Leaders Respond to MacArthur’s Comments on Twitter
Several Southern Baptist leaders responded to MacArthur’s comments on Twitter—some directly mentioning MacArthur and his criticism, others taking a more subtle approach.
— J.D. Greear (@jdgreear) October 19, 2019
When I hear the words “Beth Moore,“ I think “good and faithful servant.”
— Lauren Chandler (@laurenchandler) October 19, 2019
Saying to Beth Moore, “Go Home,” reminds me of the chants of “Go Back To Africa.” Sad, Sad, Day for American Evangelicalism. What an unhealthy, ungodly & unbiblical attitude for him to display & transfer to the next generation. https://t.co/bVECPrDv1I
— Dwight McKissic (@pastordmack) October 19, 2019
The host says, “Beth Moore.” And a man who is supposed to be a model of biblical manhood and spiritual leadership responds, “Go home!” And a room full of men laugh.
This is sad. It’s unbiblical. But it’s the fruit of arrogance. https://t.co/bRW0QmtnzT
— Brandon A. Cox (@brandonacox) October 19, 2019
The rest of “Christian Twitter” took notice and chimed in, too.
If it’s lacking in charity, it’s not orthodoxy.
If it demeans and mocks women, it’s not complementarianism.
— Sam Allberry (@SamAllberry) October 21, 2019
I am convinced that some men are complimentarian not b/c of their submission to God but because of ego and insecurity. It’s a convenient theology. Sadly, these hyper complementarians want to be “the head” without dying, serving, and loving like the Head of the Church commanded.
— Jackie Hill Perry (@JackieHillPerry) October 20, 2019
Someone tell #johnmacarthur the true answer to “Beth Moore” is “my sister”
— Carolyn Custis James (@carolynezer) October 21, 2019
In her quintessential style, Moore did not address MacArthur or others who spoke about her at the Truth Matters conference directly. She simply said:
I did not surrender to a calling of man when I was 18 years old. I surrendered to a calling of God. It never occurs to me for a second to not fulfill it. I will follow Jesus – and Jesus alone – all the way home. And I will see His beautiful face and proclaim, Worthy is the Lamb!
— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) October 21, 2019
Justin Peters, who spoke at the Truth Matters conference, outlined some of the reasons MacArthur and others take issue with Moore’s teachings. He has indicated the conference session in which these specific details were outlined would be made available to the broader public soon and would “provide more context” for MacArthur’s comments.