Evidently a lot of people are proud of John MacArthur for showing his true colors about Beth Moore. Have a listen to this clip:
It’s one thing to have differing beliefs about doctrinal teachings. It’s a whole other thing to be rude to people who believe different from you.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again. This is not solely about doctrinal issues, but a vile dislike of women, period.
Todd Friel begins the discussion by saying Beth Moore’s name and asks John MacArthur to say a word that comes to mind after saying her name. What does he say, you ask?
The audience roared with laughter. It’s apparent that the audience also has an opinion on Beth Moore and feel it’s okay to laugh at his demeaning comment. “Dr.” John MacArthur adds, “There’s no case that can be made biblically for a woman preacher – period – paragraph – end of discussion.”
Then Phil Johnson chimed in: “The word that comes to my mind is narcissistic.”
He’s calling Beth Moore a narcissist. That accusation is once again rude, but it’s also a farce. If he knew anything about narcissism, he would know that narcissists do not show empathy. Go look at Beth’s Twitter timeline. Heck, I just went to her timeline right now and the very first tweet on her reply newsfeed is this one, and she even uses the word, empathy!
Later he accuses her of preaching herself rather than Christ.
Yea, I don’t see empathy there, do you?
Oh, and no empathy in that tweet, either. Nope. Nada.
If you listen to Beth speak, she is humble. She does speak strongly against abuse in the church, including male church leaders who lord over people:
But do her tweets show that she is a narcissist? Look at her feed and how she engages with people. She is the real deal.
John MacArthur claims that Beth Moore wants power. I think he’s projecting. He is worried about women taking away men’s power.
Listen, I’ve dealt first-hand with leaders from John MacArthur’s church and with graduates from The Master’s Seminary. As a whole, I have never felt more inferior in my life as a woman after having talked with them. They do not elevate women. In their eyes, there is only one place for women: at home raising babies and ready to give their husbands sex. There’s nothing wrong with having babies and sex, but to reduce women to only those functions is devaluing and depersonalizing women. Women were given gifts by God to be used for His glory. To squelch them is squelching the word of the Holy Spirit in the lives of female saints of God.
This is evil patriarchy. This is squelching women and their God-given gifts – 50% of God’s creation. It is squelching the Body of Christ because they are not “allowed” to teach/preach. I am so over this nonsense spouted from male patriarchal church leaders. Both men and women are made in God’s image, and there is no mention of inferiority.