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Practice Speaking In Tongues

I need help with speaking in tongues. My friends said you learn to speak in tongues by practising everday. But deep in my heart I know is the Holy Spirit that makes you speak in tongues. I need more information on this topic.

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ur right...u cant practice speaking in tongues. speaking in tongues is the bible evidence of being a christian. Without it you are not a christian, not born again, will not enter the kingdom of god. people deserve to know the truth. You receive the holy spirit by asking god to give it to you. ask and keep on asking as it says in the bible and god will give it to you.i received the holy spirit when I was seven and i know without a doubt that it is true. Without my personal relationship with god my life would not be the same. Im always in the palm of his hand.ask god to give you the holy spirit! Go on the straight and narrow! Enter the Kingdom of God!
---louise on 6/4/09

Jamela, practicing speaking in tongues is just another lie of Satan and comes straight from the pit of hell.

Baleste, you have exchanged God's Truths for the lies of Satan, Romans 1:25.
---Rob on 4/15/09

Shawnie thank you for confirming I am right. I know there are probably many who think I'm wrong so it is nice to see someone agree. God Bless You too.
---Darlene_1 on 4/13/09

You are totally correct Darlene... God bless you!
---Shawnie on 4/13/09

To Whosoever has an ear to hear?

YES~The more we diligently endeavor in the Gifts of God's Word, the more their Glory is manifested through us to edify the brethren.

Understand that whosoever speaks in an unknown tongue, edifies only himself, and isn't speaking unto men, but unto God in the mysteries of the spirit :1Cor.14:1-2, grow in a relationship with the indwelling Spirit.

As this relationship grows, we'll start walking more & more in His Manifested Glory, becoming Doers of the Word and not just hears only.

Our diligence doesn't only edify us but also the brethren by the Manifested Prophesies of God through us of the Mysteries kept secret since the world began :Rom.16:25-26.
---Shawn_M.T. on 4/13/09

You can't practice and get better in something you aren't doing yourself. It is the Holy ghost which speaks through you. What you need to learn to do is surrender all to Jesus. Trust God so completely you are convinced he will never do anything in the Spirit through you that will injure you,embarrass you,frighten you,or turn you from God. Don't practice tongues instead exercise the daily use of them to praise God during your prayer and praise time with God if you don't have one start one,relax and enjoy being in the presence of God. Talk to him,he delights in the time you spend with him. You were created for fellowship with God,do it.
---Darlene_1 on 4/10/09

Amen Batieste... Amen!!!
---Shawnie on 3/24/09

Never practice speaking in tongues. If the Holy Spirit is in you, He knows what to say and will say it without you trying.
---bettyw on 3/23/09

Acts 1:8 (King James Version)

8But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.Mark 16:15-17 (King James Version)

15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned.

17And these signs shall follow them that believe, In my name shall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues,
---batieste on 3/23/09

according to the bible speaking in tongues is the first sign that you HAVE the holy ghost. yes there are other gifts, but speaking in tongues is the first sign, the proof that you are a witness of jesus. mark16:15-17 say that if YOU believe you will speak in tongues, if you dont you will be condemed.. there is no way around that unless you are picking and chosing from the bible.
speaking in tongues is a sign that you believe, and it edifies your spirit. i just read that someone was trying to minumise the gift.
if you cant get it, there is something wrong with your faith. you cant fool god, he knows our motives.
so dont try to say OH thats not the first sign, cuz it is. and the bible says it.
---batieste on 3/23/09

MarkMike, tongues destroyed your family, I think it was something else.

Some things are taught and some things are caught.
If you have to practice, I'm wondering if you've actually received the gift of tongues. Saying the same few sounds over and over is not tongues.
Tongues do not come from the head, they come come your spirit. Tongues cannot be taught, they are a gift.
---Bob on 10/27/07

The Apostles didn't need any help. They didn't even know it was going to happen, yet it did. They didn't "learn" anything except the truth of God and who Jesus was.
if ever there were such a devisive issue in the church, tongues is one of them.
families have been destroyed, I mean literally destroyed by this issue,,mine was
misunderstanding the bible is fatal,,
to all who do it
---Mark on 10/6/07

