Is Speaking in Tongues for Today?

Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Michael L. Brown

There’s hardly any subject more controversial in the Church than tongues, but what the Bible actually say about it?

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husbandman posted a comment · Jan 09, 2018
I think you need to step back a second a reconsider this. We need to use the scripture and it plainly states that tongues are a sign to the lost. 1 Corinthians 14:22. When Jesus told the disciples that they where to go into all the world an preach the gospel he need to equip men for such tasks. Just as Peter was told as he was about to go the gentile that he could eat all things because of the places they would have go so it was to be with languages. This would be hard for the Jew to accept worshipping God in foreign languages. The occurrences in Acts was a withness to the Jews that God’s word would be preaches in all languages. Anyone who has visited people of other cultures understands that they have a much greater acceptance when the can speak in those people’s tongue. While early on God jump started the church with miraculous gifts but as time has gone in God wanted the church to put forth effort to reach the world and so we started to learn languages. Tongues can be learned vs 16. In verse 2-4 Paul is saying a person who can only speak in a foreign language that those around him cannot understand is only able to edify himself by his own praise because on God and him understand. Prophesying is the gift of making things clear to the hears. You prophesy when you teach the world of God. Here Paul uses prophesying in contrast to someone trying to teach, pray, or praise in a language that those in company cannot understand. Paul was versed in more than one language and he knew that it was best to communicated in the most easily understood language that his audience understood vs 18-19. If he was unlearned in their language then he needed an interpreter. This what he was explaining to the church. I once went to a Korean birthday party. They all spoke English, but they asked the grandfather to pray and he prayed in Korean to which I could not say amen because I was of the unlearned vs 15-16. Many people have been consfused also about vs 14 thinking this means they may not understand what they are saying, but that is not it at all. If they understand something they have understanding, but when they can not communicate that understanding because of a language barrier, then there understanding is unfruitful because does not do anyone any good. This is the clear teaching of scripture any many have been distracted by this babbling tongue thinking they are doing some spiritual act when they are just deceiving themselves. I know a person who has been caught up in any teaching it becomes hard to let go. Mormons, atheists, Muslims, etc, all struggle to believe what they have been believing is all wrong, but I trust that you have the Spirit of God and He will testify that what I have explained is right.
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husbandman posted a comment · Jan 09, 2018
I think you need to step back a second a reconsider this. We need to use the scripture and it plainly states that tongues are a sign to the lost. 1 Corinthians 14:22. When Jesus told the disciples that they where to go into all the world an preach the gospel he need to equip men for such tasks. Just as Peter was told as he was about to go the gentile that he could eat all things because of the places they would have go so it was to be with languages. This would be hard for the Jew to accept worshipping God in foreign languages. The occurrences in Acts was a withness to the Jews that God’s word would be preaches in all languages. Anyone who has visited people of other cultures understands that they have a much greater acceptance when the can speak in those people’s tongue. While early on God jump started the church with miraculous gifts but as time has gone in God wanted the church to put forth effort to reach the world and so we started to learn languages. Tongues can be learned vs 16. In verse 2-4 Paul is saying a person who can only speak in a foreign language that those around him cannot understand is only able to edify himself by his own praise because on God and him understand. Prophesying is the gift of making things clear to the hears. You prophesy when you teach the world of God. Here Paul uses prophesying in contrast to someone trying to teach, pray, or praise in a language that those in company cannot understand. Paul was versed in more than one language and he knew that it was best to communicated in the most easily understood language that his audience understood vs 18-19. If he was unlearned in their language then he needed an interpreter. This what he was explaining to the church. I once went to a Korean birthday party. They all spoke English, but they asked the grandfather to pray and he prayed in Korean to which I could not say amen because I was of the unlearned vs 15-16. Many people have been consfused also about vs 14 thinking this means they may not understand what they are saying, but that is not it at all. If they understand something they have understanding, but when they can not communicate that understanding because of a language barrier, then there understanding is unfruitful because does not do anyone any good. This is the clear teaching of scripture any many have been distracted by this babbling tongue thinking they are doing some spiritual act when they are just deceiving themselves. I know a person who has been caught up in any teaching it becomes hard to let go. Mormons, atheists, Muslims, etc, all struggle to believe what they have been believing is all wrong, but I trust that you have the Spirit of God and He will testify that what I have explained is right.
sblood9439 posted a comment · Oct 29, 2016
This is one of the hardest topics for me. I, myself am not a charismatic or