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‘Christians Need to Stand Up Against Injustice’: Beth Moore Calls for Reform, Repentance in Evangelical Church – CBN News Emily Jones

‘Christians Need to Stand Up Against Injustice’: 
Beth Moore Calls for Reform, Repentance in Evangelical Church

04-07-2018
CBN News Emily Jones

Evangelist Beth Moore is calling on the church to repent and renounce what she calls
“pampered gospel.”

The author and minister participated in a panel discussion on “Evangelicals and the Future of 

Racial Unity” at the MLK50 Conference on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 
assassination.

Moore said Christians need to stand up against injustice, even if it costs them their popularity 

or forces them out of their comfort zone. 
in the believing life,” she said. “When we carry our cross and we follow Jesus, we are walking 
into a storm. We were told that in Luke 10, Matthew 10 we will be ‘sheep among wolves,’ not 
wolves among sheep.”

Moore explained that “sheep among wolves” means Christians will be “persecuted,” “criticized,” 

“imprisoned” and even killed for speaking the truth –.something she believes few American Christians 
truly experience or understand.

“We have been very proud of the fact that we have not subscribed to a prosperity gospel. But what 

we have subscribed to is a pampered gospel where we are so afraid of suffering and we are so afraid 
someone is going to criticize us and hurt our feelings,” Moore said. “This is the Gospel work of 
Jesus Christ and we are going with Him. Whatever it takes, no matter how unpopular it is. He was 
hated. We have to have thicker skin than that.”

Before the conference, she took to Twitter to encourage the church to repent of its failures.


Beth Moore
✔@BethMooreLPM

27 Mar
Replying to @BethMooreLPM

I think some of us haven’t had enough practice at colossally blowing it. Listen, I’m not an expert 

on many things but I am an expert on colossally blowing it. It’s not hard to repent. You just get 
down on your face and go, God, I’ve colossally blown it. I’m so sorry. Please help.


Beth Moore
✔@BethMooreLPM

Evangelicalism is in humiliating need of reform but the thing is, it’s possible. In OUR lifetimes. 

All that stands between us & an astonishing work of the Holy Spirit is repentance. Quit being 
scared of rocking a boat that has run aground on an island of compromise.Walk on water.
“Why on God’s green earth are we expending untold energy still defending ourselves when we 
could just repent of placing trust in man to save & champion us, defend our principles & meanwhile 
keep us privileged & empowered instead of trusting God to help us?How hard is it to repent?” she said.

“I think some of us haven’t had enough practice at colossally blowing it. Listen, I’m not an expert 

on many things but I am an expert on colossally blowing it. It’s not hard to repent,” she continued. 
“You just get down on your face and go, God, I’ve colossally blown it. I’m so sorry. Please help.”

“Evangelicalism is in humiliating need of reform but the thing is, it’s possible. In OUR lifetimes. 

All that stands between us & an astonishing work of the Holy Spirit is repentance. Quit being 
scared of rocking a boat that has run aground on an island of compromise.Walk on water,” 
she concluded.

Many Twitter users agreed with her, but one warned her against putting too much blame on the church.

” As you travel this journey, please do not take on the anger of our culture against the church or 

our nation. There are many wrongs. Wisdom and truth needed,” Pam Anderson tweeted.

Moore responded by saying, “Not at all resistant to that word of caution.”

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