Tongues is a very confusing gift of the Spirit. It doesn't need to be though.It is just one gift.One of many. It isn't something you can learn, it is something you are given.1 Cor. chs. 12, 13 & 14 remind us that Love is the most important gift.All the gifts are to edify the body, teaching, etc, but tongues only edifies the one speaking. Remember it is only one of the gifts, & not the most important. Find which gifts you have & use them wisely. To help others.
---Donna on 7/30/07

there is no practicing, NONE, it is as the spirit enables you, i'm thinking that once the Holy Spirit enables(usually at baptism of the holy spirit for some) then you can have "gained" the gift...this is purely based off expierence of others, there are some that will never speak in tongues even if they're spirit filled, trust me my great aunt could not...and honestly it doesnt matter
---mark on 12/31/06

speaking in tongues a gift, in the church there must be a interperter or some one can pray to god in tongues. he said let your spirit pray for you know not what to pray for.thats when you can pray in tongues. when I recieved that gift there were no practicing It was immediate. I was praying true to god from my heart and clearing out everyone around me it was just me and god in my mind, I was praising him in every way i new how and it just happened and that simple. i will always be grateful for that gift.
---brenda on 12/31/06

Don't worry yourself on this issue my sister! Knowing that the Holy ghost is given by the Father only to men.
---John on 10/26/06

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5/ John, I am not a scholar, BUT I LOOK AT ALL AVAILABLE SOURCES. I will go where knowledge, wisdom and spirituality lead. At least I pointed out my BIASES to you. Now you need to point out the BIASES of the early church, the middle church and the existing church. Can you do that with out telling me about the inerrant and inspired WORD of God? The Catholic Church has already admitted there are LIES in the Bible. Therefore, how can it be the inerrant and inspired WORD of God?
---I_AM_I on 10/5/06

6/ John T., will you update your Bible as a source, or is the Bible beyond reproach? Be careful how you answer this question, because you may reveal YOUR BIASES!
---I_AM_I on 10/5/06

2/ John T., Metzgers Canon of the New Testament, etc., was cited in footnote #10 to chapter one in Ehrmans book I gave you as a source. Despite citing Metzger, Ehrman concluded that all 27 books of the NT were first listed in a letter in 367 A.D. by the FREQUENTLY exiled Anathanasius. Even then, canon was not settled, according to Ehrman and the Catholic Encyclopedia, which is one of the sources you demanded that this BOZO go read. Other sources support Ehrman and the Catholic Encyclopedia.
---I_AM_I on 10/5/06

3/ John T., you obviously have researched the history of early Christianity. From the brief time I have been on this site, I have noticed that quite a few people lack this history. You should enlighten them. KNOWLEDGE IS MEANT TO BE SHARED, right? Come join me under the Resurrected Christ section. I will need you to tell everyone that Metzger agrees with an obvious FORGERY in the Bible I will provide on a list of FORGERIES AND LIES IN THE BIBLE.
---I_AM_I on 10/5/06

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1/ John T., again, codification of canon is a non-issue. There was no ONE single list of what later became the books of the NT prior to 200 A.D. The various churches were using and citing DIFFERENT LISTS of books. Some of these books did not make it into the NT. Therefore, unless Bruce M. Metzger is going to tell us ALL the churches were using ONE EXACT list of the 27 books of the NT, then canon was not codified BEFORE 200 A.D. Mike already settled this with the Shepard of Hermas!
---I_AM_I on 10/5/06

4/ John T., I have already provided two LIES. Instead of researching the issue, I get circular reasoning from some people. Only one or two person/people did research and post his/their findings. QUESTION: Have you looked at some of what were declared HERESY by early Christianity? There is an underlying link in some of what were declared heresy. Some of what were declared heresy came from the earliest religions or myths know to MANKIND or HUMANKIND!
---I_AM_I on 10/5/06

You bet I saw your biases, that is why I cited Metzger.

Yes, the Catholic Enc said that canon was codified at Trent in the 1500s, but you must realize that Trent is a response to Dort, the Protestant Council, and at Trent they added the Apocrapha. Surprized you failed to read that.
Scholarship involves looking at various sources.

