Over the last hundred-plus years the Pentecostal-Charismatic church has witnessed miraculous conversions.
From the Azusa Street Revival, which began in 1906, a movement has grown to bring more people to Jesus than any other movement in history. While secularism continues to be on the rise in today's society, many areas of the world still experience church growth, thanks to Pentecostal-Charismatic Christians.
But the Pentecostal-Charismatic church is also plagued with sexual immorality, financial corruption, doctrinal error, personal flakiness, spiritual gullibility, prophetic abuse, and more. In many ways the state of the church today is not too different from how it was long ago in Corinth. To make matters worse, the church hides these acts under the cloak of liberty in the Holy Spirit.
Michael Brown sounds a wake-up call to the church and addresses some of the most glaring problems, from inaccurate prophetic words that obscure true ones to ministries using scripturally armed marketing techniques in order to manipulate believers into giving. Brown shows us why we must clean up house so the church can grow, flourish, and fulfill God's kingdom purposes.
Michael L. Brown, PhD, is founder and president of AskDrBrown Ministries. Brown served as a leader in the Brownsville Revival from 1996–2000, out of which was birthed the FIRE School of Ministry, which has sent Spirit-filled missionaries around the globe. He is host of the nationally syndicated daily talk radio show, TheLine of Fire—"your voice of moral, cultural, and spiritual revolution"—as well as the host of shows on GOD TV, NRBTV, and INI TV. His syndicated columns appear on many leading websites, and his scholarly publications range from biblical commentaries to articles in Semitic journals and theological dictionaries. He has also served as a visiting or adjunct professor at seven leading seminaries.