Could you give me some thoughts on the author Beth Moore and her Bible studies. Do you have any background on her or the biblical content of her studies?Answer
"I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over
a man; she must be silent." [1 Timothy 2:12]
The following is a description of Beth Moore's Sunday School class that she teaches every Sunday morning at her home church--it was copied from the Houston's First Baptist Church web page:
"Beth Moore has been a Sunday
School teacher at Houston's First Baptist Church since 1984. She began
teaching an aerobics class/bible study combo to a small group of fortunate
women. Now her class, minus aerobic activity, includes men and women,
at all walks and stages of their lives."
[Note: this webpage has been removed after a number of complaints had been sent concerning Beth Moore's teaching of men. Currently it says that it "is being revised."]:
Comments received in an email from a Christian who had some concerns with a Beth Moore Bible Study:
"I'm taking Beth Moore's Bible study, Believing God, and have found a number of things about which I (and, I believe, Scripture) disagrees with her. For example, she is teaching that God is still doing miracles, when what she is calling miracles is really answered prayer. She doesn't seem to agree that miracles were sign gifts which are no longer needed because we have the written Word of God. She also seems to be embracing ecumenicalism. And she says that we should pray out loud. She says that the spoken word is much more powerful than words (prayers) that we merely think."
Beth Moore's response on 4/11/05 concerning her teaching of men
(italics are mine):
"Thank you for your inquiry about my stand on women teaching men. As you may know, the ministry to which God has called me is geared to women. My conference and weekly Bible Studies are entirely focused upon women. The only exception to an entirely female audience is my Sunday School class. Men continue to come and sit in the back. We never sought them but did not know how to deal with them. Would Christ have thrown them out? I just didn’t know. I handed the problem over to my pastor and under his authority, he said to allow anyone to come who chooses. I have wrestled with this and the Lord finally said to me, “I tell you what, Beth, you worry about what I tell you to say, and I’ll worry about who listens.” My ministry is to women. That’s where my heart is. I make no bones about it. But what if men come and sit down? Do we stop and throw them out? I really don’t know. I just placed myself under the authority of my husband, my pastor, and my God. Your servant, Beth Moore"
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