What’s My Problem With Beth Moore, Anyway?

Thoughtful Lady

I’ve realized lately that, although I frequently blog about Beth Moore, none of the articles on The Outspoken TULIP  actually explain why I believe she’s a false teacher. I’d written several articles on my old blog (which I’ve since taken down) enumerating some of the serious problems with her teachings. Apparently I moved to this  blog with the erroneous assumption that my readers automatically understood my objections to her ministry. For that oversight, I apologize.

The sheer volume of problems with Beth Moore’s ministry prevents me from adequately addressing them in a single blog post. Additionally, Elizabeth Prata and Michelle Lesley have already provided such excellent resources on Moore that I couldn’t possibly bring anything else to the table. Why reinvent the wheel?

That said, some of you may not have the time to go through all their arguments and documentation. Others of you may think I’m referring you to them because I’m not really as informed as I seem to be, or that I’m blindly parroting Elizabeth and Michelle. For those reasons, let me briefly list a few of my concerns, which I’ll document in future articles.

  • Beth Moore claims to receive personal revelations from God. This fact is probably my greatest objection to her ministry.
  • Beth Moore teaches men as well as women in violation of 2 Timothy 2:12, demonstrating her inability and/or unwillingness to conform to God’s Word. You know — the same God’s Word she supposedly loves and teaches.
  • Beth Moore partners with other false teachers, sometimes praising them as men and women of God.
  • Beth Moore interprets Scripture in narcissistic ways, often ignoring context in favor of her agendas.
  • Beth Moore has recently jumped on the Social Gospel bandwagon, making vague references to her “repentance” from racism as well as accusing the Southern Baptist Convention of systematic misogyny.

Each of my concerns warrants its own blog post. Whether or I address all five concerns remains to be seen, particularly since I’d much prefer to write about the Bible. Sadly, my Bible Studies (which I write to show you correct ways of handling Scripture so that you can spot Beth Moore’s errors for yourselves) are the least read of all my posts, whereas you flock to anything even mentioning her name. Hopefully showing you where she goes wrong will encourage you to pursue healthier Bible study habits.

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7 thoughts on “What’s My Problem With Beth Moore, Anyway?

    1. DebbieLynne Post author

      Truthfully, I’m debating whether or not to continue them. Now I have to use my personal devotional time to prepare them. Every day. I’m learning a lot, and studying increases my worship, but I have a concern about not reading other parts of the Bible. I”m hoping I won’t injure my own spiritual health trying to provide a service that most of my readers don’t want. Yet days like today, when the Lord used my study to really deepen my understanding of resurrection, make me so grateful that I’m doing it! Then your encouragement is the cherry on top.

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  1. leahmichelemorris

    I’m with Jennifer. I am edified by your Bible Study on the resurrection. It came at the perfect time—right as we were studying Christology in the Biblical Doctrine group read. Since we’re on a break for the summer, your study on the resurrection is deepening my understanding and my appreciation of the person and work of our Lord and Savior. Thank you.

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  2. Ron Francis

    This is a very hard message to communicate.
    After awhile the issues do become repetitive. Another woman who has written is Erin B.
    http://www.donotbesurprised.com/search?q=Beth+Moore

    Still I wish there was an easy way to get women to see this. She is so heavily promoted and popular it seems almost impossible to get someone to avoid her teaching.

    How does one lead another to this change of direction?

    If one turns from her ubiquitous teaching materials where does one turn to for solid material?
    Maybe some focus on the better alternatives is useful?

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    1. DebbieLynne Post author

      Yes, Erin Benziger has become a personal friend of mine, and her material on Moore has been instrumental in teaching me the many problems with Beth Moore’s teaching. I didn’t link to Erin as a resource because Elizabeth Prata already includes several of Erin’s articles on her resource page.

      I agree wholeheartedly that simply regurgitating what has already been written about Beth Moore is pointless, My plan is to direct women, not to alternative materials, but to Scripture itself. Scripture provides the best vaccination against false teachers.

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