One of the male members from Beth Moore’s worship band got on his knees and apologized to the women in attendance at a conference for Native American women for any pain they have received because of men. Moore shared her reflections on the moment, which took place at a Living Proof Live event in Chinle, Arizona, on Twitter Monday morning.
Moore shared a picture of her drummer, Kevin Jones, on his knees speaking to the assembled audience. She said he asked “their forgiveness for all hurts & harms they’ve ever received at the hands of men."
She went on to praise Jones, whom she said created the most powerful moment of the weekend, saying that “I don’t know a man who’s more of a gentleman than Kevin Jones.” Then she added, “But he humbly & gladly stood before those women and on behalf of all men who had hurt them, voiced words like these: ‘I am so sorry. Would you forgive us?’” Then she said he “told them of their worth and prayed on his knees for them.”
In recent months, as several high-profile leaders stepped down because of sexual misconduct, Moore became more outspoken about the actions of many church leaders towards women. She spoke of a male theologian who looked at her and told her she was prettier than another well-known female Bible teacher. She has also remarked that “judgment begins in the house of God” and that recent revelations lead her to “believe that’s what’s happening.”
Moore also spoke up during the recent hearings about the allegations of sexual assault leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She said, “A lot of people feeling stripped bare today. Your kindness and compassion even toward matters you don’t fully understand could be a blanket to somebody today. It’s a cold world. Warm it up a little.”
Moore reflected on Jones’ apology, noting how it brought a sense of healing to women at the event, which served women from the Navajo, Apache, Hopi, Ute, and other native American tribes. She said “it was one of the most powerful things I’ve ever seen. We have done this several times in past events. Holy healing moments.
(Slayton, “Man from Beth Moore’s Worship Band Apologizes to Women on Behalf of All Men,” ChristianHeadlines Online, 10/9/18).
[TBC: The idea that an individual can apologize for the sins of others may be politically correct and stir the emotions, but is certainly not biblical. Ezekiel:18:20 tells us, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.”
As Moore moves further into psychobabble, she correspondingly moves further away from Scripture and the hope of the Gospel. As Dave Hunt pointed out, these psychologically based attempts at reconciliation deny the basic fact that the Christian’s sins were laid upon Christ and paid for by Him; he has been born again by faith in Christ, “old things are passed away...all things are become new” (2 Cor:5:17). Let us therefore “go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works....” (Heb:6:1).]