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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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    Thursday
    Feb092012

    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: 


    http://onetruthministries.com/BeStill.htm


    http://www.wayoflife.org/files/43fe9fd4682b8b1886c5c3bdd6f3d40e-145.html


    http://fanaticforjesus.blogspot.com/2011/12/beth-moore-and-contemplative-prayer.html


    http://apprising.org/2011/12/20/sbc-lifeway-bible-teacher-beth-moore-praising-apostate-mystic-and-contemplative-prayer/


    http://theupwardcall.blogspot.com/2007/12/early-retirement.html

     

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

    http://hearshisvoice.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/a-note-of-repentance-to-all-whom-i-have-taught-or-endorsed-henry-blackaby-or-beth-moore/  


    http://cafebiblia.com/?p=159

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