I have felt uncomfortable with the teachings of Beth Moore for a while now, but have struggled verbalizing why. By God’s providence, there are teachers out there far more eloquent than me, and Chris Rosebrough is one of them. He recently did an outstanding job in reviewing a Beth Moore teaching and explaining why her teachings are not Biblically accurate, and are in fact dangerous. Yes, I know this is a bold and serious claim. But in this particular teaching, Beth is plainly shown to be taking Scriptures out of context in an attempt to try to portray them as saying what she wants them to say in support of her teaching rather than taking the teaching from the text. She does this so that the lessons that are on her heart will appear to carry the weight of Biblical authority. This is extremely dangerous, and if you are not paying attention, can sometimes be hard to detect. Rather than taking the Word in hand, and expounding on what it says, she is taking a thought or lesson she likes, and trying to find Scripture that might sound as though it agrees. This is backwards and wrong. It is essentially self-help delivered as being the Word of God! Another HUGE problem is that other teachings from Beth flow from conversations she has had with God, which essentially elevates what she personally hears to the position of God’s infallible words. This makes spiritual food that is not good for eating – dangerous stuff! Before you dismiss this little post as mean, bitter or without merit, please listen to Rosebrough’s analysis (found HERE). If you aren’t familiar with his breakdowns, give it a chance. Listen to it all the way through before making any decisions.
Another take on this same teaching of Beth Moore can be found HERE. It is an in-depth look at the same biblical passages Beth references, but this time using the original Greek and viewing it in context. And yet another look at how Beth views different religions can be seen HERE. Very informative stuff.