Beth Moore Says ‘There Are No Women Trying to Take Over SBC Pulpits’ as She Urges Southern Baptists to Stop ‘Infighting’ and Being ‘Torn Apart’ by the Devil and Focus on Sharing the Gospel

Beth Moore speaks at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s Caring Well Conference in Grapevine, Texas, on Oct. 3, 2019. | ERLC/Karen Race Photography

Concerned that the Southern Baptist Convention is being ‘torn apart’ by the devil, author and Bible teacher Beth Moore addressed the subject of women preaching, a contentious issue within the denomination that doesn’t allow women to be pastors.  

Writing on Twitter Sunday, Moore said she felt compelled to say something that she hoped might bring peace to the denomination.

“There are no women trying to take over SBC pulpits, least of all me. It’s a straw woman. One woman speaking on Mother’s Day 2019 does not a takeover make. PEACE,” she said.

“This infighting over women preaching in the SBC is a distraction & an enormous waste of energy. Be honest about what these fights are over. Perhaps my memory fails me in old age but I thought we were gospel people, all sent out to share the good news of salvation through Christ.”

The debate over women preaching and leading churches resurfaced last year after Moore was invited to speak during a Sunday morning service at an SBC church on Mother’s Day.

“I will indeed speak occasionally in services on Sundays when asked by a church, depending upon the occasion & pastor’s request. If that’s a deal breaker, hold me responsible. Don’t hold my gender hostage over it. These women are brilliant. Gospel carriers. Make a place for them,” Moore continued on her Twitter thread on Sunday.

“Truly, that’s the last thing I hope to say as an insider. As I watch the devil tear apart a denomination I loved so much & served so long, witch hunting, & so in need of a fight they have to make infidels out of Jesus loving, Scripture-believing people, it’s hard to be silent.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter