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How To Speak In Tongues

I have tried to receive the holy spirit numerous times and nothing has happened. At my church, they say you have to speak tongues to get the Holy Spirit. The fruits of the spirit was in me when I tried numerous times. My question is do I have to speak tongues to know I have the Holy Spirit?

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Speaking in tongues is interesting to listen to, but I'm not interested in speaking in tongues myself.
---Johnny74 on 9/9/18


I believe scripture states two different kinds of ' talking in tongues' . It appears in the beginning of Acts that every man heard in his own language. And then Paul states too about praying in an unknown tongue.

And NO, scripture is very clear that not all spirit filled Christians speak in tongues. It is/was the least of all the gifts. And is not even mentioned in Ephesians 4, where a list of Gifts are given.

Some gifts were for the early church, at the beginning of the Church age accompanying the Gospel.

Now just MAYBE missionaries traveling to remote areas where indigenous people still live God may have equipped those with to accompany the Gospel, but for the rest of us, there is no need.
---kathr4453 on 9/4/18


God is not the author of confusion, but it is confusion when tongues are spoken so that no one understands, or when the interpretation confuses the prophecy and mystery of Christ.
If you can speak in tongues then 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.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15
---michael_e on 9/4/18


Nicole, LOVE how you twist.

BUT if you commune with the dead, yes, it's witchcraft.

Everyone will be judged....so no one said anything about HELL.

Pretending witchcraft and Idolotry is biblical is definitely not smart.
---kathr4453 on 9/4/18


Kathr, even though you have called me a witch.

Casted me to hell.

Called me an idiot, twisted, and dumb as a nail.

I still enjoy debating you on CN. :D
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/3/18




Jerry, I just now got your joke in another blog. Witty.
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/3/18


This is just ONE example of heresies embraced and proclaimed by tongues claimants---Cluny

My wife and I attended a church, some time back, and the pastor started speaking his gibberish. I felt an Evil presence during this event which caused us to leave. The feeling passed the moment I got of there. Was your experience as uncomfortable as mine?

The Holy Spirit is a Spirit which brings Joy. And it was obvious, this was not the work of Gods Holy Spirit. I would never, knowingly, ever attend a Pentecostal Church.
---David on 8/31/18


She would some times say Holy three times when going into a vision. Then when coming out she would comment this world is so much darker after having seen Jesus.

But Babble never.

GOD Loves you.
---Samuelbb7 on 8/30/18


\\Are you saying you dont believe the Day of Pentecost happened, because it only happened once?\\

Not at all.

But what doctrine comes with this or that sign (tongues or otherwise)?

I heard a man who claimed to have the gift of tongues preach that Jesus could not perform any miracles after His resurrection because He didn't have a physical body and the Holy Ghost needs a physical body to manifest through.

This is wrong in so many ways. Need I enumerate them?

This is just ONE example of heresies embraced and proclaimed by tongues claimants.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/30/18


Those filled walk with Christ.
---Samuelbb7 on 8/29/18

I have read somewhere where even olde Ellen White, one of the founders of one of the cults, would often babble away when in an induced state of ecstasy!
---RioLion on 8/30/18




Cluny:

You wrote: The meaningless gibberish done by Pentecostals is NOT the Biblical gift of tongues. Furthermore, I've noticed that all kinds of heresies, including denial of of the physical resurrection of Jesus, associated with it.

One should not judge all Pentecostals by the misdeeds of some of them, any more than one should judge all Catholics by the misdeeds of some priests. There are horror stories on both sides.
---StrongAxe on 8/30/18


The meaningless gibberish done by Pentecostals is NOT the Biblical gift of tongues.---Cluny on 8/29/18

I agree, but still confused as to your disagreement. Are you saying you dont believe the Day of Pentecost happened, because it only happened once? If so, whats the point in giving you another example if you wont accept the one I gave?

I dont believe the gibberish Ive heard spoken in churches, is from God. And I dont think the Tongues spoken on the Day of Pentecost sounded like gibberish.
---David on 8/30/18


\\I have a brother who does missionary work during his summers, time he takes off from his business. He preaches to people who dont speak his language, and yet they hear him in their native tongue.\\

I asked for an example from the Bible, except for Acts 2. You did not give one.

\\You claim to have heard folks speak in tongues...and yet you do not worship as a Pentecostal. Can you tell me why?\\

The meaningless gibberish done by Pentecostals is NOT the Biblical gift of tongues. Furthermore, I've noticed that all kinds of heresies, including denial of of the physical resurrection of Jesus, associated with it.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/29/18


The true expression of being filled with the Holy Spirit if 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.

Those filled walk with Christ.
---Samuelbb7 on 8/29/18


Give one example outside of Acts 2 where this happened---Cluny on 8/27/18

I have a brother who does missionary work during his summers, time he takes off from his business. He preaches to people who dont speak his language, and yet they hear him in their native tongue.

You claim to have heard folks speak in tongues...and yet you do not worship as a Pentecostal. Can you tell me why?
---David on 8/29/18


\\Was it not used in the Bible to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, to those who spoke a different language than the teachers of the Gospel?
\\

Give one example outside of Acts 2 where this happened, please.

BCV.

I've noticed that those who claim the gift of tongues have just as great difficulty learning Biblical languages as those not similarly so blessed.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/27/18


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Tongue talking was a tool given by God for understanding doctrine.
Without understanding speaking in tongues (languages) becomes a performance serving to puff up the speaker (1 Cor 14:4).
Paul explained tongue talking was insignificant in the church if it lacked understanding (1 Cor 14:19)
I've never heard one who claims to supernaturally speak in tongues speak doctrine with an understanding of Jesus Christ according to the mystery.
We still have some claiming to speak in tongues, not knowing what they are saying, could be they are cursing instead of praising.
---michael_e on 8/27/18


What purpose does it serve to speak in tongues? Was it not used in the Bible to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, to those who spoke a different language than the teachers of the Gospel?

