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How To Speak In Tongues Today

In Acts 2:4 and 1 Corinthians 12 the Bible talks about the tongue as a spiritual gift. How is the tongue supposed to be used today, and how can we misuse it?

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Mark, The nondiscerning and unregenerate mind will ascribe the things of God to the devil, this is blasphemy. Mark, you have taken the holy tongues from God in I Corinthians 14 and sinuously ascribed this tongue from the Holy Spirit to falsehood.
---Eloy on 1/21/10

Rodney, I don't think tongues has anything to do with my salvation or on me preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. As far as that I will get on my knee's and thank Almighty God for saving me. So no, I don't have to get on my knees and ask for tongues. If the Holy Spirit wants me to speak in other languages, He will move me to study other languages so that I can preach the gospel to people who do not understand English or Spanish since I speak both. I don't need to get on my knee's to speak gibberish to anyone since I can do it standing up anytime I want without the help of the Holy Spirit, since I don't need the Spirit to speak gibberish, I can do that myself. So thanks again for your spiritual advice. It wasn't very helpful.
---MarkV. on 1/21/10

hi all Mark I think it is incredible that you still pursuing this idea that modern tongues is gibberish Effectively your saying that everyone on this blog who says that speaking in tongues is a great blessing from God is a liar
Even the Corinthians "gave thanks well" when they spoke in tongue/tongues (same word)v16-17
Mark you wont find the truth in books on theology you'll find it on your knees
---Rodney on 1/21/10

Eloy, you with your wonderful knowledge of Greek should have known that 1 Cor. 14:2 is not saying speak to God but (to a god). This should not have passed your wonderful knowledge of God's word but it did. The better translation is (to a god) comes because the Greek text has no definite article, a similar translation is found in Acts 17:23, (an unknown god). their gibberish was worship of pagan deities. "In the spirit he speaks mysteries" Here the carnal Corinthians using the counterfeit ecstatic speech of paganism were not interested in being understood, but in making a dramatic display. The spirit by which they spoke was not the Holy Spirit, but their own human spirit or some demon,
---MarkV. on 1/21/10

Mark, "For the speaking in a tongue, not the man speaks, but of God: FOR NO ONE FOLLOWS, but the Spirit speaks mysteries. for greater the prophesying than the speaking in tongues, UNLESS INTERPRETING, THAT THE CHURCH RECEIVES EDIFYING. Therefore if indeed speaking in a tongue let him pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, the Spirit in me prays, BUT THE KNOWLEDGE IN ME IS UNFRUITFUL. What then to be? I will pray in the Spirit, and I will pray also in the knowledge. 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." I Cor.14:2,5,13-17.
---Eloy on 1/21/10

There are the natural languages of earth, and the nonearthly language of heaven. And people not having the tongues from God commonly confuse the two and diss the heavenly tongues because they cannot understand the things of the Spirit, and they do not have spiritual discernment and therefore cannot receive the things from God. God not only speaks every single language on earth, but we also speak the one language in heaven. And people confuse the "tongues of men" in Acts chapter 2, with the "tongues of angels" in Acts chapter 14. These are not the same tongues, man's learned language is not God's nonlearneed language. The source of glossalalia comes straight from heaven, and not from any scholastic studies on earth.
---Eloy on 1/21/10

Lets see, if someone is speaking in tongues. Isnt it suppose to be by two or three with one to interpret. Where are the interpreters? If there is no interpreter, how is it you are heard.
And if you are speaking to God, again how are you heard.
And not that I dont believe, it happen, because I do!
Maybe I just dont believe some of the people today.
And isnt tongues for a sign to an unbeliever, so they would be the interpreter.
And last isnt it as the spirit gives you utterance. Seems to me its more of a game today.

