We looked inside some of the tweets by @BethMooreLPM and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
Luke would also be the one to record the moment when Jesus would indeed call down fire from heaven but it would not be to burn people. It would be to save. Tongues of fire resting on men & women, enabling them to proclaim the best news ever entrusted to mortal mouths. JESUS SAVES
Been reading the Gospels. In Luke now, Ch 9 this AM. Opens with Jesus giving the 12 power & authority to overcome demons, to heal the sick & proclaim the kingdom but what some really craved was power to punish:”Lord, want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them to a crisp?”
Happy Lord’s Day, fellow saints! Forsake shame & boldly proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. And do not tiptoe around the edginess of it. The cross was scandalous from the start. The world is at its wits’ end, whether it knows it or not, to offer any better news than the gospel.
Here is what you don’t understand. I have loved the SBC & served it with everything I have had since I was 12 years old helping with vacation Bible school. Alongside ANY other denomination, I will serve it to my death if it will have me. And this is how I am serving it right now.
Then I realized it was not over Scripture at all. It was over sin. It was over power. It was over misogyny. Sexism. It was about arrogance. About protecting systems. It involved covering abuses & misuses of power. Shepherds guarding other shepherds instead of guarding the sheep.
I had the eye opening experience of my life in 2016. A fog cleared for me that was the most disturbing, terrifying thing I’d ever seen. All these years I’d given the benefit of the doubt that these men were the way they were because they were trying to be obedient to Scripture...
Above all else, we must search the attitudes & practices of Christ Jesus himself toward women. HE is our Lord. He had women followers! Evangelists! The point of all sanctification & obedience is toward being conformed to HIS image. I do not see 1 glimpse of Christ in this sexism.
Is to grapple with the entire text from Mt 1 thru Rev 22 on every matter concerning women. To grapple with Paul’s words in 1 Tim/1 Cor 14 as being authoritative, God-breathed!- alongside other words Paul wrote, equally inspired & make sense of the many women he served alongside.
There are countless conservative Complementarians I very much respect & deeply love even though I may not fully understand their interpretations of certain Scriptures as the end of the matter. I love the Scriptures. I love Jesus. I do not ignore 1 Tim or 1 Cor. What I plead for->
I am compelled to my bones by the Holy Spirit - I don’t want to be but I am -to draw attention to the sexism & misogyny that is rampant in segments of the SBC, cloaked by piety & bearing the stench of hypocrisy. There are countless godly conservative complementarians. So many. ->
The first one is that I have a very active daily practice of repentance. I never have nothing to repent of. You need not worry if I am aware of my own sins, flaws & weaknesses. I am. You can know I am hashing out things on my face on the floor before God every day. That said, ->
I want to stoke the fire I’m in the middle of right now about as much as I want to amputate my toes without anesthesia. I’d much prefer to change the subject & move on & ignore the fury. I also want my family to have relief. But after intense prayer, I need to say a few things.->
Answer to the question, do I ever think of quitting? Absolutely not. Not for 1 second. I’m in this for Jesus. He’s my keeper. My sustainer. He’s my reason. He’s all my reasons. I’ll stop & drop at the end of that finish line when I see His glorious face. Not 1 second earlier.
We’re whining about all the opportunities off limits to us & snoozing through the biggest opportunity offered to mortal man. Get your rear end out of that bed in the morning and start praying like you believe the God of the universe is listening. Pray like He keeps His promises.
Fight your battles there. Fight for people there. There in the heavenlies, Bibles & mouths wide open, chins up. That’s where warriors are raised. That’s where mortals shake devils. That’s where servants are infused to do what they can’t and Satan falls from heaven like lightning.
The Holy of Holies stands wide open to you, Christian. Unobstructed access to God enthroned over all creation, God who need not lift a finger. He speaks & it is so. God, all-powerful, all-knowing. God, merciful & compassionate. Gracious & forgiving. A God ferocious for His own.
Of all the life-giving, soul-building, servant-raising practices that gird up our faith - essentials like Bible study, worship, fellowship with the saints, etc - prayer tends to be the thing that holds our attention the least. It can only be because we don’t really grasp it.
Reality is, there are many things people really can stop us from doing. Opportunities we will truly never get. But do you realize no one can stop you from doing the most powerful thing in human capacity? No one can stop you from praying. No one can sew up the veil that was torn.