Is Beth Moore a False Teacher?
Can she still be trusted to correctly teach the word of God?
Update: February 14, 2022
Since this article was posted just one month ago, Beth Moore has continued to lead people astray with unbiblical statements. Recently, she has come out in support of “Queer Theory,” the LGBTQ version of Critical Race Theory. Queer theory seeks to abolish the notion of traditional gender and sexual norms. By supporting the effort to normalize homosexuality in the Church, Moore’s position directly conflicts with scripture and must be rejected.
Is Beth Moore a False Teacher?
Beth Moore is undoubtedly one of the most famous Evangelical teachers in America. She arrived on the scene in the early 1990s as a women’s Bible-study teacher, getting her big break when LifeWay (a division of the Southern Baptist Convention) began selling her books. Moore didn’t begin as a false teacher but today is one of the more controversial names in Christian circles. This makes it very hard for many people who have followed her for nearly three decades to accept the fact that she spreads her false teachings across the world.
Here are five reasons why Beth Moore should be considered a false teacher today...
Moore Now Embraces Critical Race Theory
Without evidence, Beth Moore has claimed the church is full of white supremacists. While making such unsubstantiated charges of racism in the church, she has not backed up her claims with specifics. Moore believes skin color to be important and maintains there is white theology and nonwhite theology.... that a person’s race affects their ability to see the truth of Scripture. Critical Race Theory contends that being white alone makes one a racist. Paul’s book of Romans instructs us to avoid such people...
“17 Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. 18 For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.” (Romans 16:17-18 NASB)
Moore Now Calls Christians Opposed to Homosexuality “Hyper-Fundamentalists.”
Moore has been repeatedly asked to clarify her position on homosexuality. Moore has dodged the issue and has refused to say whether or not she views homosexuality as a sin. She has deleted anti-homosexuality passages from newer Kindle versions of at least one of her older books. Moore defends and promotes Jen Hatmaker, another false teacher after Hatmaker came out in support of gay marriage. Moore also supported Hatmaker when she was baptized into the liberal Episcopalian church by a gay bishop.
She has been quoted as saying “that it exceeds Scripture to call homosexuality a sin, so she would refrain from doing it.” It is evident in Scripture... Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13, as well as 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 that it IS sinful...
“9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NASB)
Moore Now Contradicts Scripture on Basic Issues
Beth Moore consistently contradicts Scripture. For example, she teaches that people are inherently good and asserts that people are “born with a drive to seek out the things that are of God.”
That is NOT Biblical at all... we are NOT born with a drive to seek out the things of God. It’s precisely the opposite... we are born in a state of rebellion against God, with a sinful nature. Romans 3:11 tells us, “no one understands; no one seeks for God.”
Moore Now Embraces Roman Catholicism
Moore claims that she received a direct message from God specifically telling her that “Roman Catholicism is one of God’s true Christian denominations and that He desires unity among the various denominations, including Catholicism”.
She has since joined St. Timothy’s Anglican Church in Spring, Texas, an offshoot of the Roman Catholic Church. In December of 2021, Moore wore priestly garments, preached from the pulpit, and delivered the Eucharist (communion) at that church. Many Anglican churches regularly appoint women as priests and bishops, perform gay weddings, and support homosexuality.
Moore Now Calls for Female Leadership in the Church
Beth Moore has called on churches to ask men to step aside to place women in influential church leadership positions. She also preaches Sunday sermons to entire congregations, including men. That is not Biblical... See my recent post on this issue.
Her message often focuses on achieving personal happiness rather than salvation by grace through faith. Moore is now an active member of a “church” that regularly appoints women as priests and bishops. She regularly shouts down any audience member or critic who asks questions she doesn’t like.
Understandably so, many people will find it difficult to believe that Beth Moore is now a false teacher. However, it is abundantly clear that she has little regard for sound doctrine, seeking instead to appease her audiences. Moore can no longer be trusted to correctly teach the word of God, as she now promotes what supports her own narcissistic opinions.
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