Thanks to the magic of web statistics, we present to you the top posts for each of our regular authors of 2018. It is safe to assume that Tim Challies had a heavy influence. 🙂
I will continue to warn my people (and you) away from Beth Moore because God’s Word demands that we must know it and apply it with precision. God tells us what He means by what He says, and this is anchored in the intention of the author. Beth Moore purports to do this, but she clearly doesn’t, leading thousands of women (and men) to be disobedient children and lazy exegetes. By consistently ignoring the author’s intent and rejecting correction, she’s built her own Hermeneutic Safe Space, transferring Scripture’s authority to herself while showing others how to do it too.
But the argument I’m going to make in this post is that to intentionally deceive or intentionally distance a church from historical and biblical distinctives is not only a bad idea, it may (depending on the situation) actually be sinful, and furthermore may even be a catalyst for Christ removing its lampstand (see below).
Michael — When You Sense That “Nudge”
It seems to be a nearly universal human experience: that thought that pops into your mind unexpectedly. Or a sense that you should do something. For the Christian who is led by the Spirit of God (Gal 5:25), the question naturally arises, “What (or Who) is that?” Is it God? Is it the Devil? Heartburn? How do we explain these experiences? And how do we use these moments for the glory of God?
Tim — Clarity Not Charity
How much more important must it be when we’re singing together on Sunday? How vital is it that everyone knows what we’re singing? I’m not merely referring to the practical aspect of audibly comprehending the words being enunciated, but intellectually grasping the truths being articulated.
Jason — Beth Moore the Broken Clock
I suppose I should be thankful for God’s use of Beth Moore. Normally, “thankful for Beth Moore” would cause me great fits of nausea. The woman is, at best, woefully disobedient, and at worst a heretic. She and her all-to-willing-to-cause-trouble quasi-feminist cohorts bring great damage to the church. Nonetheless, just as God used such spiritual luminaries as Balaam’s donkey and Pharaoh to accomplish His purposes, God can use the equally luminous Beth Moore.
Did Paul mean in 1 Timothy 2:12 that he is really prohibiting women from teaching or exercising authority over men on a permanent basis? Let’s do some grammar work.
One of the great passions of my life is discipleship – “teaching [believers] to observe all that [Christ] has commanded [us]”. There is something powerful about the truth taking ground in the heart of another believer who then takes that truth and passes it on to another believer who passes it on, and so the cycle keeps going. Or so it should.
But if you look at the evangelical landscape, we are reaping the effects of a generation that has not been taught the Word, have not taken it in, and haven’t passed it on to the next generation.