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Are There Private Tongues

Does first Corinthians 14:2" For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: FOR NO MAN UNDERSTANDETH HIM ; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh MYSTERIES" refer to a private prayer tongue?

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No one understands a person when they are speaking in tongues not even that person speaking. Unless there is an interupter. This is when our spirit speaks directly to God and he speaks directly to our spirit.
---Rebecca_D on 2/9/08

There are diverse fomrs of tongues according to the bible. However my classification will sort them into only two forms:
#1: Other earthly languages, which occurs only when someone who can understand that language is there.
#2: heavenly tongues: the one that some people think is babble. This has the advatantage of not being understood by Satan. It's not even a language with specifics.
---Okebaram on 11/10/06

...What is the reason for tongues? The words we speak are very important as God has put power and authority on our tongue. However, our knowledge is limited and hence, what we decree during intercession or prayer ais limited. But when the Holy Spirit "intercedes for us" through tongues, he places in our lips potency above our knowledge.
---Okebaram on 11/10/06

we speak to those we are most intimate with in a language different than others. Private prayer language is very accurate in interpration of this verse, but it is not the total.
---Jared on 11/9/06

Geoff -- What part of "speaketh not unto men, but unto God" do you not understand? Is YOUR definition of prayer somehow different than this?
---Donna2277 on 10/30/06

Well Mima, "Are There Private Tongues"? I guess I could make one up right now. Does 1 Cor 14:2 "refer to a private prayer tongue?" NO, 1 Cor 14:2 says nothing of prayer. Praying in an unknown tongue isn't mentioned until v14. This verse is sandwiched by admonitions to pray for interpretation and to pray with the spirit and understanding.
---Geoff on 10/29/06

Yes. He is not forbidding speaking with tongues in church
because that is a time where we need to hear from God.

During the praise & worship times we are not talking
to each other we are talking to the Lord and He
understands us when we speak with other tongues, so it
need no interpretation..

He says when we are addressing the church as the
pastor or prophet then the tongues needs
Hope this helps
---Rickey on 10/29/06

Absolutely so!!!
---mikefl on 10/28/06

YES. It is not the tongues used in a group, which needs interpretation according to
I Cor 14:27.
It is a tongue,spoken not unto men but unto God. This is mentioned in I Cor. 14:28 "But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God." (underlining mine)
---Donna2277 on 10/28/06

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