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Baptized With Tongue Speaking

When I got saved many years ago, during one prayer meeting God baptized me with the gift of tongues but it only lasted for a few minutes. I heard one preacher say once that the evidence of being baptized with the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues, is this true?

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The bk.of Acts:2 says this:Suddenly,there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm in the skies above them, and it filled the house where they were meeting.3Then,what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.4And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages,as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability. Also because you were baptized and recieved the gift of tongues you can now pray in your spiritual language.
---Naida on 5/8/08

slcGuy ... Why are you here?
Are you trying to correct errors in our Christian doctrine(s)?
Are you trying to debunk the Christian faith? Or the whole idea of religion? Or religious experience?
What do you believe?
Are you a Christain?
Again why are you here?
---alan_of_uK on 8/17/07

Baptism in the body: This is salvation. Paul describes being placed within the body of Jesus (baptized into Christ) and the benefit of being placed with in his body in Romans 6. References to I Cor 12:13 as speaking of baptism in the spirit, but it does not say that. It refers to baptism in the body by the Spirit and receiving in us the Spirit (drink into one Spirit.)
---Francis on 3/21/07

1 Corinthians 12:13, "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body and have been all made to drink into one Spirit."

At conversion, the Spirit places us (baptizes us into) in the body (Jesus) and becomes resident in us. The first example of the Holy Spirit becoming resident in someone following the resurrection of Jesus is in John 20:22, "And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them,
---Francis on 3/21/07

Receive ye the Holy Ghost:" The baptizer is the Holy Spirit, the baptizee is the convert and the element is Jesus Christ himself.
Every saved individual has the Spirit of God living in them. I Cor 6:19. Rom 8:9

Baptism in the Spirit: To these same people, (to whom he had already given his Spirit to live in them) he said;
---Francis on 3/21/07

Acts 1:5, "For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence." This was also prophesied by John. Matthew 3:11, "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:"
---Francis on 3/21/07

There are three baptisms to be understood in order to understand what the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is.. .

Baptism in the body
Baptism in water
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
---Francis on 3/21/07

Read the Moderator's comments, excellent.

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit can take place at the moment you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and become born again. It happened to Cornelius.

Usually it follows repentance, saving faith, and water baptism. Heb. 6:1-2

Baptism in the Holy Spirit allows for the demonstration of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit. 1 Cor. 12
---Francis on 3/21/07

To receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

You must be born again and have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit

You have to ask for the Baptism in the Holy Spirit Luke 11:9

You have to surrender Romans 12:1

You must be willing to obey the Holy Spirit
To be immersed in Holy Spirit, you must be willing

You need to believe with faith
Did you receive the Holy Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Gal 3:2
---Francis on 3/21/07

Tongues never ceased, the only issue is that we dont know what speaking in tongues is. Read the whole of Acts chapter 2 for more clarification.
---ZIMBABWEAN on 5/29/06

1 Corinthians 14:39 So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.

Is part of the bible outdated? If so, when did speaking in tongues cease?
---lee on 5/28/06

No. The evidence of the indwelling Holy Spirit is not incomprehensible babbling. The Bible says it is the fruits of the spirit that evidence His presence. If you will check, the gift of tongues was manifest in the ears of the audience, where all heard the speaker in their respective languages. Is that what happens in pentacostal meetings today? I don't think so.
---jerry6593 on 5/25/06

tounge speaking ref: 1 Cor 14:8,9 and 22 ...Verse 33, For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, and in all churches of the saints. Amen
---jana on 5/25/06

#2 He told God he was going to go one time and asked Him to reveal the truth to him. That night a lady got up and spoke in tongues. She spoke in Cherokee of which she had never spoke before and didn't know what language she was speaking. It turned out that the man was the only one there that understood Cherokee and the message was just for him. God made a believer out of him after that.
---Debbie on 5/24/06

#1 I would like to tell you about an experience I had a few years back. There was a revival that was going on in a little town in Arkansas. It lasted about 9 months and there was standing room only every night. One night a gentleman came and gave this testimony: he had been questioning God if this was for real or not.
---Debbie on 5/24/06

Never saw a half born anything. No woman ever walked around with just the head of a baby hanging out. That body follows no matter what simply because it is connected to the head. Is this "half born" stuff just another form of the white dog/black dog thing?
---Linda6563 on 5/24/06

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"If you only Recive the Holy Ghost and do not go on and be babtize you are only half born."

