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Do Tongues Regenerate You

Do you believe 'speaking in tongues' will help regenerate your 'inner spirit man'? Will this change your outward flesh man?

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 ---Andrea on 9/10/07
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Yes, not only by personal experience am I a witness to this but also verified by Scripture. Paul, in 1Cor.14 Says that addressing the congregation without an interpreter edifies the person, not the others.
Jude:19 acknowledges the building up of the faith by the use of this gift also.
---john on 6/11/08


Paul teaches the how and when - why do that if its not for believers.

layhands has teaching

1Cr 14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
---Andrea on 9/19/07


Jack - there are chapters in the bible devoted to the 'gifts', one of which is tongues.
Like I said - you don't have to take the gift
gifts are for empowerment not salvation
---Andrea on 9/18/07


Dave,

You can also look at the following:

Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe, In my name shall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues,
---denna7667 on 9/18/07


** Jack...
angelic
I don't interpret

if you don't believe ok give scripture for not believing please.**

What you're saying is you cannot PROVE that your "language" is indeed a real language.

The burden of proof rests upon you to prove that senseless babbling IS the Bibliical gift of tongues, not upon me to prove the negative.
---Jack on 9/17/07




Dave,

I was taught that if you read the word "severally" means more than one.
1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

I have seen believers who have more than one spiritual gift. I have seen people who have the gift of tongues, interpretation of tongues, as well as gift of healing. Don't put God in a box and limit what He can do through us if we are just willing.
---denna7667 on 9/15/07


Jack...
angelic
I don't interpret

if you don't believe ok give scripture for not believing please.
---Andrea on 9/13/07


** Jack - you sound like the unbelievers on the day of Pentecost. They thought they were drunk.**

I've been through Pentecostalism, Andrea, and God showed me it's spiritual delusion.
---Jack on 9/13/07


**
It is not babbling. I recognize my own language in others and I don't just make noises - it is a recognizable language and it is yours for the taking too.**

Very good, Andrea.

What language IS it, then? Give its name.

Where can one find a grammar and dictionary of this language to verify your claim, if it's a recognizable language?
---Jack on 9/13/07


The Bible says that the Letter killeth {White washed tomb churches} but the SPIRIT GIVETH LIFE.

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities, for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:26-27
---Whisper on 9/12/07




Mima - yes - I think that would explain a lot of 'how' God gifts individuals.
My husband has a sweet temperment - I want to go and grab people - cry and say - please please listen - He loves you with a love so deep - if you could only imagine.....
Before I was baptized in the Spirit.... "and used that gift".... - I was content to live a quiet christian life.
---Andrea on 9/12/07


Here's an insightful and deep question. Both my wife and I have been given this gift the results of this is are different for each of us. When praying for a need,and I hear my wife go into tongues(as she did just yesterday morning) I am always aware that something will happen very soon. And sure enough yesterday afternoon something happen in our lives big-time. But as for me tongues opened the door of power to witness boldly, clearly, effectively, and successfully.
---Mima on 9/12/07


My husband does not speak in tongues but he loves it when I do- its never been a problem. But secretly -haha - I worry that he might be missing out on something - you know in the back of my mind - not judging. He loves the Lord and I don't mess with his relationship. Its his - not mine and I love it that he doesn't need to do it like me.
But he's content not to speak in tongues and it concerns me.
truthortradition dot com is good teaching
---Andrea on 9/11/07


Romans 12:2 you do that by getting into your secret place with God moving into the Holy of Holy's Speaking in Tongues 1 Corinthians 14:4-5 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself, edifying. edifying.means according to dictionary To instruct especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement. So in answer to your question yes it does. Getting alone with God in your secret place does.
---denise on 9/11/07


Hi all! My wife speaks in tongues and I don't. It seems to edify her and I'm glad she has that gift. It is never a cause of conflict between us. God bless!
---John1944 on 9/11/07


I am glad for those who have been baptized in
The Holy Spirit and have this prayer language of which I don't have yet. I have offered my mouth several times but nothing yet. Would like to learn more about this prayer language thanks
---Rowene on 9/11/07


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Denna, I think you missed an important Scripture. According to Paul, tongues IS NOT for anyone but only for those whom the Holy Spirit designates (I Cor). There is no spiritual gift that is promised to all Believers, only that all believers are promised at least one gift.
---Dave on 9/11/07


It edifies me and gives strengh. I also believe it is wonderful because Satan has no idea of what I am praying and cannot thwort any plans. But I do know people who pray in their head (also in truth and spirit) at school and have immediate answers to those prayers. So either way satan cannot interfere. Yes it regenerates. But is not the only means for regeration.
---litla on 9/11/07


Jack - you sound like the unbelievers on the day of Pentecost. They thought they were drunk.
Such joy we have as we praise God in a language only the angels understand. Unless it is a language given for understanding.
We pray with understanding also.

It is not babbling. I recognize my own language in others and I don't just make noises - it is a recognizable language and it is yours for the taking too.
truthortradition has some good teaching - best to get both sides to an argument
---Andrea on 9/11/07


Ed - other - Sorry everyone - I should have put it better.
yes your right the term 'regenerate' is usually used for the person at the time of salvation.
I went on a site that spoke of how the Lord uses 'praying in the HS' to edify us.
That is what I meant as in - a process of change and growth.
regenerate:
1 : formed or created again
2 : spiritually reborn or converted
3 : restored to a better, higher, or more worthy state
#3 .........as in the process of sanctification (maybe)
---Andrea on 9/11/07


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No one has yet proven that the senseless babbling called "glossolalia" that goes on in Pentecostal churches is the same as the Biblical gift of tongues.

It's merely asserted to be the same--but no proof ever offered.

I've noticed that Pentecostal seminarians have the same trouble learning Biblical languges the unsanctified do. What does that tell you?
---Jack on 9/11/07


Ed. Very good comment.
---john on 9/11/07


it did to me, but I haven't spoken that way in a year. As far as changing the outward it is beyond tounge speaking, it is more of a willingness & total surrender to God for that to occur.
---candice on 9/10/07


Blessings Andrea, personally, I have never spoken in tongues but I have heard some who have spoken in tongues. I do agree with Ed the other one about not regeneration, but maybe refreshing or energizing would be a better term. And if I did have the gift of speaking in tongues, then I suppose that I could describe it better. I attend an Independant Baptist Church. Isn't speaking in tongues more in Penecostal Churches today?
---Cynthia on 9/10/07


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Personally I believe it does. Tongues are for ANY believer. Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe, In my name shall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues,

As far as works they should be there for any born again believer regardless.
---denna7667 on 9/10/07


I would think "regenerate" would be the wrong term since it refers to salvation. "Energize," (Consecration, Second Blessing, Entire Sanctification, etc.) that is to enhance the experience one has already had in salvation, would be a more Biblical statement. The NT example of tongues always came after the salvation experience.
---ed_the_other_one on 9/10/07


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