Beth Moore is in Hot Water for Saying Something Very Foolish, Disrespectful, and Blasphemous About God and Jesus Christ. She said, “If Jesus is trying to get me to have a crush on Him, it’s working.” And She’s Not the Only One Who Needs to Stop This ‘Jesus is my Boyfriend, Jesus is my Lover’ Disrespectful, Blasphemous Foolishness in the Church. Women, Jesus is Not to be Used For Your Romantic, Sensual Needs. He is the Son of God, and Therefore, He is God. You Need a Mere Human Man For All of That. And in Order to Keep From Losing Men and Then Trying to Replace the Human Man With the Lord, You Need to be a Loving, Respectful, Submissive Help Meet to Your Husband.
Here’s What the 65-year-old Beth Moore, who is strangely looking like 35, said in her tweet: “I’m growing grapes for reals.” (Juvenile-hood is so beneath her 65 years of age.) “It’s like a miracle.” (It’s really not; people have been growing grapes for thousands of years.) “in jillion degree weather.” (Childish exaggeration) “If Jesus is trying to get me to have a crush on Him, it’s working.” (Sensual, devilish, and blasphemous.)
Beth Moore said, “I’m growing grapes for reals. It’s like a miracle. In fifty jillion degree weather. If Jesus is trying to get me to have a crush on Him, it’s working.”
Beth Moore made stomachs turn on social media by saying what only gay men and newly converted 11-year-old girls who just got their first Message Bible at church camp say about our great God and Savior. Coopting the ‘Jesus is my boyfriend’ culture that characterizes much of squishy and unlearned evangelicalism today, Moore indulged in some romanticized view of the Holy God, saying, “If Jesus is trying to get me to have a crush on him, it’s working.”
It’s incredibly irreverent for a 65-year-old Bible teacher to talk about Jesus this way. There’s no fear of God saying you’re ‘crushing on Jesus.’ or that he’s trying to get you to crush on him, as if he’s some pre-pubescent boy passing you a note in class that says “Do you like me? Circle one ‘yes’ or ‘no.’”
It’s childish, unlearned, and it’s a form of Theoerosism. This heresy speaks of God in terms of sensuality or eroticism and is contained historically to the 20th and 21st Centuries. Theoerosism is popularized in much of sub-Christian media, in worship songs that speak of God romantically, or in the literature that discusses God with erotic styling.
Modern adherents of Theoerosism include most prominently Ann Voskamp, whose book One Thousand Gifts repeatedly speaks of God in a sensual fashion, including using the term (or variant of the term) “make love to God,” such as this quote from the book: “God makes love with grace upon grace, every moment a making of His love for us. Couldn’t I make love to God, making every moment love for Him? To know Him the way Adam knew Eve. Spirit skin to spirit skin?”
Replies prayerborne@prayerborne to Moore’s tweet: “I’ve always been creeped out by women who even vaguely put Him in a boyfriend/husband/sexualized role. He transcends all of those things. Putting Him in that place is not elevating Him, it’s demeaning Him, and making an idol of those kinds of relationships.”