Anyway dont sorry I hear the fires are as hot today, as thousands of years ago.
I wish you all the best!
---TheSeg on 1/20/10

you are right on
---michael_e on 1/20/10

Eloy, it only glorifies the Lord if your gift is of different languages and you are able to spread the good news to someone who speak another language. Othewise it is all for self.
---MarkV. on 1/20/10

Heavenly tongues are used to edify the body of Christ. "Meeco son meeca. lehoma leca: Prophesy what I say, says the Lord."
---Eloy on 1/20/10

michael e, that is so very true. These gift were critical for the forming of the Church. No New Testament was present. Only the gospel as spoken by Jesus and taught to the disciples. Many others spoke in tongues to bring the gospel to those who spoke in other languages who were gathered together with others, and as Karl put it the gospel spread rapidly. But they were languages not gibberish talking. That edifies no one. In fact it produces pride.
---MarkV. on 1/20/10

Sorry for mispelling your name Karl
---Rodney on 1/17/10
Hey, Rodney maybe you were spelling in tongues.
---Elder on 1/20/10

Sorry for mispelling your name Karl
---Rodney on 1/17/10

Kark and Michael
Jesus introduced tongues in the new testament for many reasons which I have previously commented on
But just because you've been involved in Pentecostal churches which may have been hopelessly off track doesn't mean that tongues is wrong obsolete or of no current use
Its God who gives tongues not churh organisations It's not God's fault if people misuse the gift they have been given.
---Rodney on 1/16/10

1. People just don't understand the purpose of tongues. Tongues first occurred at Pentecost, so that people from many regions who were gathered in Jerusalem would hear the Gospel clearly in their own language. This kick started the spreading of the Gospel. Tongues had a purpose!
Karl on 1/10/10
Have to agree with Karl, been there, done that, God undersands english very well
---michael_e on 1/15/10

Tongues has a purpose today Its for talking to God 1Corin14,2 edifying yourself 14,4
For praying in the spirit 14,14 Building up your most holy Faith Jude 20 and its part of the armour of God Ephesians6,18
It was never used for preaching the Gospel although people understood speaking in tongues at Pentecost speaking the wonderful works of God Peter had to explain in the common language what it meant and then the People asked what shall we do? Acts2,37 This is why paul said I would rather speak 5 words in the underdstanding than 10000 in an unknown tongue so he could teach the people but refering to his private prayer he said I thank my God i speak in tongues more than you all 1Corin14,18-19
---Rodney on 1/14/10

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This is an old blog, but I must still add my two cents. I ignorantly spent 45 years in charismatic churches, and spoke tongues regularly, until I started understanding and discerning God's Word.
1. People just don't understand the purpose of tongues. Tongues first occurred at Pentecost, so that people from many regions who were gathered in Jerusalem would hear the Gospel clearly in their own language. This kick started the spreading of the Gospel. Tongues had a purpose!
---Karl on 1/10/10

Glossalalia is for edifying the body. You don't misuse it, everything that God gives you you are to minister with rightly.
---Eloy on 7/9/08

Every born again person is baptized by the Holy Spirit into one body. There is no two bodies of Christ, only one. Each believer becomes one part of that body. And Jesus Christ is the Head of that body. For two thousand years people didn't speak in tongues until the early 1900's. John's baptism was preparatory and introductory to Christ's spiritual baptism (Matt. 3:11, Mark 1:8, Luke 3:16, John 1:33, Acts 1:5, 11:15,16. Christ "baptized with the Holy Spirit" in the primary sense of providing "So great salvation" (Heb. 2:3). After His ascension the Holy Spirit came and "baptized" believers into union with the glorified Christ (1 Cor. 12:12,13, Rom. 6:3,4, Gal. 3:27).
---Mark_V. on 7/9/08

Pentecostals make the cause of Christ for ridicule by continuing to trick themselves and others into believing tongues and signs. Most of the tongues have proven to be false. Same with the gift of healings today. THere is so much greed by these pastors and so much theatrics that the masses are blindly believing such things without searching the scriptures or understanding Biblical truths. It is a sad thing.
---Simon on 7/8/08

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A person can't just ask God to give them the baptism of the Holy Ghost with speaking in tongues and open their mouth then they begin to speak. The person must have a great desire for this. Not everyone has this gift nor do they desire it. God won't give this gift to someone who does not desire it.
---Rebecca_D on 3/19/08

You ask God for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and then just open up your mouth to start praising God. Pretty soon you will be speaking in tongues. It's simple and people it make it more complicated than it is.
---MichelleS on 10/13/07

The devil is all too quick to use the mind as a battlefield. He tries to harass and interject his condemnation, scorn, mockery, strong delusion, vain imagination, cunning, flattery, treachery, hypocrisy, lies...
Praying in and with the Holy Spirit is the Christian's power, strength, might against the fierce battle for your mind.

