Non-Tongue Speakers Only
Nope. Unless you count Spanish.
---Samuel on 9/4/09|
God does not inspire people to speak another known language unless somebody present understands it.
Whatever you said, I believe you spoke a word of comfort to this lady. Can you imagine NEVER hearing the language of your childhood?
You didn't start out with the intention of speaking in a tongue, but it's just like the Lord to put you in a specific situation where it's easy to just spontaneously move according to His will...and surprise even yourself!
It was a blessing to her and ALSO to you!
---Donna66 on 9/1/09|
Mima- Sometimes I'm certain a person does speak in tongues, sometimes I'm not. And of course, sometimes it's obvious they don't. I
don't broach the subject unless they express an interest (or perhaps a need)...or if the Holy Spirit directs me to.
Where fellow believers are concerned, I like to focus on the things we have IN COMMON as Christians.
---Donna66 on 9/1/09|
Donna as I read your post to Beckie I was astounded at what the Holy Spirit showed me. I'm in complete agreement with everything you wrote what I have an interesting question to not only you but to anyone who cares to answer, I do not have to talk to a person very long until the Spirit shows me whether or not they are tongue talkers. My question is does this happen to anybody else who speaks in tongues?
---mima on 9/1/09|
beckie -- Like Mima, I speak in tongues sometimes as a part of private worship. But I don't believe that so-called "tongue talkers" are any different than "non-tongue talkers"...not more imaginative, not more spiritual, and definitely not in a "trance".
Any Christian is indwelt by the Holy Spirit and can allow the Holy Spirit to take control of his tongue and speak another language, known or unknown....if they want to! A lot of Christians don't want to. Maybe it seems scary to them, as if they might lose control...which doesn't happen! But, anyhow, it is not a necessity in the Christian life. It is a way to express things that somehow cannot be expressed otherwise.
---Donna66 on 8/30/09|
No. I think it's like having a good cry.
I have a good friend who speaks in tongues and is growing in Christ, so I don't write off tongue speakers. That's between them and God, and as far as I am concerned it's not an issue till they start pushing the issue.
---Rod on 8/30/09|
----Bill I found your post Very interesting. And I believe that the Holy Spirit used you to speak the lady's language but I do not believe you spoken in a unknown tongue and I base that on first Corinthian 14:2,"For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him, howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries." The fact that the lady understood you would indicate that it was not a unknown tongue. All this is very interesting as I have been a tongue talker(in private worship) for many years.
---mima on 8/30/09|
Beckie: I believe the tongues speakers are deceived.
---Trish9863 on 7/29/09|
Why do you think some speak in tongues and other do not? Are the non-tongue speakers missing something? Do the tongue speakers have more creative imaginations? thoughts anyone...
---beckie on 7/29/09|
Since tounges actually means languages. I speak a little Spanish and a few words in German and Italian. I know about three words in french and some latin phrases.
---Samuel on 7/28/09|
"For those who do not speak in tongues, have you ever tried or thought that you might have spoke a few words?"
Tongues of Christendom, No.
Languages of other cultures, yes.
As far as the tongue of the Pentecost, only the Spirit of the Father, speaking through me, could make that possible. So far this has not occurred in my life.
---joseph on 7/28/09|
I don't know. Maybe in my dreams, but I don't know.
---amand6348 on 7/27/09|
Glossalalia is a universal phenomenon not exclusive to Christendom.
From the Arctic to the primitive jungles people have been babbling in an unknown string of consonants and vowels pretending it's a language!
In the church it's nothing more than a "theatrical" display for the amusement of the audience!
In truth it's more like "hysteria" as people are caught up in a trance-like state, believing it to be Holy Spirit influence!
They need to concentrate on "preaching the gospel of the Kingdom", not amusing the followers.
---1st_cliff on 7/26/09|
In a nursing home, I was speaking my Italian to a woman, and she was kind of looking around, pitching her head. Then I was converted to speaking 5-10 words in what sounded like what could have been an Italian dialect. Then she asked me, "How you speak Italian?" Her daughter later told me she understands only her local dialect. God knew her dialect. What really got my attention was the spiritual quality in my head during this . . . absolutely pure and pleasant, Heaven quality . . . and how I was not pure in the Holy Spirit, like that. And I understand the Holy Spirit will have me in no less than His own beauty. So, this convicts me, most of all.
---Bill_bila5659 on 7/24/09|
I agree with Trish. The valid form of Bible tongues is for people to suddenly speak in known world languages they've not learned. The sole purpose for believers to speak in tongues is to quickly communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others as it was done at Pentecost.
Unfortunately, many people today, in church-houses everywhere are practicing a pagan form of tongues (non-language estatic babble) induced by social-psychological manipulation. This practice is very dangerous mentally & spiritually. People who practice such open themselves to demon harrassment, depression & possible possession.
---Leon on 7/24/09|
Beckie,if this is your name,For many centuries people claim they know,comprehend and speak the language that nonhuman,invisible personalities we commonly think of as spirits speak.
However the language of the spirits that men and women claim they have spoken is yet to be printed into a english translation even by those who claim they can interpret said language and speech.
If you record a session of people who speak in tongues and ask three interpreters who are in seperate rooms to interpret the session there will be three seperate interpretations.
If the language of heaven can now be interpreted today then why is the harps of God necessary to have when we arrive into heaven's domain?
---earl on 7/23/09|
I am of the belief that the word for tongues means languages, as it was used at Pentecost to have the Gospel discernable to all of the people who were there at the time.
I never sought tongues and have no desire for them as they are used in most churches. I have studied languages and desire to learn several so I can communicate effectively with people in their native language.
---Trish9863 on 7/23/09|