The following is a testimony that was sent to Pulpit & Pen for publishing:
My name is Elizabeth. I have been a Christian since 1982. I was born again while a part of a charismatic Roman Catholic congregation; soon after being saved I left the Catholic Church to be a part of a Pentecostal Church. Currently, I belong to a Christian Church is Massachusetts. I have broken free of Beth Moore.
Although I have been a female attendee of evangelical churches for the last three decades, I had never experienced a Beth Moore study before coming to my current church. A couple of months ago, the Holy Spirit began to attune me to the fact that Beth Moore’s teaching was off. I believe this is a direct result of prayer. Recently, I heard a quote from the famous Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon. Spurgeon said, “Discernment isn’t knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right.” I had already been praying for discernment but Spurgeon’s words helped me understand that the error that could sneak into my church might not be glaring but instead subtle. Over my life, I have struggled with straying in my Christian walk. So, I’ve been asking God to prevent me from straying away from him. I pray for discernment between good and evil, right and wrong, and truth from error. I pray this for myself and for my church. Perhaps, I need to pray more diligently
Every time we have bible studies in my church, whether it’s a women’s bible study or a regular Tuesday night Bible study, it’s always one of these types of studies by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, or Tony Evans. The list goes on and on. Now that my eyes are being opened to the truth of all the false teachers out there, I no longer have any desire to attend these Bible studies. I find myself in an awkward position because my pastors want to know why I’ve stopped coming. They haven’t come out and said anything in person but someone from church sent me a postcard saying that they had been missing me on Bible study night. She told me what a wonderful study they were having and said she hoped I could come last week. The study to which she was referring is Entrusted by Beth Moore. There is no way I want to attend that. I’m worried that if I tell them why, if I tell them the truth about Beth Moore, that they will think I’m crazy. I know Beth Moore isn’t rightly dividing the word of God but how do I tell the pastors that? They know so much more about the Bible than I do that I don’t know how to go about bringing the matter up with them. I’m worried they will just think I’m backsliding. Worse yet, the pastor’s wife has become the co-pastor of my church and she has taken to preaching on some Sundays. I know this is not the proper role for women. I’m praying for direction.
One thing’s for sure, wherever God leads me, it won’t be back to another Beth Moore study. I hope every woman reading this will pray for discernment regarding her involvement with Beth Moore studies. I hope husbands will do the same. Please pray for me as I go through this situation with the false teaching in my church.
For more testimonies like this of people who have broken free of Beth Moore, see here.
[Edited by Seth Dunn]
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