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Who Speaks In Tongues

Do good mainstream Baptists speak in tongues? Are they the Bapticostals a I hear about? Do JW, LDS or SDA?

Moderator - Some Baptists, rarely a LDS and almost never a JW or SDA.

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I do! It's my prayer language- I do it quietly to myself during worship or at home or in the car. Sometimes I do it in my head after discplining a student- I really need to then-Ha!
---Michelle on 9/19/07

---Andrea on 9/11/07

No 'denomination' has a 'market' on this one gift of God's Holy Spirit [Act's 2:37-41, I Cor.14:1-*12,39 Gal.5:22-25].

Again, some Spirit Filled Believers never speak in tongues [I Cor.12:1-11,*18,26-("..after that...diversity of tongues")31, 13,1-*13 The Greatest Gift]!
---bob_[Elishama]_6749 on 9/11/07

It is one of the spiritual gifts that is distributed by Holy Spirt. 1 Corinthians 12:11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. You might also read verses 1 Corinthians 12:7-11

Mostly these are more common to charasmatic type churches. Baptists are pretty divided on this issue.
---denna7667 on 9/5/07

so lori - do you know Jesus?
---Andrea on 9/5/07

lori - read the bible not the BOM if you want Jesus. By the way Smith spoke in tongues but gave it up after a short while - something about praising Lucifer.
The devil tries to counterfeit everything that God does.
---Andrea on 9/1/07

Lori, if you don't leave that Mormon Church your soul will remain in jeopardy.
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/30/07

Rita - It was six months till I recieved. I think God has given us a gift and half the church just refuses it. I don't think people should be made or forced to speak in a service. Its power for life - so of course I want everyone to have it but with grace.
Terrible what people will say about the Lord's gift if it doesn't happen to them the way they expect and its terrible for christians to judge one another on gifts. Corinthians was clear on that too.
'truth or tradition' is a good teaching site.
---Andrea on 8/29/07

andrea, I hate to say this. You follow the lusts, lies and hypocrisies of man, not the Jesus in the bible. You have denied bible scriptures in so many ways, you wouldn't know the truth if it bit you. You either believe the whole bible or you don't. if you don't, you follow satan, NOT Jesus Christ. you cannot serve two masters. the bible teaches the Godhead is three, not one person. you deny that so you deny the bible and you will be judged for it. you can't lie your way out of it or hide.
---lori on 8/29/07

Jud 1:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
:19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
:20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
---Andrea on 8/29/07

MikeM - please do not try to speak in tongues. You must be saved and full of the Holy Ghost. You just might fall down and begin worshiping a false apostle or prophet - this is very dangerous to a Christian.

The Mormons do not worship the same god as Christians - theirs is a polytheistic god.
---Andrea on 8/28/07

Andrea, do you think that people would refuse the gift of speaking in tongues if God offers it? Most of the people that I know of in pentecostal circles crave this gift and cannot understand why some have it and they have not. Most non-pentecostals do not accept that the gift is meant for today. Perhaps these are the people to whom you refer. Are you saying that God is trying to offer the gift and they are not hearing Him?
---RitaH on 8/28/07

Paul said test the spirits! Following scriptural mandate to test the spirits I did this, as a teen they had list of books declared of the devil by those 'full of the spirit.They were NOT to be read. I was told being not properly saved I couldent appreciate this. So following scriptural mandate I switch books covers. Soon those full of the spirit could not discern well, and I clearly found out what they were full of, I encouraged my nieces to do this, and both are in college, out of penacostalism.
---MikeM on 8/28/07

yes Rita - i said that was btw them and God. One thing I'm certain of is that just when we've got God in our own little box - He proves He's the one in control. good thing too.

It would be just like God to give some pentecostal preacher the gifts of healing and not tongues.

But if given the gift of the HS with the evidence of spk in tongues, if a person denies what God gives - I don't 'think' he'll be passing out more gifts.

Parable of the talents - to whom much is given....
---Andrea on 8/27/07

Andrea "Speaking in tongues is the least of the gifts. If a person won't accept the least gift - will God give them a better gift?" To that I would answer "YES" because God might choose to give the better gift and NOT the gift of tongues. Who are we to say which gift He gives and to whom He should give it? I know some with the gift of phophesy but not the gift of tongues. Also we cannot refuse something that was not offered can we?
---RitaH on 8/27/07


Most United Pentecostals don't speak in Bible tongues anyway. Please look up "glossalalia". It is a proven biological phenomena that anyone can do. You simply talk and think of nothing to say and out comes this babble. This "glossalia" is what is coming out of many tongue speakers mouth's today. It is false tongues. I did it when I was unsaved and after I converted to the faith God taught me about the true gift of tongues. .
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/27/07

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It is done only as he wills and not everyone has it. Since conversion I've spoken in true tongues about 7-8 times and all at times when I don't expect. When it comes to God's gifts we can't iniate them. They must be done as the HS wants to do them. This is why the gifts often occur when one doesn't expect it.

Anyone who says they can teach you how to speak in tongues are liars and are in deep error. Anyone who says you have to speak in tongues to be saved are also liars.
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/27/07

Rita it is wrong for anyone to judge another by what God has chosen to give them. Sometimes what they may be trying to convey is their disappointment in Christians who refuse God's gifts.

there are too many chapter on the gifts for them not to be for the church!

Speaking in tongues is the least of the gifts.

