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The people who claim to have the supposed inside line on "Tongues" are the babbling Pentecostals. They are cult which:1.) Redefines English words to suit their ideologies.2.) Substitutes talk for action.3.) Does not teach maturity in God apart from emotional activity.4.) Uses miniscule parts of The Bible to form vast, broad, complicated, and ineffective ideologies about God.5.) Cannot deliver what they advertise.6.) Is seen by the rest of Christendom as flaky and weak.7.) Has imaginary teaching that strange and "Heavenly" languages can be spontaneously spoken by people, even when such "Heavenly" languages are never recorded in The Bible.
It is considered a spiritual gift, and as such, would mean that not everyone will be able to do it. Some churches would disagree with me on that, but the Bible is pretty clear that it is a special gift. The main story about speaking in tongues is on the day of Pentecost when the Christian church was born/the Holy Spirit came upon the 3000. We see from that story that it takes two to legitimately speak in tongues, a speaker and a translator/one who understands. I have only seen it happen legitimately twice, many people claim to do it, but you soon realize that they are saying the same few phrases over and over.This is probably due to the fact that in some churches they teach that if you don't speak in tounges, you are not really a true believer.As to what language it is, I don't know. The two times I have heard it, it sounded a bit like Hebrew, but since I don't know Hebrew, I can not confirm that. I can confirm that of all four people (two speakers and two translators), none knew Hebrew, both said things relavent to what the pastor was saying, and were said in churches where it is seen like any other gift, not encouraged or discouraged.
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
I agree with a couple here.There are striking major differences between Biblical tongues verses Charismatic tongues (a SATANIC counterfeit).Biblically, speaking in "tongues" always involved known, earthly, established languages; and not the unknown jibber-jabber done today. There was no need for a TRANSLATOR because EVERY MAN HEARD THE GOSPEL IN HIS OWN LANGUAGE.
The people who claim to have the supposed inside line on "Tongues" are the babbling Pentecostals. They are cult which:1.) Redefines English words to suit their ideologies.
2.) Substitutes talk for action.
3.) Does not teach maturity in God apart from emotional activity.
4.) Uses miniscule parts of The Bible to form vast, broad, complicated, and ineffective ideologies about God.
5.) Cannot deliver what they advertise.
6.) Is seen by the rest of Christendom as flaky and weak.
7.) Has imaginary teaching that strange and "Heavenly" languages can be spontaneously spoken by people, even when such "Heavenly" languages are never recorded in The Bible.
Bingo, Yawn. Jerusalem was a melting pot of traders, travelers, and various and sundry other visitors. On the Day of Pentecost, immediately after the Ascension of Christ, when the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles and Disciples, mostly uneducated men conversed with and spoke Jesus unto the multitudes. That was the purpose of the 'tongues'; to preach Jesus. We have the scriptures to guide us now.
Interesting. So when the Apostle Paul commands that every message in tongues in the assembly requires interpretation, he was off his rocker? Or is his first letter to the Corinthian church not included in your Bible?
Yes, read, but also UNDERSTAND. If you have some true "gift", if there is no (HONEST) individual that can interpret your gibberish, then you are to KEEP QUIET. Your gibberish does nothing to edify the body and is nearly always used to build yourself up rather than the Church. When God or His angels come, did they EVER speak to the prophets in a language they could not understand? What would be the point of that? There is no love for the Church in this, only your own vanity.
I know nothing about it. Is it a real language? Is it God? Is it the devil? What are they saying?Anybody have any experiences with it?
Today's version of Pentacostalism (and its attendant speaking-in-tongues) are not related to the Church Age (premil) era. Tongues ended after the Fall of Israel and is not a current spiritual gift.
I was raised in a Pentacostal church and the sheer insanity of the screaming, yelling, tongues, dancing, and collective insanity was enough (as a 13 year old) to steer me away from that and into a church where the Bible, not entertainment, was the key to spiritual growth.
The Bible certainly doesn't say that. When was this "fall of Israel"? 70 A.D.? 135 A.D.?No legitimate Pentecostal would say that entertainment is the key to spiritual growth. In fact, I don't even think Pentecostal doctrine says that spiritual gifts are the key to spiritual growth. Then again, the Bible itself is not the key to spiritual growth.