Is Beth Moore legit or not?

Question

It is dangerous to call one a false prophet. In fact, doing so draws critical attention to the one who so suggests.

Is Beth Moore legit or not?

 

What does a false prophet do? Here are some examples for you to consider: you decide.

Attributes

Sees visions from God:  – See YouTube video here: Don’t visions suggest a subjective determination of who God is and what He says. He is who He states He is in the Bible, not subject to one’s own subjective visions and fables?

Associates with other false profits (Joyce Meyers claims not sin):  See Twitter feed here.  Joyce Meyers claims to be without sin. Clearly 1 John states one who claims this is a “liar” and Satan is the father of lies. You are whom you associate with.

Prayers that Jesus binds her painSee Twitter feed here. This is a common Charismatic speak in which mere men “bind” God. We simply do not have that power and to so state is blasphemy and sin.

Advocates Lectio Divina: Beth Moore goes beyond allegorical interpretation at times as she approaches the Bible through a mystical method of Bible reading known as Lectio Divina.  This is an old heretical form of biblical interpretation taken from Roman Catholic mystics and often closely connected to contemplative prayer.  This practice is often viewed as a spiritual method of approaching the Bible that involves emptying your brain and preparing to hear God speak.

David Helm, in his book, Expositional Preaching, writes: Lectio Divina advocates a method that is spiritual as opposed to systematically studious. It substitutes intuition for investigation. It prefers mood and emotion to methodical and reasoned inquiry. It equates your spirit to the Holy Spirit.” [David Helm, Expositional Preaching, (Wheaton: Crossway, 2014), Kindle Edition, 355 of 1576.]

Believes in messages from God: Beth Moore relates the story of a woman who approached her during a conference with a message from God:

With obvious anointing, she told the story about one who approached her: “I don’t know you, Beth. I have no idea why God sent me with such a message to give you, but He told me clearly to say these words to you: ‘Tell her that her many sins have been forgiven—for she loved much.’” [Beth Moore, Jesus the One and Only, (Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2013), 91.]

Talks to God: 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.

Gets direct revelation from God:  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.’”

Makes false claims:  Claims that God gave her a vision that churches that preach a false gospel (e.g., Roman Catholicism) are part of the true church. The way is narrow and everyone who claims to be a believer will run into Matthew 7:22 where God states “…I did not know you…” If everyone is a Christian than the way is not narrow. The bible, however, does state that the way is narrow.

Advocates preaching to men in violation of the scriptures See Twitter feed here,  See J.D Greear’s statement from Summit Church here.

Beth Moore has objected to the position of restricted women to preach to men, stating she believes there have been other motivations at work. She wrote, “I had the eye-opening experience of my life in 2016. A fog cleared for me that was the most disturbing, terrifying thing I’d ever seen. “All these years I’d given the benefit of the doubt that these men were the way they were because they were trying to be obedient to Scripture…”Then I realized it was not over Scripture at all. It was over sin. It was overpowering. It was over misogyny. Sexism. It was about arrogance. About protecting systems. It involved covering abuses & misuses of power. Shepherds guarding other shepherds instead of guarding the sheep.” — Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) May 11, 2019.

Conclusion

Accusations are not to be taken lightly.

The fact is I am not accusing Beth Moore, Beth Moore accuses herself. In her own words and actions, she is teaching a different gospel and violating the tenants of scripture.

Is Beth Moore popular? With over a million followers, easily, yes.

Is Beth Moore talented? Certainly. She’s authentic and entertaining.

Does she appear to serve women? Absolutely.

 

Popularity, talent and appeal do not make one the true voice of God.

 

Her words and actions show someone who is not true to scripture.

Be discerning.

Your responsibility is to test the spirits to see if they are from God or Satan.

1 John 4:1 “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

Post Script

The fun never stops with Beth Moore, as recently as August 6, 2020, she released a series of tweets which effectively castigated the Christian church as a den of white supremacists.

Really?  I’ve never met one.

It’s hard to accuse others of certain issues. It’s easier when the accusations come out of their very own mouths.

Here’s an article for your review.

Sounds so scriptural. Lord, Lord, didn’t I prophesy in your name?