonna say something right now, Beth. And boy you write this one down. And you say it as often as I give you utterance to say it.’”

#3 Beth Moore claims

God speaks to her in visions. “… something God showed me sitting out on the back porch…. I’m a very visual person. So he speaks to me very often by putting a picture in my head…”

#4 Beth Moore promotes

and partners with known false teachers like Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen (just google it). Claims that God gave her a vision that churches that preach a false gospel (e.g., Roman Catholicism) are part of the true church.

#5 Beth Moore violates

God’s created order and usurps the role and function of an elder in violation of 1 Timothy 2:12. She regularly assumes the function of teaching and leading men, including in corporate worship gatherings. These are but a FEW examples.

If you consider Beth Moore’s teachings to be sound, then the criticism leveled at @johnmacarthur isn’t fundamentally about his tone but his wrong rebuke. Just defend her teaching. If you consider her to be in sin, that leads to the question: Was John wrong for his tone?

John MacArthur has made it CLEAR on multiple occasions that he believes Beth Moore is in sin. And her sin is VERY public as every example above is either on video or in print. So this is not a Matthew 18 situation. It is a public rebuke of a public teacher.

I know John genuinely considers, as do I, that Beth Moore is in error and a danger to all who hear her teaching. She’s followed by millions and platformed by influential leaders – including @ERLC, the President of the SBC, @jdgreear, and most books published by @LifeWay.

A commanded responsibility of an elder is to exhort, reprove, silence, and even reprove severely. If Beth Moore is in sin, if she’s misleading many with her false teaching, then John telling her to “go home” is a mild rebuke when you consider Paul’s words to Titus…

Titus 1:9-13 “Holding fast the faithful Word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict. For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers…”

Titus 1:9-13 “… who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain… for this reason reprove them severely so that they may be sound in the faith.”

In light of Paul’s commands, I don’t have a problem with John’s tone regarding someone who is teaching dangerous and errant theology. Just because your tone might be less firm and John’s more so doesn’t mean that yours is the “loving” tone and his is the “unloving.”

If Beth Moore is in sin, is it LOVING for SBC leaders to publicly affirm and validate her as a teacher? It’s one thing to not like John’s tone, but quite another to embrace and promote one who teaches dangerous and errant theology.

This is more than a concern over “public mocking.” Beth Moore often publicly mocks her critics and is praised by many of the same people who now criticize John for his rebuke of her. They either agree with Beth’s teaching or are unwilling to confront her in her sin.

If Beth is teaching error, we should at least be as upset about leaders who platform her as we are about the tone of an elder willing to call her out. Your tone might be less polemic, but don’t sit silent as Beth Moore continues to endanger others with false teaching.

Adapted from the twitter feed comments of Pastor Tom Buck concerning the recent comments by Dr. John MacAurthur concerning Beth Moore.

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6 Comments
  1. rm 3 weeks ago

    God talks to me in sentences at times….I have an Irish friend …..she said God talks to her in irsh accent….in the Bible God gave people addresses….directions….cooking instructions…..what is your problem with Beth hearing from God….HER BIG SIN IS BEING ANTI TRUMP

  2. Tamara Bradshaw 3 months ago

    Aren’t there more pressing matters going on in the world than tearing down teachers of the gospel? Women are allowed to teach. Maybe someone is getting upset at Beth Moore’s success. I think if McArthur had his way the only thing women would be doing is children’s ministry. He is the only one who seems power hungry? Rousing an audience of pastors to laugh at Ms Moore is sickening and they will be shamed themselves if they don’t turn around and apologize to her.

    • Kenny St.John 2 months ago

      Why is it no one ever mentions Beth Moore’s adopting and then returning a child? Why does she never speak of it? Has anyone ever read a book Moore has ever written on God’s ordained role for women in the home and church? My concern and question concerning Beth is her many revelations she says she has. To me, and I stress to me, they seem to be broad and unverifiable. What church does she attend? Has she ever given a clear answer to the question is homosexuality a sin? What church does she attend? My last question is whose authority is she under? Is she an authority separate from the church? Please, don’t say her husband because she has never said that and you would be trying to answer for her. Now, if you cannot give answers to my questions, why can’t you? Has she never spoken clearly on these matters? If not, why not? Please don’t distract answering my questions by questioning my motives or intentions. I am asking every question sincerely.

  3. Julie Pace 3 months ago

    What teaching is false? That is what does Beth teach that contradicts scripture? I heard John McArthur teach that it will be ok to receive the mark of the beast. He contradicts scripture. I also heard him speak about all the work he has put in studying the Bible. I listened carefully and I heard no mention of his asking the Lord for guidance as he studied, nor receiving guidance. I was very troubled because I have listened to him from my earliest days as a Christian in 1982. I am done with “scholars” and “elders.” Who is true. I am guided by the Holy Spirit of God and I learn from Hin in silence and Submission to Him.

  4. TOA 4 months ago

    You, sir, have completely lost your mind. Beth is a huge asset to women everywhere. She’s not pastoring. She’s ministering. Big difference. Please stop dividing the kingdom.

  5. Glen 4 months ago

    Can you help me find where Beth talked about playing in the snow with Jesus. I believe what you said but I know some who will say “fake news.”

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Glen

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