False teacher – Liz Curtis Higgs

Below is an email I sent a fellow Christian regarding the Biblical teacher Liz Curtis Higgs. Please read this article with an open mind and heart, and do your own digging into the Word so you don’t give your heart to the spirit of the world, which is, the devil:

And none considereth in his heart,
neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say,
I have burned part of it in the fire;
yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof;
I have roasted flesh, and eaten it:
and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination?
shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?
20 He feedeth on ashes:
a deceived heart hath turned him aside,
that he cannot deliver his soul,
nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
(Luke 44, 19-20, King James Bible)

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Dear (Fellow Believer),

I listened to that video you sent of Liz Curtis Higgs. It made for interesting listening and I can see why people find her helpful.She has charm and enthusiasm but I’m afraid I have concerns. These are based upon careful comparison with the Word of God (Jesus Christ), who is my standard for all matters of faith and practice.


* The first is Liz’s manner. She is very energetic and enthusiastic, often crying, “Oh Baby!” to punctuate a sentence. Whereas the Bible says we should be the opposite, sober and vigilant at all times:

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (1 Peter 5:8, King James Bible)


* Liz also jokes a lot and many of the book titles she has produced indicate a spirit of rebellion rather than gentle submission to her Lord. Some examples of rebellious book titles: “The Girl’s Still Got It, take a walk with Ruth and the God who rocked her World”, “Bad Girls of the Bible”, “REALLY Bad Girls of the Bible.”  We are warned that joking is unwise spiritually and that women should have a “meek and quiet” spirit:


but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price (1 Peter 3:2-5, King James Bible)


* Another concerns is that Liz, a woman, has set herself up as a teacher of the Bible whereas scripture stands against this:

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. (1 Timothy 2:12)


* Of further concern is that Liz appears to be very popular with the world.

Whereas Christ warned:

Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. (Luke 6:26, King James Bible)


* Liz also uses modern bible versions such as the NIV, instead of the King James, which is the most faithful version. Some articles supporting the King James are as below:


https://aeon01.wordpress.com/2020/07/25/the-kjv-vs-the-esv/https://aeon01.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/should-we-trust-modern-bible-versions/https://aeon01.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/bible-doctrines-affected-by-modern-versions/

* To finish up, Liz Curtis Higgs is a false teacher whose methods are unbiblical therefore spiritually poisonous. I pray that you don’t follow her as she is walking in darkness:

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (Ephesians 5:11, King James Bible)


Love in the Truth of Jesus’ Words,Naomi

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. (Ephesians 5:15, King James Bible)

2 thoughts on “False teacher – Liz Curtis Higgs

  1. What a judgement on a person’s character. I am a Bible believing Christian. I was searching out Liz Curtis Higgs beliefs, her teachings as they related to the truth of Gods word. Things such as: her stand on homosexuality, abortion, the preserved word of God as ultimate truth. What she believes about Christ, His birth, death & resurrection. About the trinity and Truth.
    I found your article to be an assignation of her character not her beliefs.
    If I were writing an article on what I had read of your works according to what you submitted, I would say you are very judgmental (do not judge lest you be judged) and not loving toward you sister (by this all men will know. . .love one another as I have loved you).
    I pray you will consider my thoughts.
    Lin

    • Hi Lin,

      Thanks for taking the time to write a thoughtful comment on this blog.

      My intention in writing an article on Liz Curtis Higgs was not personal attack. The mandate of every believing Christian is to defend the faith and authority of scripture. I along with others such as CMI (Creation Ministries International) and AIG (Answers IN Genesis) have long believed that there are many dangerous attacks on biblical authority in evangelical circles today. Many compromise with the plain words of Scripture and this issue is vital as it involves the very way we handle the Word of God. Hopefully you will see this as no mere side issue or an example of a “critical spirit” towards someone who just happens to have a different (and, by implication, legitimate) view of the Bible’s teachings. We need to be like the Bereans, commended by Paul in Acts 17:11, checking the Scriptures about all such matters.

      It might be helpful if you were to explain in detail just where you have found my article to be too personal, or how the fallacious teachings of Liz Curtis Higgs can be decisively exposed without hurting feelings. It is a very difficult thing to expose error without offending a person’s feelings, because matters of pride, reputation, and the like are at stake. However, because Liz has made fallacious and Bible-undermining arguments in public, my response must also be public.

      My article majored on Liz Curtis’s teachings but I have also critiqued her demeanour as someone’s character indicates whether or not they have the true “fruits of the Spirit” mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23 and Ephesians 5:9.

      It is worth realising that there is a biblical precedent for far sharper criticism than I or others will resort to, as per the below:

      Jesus often rebuked His opponents. For example, Matthew 23:27 (King James Bible):

      27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

      His chosen Apostles OFTEN rebuked false teachers – the apostle Paul even opposed the apostle Peter when he was carrying away others with his hypocrisy (Galations 2:11):

      11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.

      Also, Paul COMMANDED Timothy to rebuke error as per 2 Timothy 4:2:

      2 preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

      2 Corinthians 10:4-5 says:

      4 (for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

      Sometimes false beliefs were even mocked in the Bible, for example, Elijah with the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18:27, for the greater good of exposing their destructive influence:

      27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

      Thanks for the approach to my reply above must go to Jonathan Sarfat’s book “Refuting Compromise.” It’s well worth the read and is a strong defence of Young Earth Creationism and the authority of Scripture.

      Kind regards in Christ,
      Naomi

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