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Is speaking in tongue is biblical today? Are the tongue speaking in Pentecostals is the same to the time of the apostles?

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Hi,Darlene its Elena sorry my late but still condolences re:your late mother may she rest in peace.thank God your husband doing better.God be with you both,and all your family.love of jesus!
---Elena95555 on 3/11/16


Nicole Lacey thank you ,you are always so kind to me. Thanks to prayers and God my husband came home last Thursday and his recovery is amazing except we know who is touching him and nothing is too big for God. He was blind in the left eye,couldn't use left arm and hand and left leg. Now he is able to and gets better every day.Thanks for your prayers. I am doing good after Mom's death and that comes from prayers and knowing God is in charge of all His children's live. Thank you about debate,you too are good at it.
---Darlene_1 on 2/21/16


I see your point Darlene. But the new Tongues is different languages because that is what the word means.

Christians missionaries had to be safe from being poisoned either by serpents or food poisoning. Not that they are to go around drinking poison and looking to handle snakes.

The tongues speaking is being used by frauds and hucksters. So they are showing that this is not the true test. The fruits of the Spirit show the true nature of humans. So if a person is speaking in so called tongues but has not fruit. They are false leaders.

Mat 7:16
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Mat 7:20
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 2/19/16


Samuelbb7 with respect to your opinion and the fruits are good but here's a different view. Mark 16:17 And These signs will follow those who believe:in my name they will drive out demons,they will speak in new tongues,they will pick up snakes,and when they drink deadly poison,it will not hurt them at all,they will lay hands on the sick and they will get well. All the signs of the Holy Ghost and Gifts of the Holy Ghost are filled with the power of the Holy Ghost and manifest through people. The Fruit of the Spirit produces seeds which are planted to help the Gospel grow and are manifested for people to be an example of what a Christian should be. God gives Gifts and people apply Fruits to others.
---Darlene_1 on 2/18/16


Darlene, I am sorry you are having to carry heavy Crosses with Jesus.
My Prayers are always for you and your family.

Rita, thanks for the apology. I truly don't take any thing to heart.

I enjoy good debates.

And you are a good debater.
It keeps my skills up.

I try to have an open mind to all statements directed at me.

I can take it because I certainly dish it out.
---Nicole_Lacey on 2/18/16




Thank you John. I have seen make some good points also.

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 2/18/16


Samuel, I like your answer better.
---john1944 on 2/16/16


The sign of having the Holy Spirit is found in Galatians.

Galatians 5:22-25
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Hateful people who steal from widows and orphans speak in tongues. So it is no proof of anything.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/15/16


\\Cluny there you go again with"what does that say about you?" trying to make me look bad and not Christian.\\

I never said you weren't Christian.

\\there is nothing Spiritual about what you are saying to me.\\

And who are you to decide that?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/15/16


The way it was explained to me was that if you talk tongues, you have the Holy Spirit for sure but if you don't talk tongues then you don't know if you have the Holy Spirit for sure. A full gospel minister told me that so I suppose it's true.
---john1944 on 2/15/16




Cluny there you go again with"what does that say about you?" trying to make me look bad and not Christian. It says I see what you are trying to convince others about me. Wisdom and Understanding are Spiritual Gifts used to know Spiritual things,there is nothing Spiritual about what you are saying to me. Cluny I won't reply to you again on this matter my husband is in another city in rehab from a stroke and my mother just died Friday morning therefore in the light of that whats going on here with you just isn't that important.
---Darlene_1 on 2/15/16


\\I frankly think you are talking in riddles\\

Two of the gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom and understanding.

If you don't get what I'm saying, what follows about yourself?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/14/16


Cluny I haven't told anyone they can't say the same thing,be my guest say it all you please. I frankly think you are talking in riddles and looking for anything to try to discredit me. Well so be it I don't care because God knows the truth and I live for God not man.
---Darlene_1 on 2/13/16


\\Cluny there is no way you could know what I am doing nor can you tell if it is right or wrong by things I have said. \\

Darlene, if you actually post here, "Cluny I know because of my faith in God," which you did, then you must allow other people to say the same thing in their own favor.

