Beth Moore Apologizes on Behalf of Her Generation for Glorifying “Christian Celebrity Culture”

by | Dec 14, 2022 | Culture

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American Evangelist Beth Moore took to Twitter to share regrets on behalf of her generation for promoting and glorifying the “Christian celebrity culture” that has spread like wildfire across the country.

Moore says many in her generation had good intent and a pure heart to see people come to know Jesus, but she believes there’s something people should know. “I think we made speaking and teaching and traveling, and certainly book publishing look glamorous,” she posted.

Moore continued to say she hasn’t met one person in the industry who found celebrity Christianity to be glorious or glamorous. She addressed the upcoming generation to set clear and realistic expectations for speakers, pastors and authors to come.

“Publishing a book is terrifying. The anxiety can eat up your intestines,” she wrote. She likened criticism to a codependent “frenemy” that never takes a cigarette break. Moore shares her heart behind the labor, tears and research sown into creating something and the outcome which can be less than satisfying.

Romans 14:4 says, “Who are you to judge another man’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for God is able to make him stand.” In Romans 14, Paul was addressing the church and admonishing them to not judge one another. One day we will all stand before the judgement seat of Christ to give an account to God.

In verse 19 Paul says, “Therefore let us pursue the things which produce peace and the things that build up one another.” While the fame and fortune seems like goals to strive for, Moore is reminding people that God’s objective isn’t to make us successful but to make us reliant on Him.

Whether you are a megachurch pastor, singer, mom, business man or college student, everyone’s journey has hilltops and valleys. You just don’t always see it on the screen of your phone.

“There will always be criticism. There will always be offerings we make that will be rejected. Hang in there, you servants of the Lord,” Moore wrote.

In life there is no short cut. You can’t shorten your wilderness season no matter how hard you try. God has directed your steps and there will always be trials and triumphs, hardships and celebrations. The Bible says in Psalm 50:15, “And call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will glorify Me.”

It’s easy to look on the surface of “celebrity Christian’s” lives and think they have it all. Moore reminds everyone that things are never as they appear on the surface. Whatever God has called you to do with your life won’t be “easy,” but as you walk through the journey and reach the other side, the hard-fought successes will feel all the more gratifying.

Let us admonish and build one another up in our callings, As the soon coming day approaches, we can all stand before God and hear “well done, good and faithful servant.” {eoa}

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Shelby Bowen is an assistant editor for Charisma Media.


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