To Lighthouse Trails:
Good morning: this question is asked in sincerity, not contention. I believe I once read in one of your posts that Beth Moore was headed in the emergent church direction (or, perhaps it was in some sort of false teaching). I’ve recently attended one of her video courses and deliberately looked for evidence of this. I confess I didn’t find anything so I would appreciate your comments.
Concerned in Canada
We have never actually said (yet) that Beth Moore is heading in an emerging/emergent direction. However, we have said, and hold to our statement, that she is a proponent of contemplative spirituality. We have also said she is showing ecumenical propensity toward the Catholic Church in that she identifies the Roman Catholic church as being part of the Christian church. Here are a few links with documentation to back up our claims:
Linda, please keep in mind that just because a teacher does not promote false teachings in every one of their sermons or teachings or even in most of them does not mean they are not going in a particular bad direction. The worst kind of deception is the kind that is interspersed or hidden within more orthodox teachings, whether done intentionally or not. This provides a situation where followers are caught off guard and can be slowly pulled into deception because what they hear “most of the time” sounds OK. Lighthouse Trails contends that if a teacher or author is promoting contemplative spirituality (as Beth Moore has done in both the Be Still DVD and in her book When Godly People Do Ungodly Things – see links above: even Christianity Today considers Moore a contemplative proponent) and rather than warning about the dangers of Roman Catholicism is giving a pass to it, this teacher or author is heading in an emergent/interspiritual direction, and people should be warned. In essence, promoting contemplative spirituality and ecumenism outside biblical Christianity IS emergent. So by virtue of these things, we now can say that Beth Moore appears to be heading in an emergent direction.