BTW Why did you choose THAT blog name?
---JohnT on 10/5/06

Karen, WELL SAID! This is the most enlightening message I have read the very BRIEF time I have been on parts of this site. Paul says the same thing in two of the most spiritual chapters in the ENTIRE BIBLE! God bless!
---I_AM_I on 10/5/06

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John T., did you notice MY BIASES in the last post. I told you that some people should have been on that list. Why should I be the judge of who gets on the list? I have never had such an experience. The author claimed he did. If his experience is true, ISN'T HE A BETTER JUDGE OF THOSE TIMES OF MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES than me, YOU, THE COUNCIL OF NICEA, THE CHURCH, EMPEROR CONSTANTINE AND ANY OTHERS?
---I_AM_I on 10/5/06

John T, this is a non-issue. I agreed with Mike that POLITICS deteremined what manuscripts were included and excluded. This was my point. POLITICS and religion are inseparable, despite the religion clauses in the Constitution. I have absolutey no idea if those people were really having MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES or making things up. Do you?
---I_AM_I on 10/5/06

John T, I checked out one of you first source you cited to state that canon was codified before 200 A.D. I checked out the Catholic Encyclopedia and it disagreed with you. Now you want me to check out other sources. Did you check out my sources, other than the one I provide for LAZY people for quick reference? Will your sources say all 27 manuscripts were listed in one document before 367 A.D.?
---I_AM_I on 10/5/06

John T., one person after having had a similar experience like Paul's wrote a book on it after STUDING THE WRITINGS of many people who have had such experiences. He provide a list of people whom he believed had a similar experience. He left some people off the list that should have been included! I have had this book since high school. The name of the book is COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS. I have not done the research on the author, but I would not be surprised if he has been called an HERETIC by the gatekeepers!
---I_AM_I on 10/5/06

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No one needs to practice at speaking in tongues. The Holy Spirit doesn't have to practice speaking. If you have the gift, you won't need to practice. And if you don't have the gift, don't worry. The Holy Spirit gives all kinds of different gifts and speaking in tongues is NOT the evidence that you're born again.
---Karen on 10/4/06

Jamela,Here's some info:
In ancient times speaking in unintelligible languages during religious ecstasy was not unknown. From eleventh-century B.C. Egypt come reports of ecstatic speech, and later in the Greek world the prophetess of Delphi and the Sibylline priestess spoke in unknown tongues. Amongst the Roman mystery religions, the Dionysian Cult was known for this practice.
The Azuza Street revival of 1906-13 was the launching pad for a worldwide Pentecostal renewal of speaking in other tongues.
---kathr4453 on 10/4/06

Sorry, I will point you to resources, it is YOUR obligation to read them. (don't be lazy! 8-)OK?)
Here is the BEST:Metzger, Bruce M. The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance. Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1987
PLEASE go to pastornetdotnet to see a good discussion. Marcionism & Gnosticism helped the process because they used sources proven false, and to clearly ID the false, the nature of canon had to be defined and codified..
---John_T on 10/2/06

3/ MikeM., good luck with the Mormons. I have one or two essays from a former member of the sect. These essays explain the Bible very clearly to me. I enjoy them. I rarely quote them because people like to attack other sects instead of the IDEAS. I LIKE THE IDEA OF GOD EXPRESSED IN THESE ESSAYS. Finally, although I cite sources, they are not immune from my questions. I enjoy Elaine Pagels book, but I have questions for her too. God bless.
---I_AM_I on 9/30/06

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2/ MikeM, I have read the religion clauses in the Constitution. Despite these, we can debate forever whether there is truly a separation of state and church in the U.S. Even before the Presidential Election of 2004, I argued this position. I am even more convinced after that election. That is why I tell people I welcome the religious debate in this country. Finally, people will see how religion has been used as a tool of government throughout the century.
---I_AM_I on 9/30/06

MikeM, you are correct about the Shepherd of Hermas. You are further correct about the politics of the RCC. You are stating my point. Paul claimed based on a vision of Christ that he is a disciple, even though he had never met Christ. Politics made the vision of Paul more AUTHENTIC than the visions of others. The politics of the church has continued through the century to the present. That was my purpose for stating that there is NO SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE IN THE U.S.
---I_AM_I on 9/30/06

John T, I gave you three sources, one of which (Wikipedia) was for quick reference for LAZY people. Nonetheless, it corroborates the other two sources. Please show me where all 27 writings were listed as cannon prior to and including 200 A.D. I stand by the quote from Ehrman that clearly states that Athanasius in 367 A.D. was the first to list the 27 books of the NT. Show your BOZO otherwise. If canon was established in 200, then why all the fighting leading up to the Council of Nicea and thereafter?
---I_AM_I on 9/30/06

Wikipedia is NOT a reliable resource. ANY Bozo with an axe to grind can contribute, and many do.
Check out on line versions of Catholic Encyclopedia, or Britannica.
BTW Calling anyone Roman Catholic before Nycea is anachronistic, and wrong.
---JohnT on 9/29/06

