While many evangelicals in America today are proud that they don’t subscribe to a “prosperity gospel,” Christian evangelist Beth Moore argued Wednesday night that many are guilty to subscribing to a “pampered gospel.”
Moore, the founder of Living Proof Ministries in Houston, Texas, participated in a panel discussion on “Evangelicals and the Future of Racial Unity” at the MLK50 Conference co-hosted by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Gospel Coalition in Memphis, Tennessee, on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
As Moore has become increasingly vocal on social media in speaking out against injustices like misogyny and racism and has called for a reform within evangelicalism, she was specifically asked about her boldness on social media and how she responds to criticisms from conservative believers.
“What I saw begin to happen 18-or-so months ago was that there was such an outcry of ‘shut up’ to every dissenting voice and that is terrifying,” the 60-year-old Bible teacher said.
“If we watch everybody shut up when they are told to, what does that say?” Moore asked. “We have got to speak out. It is part of the Gospel message. It was very much a decision to keep talking. It wasn’t because I thought I had something important to say. It is because we have the right to speak. We have the right to disagree. We have the right to come in with a different outlook.
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Source: Christian Post