To do otherwise is hypocrisy.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/13/16


Paul says there is something more excellent than speaking in tongues (1 Cor 12:13).
He says I am complete in Christ (Col 2:10).
Unbelievers in Acts 2:11 understood what was said.
Apparently, Paul would rather not speak in tongues if others didn't understand his prayer language(1 Cor 14:18,19)
Gods will is clearly revealed already in the scripture according to the revelation of the mystery (Eph 1:9, 1 Tim 2:4, 1 Thess 5:18)..
If you speak in tongues, speak for the glory of God making all men see the fellowship of the mystery (1 Cor 14:32).
If you cant speak the truth of the Bible rightly divided with your tongues then you are not Gods gift to anyone.
(2 Tim 2:15)
---michael_e on 2/13/16


Nicole - "People made fun of my spelling, grammar and even accused me of being a man."

I plead guilty to all that. When you were very new here I really did think that you and Cluny were the same person. I cannot remember why that was but it was how I felt at the time.

As for your use of English, I must keep reminding myself that we have all had a different upbringing and education. This is not an academic website and all are welcome. I apologise if I upset you at the time.
---Rita_H on 2/13/16


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Cluny there is no way you could know what I am doing nor can you tell if it is right or wrong by things I have said. You just grasp at anything to cause an argument,I won't argue.
---Darlene_1 on 2/13/16


\\Cluny just doesn't believe in 'speaking in tongue'. \\

Not quite.

I believe in speaking in tongues, but what Darlene claims to be doing is NOT the same thing as in the Bible.

I've been waiting for her to prove it is, and she will not.

Maybe because she cannot.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/13/16


Nicole Lacey thank you dear you are a very fine person and know so well how to minister to others. You made a very good point. Cluny doesn't upset me. Please pray for me and my family my husband is in Rehab an hour away and I got a call a little after 4 Am Central Time that Mama had died,I was expecting it ,she had pneumonia and was 97. I have our two children near me. Mama had a long ,good life,and God knew her little body was ready to rest,she was a wonderful Christian Woman. Thanks for your wise words and prayers.
---Darlene_1 on 2/13/16


Darlene, don't get upset. Cluny just doesn't believe in 'speaking in tongue'.

It doesn't change your beliefs at all.

You don't believe Cluny and I when we state we are TRULY eating and drinking the Body and Blood of Jesus.
It doesn't make us stop believing.

As you said earlier. It is between God and each one of us.

People made fun of my spelling, grammar and even accused me of being a man.

I am still Happy and continue to speak my mind. Bad spelling and all.

Be of good cheer.

God Bless.
---Nicole_Lacey on 2/12/16


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Darlene, why is it you can say things without impunity, but when I apply your own words to yourself, I'm being mean?

This is what the Bible calls a double standard--"diverse weights and meansures" in Proverbs--and condemns as an ABOMINATION.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/12/16


Cluny You are not qualified to judge me therefore I shall ignore you from now on about Spiritual things of God. I shall never understand why you get such pleasure in being mean,baiting people and trying to pick a fight.
---Darlene_1 on 2/11/16


Speaking in tongues is one of 9 Spiritual gifts - 1Co 12:1, 4.

1Co 12:10 . . . to another divers kinds of tongues,

The language of Scripture re Spiritual gifts is present tense. Wisdom, Faith,
Prophecy, and Healing are 4 more of the Spiritual gifts. Your own experience
witnesses to you that these gifts are still being given, so it is unlikley
God is withholding Speaking in Tongues.

Rom 11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
---aservant on 2/11/16


\\Cluny If I knew someone was speaking out of their own fleshly soul and not by the true move of the Holy Ghost I would not say a word.\\

You speak in your flesh all the time, Darlene.

That's the point I was trying to make.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/11/16


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Cluny If I knew someone was speaking out of their own fleshly soul and not by the true move of the Holy Ghost I would not say a word. What they did is between them and God. God never appointed me the Spiritual Police. Walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. I have been ending my comments with "God Bless" but I won't do that any more because I was reminded that when you bless some one who sins,you become partaker of their sins.
---Darlene_1 on 2/11/16


Good point Monk Brendan.

The scriptures show that tongues is language.

agape
---Samuelbb7 on 2/11/16


But on these blogs I often see triumphant (and triumphalist) ignorance--that is, people rejoicing in their poor understanding.
---Cluny on 2/4/16

But you describe yourself above.
Rejoicing here, a self promoted legend in your own mind. You have no answers, to your own questions even! Your ego waning, you pat yourself on the back.

Pro_15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
You are never big/wise enough to offer/disperse answers that you claim to have. Vague opinions or endless questions but scripture never.

1Pe_2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

Be silent...reward us all.
---Trav on 2/10/16


Cluny said, "OTOH, you never get in the flesh, do you, Darlene?"