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As to the canon, history dictates that its establishment was very political. The RCC established the canon, and books were appoved/rejected based on politics. The difference between a 'church father' and early 'heretics' was a political term-later RCC writers decieded who was a heretic. And some books, like Sheperd of Hermas was considered scripture up until 325AD- the canon very fluid for hundreds of years.
(I am studing with the Mormons now. They claim NOT to speak in tongues)
---MikeM on 9/29/06

I have made the point several times. It is a measurable bio-chemical reaction withen the body that produces "talking in tongues." This behaviour is seen all over the world, in diferent cultures, only the jargon is different.
I have read all Elaine Pagels books, and what is clear is their was a miasma of beliefs from 90AD until Constantine, the 'orthodox' view being the ont that politically ascended in Rome by politics.
---MikeM on 9/29/06

I am I- The establishment clause is very clear in the constitution, as is the 'no religious oath' of art. 6. Jefferson and Paine make it clear, the seperation of church and state, as the deist freemason founders intended. "The vile combination of church and state is the mother of tyranny"-Thomas Jefferson
---MikeM on 9/29/06

4/ John T., read also Professor Elaine Pagels Beyond Belief: The Secret Doctrine of Thomas to really undertstand why the Gospel of John was chosen instead of Thomas. She speaks of Constantine and his council. Regarding your high jump bar, if I had enough power like Constantine, I get to set the height of your bar! These two books reveal that the POWERFUL established the standards of faith. I hope you know that politics and religion are inseperable in the United States, despite the Constitution.
---I_AM_I on 9/29/06

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.johnt, you are in error, God's gifts grow, so your correction is inaccurate.
---Eloy on 9/29/06

I AM I, surmizing the early Christians were in heresy by speaking in tongues is not stated in the Scripture. The Corinthian church was saturated heavily with the Holy Spirit, and Paul said that if an uninitiate visited them and witnessed all the glossalalia happening simultaneously then the uninitiate would think the Christians were mad, therefore he instructed them to speak in turns and interpret so that the uninitiate could understand and thereby be edified and say the Amen to the tongues.
---Eloy on 9/29/06

3/ Prof. Ehrman: Debates continued for decades, even centuries. The books we call the New Testament were not gathered together into one canon and considered scripture, finally and ultimately, until hundreds of years after the books themselves had first been produced.
---I_AM_I on 9/29/06

2/ Prof. Ehrman: The author was the powerful bishop of Alexandria named Athanasius. In the year 367 C.E., Athanasius wrote his annual pastoral letter to the Egyptian church under his jurisdiction, and in it he includeded advice concerning which books should be read as scripture in the churches. He lists our twenty-seven books, excluding all others. This is the first surving instance of anyone affirming our set of books as the New Testament. And even Anathanasius did not settle the matter.
---I_AM_I on 9/29/06

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John T, from Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, by Professor Bart Ehrman: We are able to pinpoint the first time that any Christian of record listed the twenty-seven books of our New Testament as the books of the New Testament neither more nor fewer. Surprising as it may may seem, this Christian was writing in the second half of the fourth century, nearly three hundred years after the books of the New Testament had themselves been written.
---I_AM_I on 9/29/06

2/ John T, Wikipedia: This canon, which corresponds to the modern Catholic canon was used in the Vulgate, an early 5th century translation of the Bible made by Jerome[2] under the commission of Pope Damasus I in 382.
---I_AM_I on 9/29/06

John T, are you sure scripture was canonized in 220, which is 105 years before Constantine and his infamous Council at Nicea? From Wikipedia: By the turn of the 5th century, the Catholic Church in the west, under Pope Innocent I, recognized a biblical canon including the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, which was previously established at a number of regional Synods, namely the Council of Rome (382), the Synod of Hippo (393), and two Synods of Carthage (397 and 419).[1]
---I_AM_I on 9/29/06

Having faith in God is 1 thing but trying to get spiritual results mechanically is futile. Many people make faulty statements because some people have actually opened initiated tongues by faith... but people have different approaches. Don't go practising tongues. And instead of asking God to give you the gift of tongues, ask Him to fill you with the Holy Ghost, rememebr it's God who does it not 'passion',the battle is to him whom God shows mercy not the swift, not by your might, strength or powr
---Okebaram on 9/28/06

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"Paul's letters (the ones that were not forged}
"Who made Emperor Constantine the final authority on Scripture?
"A charge of heresy almost prevented The Gospel of John from being in the Bible."

