"I am going to make a brief statement here. I am no novice in ministry. I have been a credentialed AG minister for almost 40 years. Although I am certainly not a theological giant or genius, I am far from unskilled. That being said, I am always open to discussion and depending on what the discussion is about, it may be held in private rather than in public. However, I have ZERO tolerance for ANYONE - especially those I do not know at all - coming on my ministry page and posting derogatory and inflammatory words about me, my ministry, or my fellowship, the Assemblies of God."
The amount of time in ministry is only impressive if you remain teachable. Once you post something so scripturally wrong in public the only remedy to answer must be in public. Forty years and all I asked was if he had read the AG position paper because it was riddled with inaccuracies. That was enough to delete my comments and cause this rant? I posted no inflammatory words about him other than suggesting that he should get back to the bible and stop leading people into disobedience. This is one of the reasons I left the AG. A blind unbiblical loyalty. Is the AG incapable of making mistakes? Are we not supposed to behave as Bereans in all matters? Are we not supposed to test everything? Forty years as a pastor and you think Beth Moore is a solid exegete? Seriously? Let us reason together through the above linked article that this AG pastor defended so vociferously (Note -- James White is the author of the article not the AG pastor).
"I do not personally know Beth Moore. I only know that I intuitively like her from a distance and greatly respect her teaching ministry and love for the Scriptures. She has been in the news of late, largely because of a contingent of Christians who do not believe she should be platformed at churches to teach. Why? Because she is a woman, and that means she would be teaching men." -- James White
Your intuition is not lining up with scripture. Beth Moore is a false teacher, regardless of this debate about women in the pulpit. Go see the write up by CARM on her. Is she as obvious and egregious as a Joel Osteen or Joyce Meyer? No, but her teaching on contemplative prayer alone disqualifies her. She has been in the news lately not because of people objecting to her preaching but because of her impetuous need to scream that she should be allowed to.