half born? Sounds like the same as being half pregnant!
---lee on 5/24/06

To get a better understanding of the history of the pentecostal and charismatic movements, it might be helpful to take the course offered at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, PA (near Phila.)that starts in September 2006 and ends early December...four Fridays 6-9 pm and four Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm. Biblical allows a certain number of auditors in each class as well "for-credit" students.
---Pam on 5/24/06

Herb; that church was mis-using the gift of tongues. It was a different language, but not the language from God. I never heard of anyone being half born with God. To me that would be like luke warm.
---Rebecca_D on 4/8/06

Yes what this preacher said is true .That is just the begining of your walk with the Lord is reveiving the Holy Ghost next step is to be babtize in Jesus Name Acts 2 37-38 Some times people receive the Holy Ghost first we have to do both and then they get Babtist.
other times they get Babtize first and then they receive the Holy Ghost this is the way it happen to me If you only Recive the Holy Ghost and do not go on and be babtize you are only half born
---Betty on 4/7/06

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I've been discussing these things with you for a few days now, I speak in tongues, interpret tongues, prophesy, cast out devils, heal the sick, raise the dead, operate in word of knowlege and word of wisdom, teach, preach, all by the Spirit of God. I know these exist because they are in my ministry you would have a very hard time proving that I am of the devil, but you know they crucified jesus as a blasphemer. exzucuh
---Exzucuh on 4/7/06

To prove the tongues and interpation theroy, a preacher took a friend of his that spoke French to a tongue speaking church, the guy got up and spoke in French and someone give an interpation. I had nothing to do with what the French guy said. Go figure.
---Rev_Herb on 4/7/06

There is Biblical basis for speaking in tongues and interpretation of tongues ICor. 12:10. For the other behaviors,no. That does not mean demon possession. I don't think truly born-again persons (and most Pentecostals are) can be demon "possessed". IMHO many have been led to believe that intense emotions during worship are proof of the Holy Spirit at work. So, seeking God, they also seek an emotional "high", the expression of which the devil can use against the cause of Christ.
---Donna2277 on 4/7/06

George, what you witnessed - screaming, rolling etc, is acceptable to some as "coming from God". If the RCC states that a miracle has happened, many would attribute such sign to Satan. Go figure.

I am highly unimpressed with the theatrical nonsense that takes place at some of those so called "spirit filled" meetings.
---A_Catholic on 4/7/06

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Tounges of Today are misguided. The tounges referred to in the Bible is just a language
Acts 10:44-46 "While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. 45The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. 46For they heard them speaking in tongues[language] and praising God.
Read the whole chapter 10 for clarity
---Simba_Nh on 4/7/06

Well maybe it depends on the way (version) you where baptised with. How where you baptised. Maybe it was excitement that made you speak in that manner. I dont think Tounges of today in churches exist.
---nazo on 4/7/06

Can someone prove with scripture that tounges exist and where there.
---Megg on 4/7/06

1sam 19:24 the the Spirit of the Lord came on Saul and he stripped off his clothes and prophesied then lay on the ground all night.David danced in his underwear in public his wife was cursed for saying it was not of God, those in the upper room were accused of being drunk because of their actions,jesus' accusers all fell backward to the ground under Gods power. this is not God doing crazy stuff. exzucuh
---Exzucuh on 4/7/06

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sounds as if were you waiting for me to make a mistake, Jesus used similar references as to the wind blowing a tree, james used wind and fire Jesus also used parables that did not sound like scripture but their story interpeted them, those that wanted truth found it in them.exzucuh
---Exzucuh on 4/7/06

George; God is not the author of Confusion, Satan is. I haven't spoken in tongues (yet) but I have felt God's spirit flowing through me. And when I do I feel tingly, my heart beats fast, I'm hot, sweaty. God does things in order. If people are rolling around in the floor, screaming like their in torment, that can't be God. The bible says to try the spirit to see if it be of God. The next time you see this happening, ask God if it is of him, if it is or isn't he will surely let you know.
---Rebecca_D on 4/7/06

That's not a scriptural confirmation of those actions. Now you've done it, I'm going to have to go find all those passages that describe demonic posession.
---George on 4/7/06

I witnessed a Pentacostal revival and I saw people speaking in tongues and then others were interpreting what they were saying. I also saw people shaking, falling to the floor, rolling around, crawling up the aisles like snakes, and other strange things like their eyes rolling back in their heads. I researched it and the only information I could find that matched those things were books on demonic posession. I wish someone could provide scriptural proof that these things are gifts from God.
---George on 4/6/06