---Michelle on 10/8/07

I always finish praying in the spirit because its to make sure every thing God wants covered is and if He wants to minister His will over my desires and to give Him the glory. Its one of the weapons of our warfare. We should not be ignoring this gift it is for our edification a wonderful powerful gift. I'm not speaking to the unbelievers Im talking to the spirit-filled we need to do battle in the heavenlies with His weaponry and not in our flesh.
---caleb on 10/7/07

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I like to speak in tongues when I am out in the piney woods, alone with God.
I like to speak in tongues in the shower because it's a time without distractions.
I especially enjoy being in the car and praying over long distances. You can hear clearly when you're by yourself.
I have a dear prayer partner. We've been praying together since 1991. When we pray together, she speaks in tongues and I interpret.

---Michelle on 10/7/07

I then see events like on a news reel and she knows, confirms. It works so well, and we've had so many prayers answered together. Many years ago before we were both married, we had hours to pray together. God would give us unique words, we would have to run to the bible dictionary to look them up. As we agreed in prayer, sometimes we would be touched by the presence of the Holy Spirit in a powerful way and fall without anyone laying hands on us.

---Michelle on 10/7/07

There were days that we prayed, checked the clock, hours elapsed. We saw miracles happen because of those prayers. We live in different locations now. We still pray over the phone. The Holy Spirit prompts us to call one another and it still happens.
She prays in tongues, I interpret, I see, she knows. Wherever two are gathered...we have more prayers answered when we pray together in agreement.

---Michelle on 10/7/07

God gives the us prayer and we don't repeat it again. With faith, we believe it will come to pass.
We agree, that these times in prayer have been some of the best moments of our lives.
"Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."

---Michelle on 10/7/07

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Jana-"When it is interpreted 2me, and if I understand the language, then its bcos the Chinaman explained to me what his brethren was talking about.."

That's not the gift of interpretation(one fo the gifts of the Holy SPirit) but rather knowing CHinese. There is a difference Jana.

1 Corinthians 12:10 another divers kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues:
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/18/07

When Paul talked about having an interpretor he wasn't talking about someone who knows the language but instead someone who has been given the gift of interpretation. How do we know this? Becaus the gifts are given to only believers. Gift of healing, prophecy,tongues,discernment, interpretaiton of tongues etc. I know some Spanish but I don't have the gift of interpretation. Even if I spoke Spanish fluently I still don't have the gift of interpretation.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/18/07

When someone has the gift of interpretation the HS tells that person what was said when someone spoke with the gift of tongues. OR the Holy Spirit speaks the interpretation through that person's mouth. That is the 100% truth, Jana.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/18/07


You are just saying the same thing I did. Thank you for agreeing with me.
---denna7667 on 9/18/07

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*Matt - I apologize if I'm not understanding - but from this post - you told me I'm defending demonic tongues.*

I just want to make it clear that not all false tongues are demonic. There are demonic tongues where a demon does the utterance, human tongues where the person does the utterance and true Bible tongues where the Holy Spirit does the utterance.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/18/07


1. When not impelled by love.

2. When in regular church meetings and no interpreter present.

3. When it is time to give truth to the public.

4. When invited to say grace at the table.

5. When the whole church would like to speak in tongues and people are present who would stumble over such action.

6. After 2 or3 messages in tongues have been given and interpreted.
---Whisper on 9/18/07

funny speaking churches which gave me the creeps and got right out quickly..I dont believe it is of God. such confusion
---jana on 9/18/07

so you chose a cult, not God. At least you are consistant
---Andrea on 9/18/07

"Its clear the gift is controled by the person with the gift."

