"Prior to Water's Edge, Beth taught a class for a small group of ladies that began in 1985. The group grew consistently and in 1997 a small number of men began to attend. At that time, God began to do a new thing, stirring the heart of Beth to move to a new meeting place, meeting time, change the name of the class, and allow men to attend. Since then, the class has changed locations several times to accommodate the growing number of singles and couples of all ages that come to hear the inspired teaching of God's Word.
On their page with Kay's bio:
You will note that Jack Arthur was never listed or promoted as the teacher. You won't see him teaching Precepts. From the beginning it was his wife Kay and has continued to be Kay, although along the way obviously they've added other teachers, some of them being men, but certainly not all of them.
Yet Scripture states we ARE to teach doctrine (what else IS there in Scripture?):
1Ti 1:3 As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine,
1Ti 6:4 he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions,
1Ti 6:5 and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.
- Kay began teen Bible studies in her living room which grew into what is known today as Precept Ministries Internationaland Transform Student Ministries.
- Kay has written over 100 books and Bible studies, with over ten million in print.
- Kay’s favorite book she has written is As Silver Refined.
- One of Kay’s favorite things to do is to take people to Israel and teach them God's Word! She has led Israel Study Tours for nearly 40 years.
- The New Inductive Study Bible (NISB) is what Kay uses for her personal Bible study.
To be non-denominational means that the vital command of baptism given by Christ is ignored; the sole authority of Scripture is ignored; the issue of women teaching men is ignored; the Lord's Table is ignored. Why? Because several denominations including the Lutherans and Presbyterians deny the biblical truth about a believer's baptism and the Lord's Table (not to mention some Reformers in the Presbyterian churches hold to Covenantal theology which is also unbiblical, ignoring the distinction between Israel and the church).
To be faithful to the Word one must teach it as it is, which necessitates demolishing arguments (and traditions) that sets itself up against Christ and His Word. It necessitates an unwavering commitment to what Scripture says. In order to appeal to a wide mass of people, such truth, which is by definition narrow, must be ignored or at least not applied and both the truth and its application ARE part of true, biblical Bible study.
Women are forbidden to teach men according to Scripture. College age is by definition dealing with men. "People" includes by definition, men. "Adults" likewise necessarily includes men.
Both Arthur and Moore started early on in their ministries teaching men and have done ever since and are not faithful teachers to the Scripture as a result. It is that very Scripture that prohibits them from teaching men.
1Ti 2:11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness.
1Ti 2:12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.
1Ti 2:13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve;
1Ti 2:14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.
1Ti 2:15 Yet she will be saved through childbearing--if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.
Henry M. Morris of ICR also says the same thing about using the Isaiah passage to promote Bible study in this new article from Days of Praise.