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you can live in your house with electrical outlets plugging things in to them, using them, you know there is power in them you can't see it but you can see what it is doing.having Gods spirit in you is like that but if you should decide to touch the wires where the power is you feel its shock it makes you jump scream and jabber being babtised in the Spirit is like that. exzucuh
---Exzucuh on 4/6/06

To answer the question of 'is tongues an evidence of the baptism in the holy ghost,......that should be the question, the answer is yes. This is what the apostles looked for as evidence. of 'dispensationalism', thus, shoving the occurances of the early church into the past and not taking those occurances into their own responsiblity. I'll say this to the anger of pagans who willfully disregard the believer in Christ Jesus inheritance of the batpism in the holy ghost.
---kalvin_m._lee on 4/6/06

Lee,The initial infilling of the Holy Spirit(with the gift of "personal tongues") WAS an awesome experience for me.I believe praying in this "prayer language"daily builds one up just as a battery charger does a battery.Hince we become,not emotional,but BOLD to witness for Jesus.Linda3957
---lovable_lindao on 4/6/06

I notice you folks try to say 1 Cor 13:10 to claim speaking in tongues doesn't exist today. Satan tried to attack Jesus by twisting scriptures and it looks as if he has confused you into twisting this one. But take heart, if he is attacking you, it is probably because you are doing God's will.
---Uncle_Razzie on 3/27/06

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Historically speaking about Dispensationalism, (JN Darby) the gifts have ceased. See Pentecost and Chafer for the deliniation of those points.

That is why I made the question. Your statement did not compute with my understanding of Dispensationalism. Still doesn't, but that is another matter. 8-)
---John_T on 3/21/06

John T.
Any Pentecostals I know are dspensational but certainly not cessationist.
---Bruce5656 on 3/21/06

I believed you were Dispensational from your posts. Dispensational theology supports the cessationist position. That is why most Baptists reject the gifts being active today.

It is apriori thinking, meaning that where experience clashes with theology, theology rules.

As we both know, there is NO DIRECT NT EVIDENCE supporting cessationist position. They take a singular, neutral noun in 1Cor13:10 (unwarranted foundation) and build a whole systematic theology. It won't stand.
---John_T on 3/21/06

Thank you Don p., The gifts have been terribly misused by some churchs.
---Thomas on 3/20/06

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Most Baptist consider pentacostals to be apostate, as the gifts ended with the apostles.
---Don_P on 3/19/06

Any religious experience from God should be evidenced by a repentance of ones sinfullness. While speaking in tongues may produce a religious high, of what good is it if it does not change one's behavior into a positive direction and drive one deeper into the study of God's word?
---lee on 3/19/06

John T.
I was not ignoring the question, I had lost track of it.
Dispensationalist? Yes
Cessationist position regarding gifts? Not at all. In fact, I am Pentecostal. What did I say that would make you think that I was cessationist?
---Bruce5656 on 3/18/06

Melissa: I am not assuming about SLC, he said in another post that he is a Mormon. He also responded to the Mormon thread, using as much as he could to support the unsupportable.

Bruce, yes, I asked if you are Dispensationalist, you seen to take the cessationist position regarding gifts, and I am curious.
---John_T on 3/18/06

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John T- Careful reading of SLC posts. I think he was getting rather long winded.
---Melissa on 3/18/06

John T,
Was it you that asked if I were a dispensationalist?
---Bruce5656 on 3/17/06

DoD: SLC is refering to two other threads, maybe another. He is Mormon, and we were dealing with the things at the heart of that religion. Maybe he went overboard, but that is between him and mod. Mod edits posts

SLC: I am still waiting for your reply on things. I do not attact persons, rather alleged and spurious facts.
---John_T on 3/17/06

I usually just read these blogs, but now I must speak up. I think "Mr.SLC" is paranoid. I do not think the ones who moderate this website have banned a single one of his posts, moderator, am I correct? No one is afraid of his ideas, let alone the moderators. He pours oil around an ant-hill, and waits to see what happens, I know the type well.
---David_Of_Denver on 3/15/06

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SlcG ... I had been hoping to encourage you to answer my questions. The most important one is for you alone to answer, because we do not have the power to judge.
Are you a Christian?
---alan_of_uK on 3/15/06

