For quite some time, E. Benz of Do Not Be Surprised and Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries have been blogging about their concerns over Beth Moore's claims that God speaks directly to her (even addressing her as "Honey" or "Baby"). Lately, I've found more assessment of Ms. Moore's "prophetic ministry" on Elizabeth Prata's The End Time blog, this time based on Ms. Prata's first-hand experiences. Each of these bloggers carefully documented their critiques of Ms. Moore's teachings with videos.
These videos provided enormous help in evaluating Beth Moore's ministry. Most of her videos on YouTube, while they certainly show that Moore's teaching centers mostly on what Jesus does for us rather than on Who He is, take Scripture out of context so subtly that most people believe she shows good Biblical scholarship. Indeed, she knows Greek words enough to appear as educated as any seminary graduate.
Yet the claims she makes of prophetic revelations cause great alarm to those of us who believe in the sufficiency of Scripture. To properly evaluate her ministry, therefore, it helps to understand that her theology allows for revelation beyond the written Word of God. E. Benz, Ken Silva and Elizabeth Prata all posted videos that substantiate Beth Moore's assertions of extra-biblical revelation. I've watched several of the videos, and saw from them that Ms. Moore teaches false doctrine by her claims of direct revelation.
As I searched YouTube this past week, all the videos in which Beth Moore recounted her "conversations with God" had vanished. So I consulted Do Not Be Surprised and The End Time. When I clicked the videos embedded in their blog posts, I got messages that those videos were either "private" or "not available." Thankfully, Ken Silva had downloaded them to reformat them for his blog, so we still have them.
The four of us have no wish to assault Beth Moore's character, nor may we pass ultimate judgment on her salvation. But, like the Bereans in Acts 17:10-11, we examine her teaching, ministry and conduct against Scripture. The missing videos troubled us. Their disappearance troubles us even more.