For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? – 1 Corinthians 5:12
One good thing about Beth Moore, she’s consistent. You always know what you’re going to get. You’ll get a little bit of extra-biblical revelation, followed by some old-fashioned narcigesis. Then, if you’re patient enough to wait around and listen closely, you’ll get a good ole public rebukin’ from her about people who publicly rebuke her.
In a recent Living Proof conference, Beth Moore gave a good spanking to her audience about Christians criticizing each other.
Let me tell you something. We have come to a day, online, and on the web, and on Twitter, and through Facebook, and through all manner of blogs, where there is so much slander in the body of Christ that it is shameful. It is absolutely shameful. Brothers and sisters slandering one another…and they’re going to do it publicly.
In translation, what she’s really saying is “how dare you criticize my teachings? Shame on you.” Beth Moore really believes that since she names the name of Christ that she should be immune to public rebuke, irrespective of the fact that much of her teachings are aberrant and false.
Beth Moore is a professing Christian, and, even in contradistinction to 1 Corinthians 14:34, she continues to preach in a church setting, to both women and men, usurping the position of elder.
As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear. – 1 Timothy 5:20
Continuing, she equates believers that criticize her false teachings to Satan.
…we back off from arguing, and the enemy starts accusing us…We start getting some accusations on Twitter. Or we start getting some accusations on Facebook. Just an undercurrent of insult. You’ll go looking for it. Don’t you dare go looking for it…If it comes your way…it’s time to dig up the well…that is not the enemy’s well, that’s your well…It is yours in Christ, and you claim it, and you tell [the enemy] to get out of your well.
In a fit of anger, she continues lashing out at people she finds to be divisive. It never appears to occur to her that maybe, just maybe, those Christians, and believers, and theologians who regularly criticize her bizarre extra-biblical revelations and narcissistic eisegesis of the text could perhaps, just maybe, be contending for the faith.
Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. – Jude 1:3
Beth Moore has referred to those who believe in doctrinal purity as scoffers. If you oppose ecumenical unity with false teachers like Joyce Meyer, who she regularly shares a platform with or with false Christians like Roman Catholics, then you’re just divisive–and you’re like the enemy.
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. – 1 Tim 4:3-4
[Contributed by Pulpit & Pen]
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