Beth Moore Diminishes Paul’s Apostolic Authority

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Beth Moore, the Southern Baptist lady-preacher and Evangelical darling of LifeWay Stores, has been on a downward spiral since, well, ever since she began preaching. But nothing speaks downgrade more than Moore’s trajectory over the last several months.

Beth Moore has exposed herself as full-on egalitarian — that is, one who rejects the biblical model for the roles of men and women — and has launched a tirade against biblical womanhood. She has practically embraced homosexuality and has joined hands with gay activists a number of times for various causes — usually for opposing the biblical view on something. She has refused to denounce homosexuality as sinful and says that doing so is “exceeding Scripture.”

She has joined the chorus on the liberal left in denouncing white people and always assuming the worst about straight, white males. She promotes unity with well known false teachers like Joyce Meyer and has even declared that spending time in God’s Word is not the same thing as spending time with God.

She’s a mocker and has referred to those who go to bed early on Saturday nights for church as “trolls.” And she has made a habit of using acronyms for cuss words to “rebuke” her “fellow leaders.” Bottom line, she has no respect for the authority of God’s Word.

And let’s not forget, Southern Baptist leader, Russell Moore, says that “an SBC that doesn’t have a place for Beth Moore doesn’t have a place for a lot of us”

But I think we’re beginning to see her disrespect for the authority of God’s Word more clearly, and her self-justification for doing so. Historically speaking, many of those who slide into apostasy and begin to embrace such things as homosexuality, feminism, and social justice do so by questioning the Apostolic authority of Paul and his writings.

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Recently, Beth Moore posted what appeared to be a subtle questioning of Paul’s apostolic authority. It began with a tweet saying she would choose Jesus’ words of the words of other people.

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Either of these tweets taken by themselves may not seem egregiously off base, but the two together, when you see that the second was a follow-up to the first, it should give you pause. One may say, “well, she said all Scripture is authoritative.” But the problem here is that she doesn’t hold them equally authoritative. In other words, — and this is really important to grasp — what she’s trying to do is imply that Paul’s words, as clear as they may be, should be interpreted only through the lens of Jesus’ words, even if they aren’t as clear in the context.

This way, when Jesus says we should honor women and that Jesus was obedient to a woman (his mother, Mary) then Paul’s words that women should submit to their husbands and remain silent in church should only be interpreted through Jesus’ ambiguous words on the subject. Here, Beth Moore can say that Paul’s words are “authoritative” and “truth,” yet, she will not say they are equally authoritative.

Mark my words — Beth Moore is on the road to all-out apostasy if she continues on the trajectory that she is on. She is a dangerous false teacher who should not be respected by any Bible-believing Christian and, in the words of the Founders Ministry, any pastor who gives her a platform needs to be rebuked.

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