From what REPUTABLE sources do you get that nonsense?

Canon was codified around 220. Constantine lived 100 years later. The standard for canon is like a highjump bar, and theQ is "Does it go over or under the bar?" Thomas slid under; all of John sailed over.
---JohnT on 9/28/06

John T, part 3, this brings me to two questions I have been asking Eloy: (1) Since others had Paul-like experiences, why were those experiences declared heresy? (2) Was it a person or a group of people WHO WERE DIVINELY INSPIRED who made that determination? A charge of heresy almost prevented The Gospel of John from being included in the Bible. The Gospel of Thomas was declared heresy and excluded from Scripture. Who made Emperor Constantine the final authority on Scripture? This Q is for Eloy,not you.
---I_AM_I on 9/27/06

John T, part 2, admittedly, when you read parts of some of Paul's letters (at least the ones that were not forged), you realize that he was divinely inspired. However, when you read other parts of his letters (for example, the treatment of women in the Church), you have to question whether he was really divinely inspired.
---I_AM_I on 9/27/06

John T, part 1, you are correct that tongue is not something you practice. You are further correct that it is something a person has or does not have. While God inspires all of us, since we are divine (made in the image of God), very few of us are blessed with divine illumination. A lot of the early Christians were having all kinds of experiences like Pauls. However, Pauls experience was welcomed, and he used it to declare himself an apostle, even though he never met Jesus.
---I_AM_I on 9/27/06

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eloy, I am NOT picking a fight, nor maligning, but making an ACCURATE correction.
---JohnT on 9/27/06

.johnt, God's gifts aren't stagnant, just as faith grows the more you use it so too the gifts grow, some to thirty, some sixty, and some increase a hundredfold. Paul knowing the virtue, says, "I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than all you all. Therefore brothers, crave to prophesy and forbid not to speak with tongues. Quench not the Spirit. I Cor. 14:18,39; II Thes. 5:19. We are to daily practice what we preach. "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." Gal. 5:25.
---Eloy on 9/27/06

.johnt, I am 100% accurate in "Translating" the Scriptures, and have done so for many years; you do not know me, and I know that you are not a translater, and I know why you malign whom God himself has sanctified.
---Eloy on 9/27/06

My apologies. I was confusing you with someone else who does not believe in a legitimate exercise of tongues.
---Bruce5656 on 9/27/06

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Bruce: The gift of tongues is not in focus in my post to Eloy. I wanted to bring up the difference between true tongues, and demonically-inspired tongues.
The fact that the false exists proves the need for discernment in the body, especially in that area. Too many fail to discern that.
Therefore, the idea of practicing daily tongues is false. Tongues is not like piano playing where practice makes one better. No other gift of Holy Spirit gets better, you either have it, or don't. Make sense?
---JohnT on 9/27/06

eloy, I am NOT picking a fight, but making a correction.
You wrote, "I translate the Holy Scriptures". We went down that road before, and you transliterate. That is you take an aleph and make it into an a.
Translation takes years of study in graduate school, and that does not describe you, so please be more accurate, OK.
Thanks for responding about mormon tongues. I see your position, but do not fully agree. Nevertheless, I will not press on it.
---JohnT on 9/27/06

READ the whole chapter of 1 CORINTHIANS 14, you will realise that:
1. Mind and spirit must work together VS 15
2.Tongues are manet for Unbelievers VS 22
3.After speaking in a Tongue, you must be in a position to understand it and interpret it Vs 13
4.Tongues are meant to edify church Vs 29-30
---ZIMBABWEAN on 9/27/06

5.You can recieve the HS , WITHOUT BAPTISM...ACTS 8:14-21
6.You can recieve HS and still not speak in Tongues,JOHN the baptist was filled with HS from Birth and didnt speak in T- LUKE 1:15
7.It was recieved at Anointing of Kings- 1 SAMUEL 16:13
---ZIMBABWEAN on 9/27/06

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Of course they don't speak in "Heavenly" tongues, but they do speak in "tongues" which is the point of John's comment. I have heard Mormons "speak in tongues" - on the radio no less.
You and I may understand that it is not of God rather it is of the flesh or the devil. Unlike Heavenly tongues which is one of the gifts of the Spirit bestowed upon God's people. John does not.
---Bruce5656 on 9/27/06

.johnt, correct copy, "...and they have no desire to experience the Holy.
---Eloy on 9/27/06

