Sometimes we give ascent to anyone who accepts the label “evangelical” without appraising their actual belief system. For instance, Beth Moore treats the Word as an allegory to apply it to life. As the following analysis provides, she takes the content and does not give it any direct application to life. Instead, she latches onto confidence in the presence of God by way of Christ’s work and turns it into some convoluted sense personal assurance before men. Hormones and all. She feminizes the faith. She is teaching heresy.
She makes relationship management the basis for spiritual behavior. She changes grace into law. She makes demands of God. She says that our confidence is our sense of personal value. In other material she goes so far as to say not to study the Word because she has done it for the listener. She says that redemption is meant to fix our cracks. This is nothing more than “name it/claim it” in a skirt.
But she can sell it well. It’s in her commercial.
Do not let your church use her material. It is dangerous. It is heresy.
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