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Speaking In Tongues

How do you feel about speaking in tongues? I think that there are there 2 ways, speaking to God and you as a prayer language, then one where you actually speak in another language and there is an interpreter needed in somecases.

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rob you have said to me before that i have left off the 18 verse..
I cant put everything in my replys like I said before. as for laying hands on the sick, there are many in my church that have been healed. i never knew anybody with the holy ghost that ever got sick from drinking poison, nor have i heard from anyone being killed playing with a deadly snake. but i due know that we are supposed to test god in that way.. there is a scripture for that.
---batieste on 3/15/09


Some live under the impression that tongues without interpretation is not possible, why then did Paul advice that those who speak in a tongue should pray to have the translation as well.
---Andy on 3/5/09


Why is it people quote Mark 16:17, yet they alsways exclude verse 18, which is part of the same paragraph?
---Rob on 3/4/09


We can all receive this gift. God says in Mark 16, All not some, but all those beleive in Jesus Christ, will speak in tongues, cast out demons, and lay hands on the sick and they will recover. The scripture where they said in the bible I would rather have you prophecy, than speak in tongues is you have to look at the reason that he said it and it was because everyone was out of order and was trying to boast of what they were doing. There is your prayer language and then there is tongues and someone has to interpret. But if everyone is in order, than you can pray in tongues at church if everyone believes that and if they don't then, it should be explained for people that are new.
---Janine_Henschel on 3/2/09


i have always believed in God but have just recently really turned my life over 2 him, meaning i have chosen a new live and eliminated many sins that had me in bondage. I have prayed 4 the Holy Spirit & have felt him, but not speaking in tongues makes me think i don't have him. but when Paul ask do we all speak in tongues? do we all prophecy? and so on as he list the gift of the spirit, im led 2 believe he is implying we do not all have this particular gift.
---sahran on 3/2/09




Debbie_Dotson
Just in case you think!
I agree with going round babbling sounds for to hear. No I dont!
This is not helpful.
To me clear is clear! To me the word of God is God. (There is more here)
To me talking in tongue, is talking clearly and easy to be understood!
Unless you are speaking (for lack of a word) angelic!
If you are speaking angelic you must have an interrupter or you sin.
For they will not believe you and say you lie.
OK Sis
Your brother in the faith of Christ
---Frank on 11/3/08


"tongues" means "languages". Strong's dictionary #1100 the word, "Glossa, gloce-sah', by impl. a language (spec. one naturally unacquired): -tongue." The Holy Spirit gives the utterance. "Utterance" in Greek in Strong's #669 "Apophtheggomai, to enunciate plainly, i.e. declare, say, speak forth." Acts 2:6 "Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language." All the people came together to hear what these people were saying they were filled with the Holy Spirit,they were stunned, "Because every man heard them speak in his own language.No babel here everybody understood what was being said.
---Debbie_Dotson on 11/3/08


I totally agree with---Frank and his thoughts about how the different people heard in their own language what was being said in another language.
A great teaching Frank thank you.
My former interpreter in China actually had this experience happened to her. As she passed some students she heard them speaking of the Bible(according to her) and she immediately went to them and witnessed and then and five received the Lord Jesus Christ. Other people who were with her including a language expert definitely testify that the students were not talking about the Bible, yet my former interpreter heard them talking about the Bible. How interesting!!!
---mima on 11/3/08


And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? (And how hear we (every man) in our own tongue), wherein we were born?

Here, the spirit was heard in all tongue at the same time. Not one tongue at a time. If you believe it, God has bless you. Today some are trying to help God. God help us all!

Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, (we do hear (them) speak in our tongues) the wonderful works of God.
---Frank on 11/2/08


1. The Holy Spirit decides who gets what gift, we dont choose. 1 Cor. 12:11

2. Each person has his/her own gift. Not all have the same gifts or every gift. Not all have tounges. 1 Cor. 12:12-30

3. That what we should yearn for are the Fruits of the Spirit. Which we all can have and work on. Paul even says yet I show you a better way, speaking of the fruits in contrast to the gifts. And that all the gifts in the world are nothing without the fruits. Also all the gifts will pass away, not the fruits. This makes it clear that the evidence of the Holy Spirt is Love. God is Love. 1 Cor.13
---Bogdan_Unteanu on 11/1/08




