There’s trouble brewing over David Platt retweeting a video of SBC “Godmother” Beth Moore’s endorsement of the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. Many consider David Platt a “great Bible teacher” and a truth teller while Moore. who is an idol to a large number of Christian women, is a really bad Bible teacher, even a false teacher who should be avoided at all costs. Why? For a number of reasons. First, Beth Moore is caught up in charismania. Second, she claims that God speaks directly to her, that she receives special revelation from the Almighty. Third, she associates with and promotes heretics such as Joel and Victoria Osteen, Christine Caine and Joyce Meyer.
So, it is not surprising when discernment bloggers take David Platt to task for sharing a Beth Moore tweet. One such blogger is Seth Dunn. Dunn shares his concerns in a piece he wrote for Pulpit & Pen:
David Platt is an academic prodigy. After graduating from the University of Georgia with two bachelor’s degrees, he earned an MDiv, a ThM, and a PhD from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; he completed his education in his early 20s, becoming one of the youngest students, if not the youngest student, to ever earn a terminal degree at NOBTS. The seminary hired Dr. Platt as an assistant professor of preaching and apologetics and the Dean of Chapel. Not long after, the Church at Brook Hills called Platt to be its senior pastor. At age 26, Platt became the pastor of one of the largest churches in the state of Alabama, in the heart of SBC country.
It wasn’t long before he became a nationally prominent preacher and Bible teacher. He wrote the acclaimed book Radical: Taking Your Faith from the American Dream and started the Secret Church bible study events. Not only was David Platt teaching the Bible but he was doing something many of other popular preachers avoid. He was warning about false doctrine and false teachers. Concerned with the souls of unrepentant nominal Christians, he referred to the sinner’s prayer as an “incantation” and “accepting Jesus into your heart” as “superstitious” and “unbiblical”. Continue reading/watch the videos