Cluny, I respect your views on a lot of the points that you have brought up. However, the style that you use is more apt to inflame people's ire than to help them meditate on the rebuke you want to get across.

Here are a couple of Bible verses to contemplate:

Prov 10:19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.

Prov 17:28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

James 1:26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.

Monk Brendan
---Monk_Brendan on 2/10/16


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\\I realize not every person who claims The Gift of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with tongues really has experienced Him.\\

And if you came up to some of these people you think have not really experienced the Holy Spirit and told them so, what do you think they would say?

Why the very same thing you said to me earlier: "I know because of my faith in God."

\\I know too not all who do receive are studied in the Word on the proper manner to be used by God and some get in the flesh.\\

OTOH, you never get in the flesh, do you, Darlene?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/9/16


Rob thank you my husband is doing better,God has really moved in his behalf. I am in the process of seeing Specialists to find out what is wrong with me but God keeps me walking in faith. I realize not every person who claims The Gift of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with tongues really has experienced Him. I know too not all who do receive are studied in the Word on the proper manner to be used by God and some get in the flesh. None of that nullifies those who do know how to surrender to the will of God to obey Him and serve. It's too bad you were scared by some you heard as a teen. Rob the best test is to go to God and pray He will give you His truth.
---Darlene_1 on 2/9/16


Yes Rob I also agree with Cluny. Tongues is to mean languages of people. Not just sounds that no one understands. The people heard the words of the Apostles in their own languages and understood them.

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 2/9/16


Hello Darlene, I hope trust, and pray, your Husband is doing better and you are doing well.

It has been many, many, years ago when I was a teenager, and first experienced someone who claimed to have the gift of speaking in tongues.

To be honest, they almost scared me to death, and displayed the characteristics of being Demon Possessed.

From studying scripture through the years, many who claim the gift of speaking in tongues, have done what is written in Romans 1:25.

Darlene, if you look through these blogs, Cluny and myself disagree on most things. But concerning the matter of speaking in tongues, I must agree with him.
---Rob on 2/9/16


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\\I don't need to explain myself to Him \\

Jesus said we will have to account for (that is, explain) EVERY idle word we utter at the Last Judgement.

Who's right: you or Jesus?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/8/16


\\Cluny I know because of my faith in God.\\

Darlene, do you want me to accept this as a reason why you're not being spiritually deceived?

Then you MUST do the same thing for me when I say that I know we receive the true Body and Blood of Christ in Communion because of my faith in God.

As for thinking you're being pulled down, St. Peter says, "Always be ready to give at any time a reason for the hope that lies in you."

So far, all your answers boil down to, "I think so."

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/8/16


Cluny It doesn't matter what denomination I attend my relationship is with God and I don't need to explain myself to Him because He is my Lord and knows me completely. In which case I don't need to explain myself to you. I am going to say this to you as a Christian we are to encourage one another not demean and pull each other down as you seem to want to do to so many people. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 2/8/16


\\Cluny I know because of my faith in God.\\

Every believer in every false teaching in the world says that, so that's no proof.

Some Pentecostals are Trinitarian.

Others (mistakenly calling themselves "Apostolic") are not. They are Oneness, which is nothing more than the old heresy of Sabellian Modalism.

They both say their faith in God is proof they are right.

Yet, they cannot both be right--though both can be wrong.

Which one are you, Darlene?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/8/16


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Cluny You ask me how I know it is the Holy Spirit and I answered that. Yet you ask for Biblical Proof,that is a contrary request,either you want how I know personally or Biblical Proof one cancels the other. If you want proof from the Bible look it up. It doesn't matter where proof comes from you won't accept it because you have already dismissed tongues and look for all ways to prove the Holy Ghost isn't giving utterance even though the Bible says He does. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 2/8/16


Good points Cluny.

Also there was a show on about a Pentecostal preacher who stole from his congregation in Florida. Then skipped town all while claiming to be filled with the HOLY SPIRIT.

Christians will make mistakes. But we are never to be thieves and liars.