Eloy, you will not find everything about the Bible in scripture. The trinity was established in the 4th century, starting with the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. Is the conflict about the trinity in the Bible? To find out about all those early Christians who were having Paul-like experiences and claiming they were from God, you have to study the history of Christianity.
---I_AM_I on 9/26/06

Eloy, I am happy to hear that you translate scripture. I hope you are not translating from Greek, since Jesus spoke Aramaic, which is part of the afro-asiatic group of languages. Again, please tell me who made the determination that what those early Christians were speaking is heresy? Why was the determination made?
---I_AM_I on 9/26/06

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.johnt, I have not heard any Mormons nor Wiccans speaking in heavenly tongues as the Bible describes it. And I would be curios as to why these people would practice this, on to what end if not to imitate the Holy. I know that the unholy sometimes imitates the Holy to deceive people, but I see no purpose for the unregenerate to have any desire to copy those of us whom genuinely speak in tongues, for most sinners are quite content in their addictive sin and I have no desire to experience the Holy.
---Eloy on 9/26/06

.jana, gainsayers spoke likewise against Christ (Matthew 10:25; John 8:48-58; 15:18-21). "For the speaking in a tongue, not the man speaks, but God: for no one follows, but the Spirit speaks mysteries. 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." I Corinthians 14:2,13-15.
---Eloy on 9/26/06

I AM I, I translate the Holy Scriptures, and I have not found in the Scripture that the early christians whom spoke in tongues were declared to have been speaking heresy? Paul only states that the speaking in tongues should be done consecutively and with the inclusion of the gift of interpretations, in order that the church may be receive edification and that the uninitiate may also say the Amen to the content of the tongues.
---Eloy on 9/26/06

He was referring to someone coming in front of a congregation to give a word & just speaking in tongues, sitting down, & giving no interpretation. No one would be edified. We should speak in tongues during praise/worship.(John 4:24) Reason being is that we aren't speaking to anyone, but God & He understands(1Corinthians 14:2)
---Rickey on 9/26/06

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When we pray in the/out of our spirit our soul(mind, will, intellect) doesn't understand it. He wasn't restricting speaking in tongues during the service. He was talking about tongue w/ interpretation, which equals prophecy, for ministering to others.
---Rickey on 9/26/06

1 Corinthians 14:14
For if I pray in an [unknown] tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
Genesis 1:26 and 1John 5:7 show that God is 3-in-1 & since we were created in His image we are 3-in-1. You are a spirit because God is a Spirit(John 4:24; Hebrews 12:9)
---Rickey on 9/26/06

When a person prays out of his spirit, in other tongues, he isn't speaking to anyone but God Himself. He isn't speaking to Jesus either. In 1Corinthians 14:2 it says that speaking other tongues isn't speaking to man, but unto God & no man understands.
In 1Corinthians 13:1 it talks about speaking in tongues.
---Rickey on 9/26/06

According to scripture, tongues is for every believer.(Joel 2) God said the He would pour out His Spirit UPON ALL flesh. When a person get's baptized in the Holy Spirit it comes w/ speaking in other tongues. One thing to understand about is that you are a spirit, have a soul(mind, will, emotions), you dwell in a body. When you speak in tongues your spirit prays(1Corinthians 14:14)
---Rickey on 9/26/06

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2. If you speak in tongues in front of others you will not be able to prove they came from Christ. You will not be able to indentify yourself with the Lord because many other cults practice tongues too. So how could you prove it was from God? There is no way. Christ is not there in front of them to tell them you are speaking to Him. He is not in person making sure that everyone knows your tongues are legit. It might make you feel good, but then it would be for your own desires.
---lisa on 9/26/06

Jamelia, don't even worry about speaking in tongues. You are a servant of God now. Speaking in tongues will not save anyone. Your goal should be to witness to others when possible. Learn more about God through His Word. Be humble and trust in the Lord. What I mean is, have faith in Him for everthing you do. even when things are going bad, He will see you through. Tongues are not for everyone, never had, never will.
---lisa on 9/26/06

1 corinthians 14:18 "I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.
READ CHAPTERS:1 CORINTH 12:28-30; 1CORINTHIANS 14: Acts 2..If you are to speak in a tongue you must have someone to interpret, especially in church One at a time. Which is very opposite of what we do in our churches where we all speak at once, like some pre-school play ground
---ZIMBABWEAN on 9/26/06

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