SLCguy, Glad you're "playing in the sandbox" here. Whether it's your intention or not, you are causing many to be more diligent about knowing what they believe. There are great books out there... "Mere Christianity" -C.S. Lewis (one of my favorites), "The Cross Centered Life" and "Christ our Mediator" -C.J. Mahaney, and "Desiring God, Meditations of a Christian Hedonist" -John Piper, naming a few. Great resources I believe could edify and encourage you.
---daphn8897 on 3/15/06

Epistemological issues are the science of learning. In that regard, I follow Locke and Edwards.
However, it seems that you follow neither. In the 2threads on LDS, you seem to have bailed when presented with empirical evidences refuting your claims.

Your philosophy of knowledge is priori in that it is dependent upon your "testimony", and everything must conform to it.
---John_T on 3/15/06

Most others hold to the posteriori view,
which typically hold that all knowledge about matters of fact derives from experience. That is the "scientific" view.

Therefore, you exhibit conflicting theories in your posts
---John_T on 3/15/06

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I want to make it clear, the rise of secular education without competation from religios education is slowly destroying America. Goverment schools have goverment values, what ever those values happen to be at the moment.

(John T- No, I diden't give up on the other threads, The moderator is giving me the opportunity to play in the sandbox more nicely.
---SLCGuy on 3/15/06

Yes, at one time MOST colleges and universities, and most charitable institutions were faith-based. 'ALL' the major universities, Harvard, Yale were, in the beginning founded by religions. As the society becomes more secular it is less so, goverment mostly educates children, adults now. Please note; I was VERY specific as to what sect I was refering to. Down the street is a fine Baptist college, my son was born at Loma Linda, a 7th Day hospital.
---SLCGuy on 3/15/06

daphn8897-There is no question to me the Bible is inspired. With humility and a contrite heart God must be approached. Both atheism and theism are faith paradigms. I find atheism requires more faith than belief in God. "The fool in his heart says there is no God" as the scripture says. It is subjective yes, but it is a denial of objective reality to deny God, as "the heavens declare the glory of God." Too much complexity in nature, REASON ITSELF points to a a creator.
---SLCGuy on 3/15/06

Alan; i am confused, i like to be comprehensive, I apologize if my answers appear pedantic, I am just a country boy.
---SLCGuy on 3/15/06

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SLCguy, If you do an online search for christian colleges, you'll find a bunch. There are even some here in PA, Eastern College and Philadelphia College of Bible to name a couple, as well as Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Campbell University in NC. It appears you've made a rather arrogant assumption and haven't researched very thoroughly.
---daphn8897 on 3/15/06

My daughter graduated from Evangel in Springfield,Mo.(The headquarters of the Assembly of God)and my son-in-law grad.from Southwestern, in Waxahachie,Texas.(AOG)They are in missionaries now.Linda3957
---lovable_linda on 3/15/06

SlcG Thank you for replying to my questions so fully, but quite honestly I do not feel you have answered them
---alan_of_uK on 3/15/06

If we look in the Bible and read about tongues..we find that for awhile tongues was spoken. Later on it was not used or needed as each disciple were given a differant language, and they were sent out into the direction of the world to share their NEW language's....where certain people would be of TRUE understanding hearing their OWN language. To speak in Tongues now adays is crazy..I speak Cherokee...if I speak it to somebody in Zambodia...what would they really gain ? Nothing.
---Masya on 3/15/06

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Oral Roberts? I old enough to remember him from the J&T Baker controversy when in high school (H.S.Grad 1990) Do people take him serious? Never heard of Rhema.

I can move beyond the personal micro Issues,(family)and will stick to the macro, epistological issues. I admit a failing is to broad-brush, others should not do that. I respect American pluralism.
---SLCGuy on 3/15/06

SLCguy, "Everything I saw could be explained as a Bio-chemical reaction." Moses had the same problem. When his staff turned into a snake, the magicians did the same. When water turned into blood, the magicians did the same... However, they could not bring or stop the locusts, the boils, or the death of their first born. You are asking good questions, but unfortunately have already made up your mind as to the answers. Please don't let other's sins bitterness cause you to miss Him.
---daphn8897 on 3/15/06

Fundamentalist Baptist, etc. believe tongues have ceased.
They base their belief on a misinterpertation of 1Cor13:10 ONLY. Literally, "When that perfect thing (gender neutral noun in Greek)is come, the imperfect is gone"
Because it is unwise to pin a doctrine on one verse, and expecially a gender neutral noun, their interpertation is isegesis, not exegesis.
No other verse in Scripture talks about cessation of the gifts, therefore their belief in that one verse saying that is spurious.
---John_T on 3/15/06

To Rebecca D., Faith and love are the best, but if you have some other gift that's fine with me but I would not believe tongues spoken today would be near as numerous spoken now as they were in the early church.