.obewan, At Pentecost, Acts 2:1-18, when they all came together, the Holy Spirit was poured out upon ALL flesh, and they ALL spoke in tongues praising God, and it was not by two or three at a time. The two or three at a time is only for interpretation for the uninitiated. "Else if you bless in the Spirit, how will he which occupying the place of the uninitiate say the Amen at your giving thanks, since what you say he knows not? For truly you give thanks well, but the other is not edified. As brothers, crave the prophesying, and Forbid Not the speaking in tongues. Quench Not the Spirit." I Corinthians14:16,17,39+ I Thessalonians 5:19.
---Eloy on 9/16/08


God is not the author of confusion. I have been in several Pentecostal churches where hundreds of people babbled incoherently in a loud ruckus during the worship service. The Bible says no more than two or three should speak in tongues at a time, and then only with an interpreter present. I think many people fake the gift to appear spiritual, or they have an emotional experience where they force the gift to happen. It has a purpose and should not be taken lightly. Not everyone is encouraged to pursue this gift.
---obewan on 9/15/08


During the Elizabethan age, there was a guy at court who was into the occult and he found a language of 'angels' which he called Enochian. I am wary of speaking in tongues, though I believe it is available, for private prayer.
---frances008 on 9/14/08


Speaking in tongues is not limited to any one particular denominations. One of the largest groups is in Roman Catholicism. Those Roman Catholics that speak in tongues will often say that the experience enables them to pray to and adore the Virgin Mary - a view condemned by non-Catholics.
---Lee1538 on 9/14/08


Jack, tongue=language in Greek. Trinity, rapture and many other words we frequently use in church circles are "not in the Bible" either.

those that speak in those "different languages" and those that interpret them are not able to understand them. if they did where would the reliance on God? where would be the sign to those that dont believe?
---JaeR on 9/14/08


Beware that you are not following a Simon the sorcerer or the seven sons of Sceva.

The gifts of the Holy Spirit cannot be forced. Guard your heart at all times from those allowing pride, bitterness and unforgiveness who want to minister to you. Do not let them lay their hands on you or speak into your life.
---Bob on 10/28/07


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If you are in sin and try to operate in the gifts of the Holy Spirit - you will open yourself up to familiar spirits and be led and lead others astray.



The baptism of the Holy Spirit will be the greatest spiritual awakening of your life.
The leading of the Holy Spirit, giving all the Glory to Jesus Christ, our Heavenly Father - God.
---Bob on 10/28/07


How do I feel?
Don't be ashamed of the Holy Spirit and He won't be ashamed of you.

It's very important not to go and learn about the gifts from those who don't believe in them or blaspheme them.

The gifts of the Holy Spirit did not cease with the Book of Acts, as many teach.
They were not just for the apostolic age.
The gifts of the Holy Spirit are for now.
All of the New Testament writers were tongue talkers and believed in the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
---Bob on 10/28/07


It's already been established that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is not mandatory for your salvation, speaking in tongues is not mandatory as the UPC and other offbase churches teach. That's a given, that's a dead horse that's been beat to smithereens.
Those that want to keep beating the dead horse despise all of the gifts.
---Bob on 10/28/07


There is so much misrepresentation about the gifts in the churches, that they refuse to allow any, avoid them with a critical heart.

The gifts of the Holy Spirit are to edify the Body of Christ - not to destroy or tear down.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues - your personal prayer language, is not to be spoken over the Body in a church setting.
Your personal prayer language is not the gift of speaking in divers tongues.
---Bob on 10/28/07


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With the authentic gift of speaking in divers tongues, there will be the gift of interpretation.

Confusion comes into the church, when someone speaks out of there personal prayer language and no interpretation comes.

Your personal prayer language edifies you, and God can give You interpretation of what you are speaking, but it is for You, you, you.
---Bob on 10/28/07


Your personal prayer language - Not to be spoken over a congregation.

