Contact: Rev. Mel C. Montgomery, 417-438-1695; www.brothermel.org
JOPLIN, Mo., April 14, 2015 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Although the Charismatic/Pentecostal Movement has swept the world for more than a century, bringing salvation, healing, and spiritual empowerment to hundreds of millions of people, it has also been hampered by extreme teachings, setbacks, scandals, and spectacular downfalls. For at least thirty years, national Charismatic leaders have called on believers to pray for a massive revival that will revive us and cure these ills.
Rev. Mel C. Montgomery declares, "If thirty years of prayer haven't worked, then for Heaven's sake stop praying and start changing!"
Mel Montgomery teaches that what is needed is a reformation of the Charismatic Movement. As he often states, "We need to move from feelings to facts. We must identify and separate ourselves from extreme teachings and the mindset that allows these teachings to flourish."
The first logical step to take in a Charismatic Reformation is to identify which Charismatic teachings are biblical and which are not. Rev. Montgomery has identified seven objective points of reference to use in judging teachings. He lists and explains these principles or "Laws" in his meetings and in his book, "The Seven Laws of Balance: How to Judge Teachings and Ignite a Charismatic Reformation."
In this book, Mel Montgomery—a Spirit-filled minister sets before fellow Charismatics seven laws to use in judging Charismatic teachings, revelations, and practices. Dr. Charles Goodwin—a respected, Conservative, Evangelical, Spirit-filled professor of New Testament Greek provides theological explanations and commentary. Then Rev. Montgomery and Dr. Goodwin test several common Charismatic teachings such as: the "God Kind of Faith" and the "Spiritual Death and Sufferings of Christ." Once readers see how glaringly unbiblical some teachings actually are, the reason we need a Charismatic Reformation becomes clear.
"In 1517, believers began to throw off the shackles of religious traditions and unbiblical teachings. Now, nearly 500 years later, it is time for us Charismatics to throw off ours." -- Mel Montgomery.
Mel Montgomery has ministered part-time or full-time for more than thirty years. He is the author of two books, "The Genuine Flow: How the Faith Giants Flowed in the Spirit and How You Can Too," and "The Seven Laws of Balance." For more information about Mel's books and his ministry focus on Charismatic Reformation, please visit his website, www.brothermel.org
. Rev. Montgomery's website has been accessed over eight million times by people in more than one hundred and sixty countries.