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Beth Moore urges women to counter ‘assault on American mind’

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)–The sound of 17,000 women singing an a cappella version of “How Great Thou Art” in the RCA Dome ushered in what Beth Moore described as a “state of the spiritual union address.”

By the end of the two-day “Living Proof Live” conference in Indianapolis, Moore led a commissioning for Kingdom warriors to stand up and prepare their minds for battle.

“There is a full-scale assault on the American mind,” Moore told the June 3-4 gathering. From the classroom to the living room, this unrestrained attack on religious beliefs and values should prompt Christians to prepare their minds for action, Moore said.

It’s time for Christians to stand up and “take our places as warriors on the battlefield,” she said, walking up and down the RCA Dome’s aisles delivering a passionate plea for Christians to take action.

Negative cultural influences have seduced the minds of Americans, she said, warning, “You and I have got to wake up because the hour is late and much work against us has already been accomplished.”

Presented by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, Bible teacher and best-selling author Moore taught from 1 Peter 1:13-15, encouraging women to prepare their minds through the study of God’s Word.

She also called for the women to “be holy because God is holy,” noting, “God will never tell us to do or to be anything that He does not equip us to do or to be. It is not the impossible dream. It is a practical reality that takes place on the hot pavement of our lives.”

Encouraging women to learn to love God not only with all their hearts but also with their entire minds, Moore outlined political, historical and scientific examples of the assault on the American mind.

“It’s frightening times when we’re told to keep our belief systems behind the doors of the church,” she said, noting the societal trend of denying absolute truth.

Targeting the dangers of revisionist history, Moore said, “There are books that are perpetuating a lie that our founding fathers were not Christian.”

“For those who are trying the sell the agenda of revisionist history,” she noted, “it’s very unfortunate that George Washington has that famous pose down on his knee imploring the help of the Almighty. [Christianity] is engrained in the absolute soil of this nation.”

Chris Hodge, a recent law school graduate from Louisville, Ky., echoed Moore’s statement on revisionist history. “[In law school] revisionist history is focused on removing God from the law. After three years of being bombarded with those teachings, some of it started to sound like truth. This seminar grounded me back into what I knew all along was true. I want to be a godly attorney.”

Regarding the scientific assault on the mind, Moore said evolution is being packaged as a fact, not a theory. “What’s being sold to us is an agenda, not a science,” she said. The agenda of evolutionists has made its way to the university classroom, one of the most critical battlegrounds of the mind for how it affects future American leaders.

Issuing a clarion call to “Prepare your minds for action,” Moore said preparing the mind includes taking every thought captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ, citing 2 Corinthians 10:5.

“Every one of us has a call on our life,” she said. “Your life was meant to bear fruit to the glory of God.”

Moore also cautioned the women to guard their minds against the desire to control others around them. “We are not going to fix anybody,” she said. “We cannot be responsible for anyone else’s spirituality. All we can do is to be on our face before God and ask Him to change us.”

In closing, Moore told the women to avoid vain imaginations and remember the divine power to demolish strongholds. “Our mind naturally meditates. What are you meditating on? What are you thinking and rethinking?” she asked. “If you and I will wise up, we will recognize a stronghold the moment it stands as a 9-foot Goliath in our minds.”

Carol Lynch from Evansville, Ind., said she appreciated that Moore “drove home that the time is now.”

“God’s plan and His Kingdom are in our hearts and our hands,” Lynch said. “We must pick up the mantle and proclaim that God is our absolute truth — the foundation of our homes and our country. Tomorrow can’t wait.”
“The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,” Beth Moore’s 10th Bible study published in conjunction with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, was released in June.

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