A prophet, often a pastor, too, will know the difference between your personal prayer language and can discern the actual gift of speaking in divers tongues.
He should tell that person not to speak out of their personal prayer language. With the gift of discerning of spirits, a pastor/prophet can keep the church from getting out of Godly order.
---Bob on 10/28/07


There are those that have the baptism of the Holy Spirit who may never speak with tongues.
All of the gifts are as the Holy Spirit wills, but the Holy Spirit does not override your will. If you don't want to, you don't have to fear, you will not.
Sometimes it is fear that will keep an individual from wanting to speak in tongues.
---Bob on 10/28/07


There are others that yield their spirit to the Holy Spirit and desire the gifts.
They are not afraid, they covet the best gifts.
But as you covet the best gifts, they are as the Holy Spirit wills, not as you will.
Giving yourself a title does not give you validation from the Holy Spirit or from the Body of Christ.
---Bob on 10/28/07


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The prideful, with titles, can try and hold them over your head, but the proof is in the testing of the spirits.
If your title and words and actions to do not line up with the Word of God, are not confirmed by the unction of the Holy Spirit, and you refuse to be subject to testing - you are out of order in the Church.
No is obligated to take heed to your title or validate you.
---Bob on 10/28/07


God has given fivefold ministries to safeguard the sheep from false public displays of the gifts.
Authentic leadership in the Church brings correction, discipline, instruction, and rebuke if necessary - so that the Body of Christ can feel secure and know that it is safe to enter the church doors.
---Bob on 10/28/07


You must humble yourself at all times to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church and everything must line up with the Word if you want to be used of God.

Make sure you know who is ministering to you, where they are from and how they live spiritually before you allow them to lay their hands on you or others or speak to the Body of Christ.
---Bob on 10/28/07


catherine any born again believer can ask God for His gifts and to have a prayer language. If God gave you french you would still have to give it a voice. So pray in earnest and ask. Its not gibberish - if you get the gift of tongues it is a language and you should recognize that it ia a language not just grunts and noise

Be blessed

truthortradition
---Andrea on 10/12/07


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Marlene thanks. You know what. God has been trying to give me that answer. I felled to get it. I didn't understand it. Look ahere if I can explain it. It was as God's whole Person was hovering over me smoldering me [BIG] and He was SPEAKING a strange kind of talk. Man. Always learning. Sure wish people didn't poke fun at God's people, because we don't know very much.
---catherine on 10/10/07


Slain in the spirit is described in Daniel 10:8 it is best to read from 10:1-9. It doesn't state slain, but it does describe it. Also in Acts 9 when the Lord came to Saul (Paul) with an overpowering presence. That is what we refer to as slain, an overpowering presence of God. There is one other place I have read this described but can not think of it right know. MC
---Marlene on 10/9/07


Mark, tongues of men and tongues of angels or the Spirit. You said it just right.
---OK on 7/18/07


Speaking in tongues is the evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. God said he will pour out his spirit on all. Joel 2:28-29. The evidence is not to the believers but a sign to the unbelieving. 1 Cor 14:22. Speaking in tongues, means that your spirit is talking directly to God himself. If one prays in their regular voice, Jesus interceds the prayer, and takes it back to God. When speaking in tongues, you won't have to do that, God is speaking through you.
---Rebecca_D on 7/18/07


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You know, I have never found the reference to having to receive the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. I have yet to find the refference to being slain in the spirit. As far as a prayer language goes, Don't God understand plane English? And why is it that someone who knows a forguing language can get up in church and recite the 23 ps. and someone else interputes it totaly different?
---Pastor_Herb on 7/17/07


Where is your scriptual refrence for a prayer language?
---Trey on 7/17/07


. filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak in other tongues....it is important to Salvation....Jesus told Nicodemous, You must be Born Again of the Water and of the Spirit.....Water Babtised and filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues...Acts Chapter 2 Acts Chapter 8 Acts Chapter 10Acts Chapter 19 ...And they babtised in The Name Of Jesus Christ
---Bernadine_Caldwell on 7/17/07


Why do we need a "prayer language"? God understands English, or whatever language you speak. Below, the I Cor. verse about speaking language of men/angels is taken out of context. Paul was saying, "I don't care how you speak, if you don't have love, it doesn't matter." Show me where an angel spoke in angelic languages not known to humans. Paul was overemphasizing to make a point. He used that type of phrasing alot. You will see that if you familiarize yourself with his writings.
---faith on 7/17/07


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Trinity Quiz

15. The Holy Spirit is God.

The correct answer is True.