Last time, Andrea. When the Holy Spirit speaks in tongues he isn't one who forces. You can stop the Holy Spirit if you want. The gift of tongues is iniated by the will of God, not us. God moves your mouth, not you. There is a biological "tongues" that every man in this world can do and can do at any time he wants and it is a false tongue.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/18/07

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2) When the Holy Spirit begins speaking in tongues through someone the person has the option to stop, because God doesn't force. DOes that mean one is in control of the gift of tongues? No. It just means God doesn't force you to continue speaking in tongues when he starts speaking. The Holy SPirit does the talking not you. Naything else is false tongues. Again I say this for your own good.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/18/07

Most tongues spoken today are false and are the human version of "tongues". A biological phenomena that every man in this world can do. You simply open your mouth and don't plan of anything intelligible to say, and out comes this babble, it's false tongues. When someone tells me I can speak in tongues whenever I want by choice, flags go off. When someone tells me "I started speaking in tongues during worship, it felt like someone took control of my mouth." I see true tongues.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/18/07

2)"How can we misuse it?" well you need only read the scripture chapters that you reffer to to answer your question and the other bloggers have also given insight. The good thing about tongues is, that when you pray(I do it alone),Satan has no idea what you are saying. I also have the gift of interpretation,so I do know what I say. Blessings:)hope it helped.
---jody_martin on 9/18/07

Denna ,I am going to make this my final statement with this subject.

28But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church, and let him speak to himself, and to God.

Silence -
1 : forbearance(refraining) from speech or noise
2 : absence of sound or noise

Silence means silence, not speak as low as you can. You can call it "quenching the Spirit" or whatever you want, nonetheless, I am going to obey the Word.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/18/07

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A TONGUE SPEAKING means a)"A Language vernacular, or dialect" b)A people or race,regarded as having its own language. 1Cor12:10miracle workers,Gift of prophecy:power 2speak on God's behalf,Gift of tongues contrasted with Gift of prophecy..It never said unintelligible language as some do today..otherwise interpreters would never know what is said.The Holy Spirit of God is of order, not of confusion.
---jana on 9/18/07

sorry Mathew, do forgive me if I am not understanding you..the Spirit gives us the interpretation, OF CAUSE. When it is interpreted 2me, and if I understand the language, then its bcos the Chinaman explained to me what his brethren was talking about..I have been to one of those funny speaking churches which gave me the creeps and got right out quickly..I dont believe it is of God. such confusion
---jana on 9/18/07

, I used to speak in those "tongues" you defend and I didn't believe in Christ at the time!-Matthew_from_LAon9/16/07
Matt - I apologize if I'm not understanding - but from this post - you told me I'm defending demonic tongues.

Paul taught that all things were to be done in order and 2-3 at a time - Its clear the gift is controled by the person with the gift.
I've never known anyone that wasn't in complete control - there is a strong unction - no one is forced to speak in tongues.
---Andrea on 9/17/07

I know this is controversial and you do not have to speak in tongues but we are told to 'earnestly seek the better gifts'
how can you seek the better - if you will not seek the lesser. its not tongues you are seeking - its Him - His power for your life and for the body (His church)

It should be noted their are differing 'manisfestations' of the HS

'layinghands' has the best teaching I've ever seen on this subject
---Andrea on 9/17/07

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Andrea, again please read my posts, it is clear from them I am not one of the foolish people who think the gifts stopped. It is the second time you said something along the lines of "stop saying the gifts aren't for today" and it's a tad offensive, because a simple reading of my posts will show that it isn't true.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/17/07

I am making a clear distinction between the true gift of tongues(holy spirit speaking) and man's false tongues(iniated by the person, mouth is moved by the person, done whenever the person wants). I tell you this for your own sake. If you don't want to believe me then I am going to move on, but that is the 100% truth. If you are moving your mouth and someone inside you(the Holy SPiirt) is not moving your mouth then you are speaking in false tongues.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/17/07

There were false teachers in the early church, does that mean we shouldn't have teachers.
Does the fact that we now have a canon of scripture mean we don't need teachers.
Bc some people get off on their own interpretaion of scripture - do you not listen to teachers? Of course not - you search the scriptures all the more.

