We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Monday, March 21, 2016

Did They Really Say That?!?

“Oddly, the concept for this book came complete, God delivering the title to me in full.  My Bible was open to these verses for the first time in a long while, and the instruction from the Lord came so unmistakably that I dated it in the margin: April 19, 2000.  My pen still didn’t touch the paper until almost exactly a year later when I knew His Spirit was saying to me, ‘Now.’  I headed to the mountains, and within a few weeks it was done.”

Beth Moore, When Godly People Do Ungodly Things, pg.220 (italics in the original)

SO, Beth Moore gets direct revelations from God for writing a book!  Not only did God give her the title, but He also told her when to start writing as He guided her through the process.  This would then make her book equivalent with the Bible, being inspired and directed by God.

If what Moore says is true, then why does she have so much unbiblical teachings, and so much twisting of Scripture in her writings and teachings?  Even the cited book has errors of such nature, so how can it have come from God?

This is just another example as to why Beth Moore is a dangerous teacher.  I must heartily agree with what M. Kurt Goedelman writes in his critique of Moore’s book, “Audacious” in the April-June 2016 Personal Freedom Outreach Quarterly Journal:

“With Moore, the bad and insignificant far outweigh the sparse good.  If one wants to invest time to read the further adventures of Beth seasoned here and there with a biblical flavor, then this book [Audacious] will suffice.  But be warned, it’s like cotton candy.  It may be attractive and look like a lot and when you bite into it, it may be sweet and good tasting, but there is not much substance or spiritual nourishment.  As with the other of Moore’s writings, it lacks fruitful instruction toward biblical sanctification in the life of the believer -- and that is a tragic omission from one who is hailed as presenting ‘solid biblical insight.’”

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