Acts 5:3-4 - But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.





---I_believe on 7/8/07


1 Cor 12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

1 Cor 14:22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not:

Not all Spirit-filled believers speak in tongues. Jesus did not speak in tongues when He received the Spirit as a dove - Mt 3:16.

God speaks to us in tongues - 1 Cor 14:21,
He makes no mention of us speaking to Him in tongues.
---a_servant on 7/7/07


no Jesus didn't pray are speak in tongue'sHe said when he went back to heaven he would send a comforter back meaning his spirt.when we repent his spirt comes in side of us and pray's threw us that is the evedience that we have his spirit is when we prayed in tongue.s Some of you will diagree because you haven't experience it but it is for every one but he said with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to his people
---Betty2 on 7/7/07


Mark I agree with you statements in your question. If people had a better understanding of a verse found in Matthew 19:11" If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?" There would not be so much misunderstanding about tongues.
---Mima on 7/7/07


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When I first felt the Holy Ghost flow through me, I was scared at first. Because it was something I have never felt before. I had so much joy and peace from my head down to my toes. I haven't spoken in tongues but I want the baptism of the Holy Ghost. But I have felt God's anointing. Not necessary to speak in tongues but to feel God like I have never felt before. That is what I want and desire. I sure don't understand why someone would speak against the Holy Ghost and saying these gifts aren't real.
---Rebecca_D on 7/6/07


We don't get to choose our spiritual gifts. God gives us various spiritual gifts not for our own personal use but for the growth of others. If you are given the gift of speaking in tongues don't reject it but embrace it and let it always be at work in you. If you are not given the gift of speaking in tongues it doesn't mean you are not saved as some teach. Were all able to speak to God whether in a different tongue or in our native tongue. God has made all languages and he is able to understand them all.
---Marcia on 7/6/07


Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Bruce and Vanessa, you are so right. I would also rather use my prayer language than argue with other Christians who will never believe it's of God.
You answered your own question up there, but nonetheless, it is also a sign to unbelievers.
Prayer language, speaking in tongues, it is wonderful and I don't want to give it back, either. While others knock it, I'll just keep on and you will never ever convince me that Holy Spirit Baptism is not in the Bible.
---Im_for_it on 7/6/07


If a Believer doesn't want to speak in Tongues its between them and God. I encourage Christians to speak in Tongues. I've never heard one ask Jesus to take it back. There are political & personal blogs by Christians--accepted. Joel the prophet spoke of it and Peter referenced it in Acts. The abuses and the fear doesn't negate Truth. As a few other doctrines, it has no end to discussion. I got to tell ya, I'd rather spend my time speaking in Tongues than discussing politics any day.
---Vanessa on 7/6/07


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I have yet to find the term "prayer language" in either the Bible or in ancient Christian writers.

And you would think that people who speak in tongues would have an edge with Biblical languages. But they have the same difficulty that non-glossolalics do.
---Jack on 6/27/07


when the Holy Spirit has control of your tongue, he can use it in one of 4 different ways: to speak any of the KNOWN LANGUAGES in the world (Gen.11:1-9; Acts 2), or to speak an UNKNOWN LANGUAGE (I Corinthians 14), or to speak with the TONGUES OF ANGELS (Daniel 5; I Corinthians 13:1), or to speak GOD'S WORDS of prophecy (I Corinthians 14). The unknown language is called "Glossalalia" or tongues. It is the gift from heaven, the heavenly language which we speak in heaven, it is not of this earth.
---Eloy on 12/23/06


JaeR thanks for that bit of information I never really saw that till you brought it out. I always thought the devil did'nt understand tongues but praise God I'm glad he can..
---Exzucuh on 12/22/06

> thank the other. i didnt say devils understand tongues. if you want to tell him about his future. then use your known language and quote the scripture. it really bothers him when you know the word. but if you dont know the word then he could try and get you to quit speaking in tongues.
---JaeR on 12/23/06


"Speaking tongue truly mean an UNDERSTOOD LANGUAGE. Not Babbling unintelligible language.."
---lily on 12/19/06

> tell that to the Apostle Paul. you have him as spreading confusion because he taught that tongues were unintelligible.