AGape
---Samuelbb7 on 2/8/16


Cluny I know because of my faith in God. I belong to God and have trusted Him and loved Him all my life,giving my heart and life to Him at 11 years old and God has answered prayer after prayer and guided me through life with His presence and Word. I have no place for any spirit but God's. An evil spirit can't inhabit a person full of God's Spirit and the Holy Ghost won't come into an unclean Temple. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 2/8/16


The reason for Acts 2:4 is revealed in Zech 8:20-23
But now God has given us responsibility to make all men see the fellowship of the mystery of Christ (Eph 3:9).
I am looking for someone who thinks they have the gift of tongues and understands the revelation of the mystery given to Paul. What a helpful ministry tool that would be.
---michael_e on 2/7/16


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\\It is the Holy Ghost who gives utterance to those who speak in tongues,all they do is surrender their tongue and will to God and obey His leading and will.\\

And how do you know it is indeed the Holy Spirit using your speech mechanism and not a less-than-holy spirit?

Biblical proof, please.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/7/16


Cluny I have answered you before but will try again. People who have received the Gift of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with speaking in tongues are not speaking by themselves therefore it will neither hinder nor improve their ability to learn languages. It is the Holy Ghost who gives utterance to those who speak in tongues,all they do is surrender their tongue and will to God and obey His leading and will. The Utterance verse is in the Bible you can look it up. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 2/7/16


\\The so-called tongue talkers in this dispensation do not resolve our language problem plus they are not able to spread the gospel through their tongues.
---michael_e on 2/3/16\\

As I've often pointed out, they have the SAME difficulty learning Biblical languages--the very languages the Holy Spirit inspired the writers of the Bible to use--as those not similarly sanctified.

Why is that?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/6/16


Good point Michael.

Also some of them are known liars and thieves.

A person filled with the Holy Spirit would not be lying and stealing from the poor and desperate.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/4/16


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I received the Gift of the Holy Spirit when I was an infant, 10 days after I was born--it's called Baptism. I received it again when I was six, and received my first Holy Communion. When I was 7, I was Confirmed.

I left the Church and all religion when I was 18, and it wasn't until I was 26 that I began to cooperate with God, and I went to a Charismatic prayer group.

It wasn't until months after I started going to that prayer group that I began to speak in tongues.

But why is it necessary that someone speaks in tongues? There have been times that I have thought that the Third Person of the Holy Trinity should be called, "the Holy Spirit withtheinitialevidenceofspeakingintongues."

Monk Brendan
---Monk_Brendan on 2/4/16


I must praise God for what he is doing for my husband,the surgeon said the clog in the artery isn't large enough to have caused the Stroke and they won't have to do surgery. He walked three hundred steps this morning and at first his left leg was affected where he could barely stand. Thank you all who prayed. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 2/3/16


Tongue talking at Pentecost was not a diversifying of languages, but a unifying of languages. It allowed everyone who heard the apostles to understand what they were preaching.
It was a sign that their message was true: the kingdom was coming.
The so-called tongue talkers in this dispensation do not resolve our language problem plus they are not able to spread the gospel through their tongues.
---michael_e on 2/3/16


Luke thank you for your prayers and encouraging words. There is a clogged artery in his neck and they are talking about surgery. I know God is with him,he has already shown some improvement. I had heard that tongues began early 20th century so I looked it up and that isn't correct. Tongues never ceased,all down through history there were people speaking in tongues. There was even one man,I think he was Catholic that said if you didn't speak in tongues you weren't saved. I don't think that. Tongues being experienced in many different types of churches/denominations for lack of another way to explain it. Perhaps there wasn't the denomination Pentecostal but there was still the experience.God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 2/3/16


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Darline, I am so sorry about your husband. I will pray for him. I remember another brother telling me that he had a lot of trouble praying. I told him that no matter if he did not pray, so many others everywhere were praying for him, even around the world when others ask for prayers. So be sure many will be praying for your husband and you will not even know it.
Concerning tongues, I know it is a touchy subject with many Pentecostals, so I am very careful how I answer so not to hurt anyone's feelings.
I believe that tongues were never used until the beginning of the 20th century. Pentecostal's were hungry for something more than they were getting in the average church. The more came in the form of speaking in tongues.
---Luke on 2/3/16


What I am waiting for, Darlene, is PROOF that the senseless babbling called glossolalia is the same as the Biblical gift of tongues.

Do you have any such proof?

If so, I'll hear it.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/2/16


Cluny that's an old one that people who have thrown a wall up against the Gift of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with tongues and Gifts of the Spirit have used. It didn't apply anymore now than the first time I heard it. Since it is the Holy Ghost who gives "utterance" of the tongues you are saying God's Holy Ghost is no more important than a talking Ass. Since God made the Ass talk you are demeaning God too. When you stop giving reasons tongues aren't of God then maybe you'll find out they are from God. It isn't about tongues,it's about a closer walk with God by seeking and receiving all He has for us. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 2/2/16


I believe speaking in tongues as the ability to speak foreign languages. Not words that no one can understand.

