“The Charismatic movement today fails to produce any worthwhile exegetical works on the Bible. The Charismatic movement today fails to produce a comprehensive systematic theology of our faith.”(“Wen Ti Jie Ta” CD -14 Aug 2005, translator: Yang Tuck Meng, track 4)
Has Rev. Dr. Stephen Tong not come across the works of Gordon Fee? If not, he should.
Gordon Fee is a New Testament scholar who, after teaching briefly at Wheaton College in Illinois, taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts until 1986. He then moved to Regent College in Vancouver, Canada where he is now Professor Emeritus. He also serves on the advisory board of the International Institute for Christian Studies. Fee received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Seattle Pacific University and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
Fee is one of the foremost experts in pneumatology and also the textual criticism of the New Testament of the Bible. He is also the author of books on Biblical exegesis, including the popular introductory work How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (co-authored with Douglas Stuart), the "sequel," How to Read the Bible, Book by Book, How to Choose a Translation for all its Worth (co-authored with Mark Strauss) and a major commentary on 1 Corinthians as well as numerous other commentaries on various books in the New Testament. In the 1990s he succeeded F.F. Bruce to become the editor of the notable evangelical commentary series, the New International Commentary of the New Testament.
Fee is a member of the CBT (Committee on Bible Translation) that translated the New International Version (NIV) and its revision, the Today's New International Version (TNIV). He is also a member of the "board of reference" for "Christians for Biblical Equality," a group of Evangelical Christians that believes that the Bible advocates complete equality between men and women in both home and ministry. He was a contributing editor to the key Christian egalitarian book Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity without hierarchy (2004).
Fee is an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God (AG) and unabashedly identifies himself as Pentecostal, even though he has written articles disagreeing with a few of the AG's fundamental Pentecostalism-specific doctrines.
There are other theologians with academic postgraduate degrees (contra Rev. Dr. Stephen Tong's honorary degrees) who identify themselves with the Charismatic movement, such as Stanley M. Horton, Wayne Grudem, J. Rodman Williams, Charles H. Kraft, Jackie David Johns, Steven Jack Land, John Christopher Thomas, Rickie D. Moore and H. Vinson Synan, have contributed to the Christian faith. It is obvious that Rev. Dr. Stephen Tong's sweeping and uninformed remark concerning the Charismatic movement is invalid.