If a person won't accept the least gift - will God give them a better gift?
Thats btw them and God.
---Andrea on 8/27/07

Susie Yes I know that all in the upper room spoke in tongues. That is because God gave them all the gift. It doesn't say that He will continue to give ALL the gift. I am NOT against tongues at all but the bible gives rules as to how they are to be used and most pentecostals that I know (and that's quite a lot) break those rules regularly and 'look down' of those without the gift. I'm saddened to have to say that, but it's the truth.
---RitaH on 8/27/07

It is a way to perfectly worship (Phil. 3:3) and praise (1 Cor. 14:16) the Creator, to give thanks well (1 Cor. 14:17), to speak the wonderful works of God (Acts 2:11), to magnify Him (Acts 10:46), to edify yourself (1 Cor. 14:4) and to build yourself up in faith (Jude 20).
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit was given for power and service and was promised to saved people only.
---Dan on 8/26/07

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Tony: I'm not implying all "speaking in tongues is satanic". The Bible shows the false (1 Cor. 14:2,4,9,14) as well as true gift of tongues (1 Cor. 14:3-33, 39-40).

Satan's counterfeit always runs parallel to God's genuine ways. It's all about edifying the church, not one's self.

I was raised in a Baptist church & later became a member of a Pentecostal/Non-denominational church. Since being born-again, I'm first & foremost a Christian! :)
---Leon on 8/26/07

Tony, it is an honest and good observation.
At the same time we can't forget their are both true abd false tongues being spoken today, and most speak in false tongues. If you see someone who is living in unrepented sin. Like an unrepentant drunkard, fornicator etc. know for sure they are not speaking in true tongues, for God does not give His holy gifts to those who embrace the works of the flesh and choose to follow the Devil.
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/26/07

If speaking in tongues is satanic, how come before I was saved and working rock concerts and nightclubs, sitting with heavy metal demonic bands, and dwelling in darkness myself, how come I never ever heard toungues, or a mention of tongues or a satanist say he speaks in tongues or wants to speak in tongues. The only time tongues and it being demonic comes up is with baptists (who have recently revisited the issue of tongues), and other denominations that don't persue the gifts of the Spirit.
---tony on 8/25/07

Pastor james are you a bapticostal?
God gave us weapons to fight spiritual battles the warriors refuse to pick up their weapons.

I understand but it is frustrating to hear people try to scare people with demon stories.
I pray and worship with understanding and in tongues - I have never praised satan.
All believers are given gifts - the least of which is tongues - sooooo if thats the least it stands to reason that if you WON'T accept that one your not going to get the other ones. ...
---Andrea on 8/25/07

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This precious gift given to us the body of Christ - some refuse it - others call it the devil - is that what you would have said on the day of Pentecost - remember what the unbelievers said - "they are drunk" - but it was and still is God - the same yesterday, today and tomorrow!

Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
---Andrea on 8/25/07

Rita...All who were in the upper room on the day of Pentecost received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, not just a chosen few.
---Susie on 8/25/07

RitaH: It's very sad. This trick of the devil, false-tongues (ecstatic babble, socio-psychological manipulation) is so divisive in church-houses throughout the land.

The enemy of our soul doesn't care if we over or undershoot the mark just as long as we miss it. The devil is the author of confusion!

It's not spiritually nor physically healthy for Christians to dabble in this practice of opening oneself (being receptive) to a diabolical altered state of consciousness. Very dangerous!
---Leon on 8/25/07

My hats off to all ya'll who belive that signs and wonders stopped in the 2 century, and yet you still have faith. You must have an unbelieve faith, to stay true, while believeing that Jesus is NOT the same yesterday, today, and tommorow. That all those testimonies of people, healed, delivered, and blessed with spiritual gifts, are really worshipping the devil. But you sitting in a spiritually dead (normal to you) church with your hands firmly on your lap, & then go home, that is worshipping God.
---tony on 8/25/07

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I do not speak in tongues but know quite a lot of people who do. The majority of them believe that the gift is a necessity and see those without the gift as inferior (although that is not quite how they phrase it). I know some who are very upset because after years of asking they still do not have this gift, but I know a few who accept what I think is scriptural i.e. that God gives His gifts to whom He chooses. Not everyone will be given the same gift.
---RitaH on 8/25/07

Since legidimate Signs and Wonders ceased by the 2ns Century CE and since all modern activity is definitively Satanic in nature it is easy to see why Mainline Denominations don't practice them.
---Phil_the_Elder on 8/25/07

When Joseph Smith first started the Mormon religion, speaking in tongues was commonplace. It is extinct in the Mormon Church today. JW's do not believe in speaking in tongues. Most Baptist doctrine also excludes speaking in tongues.
---Susie on 8/24/07

Those churches that the mod spoke of, I do not hear any of them speak in tongues around my area. However some do believe in these gifts but mostly do not believe in speaking in tongues.
---Rebecca_D on 8/24/07

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i believe in operating in the spirit
---pastor_James on 8/24/07

If a person needs a physical manifestation to prove to himself that he is saved, then he has missed the point. Salvation is a gift from God, purchased by the blood of Jesus, and freely offered to any who truly accept the fact of the sacrifice in their heart. Heaven will be filled with people who speak in tongues as well as people who do not. Thank God that he is the final judge and not those who need a show.
---John on 8/24/07

I work for a ministry that is under the baptist covering, however I believe in all of the spiritual gifts that Paul talks about.
I myself have spoken in tongues during prayer.
---Pastor_James on 8/24/07

The moderator is very correct in his statement. I also suspect that this moderator is a Baptist and speak in tongues.
---Mima on 8/24/07

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