It means we have a guideline - not a cessation of teaching and or gifts!

please don't forbid God's gifts bc you don't like the way some churches express them.
---Andrea on 9/17/07

I speak in tongues in private, denna. Notice from my post I said "If I am in a place in public where there is no interpretor "

So yes if you are in public and there is no interpretor you keep silent. In private is a different story. IN public with an interpretor is also a different story.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/17/07

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denna-"It does not say to "STOP"!"

No, but it does say to keep silent.

"28But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church, and let him speak to himself, and to God. "

You can pray to God in your mind you know.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/17/07

"'mocking God' is some kind of proof that God doesn't give gifts to the church today?"

Please read my posts. I very much 100% know the gifts are for today. I know the true gift of tongues(I have it) and it is the Holy Spirit that speaks through my mouth not me. I can teach people to speak in "tongues" , which can be done whenever one wants, but I can't teach someone to speak with the gift of tongues, which is only done when the HS, not me, wishes to speak.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/17/07


It does not say to "STOP"! You can still use the tongues as a private prayer to your heavenly Father.

Yes He is a God of order and if you have multiple people speaking in tongues it is confusing and unbiblical. But to STOP and quench the Spirit is showing just as much disrespect to Holy Spirit.

If you would have been more clear it might have made a difference to what I said.
---denna7667 on 9/17/07

Jana interpretors are those who have the gift of interpretation. I doubt the gift of interpretation is God letting you know how to understand Chinese. No it is the Holy Spirit telling you the interpretation of what someone said in a tongue or the Holy Spirit speaking the interpretation through your mouth. Remember, this is important, interpretation is a gift from God not something you get by going to school. PLease read (1 Corinthians 12:10)
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/17/07

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Matt - you wrote - I used to speak in tonguies whenever I want. I also was unsaved

does that mean bc what you did then 'mocking God' is some kind of proof that God doesn't give gifts to the church today?
People counterfeit money bc it has value - they counterfeit gems bc they are valuable.
Satan counterfiets tongues bc it replicates worship - it does not negate tongues.
Anymore then an inverted cross takes from the cross!
---Andrea on 9/17/07

"Why would you want to quench the Holy Spirit? "

To obey the word. If I am in a place in public where there is no interpretor I will keep my mouth shut to obey the Word and to obey God.

1 Corintihians 14
27If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course, and let one interpret.

28But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church, and let him speak to himself, and to God.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/17/07

Just as you and I talk in our own languages..English, French, Chinese, Japanese etc..if you need to understand one or another, you get someone to interpret for Chinese to you an Englishman, you get some who understands both to interpret to such thing as mumbo jumbo language..God is a God of order, not of confusion...Amen
---jana on 9/16/07


"Whenever the Holy Spirit speaks through me in tongues, I have the choice to stop Him."

Why would you want to quench the Holy Spirit? And yes I do believe there are counterfeit or fake people who fake it. Satan can counterfeit anything God does. It just takes the gift of discernment to know the difference.
---denna7667 on 9/16/07

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You cannot teach someone to speak in tongues. You can pray for them but the Holy Spirit teaches you the words to say-it's not something that is learned. I never went to a class on speaking in tongues- I just did it.
---michelle on 9/16/07

andre5846 I used to speak in tonguies whenever I want. I also was unsaved then. Do you not know that anyone, yes anyone, unsaved and saved, can speak in "tongues" whenever they want. You simply open your mouth and don't think of intelligible words to say. Out comes this babble and when I was in unrepentant sin before I got converted, it gave a false sense of security. God taught me that no it's the Holy Spirit that speaks thourgh you. The Holy Spirit does the uttering not you.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/16/07

I can teach anyone to speak in those tongues you claim you can do whenever you want. I can teach people who despise Jesus and call Him accursed how to speak in those "tongues" you defend. Because it is a natural and human thing. The true gift of tongues can't be taught because it is given as the SPirit wills and the Holy SPirit does the speaking not you. I will reiterate, I used to speak in those "tongues" you defend and I didn't believe in Christ at the time!
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/16/07

