Friday I blogged about Beth Moore’s latest publicly stunt. Boy, did that article attract a lot of readers! And praise God that maybe He used that article to help people understand the value of embracing the roles He assigns women in the church. I also hope He used it to inspire people to pray for her repentance. This woman is deceived in many areas, as evidenced in Elizabeth Prata’s curation of critiques about her. She desperately needs God’s mercy.
Yesterday I posted a Bible Study working through 1 Corinthians 15, after spending a week reading it in context with the epistle as a whole and studying commentaries on the first eleven verses. Due to time limitations brought on by my disability, doing this weekly study — a study that many of you assured me you wanted — requires that I use my personal Bible Study time each day to prepare for it.
At this writing, 277 people have read my blog post about Beth Moore. Only 26 have read yesterday’s Bible Study. That disparity doesn’t surprise me, but it certainly saddens me.
In thinking about the disparity of attention between my two articles, I had the thought that if more people cared about actual Bible Study (as opposed to making the Bible about ourselves, as Beth Moore routinely does), perhaps less people would fall into false teaching. Possibly, reading Bible Studies that depend on a verse’s context, citing cross-references so that Scripture interprets Scripture and avoiding the temptation to insert oneself into the text, just might prevent someone from falling into the errors that typify Beth Moore.
Beth Moore claims to study the Bible, yet her teaching betrays her sad inability to interpret it responsibly. I’ve watched enough of her YouTube videos and read enough of her blog posts to know that she mishandles God’s Word on a regular basis (again, I refer you to the link in this article’s first paragraph for documentation). I believe she studies the Bible in ways that suit her agenda rather than handling Scripture properly.
Hopefully my Bible Studies on this blog do handle Scripture properly, and show my readers how to handle Scripture properly. I pray my Bible Studies lead women toward sound doctrine that ultimately produces discernment. Consequently, it breaks my heart that my readers gravitate toward posts exposing false teachers like Beth Moore while ignoring Bible Studies that could protect them from her errors.
Writing Bible Studies takes me more time and effort than writing posts warning about Beth Moore and other false teachers. But writing Bible Studies could be the most effective means of preventing women from falling into deception. Sisters, I may not be the most gifted Bible Study teacher on the planet, but I believe my studies can encourage you to study God’s Word in a responsible fashion. Maybe learning to study Scripture will defend you against false teaching.
4 thoughts on “Is Beth Moore More Interesting Than Bible Study?”
I always appreciate your Bible studies!
I appreciate your Bible studies, I know that your Bible studies help a lot of people focus on the Bible and has helped me turn from false teachers, as has many others like leslie, Elizabeth,just to name a few.
I appreciate your Bible Study on the Resurrection, but I need to start making comments. I have a bad habit of leaving thoughts in my head instead of putting them on paper (or on screen).
Hi, I just wanted to comment and let you know that I am grateful that I have found your blog. It is hard to find verse by verse bible studies and ones that don’t take scripture out of context. Finding someone like minded and who fears God more than people is few and far between. I don’t care to waste my time on getting the latest on false teachers, but occasionally I will check out why they are false so I can explain why I do not listen to them. It is sad that more people do not like to learn about scripture, but about that latest drama that is going on. That, in part, is what is wrong with the church today. Thank you for sticking to the bible and teaching it to others. It is much needed.