"..falling on the floor and wreathing froth from the mouth which I have witnessed. Its nonsense."
---lily on 12/19/06

> i agree, frothing is nonsense.
---JaeR on 12/23/06


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JaeR thanks for that bit of information I never really saw that till you brought it out. I always thought the devil did'nt understand tongues but praise God I'm glad he can so he can hear what the Spirit is saying about his defeat and soon trip to hell.
---Exzucuh on 12/22/06


PART ONE:
Pharisse,
Paul stated one benefit in 1 Corinthians 14:4, "He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth (restores or builds up) himself..." There are a number of good reasons to pray. Worship, thanksgiving, petition, intercession, etc. Jesus took time to recharge his batteries so to speak (no I am not saying he spoke in tongues) and we need to do the same.
---Bruce5656 on 12/22/06


PART TWO:
If God tells ust that praying in tongues is bennificial to our spirit at some level, who are we to argue? Why not take advantage of such a resource?

Paul said he would worship in the Spirit and with the understanding I Cor 14:15. He said he wished we would all speak in tongues.
---Bruce5656 on 12/22/06


PART THREE:
Many believe that Romans 8:26 also refers to praying in the Spirit. I can tell you that when praying in the Spirit, I can sense the nature of the prayer be it worship or intercession. While I cannot give specifics as to the exact thing said, in my spirit, I can sense the burden of praying for someone or the elation of worship etc. If, this is the sense of Romans 8:26, that would have to be considered a good thing.
---Bruce5656 on 12/22/06


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"For the speaking in a tongue, not the man speaks, but of God: for no one follows, but the Spirit speaks mysteries. For if I pray in a tongue, the Spirit in me prays, but the knowledge in me is unfruitful. Else if you bless in the Spirit, how will he which occupying the place of the uninitiate say the Amen at your giving thanks, since what you say he knows not? For truly you give thanks well, but the other is not edified. As brothers...not forbid the speaking in tongues." I Cor.14:2,14,16,17,39.
---Eloy on 12/22/06


"the one thing you missed is it's an angelic tongue, so angels do comprehend it, and yes probably fallen angels too."
---Pharisee on 12/19/06

other then that Paul mentions angelic languages.. strictly speaking from what the Bible tells us. your other statements have no scriptural foundation.
---JaeR on 12/22/06


no where in scripture is there warning against an "ungodly tongue of babbling".
---JaeR on 12/19/06

Scripture doesn't mention nail polish or space shuttles either but we have them.
---Pharisee on 12/19/06

i consider your theology in other matters to be sound.. i can tell that you're willing to speak from outside the Bible concerning the tongues issue. but as i sharpen in my part i fear you become dull on your part.
i leave you to engage with other takers.
---JaeR on 12/22/06


Somebody make it crystal for me, What exactly is the benefit of speaking in a prayer language when praying?

If you have experience speak from it, teach me so that I can understand, speak like you're speaking to a 4 year old so even a dumb old Pharisee can catch on.
---Pharisee on 12/21/06


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Mark, there is NO mention of a prayer language in the Bible. Our speech must always be fruitful, plain and understandable-2 Cor 3:12, 1 Cor 14:8-9, Mt 12:36.
---Geoff on 12/21/06


pharisee, > clarification.. you are assuming me. i never said i thought tongues superior, you did.

intercession is made in one's native language.
intercession is made in Holy Spirit given language.
God is in charge of both. we just say what He tells us to say. that way no man is superior over another.
---JaeR on 12/21/06


pharisee said, "You've been conned into believing you speak directly to God when in an unknown language and not when you speak plainly. "

Clarification-
I said you were conned in beliving tongues were somehow superior in speaking to God."

> so from the 1st quote i am supposed to understand that you were saying the 2nd quote?

thank you for the clarification.
---JaeR on 12/21/06


Speaking is tongues is a great thing to pull all religions together into one world religion needed in these end times. We have Catholics speaking in tongues also Mormans, witches and many other religions.
---Rev_Herb on 12/21/06


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Isaiah 28:11-12 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
---Exzucuh on 12/19/06


dannyboy.."So if I'm speaking in a room where no one understands me the only one that could possibly understand me is GOD. Does that fit into the context?"