"(why else would Paul have explained the appropriate way to use them if they were just under God's power)"

God doesn't force you to speak in tongues. Whenever the Holy SPirit speaks through me in tongues, I have the choice to stop Him. If you are in Church and you feel the Holy SPirit urging to speak through you and there is no interpretor, you keep quiet. It's that simple. The Holy Spirit does the speaking not you, when tonguers are used. Any by God that is the 100% truth.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/16/07

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Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy AGAINST THE HOLY GHOST shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall NOT BE forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
---Whisper on 9/15/07

Miracles, signs and wonders have ceased.
You have not because you believe not.
---Michelle on 9/15/07

phil/matt you are both so terribly wrong as to be unsound. You can not believe if you choose but the gifts are under the control of the person (why else would Paul have explained the appropriate way to use them if they were just under God's power) that is awful theology read SOMETHING
suggest:layinghands dot com

nothing in scripture that any of God's gifts have ceased or will they until that which is perfect comes (Christ) then tongues will no longer be needed
---andre5846 on 9/15/07

Phil The Elder,

May I ask where it is biblical that these spiritual gifts have ended or stopped? I thought that Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. If Holy Spirit gives to one why not everybody else?
---denna7667 on 9/15/07

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refusing the gift of God is the single worst mistake a 'Christian' can make.
Before you choose to do it your own way - fine - you are sealed at salvation, at least investigate God's way.
Acts, ICor12-14
layinghands dot com, gives 100's of scriptures and explanations for varying interpretations

Jesus first breathed on the disciples for the new birth - He sent the Holy Spirit for power to witness - evangelize - gifts -
HE said "ask" -
---andre5846 on 9/15/07


I was making a general statement that "some" people during the time of Paul writing to the people of Corinth, just as in today, some people "think" they are better because of a given gift. In the days of the writing some thought "tongues" were superior. That is why Paul wrote what and how he did. As correction and instruction.
---denna7667 on 9/15/07

1 Corinthians 2:13: "This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words."

1 Corinthians 2:14: "The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned."

If you refuse to ask - He will not force you to recieve -

---andre5846 on 9/15/07

Phil The Elder,

No offense intended here but, no real Christian would quench the Spirit. If you do that then you are limiting God and putting Him in a box and saying, God can only do this, or God can't do that. 1 Corinthians 12:11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. Holy Spirit is alive and well today and still distributing gifs, just as He wills.
---denna7667 on 9/15/07

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1Cr 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.

1Cr 14:39 .... , and forbid not to speak with tongues.
---andre5846 on 9/15/07

No real Christian should now want to. Legidimate signs and wonders ceased after the 2nd century CE. Any Glossolalia now is demonically connected.
---Phil_the_Elder on 9/15/07

The gift of tongues is done as the Spirit wills and cannot be iniated by us. If you are speaking in tongues and it is you doing the talking then you are speaking in false tongues. True tongues is the Spirit taking over your mouth and doing the talking, and only when the Holy Spirit wants to. You are no longer moving your mouth. Anything else is glossalia. If you can describe your tongue speaking as, "I can do it anytime and whenever I want" then you are not speaking in Biblical tongues.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/15/07

denna - there are many scriptures that explain 'praying in the spirit is to build up yourself and the body

1Cr 14:4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.
1 Corinthians 2:12: "We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us."
---andre5846 on 9/14/07

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denna - I never see anyone saying that they're better then anyone else - we know better.

besides we have all you people telling us its gibberish to keep us humble

layinghands dot com - (bap HS)
wonderful complete teaching 100's of scripture OT/NT
---andre5846 on 9/14/07

Tongues are to be used to edify the church and not the individual. When people get as it says "puffed up", when they think they are better than anybody because of the gift. 1 Corinthians 13:1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
---denna7667 on 9/14/07

I speak in tongues, most days. Mostly during my private times with the Lord in prayer/bible reading/study. I also speak at church and other times. Whenever I need to get out of self and into the Spirit. Speaking in tongues will also make satan leave you alone,for a time. He has to flee, in the presence of God.
---Robyn on 9/14/07

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