Beth Moore is a false teacher. If you need evidence for that claim, Elizabeth Prata has an excellent archive of resources substantiating the various ways Moore rebels against the Scripture she professes to love. In Elizabeth’s essays alone, you’ll see that Moore both teaches and practices a false imitation of Christianity.
Christians absolutely must avoid Beth Moore!
Over the years, I’ve written my share of articles exposing Moore (both in this blog and the now extinct blog I had in previous years). I’ve seen the dangers in following her, and I haven’t been afraid to expose those dangers. And as I’ve watched her simultaneously develop liberal leanings and gain influence over the Southern Baptist Convention, I see more urgency than ever to warn against her. For that reason, I don’t regret writing anything that called her out.
But I definitely regret writing those early articles without praying earnestly that God would bring her out of deception and into genuine repentance.
At this point, Beth Moore can rightly be regarded as an enemy of the Gospel. I don’t believe she sees herself as an enemy of the Gospel, nor do I believe she wants to be one. Maybe I’m naive, but I think she is an enemy of the Gospel because she is deceived. So, even as I regard her as the Gospel’s enemy, I understand the importance of having compassion on her by praying that God would deliver her out of deception.
By looking at her (or any false teacher) as an enemy of the Gospel, I can go back to the words of Jesus that I learned as a little girl in Sunday School:
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. ~~Matthew 5:43-48 (ESV)
As a Christian, I have a duty to love Beth Moore. And although loving her most assuredly does not mean ignoring her many violations against God’s Word, it certainly does mean praying that God would show her mercy.
In the past, I would have been gleeful to see her suffer God’s judgment. Yes, she deserves His judgment. Over four decades, she has led women — and men — into a counterfeit gospel that God will probably damn their souls. Unless she repents, the Lord will hold her accountable for each of those souls.
The thought of her judgment no longer delights me. Rather, it fills me with sorrow and compels me to pray for the Holy Spirit to lead her to repentance. I beg His forgiveness for my unmerciful heart towards her.
Beth Moore is a false teacher. Therefore, I must stand against her so-called ministry, warning women not to follow her. I hope that each of you will read the articles that Elizabeth Prata has compiled so that you can also warn people about her rebellion against God’s Word.
But I also hope that you’ll learn from my sin and instead imitate my repentance. Please pray for Beth Moore and for other enemies of the Gospel. Stand resolutely against false teaching by all means, but do so with compassion toward the very false teachers that propagate those errors. Remember that we were once also enemies of God (Colossians 1:21).