“Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee” (Ezekiel 28:17).
Of course, we know that this passage of Scripture speaks of Lucifer, the most beautiful of all of God’s angels. Why am I beginning this article with this Scripture? I want the reader to understand that “beauty” has led many down a road to destruction.
Beth Moore is a beautiful woman. She is a very charismatic person. She attracts people. She attracts Christian women who attend her seminars. But just as Satan spoke to Eve in the Garden, Beth Moore speaks to women all over the world, and like Satan, she is twisting the Word of God. Beth Moore is not rightly dividing the Word of Truth. She is dangerous.
What is Contemplative prayer?
Answer: It is important to first define “contemplative prayer.” Contemplative prayer is not just “contemplating while you pray.” The Bible instructs us to pray with our minds (1 Corinthians 14:15), so, clearly, prayer does involve contemplation. However, praying with your mind is not what “contemplative prayer” has come to mean. Contemplative prayer has slowly increased in practice and popularity along with the rise of the emerging church movement—a movement which embraces many unscriptural ideas and practices. Contemplative prayer is one such practice.
Contemplative prayer begins with “centering prayer,” a meditative practice where the practitioner focuses on a word and repeats that word over and over for the duration of the exercise. The purpose is to clear one’s mind of outside concerns so that God’s voice may be more easily heard. After the centering prayer, the practitioner is to sit still, listen for direct guidance from God, and feel His presence.
Although this might sound like an innocent exercise, this type of prayer has no scriptural support whatsoever. In fact, it is just the opposite of how prayer is defined in the Bible. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6). “In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete” (John 16:23-24). These verses and others clearly portray prayer as being comprehendible communication with God, not an esoteric, mystical meditation.
Contemplative prayer, by design, focuses on having a mystical experience with God. Mysticism, however, is purely subjective, and does not rely upon truth or fact. Yet the Word of God has been given to us for the very purpose of basing our faith, and our lives, on Truth (2 Timothy 3:16-17). What we know about God is based on fact; trusting in experiential knowledge over the biblical record takes a person outside of the standard that is the Bible.
Contemplative prayer is no different than the meditative exercises used in Eastern religions and New Age cults. Its most vocal supporters embrace an open spirituality among adherents from all religions, promoting the idea that salvation is gained by many paths, even though Christ Himself stated that salvation comes only through Him (John 14:6). Contemplative prayer, as practiced in the modern prayer movement, is in opposition to biblical Christianity and should definitely be avoided. – source
Beth Moore teaches that Contemplative prayer is good and right. She is part of the Emergent Church movement. This ungodly movement is filled with New Age beliefs and practices. Contemplative prayer is encouraged in these churches. Watch Beth Moore as she leads people into this mystical practice:
Did you see how many thousands of people this woman is misleading? The enemy of our souls is using Beth Moore to bring lies to the church; and many believe her lies to be truth. She seldom uses Scripture, but when she does, she twists it to give credence to her words.
Did you see that Beth Moore recommends “Jesus Calling?” I wrote an article about this New Age book which many believers rave over and recommend to their friends.
Watch Justin Peters speak about Jesus Calling and Beth Moore:
Beth Moore and her extra Biblical Visions
Beth Moore believes that God gave her a vision that all of Christendom will come together (that includes Roman Catholics) She is pushing this ecumenical view more and more:
Roman Catholicism is a “works based” religion. It is NOT Christianity. There may be some in the Catholic church who have come into a relationship with Jesus and are born again – but their salvation could not have come from the teaching of their priests! Those evangelicals who are returning to Rome are SO deceived!
Beth Moore also teaches that the churches which are rabidly anti-Israel i.e. Lutheran, Methodist, Episcopalian (and others)- are part of the body of Christ. It is her belief that ALL of the denominations are part of His body. This is outright heresy! She is deceived and she is deceiving millions of people!
I have come to trust Apprising Ministries for their discernment in exposing false teachers. If you click on this link, it is filled with information on Beth Moore. They have marked her as a “false teacher.”
Brethren, apostasy abounds and Beth Moore is a big part of it – especially for women in the church. If you have been a follower of Beth Moore, I pray that this article has persuaded you to turn away from her teaching.
We MUST be like the Berean church. Everything we hear, we must compare to Scripture to see if it is true. Do not believe extra Biblical visions or so-called words of knowledge. Everything we need to know from God is in His Holy Word!
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron” (1 Timothy 4:1-2)