11 January 2012

Beth Moore Had "No Idea" She Would Be Labeled a Mystic

This morning, I happened to notice Beth Moore "tweet" the following message:
(Online Source)
While we do not want to be presumptuous, the question remains: what are we supposed to think when Beth Moore makes claims such as this? 

Partial Transcript:
What God began to say to me about five years ago, and I’m telling you it sent me on such a trek with Him, that my head is still whirling over it. He began to say to me, ‘I’m gonna tell you something right now, Beth, and boy you write this one down, and you say it as often as I give you utterance to say it:"My Bride is paralyzed by unbelief. My Bride is paralyzed by unbelief." And He said, "Startin’ with you.” (HT: Apprising Ministries, emphasis mine).
And what are we to think when we hear Moore says things like this?

to beg to differ with people that are ten times smarter than I am. But I want to say to you I see something different than that. I see God doing something huge in the body of Christ.  
I do not know why I have had the privilege to get to travel around, see one church after another…one group of believers after another, interdenominationally, all over this country, but I have gotten to see something that I think is huge. 
And I’ll also suggest to you I am not the only one. And tonight I’m going to do my absolute best to illustrate to you something that God showed me out on that back porch. He put a picture…I’ve explained to you before I am a very visual person…so He speaks to me very often of putting a picture in my head.
And it was as if I was raised up looking down on a community, as I saw the Church in that particular dimension- certainly not all dimensions, not even in many, but in what we will discuss tonight, the church, as Jesus sees itin a particular dimension.”
(Online source, emphasis added, HT: Apprising Ministries)
There's little mistaking what Beth Moore is saying here. She is very clearly not speaking about anything that she gleaned from reading the clear, objective Word of God. So yes, Ms. Moore, unfortunately, using language like this will earn you the label of "mystic." The label could be removed if the claims of direct revelation were renounced. Many are praying that such a thing might occur.

Please also read the following article addressing this situation: Beth Moore the Mystic.


  1. There's a silver lining to this. She says: "I'm more afraid to tell things now"...GOOD! Maybe that'll shut her up!!!

  2. If it walks like a "mystic", and talks like a mystic, and writes like a mystic, and acts surprised to be called a "mystic",...its a mystic.

  3. From first video" "I will insist that you co operate with me..." Well co operation including in salvation is a certified Roman Catholic concept... There you go.

  4. My problem with her tweet is that she says she will be more afraid to TELL things now. That means she doesn't want to reveal the source. It doesn't mean she won't teach whatever that 'voice' tells her.

    She was called on the carpet for her participation in the Be STill DVD and she "appeared" to issue an apology. Folks, THIS is what you get with those partial apologies. They say "whoops I'm sorry, I didn't know" and they continue to do exactly what they were doing before.

    But how many people thought what she said in her original apology was just fine? Not me, but many many thought it was very big of her. She has NO IDEA what she is doing, or what her critics are trying to explain to her, or why her teaching doesn't line up with scripture.

  5. "I'm more afraid to tell things now"

    If she felt like it was Biblical and it was truth and vital to share then it shouldn't matter what kind of buzz it caused. The fact that she seems to be a puppy with its tail tucked behind it tells me that she isn't speaking out of the conviction that what God thinks is more important than what people think. When we speak truth it is a given that it will cause a stir but we speak because we want to honor God more than making people comfortable. So my question is, does Beth Moore care more about what people think rather than God?

  6. Excellent question, Amanda, and I think you've hit on a very key point. If Moore believed that she had a valid, Biblical basis for what she had said, then there would be no reason to backpedal.

  7. Amanda's spot on~~

    "I'm more afraid to tell things now"

    Yep, that's what happens when people want to HIDE from the light

    Jhn 3:20 "Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed."

  8. I'm a bit confused? Does God speak to you or not???

  9. Anonymous,

    Are you asking if God speaks audibly to me or if He gives me extra-biblical revelation, visions, etc? No. The canon is closed.

    But God does speak today - through Scripture. God has spoken and continues to speak through His Word. Scripture is sufficient.


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