This blog essay is a repository for links to all Beth Moore critiques I have written over the years; and it is a listing of all external Beth Moore critiques I could find that are grace-filled and credible. I think it’s helpful to have them all in one place.
Just below, a list of links of critiques women wrote about Moore, and below that, a list of men who have critiqued Moore. At the very bottom is a list of most blogs I have written about Moore. Moore is bad for your heart, bad for your mind, and bad for your faith. The Bible advises us to “avoid such people”.
Critiques by Various Women
2020: Teri McCarthy: What’s My Beef with Beth?
2019: Michelle Lesley: Open Letter to Beth Moore Timeline of Events
2019: Michelle Lesley: The Mother of All Rebellions- Having a Woman Preach on Mother’s Day
2018: DebbieLynne Kespert: Beth Moore Heard God Speak — Dare We Question Her?
2018: DebbieLynne Kespert: What’s My Problem with Beth Moore, Anyway?
2018: Michelle Lesley “Response to Moore’s Letter to Christian Brothers“
How is anyone supposed to agree with or refute the facts of what Beth is saying unless she gives clear explanations and details? What Beth has done in her blog post is to throw out unsubstantiated, generalized accusations against a wide swath of nameless Christian men and churches and she expects us to take her word for it that there’s some epidemic of misogyny across the board in the church.
2017: Amy Spreeman and Michelle Lesley: Beth Moore’s labyrinth descent into falsehood
Sharon Lareau of Chapter 3 Ministries, Evaluating Beth Moore’s Upcoming Live Simulcast, (How to pay attention to the red flags the Spirit raises in us, a good discernment lesson in prep for evaluating Moore’s simulcast)
Sharon Lareau of Chapter 3 Ministries, Class on Discernment: Living Proof Live Simulcast,
Sharon Lareau of Chapter 3 Ministries, 2015 Living Proof Live Simulcast Review Part One
Erin Benziger (Do Not Be Surprised) Beth Moore Prophesies a Coming ‘Outpouring,’ Warns of ‘Scoffers’
Erin Benziger (Do Not Be Surprised) “Why Beth Moore and Not Me? The Danger of Claiming to Receive Direct Revelation“
1. Sharon Lareau of Chapter 3 Ministries, Beth Moore Simulcast Review Part One: General Observations,
2. Sharon Lareau of Chapter 3 Ministries, Beth Moore Simulcast Review Part Two: Bible Interpretation Issues,
3. Sharon Lareau of Chapter 3 Ministries, Beth Moore Simulcast Review Part Three: Personal Revelation
Pam Terrell: Breaking Up With Beth Moore
In 2015 a young 22-year-old woman tweeted this: “just watched an interview with @johnpiper saying he supports false teacher @bethmoorelpn #sosad”. The comment caught Beth Moore’s attention, and what ensued speaks very much to the fact that Moore is indeed false. Moore wrote an entire blog about the young woman, with the young woman remarking: “Throwback to when Beth Moore wrote a blog about me and wanted to ground me and give me a homework assignment because at the time I was only 22 and couldn’t think for myself.” Hers was an accurate assessment. Moore uses any excuse to dismiss any criticism of her or her teaching.
Here is Moore’s blog essay passively-aggressively casting the young woman into a negative light: “It’s Hunting Season for Heretics“. The situation blew up, caused some heavy hitters to enter the fray, and eventually the young woman posted the email exchanges with Moore online. The situation is recounted here at my blog and includes the link tot he email convo.
Book Review by Discerning Reader: Get out of That Pit (the reviewer does not recommend the book)
Adriane Heins, she is a Lutheran. In this essay she also mentions Joyce Meyer. I appreciated this a lot: “Beth and Joyce want you to feel your theology; Christ assures you of it.” (Cached version)
“Friends Don’t let Friends Read Beth Moore“
Or here, same review: Believing God by Beth Moore
Further reading, Critiques By Men:
If you are tired of talking about issues related to Beth Moore, that means you are a sane and rational person. I know it’s exhausting, but we need to care about Beth Moore preaching, and here is why.
