“It is no secret that I have very serious concerns with Beth Moore. Many, many people do. Even if she were to (finally) make a strong and clear affirmation of what is truly a Christian sexual ethic on this issue, that would certainly be a welcome development but it would not allay the concerns with her poor hermeneutics, her allegorizing of scripture, her false claims of God speaking to her, her false claims of God giving her visions, and her endorsements of known false teachers. Those concerns are real and remain outstanding.”
(Justin Peters – Justin Peters Ministries) I want to share my thoughts regarding Beth Moore’s blog post from July 6, 2019, in which she addressed her removal from her book, Praying God’s Word, (PGW) a 6 page section in which she described homosexuality as follows:
Before we proceed to our Scripture-prayers for overcoming sexual strongholds, we are wise to address another deadly sexual assault of the evil one in our society: homosexuality. I have wonderful news for anyone who has struggled with homosexual sin, God indeed can deliver you and anxiously awaits your full cooperation. Do not let Satan shame you into not seeking forgiveness, fullness, and complete restoration in Jesus Christ. I know complete transformation is possible not only because God’s Word says so, but because I have witnessed it with my own eyes. I know plenty of believers who have been set free from homosexuality.
She further writes of homosexuality that “it isn’t love,” and that she is “convinced that God wants us to speak freedom from pulpits to every kind of captive…not just the socially acceptable ones.”
When the removal of this substantial section of her book was pointed out, Moore initially offered this explanation on Twitter:
It was not a fast decision. I took several years to contemplate what to do about it as I watched the damage it caused. It’s an old book but still widely used. It was not my intention but I made people feel demonized. I overshot scripture by a mile.
And in her blog post she further explained that in PGW she “exceeded Scripture and singled out same-sex sin as particularly satanic.” Three things immediately jump out.
First, Moore actually did not single out same-sex sin as particularly satanic. Note that in PGW she said “we are wise to address another deadly sexual assault of the evil one in our society: homosexuality” (emphasis added). She simply added homosexuality to the list of other sexual strongholds which she had already addressed in her book. She did not single it out, she simply added it to the list. Her claim of singling out homosexuality as particularly satanic does not square with the plain meaning of her own words.
Justin Peter’s title “My Thoughts On Beth Moore’s Blog Post” changed by CRN.