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    “See to it no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ” (Colossians 2:8).

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    Why Not Beth Moore?

    A few years ago I participated in the "Beloved Disciple" Beth Moore Bible study and loved it. Not too long after that I attended a Beth Moore web-conference-of-sorts (she was actually at some other church, but we watched her live via screen and technology).

    Then I began learning about the invasion of "Christian" mysticism and contemplative/breath prayer in churches. At some point, Moore was implemented and my gut reaction was, "No way! Not Beth!" I read about the "Be Still" DVD in 2006, but at the time I couldn't find enough information to verify claims.

    I sent out an email warning sisters to keep watch just in case, then several months back I had the opportunity to participate in another Beth Moore study, "Breaking Free". With eyes wide open, I carefully read through the Intro and Chapter 1 to either confirm or deny for myself any previously read accusations (see also: "On Breaking Free?"). 

    I came away rather embarrased by my previous lack of discernment, and quite disappointed*. I still like Mrs. Moore. She is easy to like with her charming, cute, funny, and engaging demeanor. So...this is not a personal bash, and she does seem to have a genuine love for God and His word. 

    Still, I have my reservations and especially because she is so popular, I encourage you to check out things for yourself. Rather than rehash what these other fine authors have already written, I have included their tales, research, and information here: 







    (Though I cannot comment or endorse this blogger’s opinion of Henry Blackaby because I’m not familiar with him or his works)



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