What you did in writing “A Letter to My Brothers” was led by God. It was needed and took a lot of courage. However, it is our prayer and hope that you will not make this and some of the other issues you had to deal with concerning men into a crusade. God raised you up “for such a time as this,” and by the grace of God, you delivered the message God wanted you to deliver. You did what you could. By the way, we at BCNN1 are the ones who wrote the article titled: “With “A Letter to My Brothers,” Prophetess Beth Moore Will be Remembered in Church History With the Likes of Martin Luther King Jr., Billy Graham, Anne Graham-Lotz, and Other Church Leaders“.
As you know better than most, many women in the church are disobedient to the Word of God and they are suffering from their disobedience to the Holy Scriptures that you love so much. We thank God for the few good, faithful women in the church who are striving to be a Proverbs 31 virtuous woman. But as you know, there are many Proverbs 14:1 women, which states: “Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.” These are wives and mothers who are tearing down their households by disrespecting their husbands, dishonoring their husbands, harboring bitterness and resentment, refusing to submit to their own husbands, unwilling to have sex with their husbands, not taking care of their children, not keeping their house clean, and yet, they present themselves as the most spiritual women in the church. Charles Spurgeon said, “God save us all from wives who are angels in the streets, saints in the church and devils at home.”
These sinful behaviors by wives and mothers are a huge problem in the home that has destroyed many marriages and the lives of the innocent children caught in the middle. Sadly, it is also negatively affecting the church.
Sister Moore, it would be wonderful if you or somebody, along with other women, would begin teaching women the Holy Word of God that directly pertains to them regarding being in subjection to their husbands, honoring their husbands, respecting their husbands, loving their husbands and children, taking care of their children, keeping their houses clean, choosing to be pleasant and all of these things regardless of the kind of husband they are married to according to I Peter 3:1-6, and also begin teaching women the importance of dressing modestly. It is so bad now that women are going to church in yoga pants and skinny jeans. If you want to help men out, this is a good area to begin, plus, it will help wives to hold on to their husbands.
You said in your powerful “Letter to My Brothers” that you never wanted to preach to men; you only wanted to teach women. We pray and hope that you will resume that great ministry with a focus on these verses addressed to females in the Word of God:
Proverbs 12:4: “A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.”
Proverbs 14:1: “Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.”
Proverbs 21:9: “It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.”
Proverbs 21:19: “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.”
Proverbs 23:27-28: “For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.”
Proverbs 25:24: “It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.”
Proverbs 27:15: “A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.”
Proverbs 30:20: “Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.”
Proverbs 31:10-31: “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.”
Ecclesiastes 7:26: “And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.”
Ephesians 5:22-24: “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.”
Ephesians 5:33: “Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”
Colossians 3:18: “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.”
I Timothy 2:9-10: “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.”
Titus 2:3-5: “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”
I Peter 3:1-6: “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.”
Sister Beth Moore, you are right. The church needs better men, but we also need better women.
– BCNN1 Editors