I’m not even addressing the content of Mrs. Moore’s preaching. I am merely speaking of the fact that she openly and defiantly claims to preach. This is shameful.
2019: Pastor Jeff Noblit of Grace Life Church of the Shoals, Statement Concerning Leaving the SBC (Big reason: Beth Moore. Also, Critical Race Theory). Statement Concerning Leaving the SBC from Grace Life Church on Vimeo.
2019: video: Beth Moore – False Teacher? (7-min)
2019: Voice of Reason Radio (Chris Hohnholz, Rich Story) The Fundamental Problem with Beth Moore
2019: James White reporting on the Open Letter to Beth Moore
2019: James White reporting on Moore’s response to the controversy she redacted significant amounts of material related to homosexuality from her book
2019: Dr Owen Strachan: Divine Order in a Chaotic Age: On Women Preaching
2019: Pastor Gabe Hughes: Beth Moore Goes Off Like a Bottle Rocket
2019: Pastor Gabe Hughes 90-second video: What’s the Problem with Beth Moore?
2018: Justin Bullington: Why We Still Warn About Beth Moore
2017: Pastor Tedd Mathis: Why We Chose Not To Allow Beth Moore To Teach In Our Church
2017: Pastor Gabe Hughes- Breaking Down Beth Moore’s Comment at Passion 2017
2017: Justin Peters comments on a very bad tweet Moore published that was full or error and just plain strange I call “The Noah Instinct“. It caused a minor uproar, so Moore simply deleted it. But screen shots abound.
2017: Delivered By Grace (Josh Buice), Why Your Pastor should say “No More to Beth Moore”
2017: 3354. This Week in Pop-American Christianity: Beth Moore’s Teaching on Baptism – Pr. Chris Rosebrough, 12/1/17
Pastor Chris Rosebrough is interviewed and goes line by line through Moore’s recent teaching on Baptism and shows why it’s bad. Podcast.
A question asked at the Strange Fire conference:
How do I respond to people who refuse to admit that those who supposedly receive divine revelation are dangerous even though they don’t teach outright heresy?
Can you talk about the dangers of popular teachers who are not heretical but say that God talks to them? I am thinking specifically of Beth Moore. What are we to do with people who refuse to see the danger and insist such teachers are OK?
Believers must always listen carefully when any teacher or preacher speaks about the Bible and theology. They must share the nobility of the Berean saints whom Luke commended for double checking Paul’s teaching according to Scripture (cf. Acts 17:1–11). While Beth Moore teaches with accuracy on some points, she also holds positions and teaches doctrines that are both incorrect and dangerous.
Beth Moore promotes contemplative prayer, a mystical practice not found in Scripture which includes elements of eastern mysticism. She chooses not to draw firm doctrinal lines on her website while implying the Roman Catholic Church is a Christian denomination alongside the Methodist, Baptist, and other denominations. Beth also claims that she has received visions from God and sometimes receives revelation from Him in her heart. From these examples we must conclude that the lack of biblical and theological depth in Beth Moore’s teaching renders her a dubious and dangerous source of Bible teaching.
From Rev. Matt Slick, Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry: A critique of Beth Moore’s teaching here.
Rev. Chris Hull: Lutheran pastor on Beth Moore: “She’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing trying to destroy my flock” (podcast)
Beth Moore’s followers don’t understand the Gospel, by Jeff Maples
From a man named Dale Wilson at the blog The King’s Dale: Beth Moore – False Teacher
Pastor Mike Abendroth, 90-second video: Where is Beth Moore’s Husband?
Pastor Mike Abendroth, sermon clip: Beth Moore-a or Sola Scriptura?