Also many Pentecostals do not maintain order in their services.

Lastly many of the most outright charlatans who steal money from the poor and keep it. Claim to speak in tongues. The live in million dollar mansions and lie about healing while they steal food out of the mouths of the poor.

---Samuelbb7 on 2/1/16


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Balaam's ass spoke in a language she had never used before, too.

And guess what? She was the same ass before as afterwards.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/1/16


Luke thank you,you are very kind. I must tell you that the Baptism of he Holy Ghost with tongues was not just for that time,if it had been there would have been no need to direct the Church on how to use Tongues with interpretation and that is very important to keep order in the Body of Believers. I would advise you to simply pray for God to lead you and teach you His truth and will concerning that. Luke please pray for my 82 year old husband,he had a stoke last night and is in the hospital, Thanks.God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 2/1/16


Darline, everything we have and everything we have received comes from above as a gift of God. The gift of speaking in tongues was a great gift at that time. There was no New Testament, and in order for every nation to receive the gospel tongues were given to those who taught. They could spread the good news everywhere. Without tongues, new believers would have had to learn another language just to preach the gospel and that would take so much time. At this time we do not need tongues anymore. We have people from every nation who already know the gospel who can teach in the nation they are from.
---Luke on 2/1/16


John 9346 Thanks for the explanation. Do you use the word with a small letter to show the difference in gift and Gift and does it mean the same as a blessing? God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 1/4/16


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Darlene,
What I am saying is tongues is both a sign and a gift and yes, the Holy Spirit does it all.
---john9346 on 1/4/16


John 9346 with total respect for you but go to Acts 1:4 & 5 you will find there why I say the Holy Ghost is the Gift and not the tongues,they just come after the Gift of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost,you said as a sign. The Gift of Tongues is listed with the Gifts of the Spirit and need interpretation. That is how I read them. God bless
---Darlene_1 on 1/4/16


Darlene and RioLion,

According to Scripture tongues are a gift and a sign that one has been filled with the Holy Spirit all praise to him.

There are Multiple Examples in Acts.
---john9346 on 1/4/16


//Why then did those who witnessed the apostles speaking in tongues think that they were drunk? Jed on 12/28/15 //
These were the native inhabitants of Jerusalem, possibly the Scribes and Pharisees, who did not understand the languages the apostles spake, Most likely the same people as Acts 17:32
---michael_e on 1/1/16


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RioLion With all respect for you but I must tell you that the tongues you receive with the Gift of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is not the Gift of Tongues. The Gifts of Tongues,Word of knowledge,Tongues and Interpretation,Prophesy,and the other Gifts come after you receive the Gift of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and tongues and God does divide those to people He chooses to be used by Him in that particular Gift. If memory is right,I think there is a verse in the Old Testament that talks of stammering lips therefore maybe what seems to be babble is what they have received for that time and they may receive more later,I don't have a Bible verse for that view it's just mine. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 1/1/16


I have experienced speaking in tongues years ago but it is my observation that many who think they have the gift of tongues have deceived themselves as they only blabber. The Spirit does not give everyone the same gifts. If the experience drives one into a deeper faith and more into His word, it is probably legitimate.
---RioLion on 12/31/15


John 9346 you're welcome, thank you for your kindness and explaining what you meant and I agree people are a product of the teaching which they receive,good or bad. Sometimes it is the denominational teaching which corrupts a persons walk with God because they give more weight to that than the Bible. There are also people who are a "Preacher person" who hang onto every word that preacher says and are led astray by him. The best protection for either is personal Bible study and research plus having a deep desire for only God's truth. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 12/31/15


\\It is the infilling of the Holy Ghost and His leading by the Spirit that makes us know the true and the false of all things whether Spiritual or spiritual which is out of man's spirit and not from God. \\

Speaking in tongues has nothing to do with the infilling of the Holy Spirit.

Do you doubt that Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit? And we know St. John the Baptist was while still in utero.

There is NO Biblical evidence that they ever spoke in tongues.

Christ is born! Glorify Him!
---Cluny on 12/31/15


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Darlene states, "with respect for you but I must tell you it isn't the Denomination that helps a Christian know what really comes from God and what is profane coming from the flesh or Satan."

Thanks for your words of respect and know its mutual.