Moderator - I agree with that comment.
---Thomas on 3/15/06

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I cannot speak for other Pentecostal groups but the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada has 7 colleges and seminnaries here in Canada and others around the world such as the Pan-African Christian College in Kenya.
The Assemblies of God in the United States has a large number as well.
Both are heavily committed to such things as Overseas Relief and Development, Child care programs etc etc etc. Far too many to list here.
---Bruce5656 on 3/15/06

RE: Pentecostal colleges:Have you not heard of Oral Roberts or Rhema? There are others, but I do not remember. That is beside the point.

Follow the advice of the mod: Forgive your family.

BTW Did you give up on the other threads?
The main difference between Mormonism is that they tell you do "DO" and you will become a god. Christianity tells us that Christ DID it all, and we will be WITH God if we accept Jesus as our Savior.
---John_T on 3/15/06

A final point; You have great RCC universities, Baptist and Methodist colleges and hospitals, and my son was born at Loma Linda, a great hospital, a fine product of the 7th Day people. I am not of those religions, but they are some of the proof of what makes good religion in America, as opposed to the emptiness of secularism. Where are the pentacostal universities, colleges, and hospitals?

Moderator - Again forgive your family.
---SLCGuy on 3/15/06

My ex-family used jargon like 'slain in the spirit-washed in the spirit-spirit filled-baptized in the spirit-seized by the spirit. Everything I saw could be explained as a Bio-chemical reaction.(as I have done here) The Bible was only used as a talisman, they had no firm epistomology, only verses strung together. They had a STRONG aversion to any secular education for their youth. Teens who were 'corrupted with secularism' were disowned, as I have read other here that have had the same experience.

Moderator - Again your pride of not forgiving your family is not helping you.
---SLCGuy on 3/15/06

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AlanUK; I was asked by a few here to 'back up' some statements, so with objective science I did, those 'few' bailed, no suprise. It may, at this moment appear I am more against something than for, and I don't mean to appear a mysagonist. I take Thomas Jefferson's Maxim to heart, "If ones faith cannot stand the test of FREE INQUIRY, its finished." I believe in just that, free inquiry. Elsewhere I attack atheism with a great deal of vigor.

Moderator - No one bailed. We are on the sidelines still prayering for your unforgiven heart toward your parents and others to be healed. Your pride has blinded you into thinking you are more intelligent than you are.
---SLCGuy on 3/15/06

Hey Thomas, I know of some great churches - non-denom. My signature is my address on this site. If you send me a note, I'll gladly direct you and you can see if one is in your area and check out for yourself.
---daphn8897 on 3/14/06

well someone said there is no mircle any more Well why did Jesus say by my strips you are healed. And Jesus doesn't lie
---Betty on 3/14/06

There is only one church and that's the one that Jesus died for you will find it starting
in act's 1 and read it all the way to the end of acts Tongues have not cease and they won't untill the The Lord comes back for his Bride I would really be afriad to talk against
people praying in tongues Are been filled with the spirit and praying in tongues The bible say's it's a fearful thing to fall in the hand's of a living god.
---Betty on 3/14/06

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Your right Rebecca, Faith is a gift, the greatest and that is why I don't worry much about the others. Without faith you are lost.
---Thomas on 3/13/06

To Rebecca, What is dissins? Talk to me in words I can understand. I heard of a girl that went to be a missionary to China and she knew not one word of Chinese. It was said upon her arrival she could speak Chinese so well that those people thought she was raised there. This was truly a tongue gift, but not what happens in the P-church. I believe after 12 years there I would no a little about them, but I never was a pentecostal. I now looking for a non-denominational church.
---Thomas on 3/13/06

Back to the question: I believe if you are turned whole-heartedly to the Lord/or willing to, He will "refresh" you and you will be able to pray in your heavenly language once again.Once He gives a gift,He doesn't take it away.You can "stop" yielding to Him,tho.Linda3957
---lovable_linda on 3/13/06

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