Pastor Mike Abendroth 22 minute radio show, answering emails about Beth Moore
Justin Peters: Spiritual Shipwreck of the Word Faith Movement (not solely devoted to critiquing Moore but she is part of the overall sermon lesson)
Chris Rosebrough: 90-min., Line-by-line audio critique of Moore’s handling of a lesson on Hebrews 10:35-36, Beth Moore’s Dangerous Bible Twisting (Uses Flash)
I do not agree with a lot of what Mr Wade Burleson has to say. But I include this link because by his own admission he is a fan of Moore and considers her an asset to the Body of Christ, and even he is scratching his head at how Moore treated James 4:10-11 in the study Mercy Triumphs. I especially appreciated his critique of Moore’s penchant for making promises about God’s intentions, as if she knows at any given moment what God will do in this or that situation, something I mentioned in the Commissioning essay above.
“God Will Kick Your Tail” – A Critique of Beth Moore’s Teaching on James 4:10-11 from Mercy Triumphs
Strange Fire Q&A: Beth Moore
This short Q&A addresses Moore’s claim of extra-biblical revelation
Critiques by Elizabeth Prata, writer of this blog:
2020: Beth Moore, Direct Revelation, Being led by the Spirit
“Moore teaches women to go internally and rely on mystical warnings, feelings, and prompts. What Moore is actually teaching is the insufficiency of scripture and the sufficiency of ourselves to obey personal feelings.”
Joyce Meyer’s “I am not a sinner” aside, the more subtle a false teacher, the less likely it will be that one can find just one ‘smoking gun’ to point to in proving falsity. Therefore, this link is as close as it gets to just one smoking gun:
2013: Examining Beth Moore’s statement: the ‘Bride is paralyzed by unbelief
I wrote this series in 2011 after having attended a two day Living Proof Conference.
Beth Moore: Reactions to Living Proof teaching
Reactions Part 1
Reactions Part 2
Reactions Part 4
Investigating Moore’s teachings led me to research further. This series was the result:
Troubled by Beth Moore’s teaching: (It’s on my other blog)
Beth Moore Part 1: Introduction, and Casualness
Beth Moore Part 2: Undignified Teaching
Beth Moore Part 3: Contemplative Prayer
Beth Moore Part 4: Legalism
Beth Moore Part 5: Personal Revelation
Beth Moore Part 6: Eisegesis, Pop Psychology, and Bad Bible Interpretations
Beth Moore Part 7: Conclusion
When I read that Beth Moore said she had received the book directly from God as if a force had taken control of her, it reminded me of previous research I’d done years ago into automatic writing. This series was the result.
Examples of Channeling Christians, like Beth Moore
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: How Walsch, Young, and Moore channeled their books
Part 3: How Walsch, Young, & Moore channeled their books
Conclusion: Why Walsch, Young and Moore channeled their books
Beth Moore’s role as a feminist and redefining biblical womanhood for the next generations (Rev 2:20 again)
Secret Christian feminists
How the Christian secret feminists are reforming the definition of biblical womanhood. Part 1
How the Christian secret feminists are reforming the definition of biblical womanhood. Part 2
How the Christian secret feminists are reforming the definition of biblical womanhood. Part 3
Beth Moore defenders said I was being too picky in making charges against the way Moore teaches, casual speaking of God being one of them. But here is an essay showing that such casual speech is actually a breaking of the Third Commandment not to take His name in vain.
The Third Commandment: ways to take God’s name in vain you might not have thought of
Taking Beth Moore to task for claiming to have been with Jesus in another dimension and taught new things
Beth Moore says God lifted her into another dimension & showed her the church through Jesus’ eyes
A discernment lesson on how Mrs Moore twists scripture and comparing her exposition to credible teachers’ work
Discernment lesson: The Shack and Beth Moore’s treatment of Paul. Part 2
Really, if Revelation 2:20 doesn’t speak of Beth Moore’s type of prophesying, then I dunno what does.
Beth Moore: a type of false prophetess of the church at Thyatira?
Examining how Luke 6 and the curse of popularity is one huge indicator of a false teacher
Discernment lesson: the curse of popularity, Beth Moore, and Billy Graham
Beth Moore’s Spiritual Biography
Grace To You sermon series:
How to Talk to a Heretic
Biblical stance on why Beth Moore has always been false (or any false teacher) and it didn’t just come on suddenly