What I am saying is that there are true and false denominations and if someone subjects themselves to the teaching they are the products of that doctrine whether good or bad.

Even Paul warned Timothy in 2 Tim 3 to turn away from such individuals promoting false doctrines.

See, 2 Tim 3:1-9
---john9346 on 12/30/15


John 9346 with respect for you but I must tell you it isn't the Denomination that helps a Christian know what really comes from God and what is profane coming from the flesh or Satan. It is the infilling of the Holy Ghost and His leading by the Spirit that makes us know the true and the false of all things whether Spiritual or spiritual which is out of man's spirit and not from God. God also gives us Discernment to help us be wise about the spirits in operation whether of God or not. But we must always be careful to be wise as a Serpent and gentle as a Lamb. All our answers are with God but we must try the spirits to be sure who they are from. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 12/30/15


Darlene said, "I'm sure others since it isn't the Denomination which enables a person to receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost with Tongues."


But it is a denomination that presents the truth "Biblically." to enable an individual to know the difference between, "The counterfeit and the real."

There are many cults and other religions that practice "Speaking in tongues/other languages." outside of "Christianity."
---john9346 on 12/29/15


John 9346 Not only the denominations you mentioned but Episcopal,Roman Catholic, Non Denominational Churches, and I'm sure others since it isn't the Denomination which enables a person to receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost with Tongues but God can minister anywhere. There is one Gift of the Holy Ghost with tongues but there are different ways it is used. There is a Gift of Tongues which needs interpretation,there is speaking and singing one to one to God in tongues that needs no interpretation. Tongues are used in worship,prayer,and Praising God. All the ways they are used in ministry they are only able to be used because the Holy Ghost gives the utterance. The tongue is only an instrument used by God. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 12/28/15


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Speaking in tongues was a supernatural ability given as a tool for clear communication of sound doctrine. Today it's anything but clear communication. It's often confusing.
---michael_e on 12/28/15


Interesting take. Why then did those who witnessed the apostles speaking in tongues think that they were drunk?
---Jed on 12/28/15


Speaking in tongues was a supernatural ability given as a tool for clear communication of sound doctrine. Today it's anything but clear communication. It's often confusing.
Ephes. 3:4 says we are able to understand the mystery of Christ by reading what Paul wrote from the Lord.
This must be the reason I have never met a tongue-talker that understood the revelation of the mystery (Rom 16:25). Instead of reading the written revelation of the mystery, they stop reading and start speaking to heaven for a mystery revelation.
I picture God letting out a sigh. Imagine, asking God for something that is literally right in their hands!
---michael_e on 12/28/15


Hi Getachew,

Good question.

Yes, remember, it is God who causes someone to speak in tongues and God does not change see, Hebrews 13:8, 1 Cor 12:4-6, and 11.

With anything, there is real and counterfeit in some pentecostal/charismatic churches. there is much mimickry, emotionalism, and pressure to perform.

for example, The United Pentecostal/apostolic churches pressure speaking in tongues because they believe it is essential for salvation.

There are Pentecostal/charismatic Churches that are biblical where one can experience the genuineness of speaking in tongues.

Also, Pentecostals are not the only ones there are some Baptists who practice this gift.
---john9346 on 12/28/15


Scott: I'm not convinced there are 3 types of tongues. I definitely agree with #1. The Bible is clear, this did happen on the day of Pentecost. Regarding #2, I believe the ecstatic "pagan" babble, many people claim as a prayer/spirit language, is a misinterpretation of what Paul said (1 Cor. 14) about intelligibility in worship. #3, I believe, is a reiteration of the unknown tongues (languages) God initially gave to believers at Pentecost. Therefore, I believe there's only one valid type of speaking in tongues, the Pentecost kind.
---Leon on 12/28/15


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There are three different types of speaking in tongues throughout the Bible
1) speaking in a unknown foreign language. Pentecost
2) a personal spirit language
3) a spirit language for church that must be interpreted

I do not claim to know these. I would suggest a book by Robert Morris "The God I never knew" for more info.
---Scott1 on 12/28/15


Since I never spoke in tongue, how can I answer the question?

Please let those who claim to speak in tongue answer this question.

To those who believe in God, no explanation is needed.

To those who don't believe in God, no explanation CAN be given.
---Nicole_Lacey on 12/27/15


Those who claim to speak in tongues have the same difficulty learning Biblical languages as those not so blessed.

Draw your own conclusions.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/27/15


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