> first thing He'd say is "tone it down. I'm right inside you, not across the room." - 1corinth 14:28
---JaeR on 12/19/06


"nothing we say really matters if it doesnt come from our soul"

> agreed
---JaeR on 12/19/06


Part 1 The Holy Spirit makes intercessions for use with God, for that which is in our heart that can not be uttered (or you can say can not articulate). 1Cor.14:2 states; For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God:
---Shawn.M.T on 12/19/06


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Part 2 1Cor.14:4 states; He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself. But if God sends someone to interpret it, it is to be considered prophesy for the edification of the church. So when speaking in tongues there is two categories; to the edification of yourself or for the edification of the church.
---Shawn.M.T on 12/19/06


dannyboy.."1 Cor. 14:2. I believe the word mysteries is referring to "THE WORD OF GOD". I have in one KJV bible a ref number by the word "mysteries" that states that."

> i once had a KJV that had lousy references.

Paul explains. speaking mysteries are unknown. the mind is unfruitful speaking in tongues. the way to reveal the mysteries is interpretation of the tongues by the Holy Spirit.
---JaeR on 12/19/06


Just as the name Babylon which originated from the word Babel is all I can say to this speaking tongue. Speaking tongue truly mean an UNDERSTOOD LANGUAGE. Not Babbling unintelligible language falling on the floor and wreathing froth from the mouth which I have witnessed. Its nonsense..God is a God of order, not confusion.
---lily on 12/19/06


Yes Pharisee said all that, but the one thing you missed is it's an angelic tongue, so angels do comprehend it, and yes probably fallen angels too.

You can speak in tongues till the cows come home for all I care, God looks upon the heart, and nothing we say really matters if it doesn't come from our soul.

If it makes you happy, babble on in tongues when you pray but I am not convinced it's any different than regular speech.
---Pharisee on 12/19/06


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no where in scripture is there warning against an "ungodly tongue of babbling".
---JaeR on 12/19/06

Scripture doesn't mention nail polish or space shuttles either but we have them.
---Pharisee on 12/19/06


Q. how is it that one is assured concerning the other ministry matters in 1 cor 14. but the promise that one speaks to God in tongues in the same chapter is somehow a matter of being conned?
---JaeR on 12/19/06

Pay attention.
Clarification-
I said you were conned in beliving tongues were somehow superior in speaking to God.

Truth of it all-
Paul said plainly that the Spirit makes intercession for us.
---Pharisee on 12/19/06


pharisee said, "HE also called it the least of all gifts and told us to seek the best ones."

in a church setting Paul's focus is on "the best" ie, ministering to others.
so one who merely speaks in tongues without interpreting does a minor thing.
but he said tongues had its value.. to speak to God - 1 cor 14:2., for intercession - romans 8:27., for worship - 1 cor 14:17; ephes 5:18-20
---JaeR on 12/19/06


In ref. to 1 Cor. chap 14 verse 2. I believe the word mysteries is referring to "THE WORD OF GOD". I have in one KJV bible a ref number by the word "mysteries" that states that. The bible also says "Speaking" not "Praying" So if I'm speaking in a room where no one understands me the only one that could possibly understand me is GOD. Does that fit into the context? Someone once said"Line upon line"We have to examine all possibilities to fully understand.
---DANNYBOY on 12/19/06


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pharisee said, "How can something edify you if you don't understand it?"

the result of being edified sooner or later makes itself known. until then. its a matter of faith in scripture that promises edification by speaking in tongues.
---JaeR on 12/19/06


pharisee said, "You've been conned into believing you speak directly to God when in an unknown language and not when you speak plainly. "

how is it that one is assured concerning the other ministry matters in 1 cor 14. but the promise that one speaks to God in tongues in the same chapter is somehow a matter of being conned?
---JaeR on 12/19/06


pharisee said, "Are you sure you've got the right Spirit and the right God for the tongue of babbling?"

scripture assurance: mark 16:17;lk 11:9-13; many verses in Acts; jude 20; romans 8:26-27

no where in scripture is there warning against an "ungodly tongue of babbling".
---JaeR on 12/19/06




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