Before the advent of personal computers (which make revision and editing ever so much easier), most of the personal letters I wrote included at least one post script. I’d usually left out some point, observation or detail that really needed saying. So I’d add a P.S. Or two.
Today’s blog entry is a P.S. to yesterday’s.
You see, as I kept thinking about women I know who adamantly defend Beth Moore whenever anyone dares to question her teaching, I found myself wishing that they demonstrated that much passion for God’s Word. Do they test Mrs. Moore’s theology against Scripture? Does it trouble them when she quotes a passage out of context and misapplies it? Are they alarmed by her claims that she receives extra-biblical revelation?
If the Bible really is the Word of God, then it represents Him. Through its pages, the Lord shows us His nature, His priorities, and His actions. This precious Book allows us to know Him, giving us everything we need.
3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. ~~2 Peter 1:3-4 (ESV)
If Beth Moore mishandles God’s Word (and yesterday I gave you several links providing evidence that she does this very thing habitually), shouldn’t her fans confront her out of passion for Christ? Before standing up for her, I’d like to see them stand up for Him and His Word. Jesus died for their sin; she didn’t. He deserves their first loyalty!
But we can learn something from her supporters. Their unwavering zeal for her can coax us to be even more zealous for the Lord. I’ve watched how fiercely they cling to her, and I’m challenged to show that kind of devotion to Him. I don’t want to exhibit the nastiness that they display, mind you, but I’d like to possess that attitude that nothing can dissuade me from my adoration of Him.