Dear Pastor MacArthur,
Your comments concerning Beth Moore and women like her seem shame-filled, judgmental and clearly challenged by the word of God and the life of His Son while on the earth. Please consider these scriptures found in the book of Luke concerning those who supported Jesus’ ministry.
After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from who seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of thier own means. (Luke 8:1-3)
These women were brave, courageous, supportive and bold. They were unashamed to walk with Jesus and serve Him in His earthly ministry. God’s word does not leave out their love and dedication to Him within public ministry and what an amazing example and inspiration to all women they become.
So, here’s my question for you Pastor MacArthur: Should Jesus have told these women to “Go home?”