Salem Lutheran Church is proud to host an exciting women’s ministry event on December 3, 2016. You are welcome to join us in this annual Christmas celebration, the Salem Women’s Advent Brunch. While the “Brunch” portion of Advent Brunch with Beth Moore is now completely sold out… tickets for Beth Moore Live (11:30-1:00) are still available. Beth Moore will be speaking about “Hope… Courage… Christmas” in Salem’s worship center immediately following the meal.Beth Moore is certainly a cash cow for LifeWay and a personality sensation. However, she is not Lutheran and her positions contradict Lutheran doctrine.
If you have tickets to Salem’s Advent Brunch, it will be served in Salem’s Community Center from 10:30-11:30 – but come as early as 9:30 to view the beautifully decorated tables! Beth Moore’s team will be at the Brunch just to say hello, but she will NOT be speaking at the Brunch; instead, everyone will meet in the worship center at 11:30 for her presentation.
Beth Moore Live tickets are $10 each (plus a processing fee) and are available online beginning November 1 at 8am for as long as they are available. Light refreshments will be served outside the worship center as you enter the lobby.
As an incredibly generous gift, Beth Moore’s Living Proof Ministries is DONATING her time to Salem’s Advent Brunch that day. That allows Salem to designate 100% of the profits to be donated for the purpose of providing malaria bed nets for families living in western Kenya. If you would like to learn more about what we do with these nets, check that out here!
Come and hear Beth Moore speak… and save a life at the same time!
Beth Moore believes in direct revelation from God in addition to or even in place of Scripture:
In my own attempts to distinguish my desires from an authentic word from God, I find that what God reveals to me in my ‘spirit’ is deeper than what I feel or sense in my emotions or, for the sake of distinguishing the difference, my ‘soul.’ In other words, when I can put aside my feelings for a moment, what I still consistently sense as the leading of the Holy Spirit I assume to be a clearer word from God. Feelings come and go, but do I have a greater certainty at a deeper level that I have heard from God on a matter?Moore describes her views on the end times and Christ’s return as dispensational premillennialism.
She believes that before or during a seven year period of earthly tribulation, Christians will be “raptured” in a secret return of Christ. At that point, the judgments and promises of God will “fall on unrepentant humanity and national Israel.” Following a seven year tribulation, she believes that Christ will return with his saints to reign on earth for a thousand years. At the end of this millennial period, Satan and his forces will rebel and suffer defeat. The resurrection of unbelievers, the last judgment, and eternal life will then follow.Moore is a Baptist who does not believe that Baptism does anything but demonstrate the obedience of the believer to the salvation God has given and the Holy Spirit. She believes in free will with regard to salvation and sanctification. She believes that a successful life is the mark of a living faith. While she affirms that Jesus' death alone accomplishes salvation, she spends much of her time on the role of obedience as the key to a successful and satisfying life.
I know exactly why Beth Moore is a draw but I do not know why a Lutheran congregation would feature her or, by her speaking, give tacit approval and sanction to her teaching. I know that there are many times when we Lutherans listen to those whose faith does not align with our own in an effort to engage them but I do not know why we as Lutherans would showcase a Bible teacher whose position is so fraught with question and confusion when confronted with faithful Lutheran teaching.
If you want to know more about Moore, check this out.