In the churches, who supposedly speak in tongues, doesnt everyone in attendance speak the same language as their teachers? So whats the point of their gibberish?

They use the Day of Pentecost as their example, but when you read about that day, you will discover many of those folks didnt speak the language of the Lords disciples. Thus the gift had a purpose.

If it doesnt serve Gods purpose, its there to serve Satans lies.
---David on 8/23/18


Satan has had over two thousand years to divide christiandom up into over seventy-five thousand different denominations - each having their own rituals, traditions, ways of living, and interpretations of the bible.

Is Christ divided? 1 Corinthians 1
---Steveng on 8/23/18


Amen Brother Samuel: The Body of CHRIST cannot be divided . . . can you imagine a physical body divided on the head or the waist? - could it survive? - and so, what unite us? = GOD'S PRECIOUS SPIRIT that gave us Spiritual Life and The 'Born Again' Experience and just as we mature physically from infancy into adulthood, we do it in spirituality as THE LORD our MOST SBULIME MASTER, keep on instructing us, correcting us and we keep acquiring The Wisdom, Perseverance and Commitment that GOD desires of HIS Children and to become Instruments for Righteousness and to defeat the darkness of this world and for GOD'S GLORY . . Amen?
---Melody on 8/23/18


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Rio Lion: No wonder THE LORD said: "Many are called, few are chosen" - sad but truth - in every congregation - there are 'the sheep' and 'the goats': Those who are under the leading of GOD'S SPIRIT and abiding by GOD'S WORD and those who are under their own false 'religion' that the enemy uses to disturb, bring division and if possible entice others into their own distorted spirituality and rebellion against THE TRUTH - sooner or later - GOD'S JUDGMENT falls upon them - for who can avoid THE LORD'S ADMONITIONS against those that oppose THE TRUTH???
---Melody on 8/23/18


Wow Mark this down in History. We all agree.

Praise the LORD.
---Samuelbb7 on 8/23/18


I took a course in Greek while in Virginia and one of the Greek professors walked into Arlington AOG church to attend one of those tongues meetings. He quoted a Psalm in Greek and one of the ladies gave an interpretation that was totally different. When he revealed what he had done, there was complete pandemonium revealing the message was not of God.
---RioLion on 8/23/18


"Speaking in tongues for everyone"??? - this is false, and read what THE LORD has to say about it contradicting what the church that you attend teach, and yes, wise it'll be for you to find a Congregation that teaches GOD'S WORD as it should be . . . inspired by HIS SPIRIT!

"If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak in tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad"?. 1st Corinthians 14: 23

THE LORD imparts spiritual Gifts to whoever under HIS WISDOM HE chooses to do so, there are different Spiritual Gifts, but not everybody have them all!

Blessings as you stand firm under GOD'S WORD, ANOINTING AND GUIDANCE!
---Melody on 8/22/18


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The idea that everyone must speak in tongues is common among Pentecostal and Apostolic churches, but that doctrine contradicts what scripture teaches, as several others have already pointed out.
---StrongAxe on 8/22/18


"Speaking in tongues for everyone"??? - this is false, and read what THE LORD has to say about it contradicting what the church that you attend teach, and yes, wise it'll be for you to find a Congregation that teaches GOD'S WORD as it should be . . . inspired by HIS SPIRIT!

"If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak in tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad"?. 1st Corinthians 14: 23

THE LORD imparts spiritual Gifts to whoever under HIS WISDOM HE chooses to do so, there are different Spiritual Gifts, but not everybody have them all!

Blessings as you stand firm under GOD'S WORD, ANOINTING AND GUIDANCE!
---Melody on 8/22/18


God gave some, apostles, and some, prophets, and some, evangelists, and some, pastors and teachers, For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:..

As for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit: God gives these gifts to each person, just as he decides. You may not speak in tongues today or tomorrow, but sometime in the future God may decide that you should speak in tongues for a particular purpose to bring glory to Him.

Read 1 Corinthians 12 and 13 slowly.
---Steveng on 8/22/18


Let's get things in the right order. ONE of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues. You don't speak in tongues UNTIL you have already received it.

I would say if the level of teaching at your church is that low, find another church.

Jesus did not speak in tongues, and yet He IS God.
---Monk_Brendan on 8/22/18


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"My question is do I have to speak tongues to know I have the Holy Spirit?" No. "At my church, they say you have to speak tongues to get the Holy Spirit." Shannon ask your "church" where, exactly, that is found in scripture. Scripture, to my knowledge, states that "tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: " 1Co 14:22 When the tongue of the Holy Spirit is spoken, everyone hears what is said in their own language and dialect. Act 2:6,8
---joseph on 8/22/18


Speaking in tongues is overrated.

Read 1 Corinthians. This church was an assembly of pastoral problems. One member was having an affair with his stepmother. The leaders did not know how to celebrate the Lord's Supper properly. Some didn't believe in the general resurrection.

But they could speak in tongues until the cows came home, right?

If God wants you to speak in tongues, you will, without being taught how to do it, as I've seen in some Pentecostal churches.

In the mean time, He has something else for you. Ask Him what it is.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/22/18


In answer to your question from GOD'S WORD . . . and don't allow for men's wrong interpretation to keep you confused and in doubt!

Acts 2: 38,39: "Then Peter said unto them: Repent and be baptized everyone 0f you in THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins, and shall receive THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST".

"For the promise is unto you and your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as THE LORD our GOD shall call".

No one can be saved unless through GOD'S SPIRIT - so rejoice and depend on THE LORD AND HIS GRACE!
---Melody on 8/22/18


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