1. Melissa
    01/03/2010 @ 11:11 pm

    On the gift of tongues, which I confess I do not have, I believe it must be of some distinct language. God is a God of purpose and would not allow a lot of jibber jabber to confuse those in His Church. Of the two instances I have heard about tongues being spoken, both were identified as a language by non-believers. One was by a bored Muslim bartender polishing glasses at a Christian Conference of pastors in a hotel conference room and the other by a women waiting for a couseling session while a meeting of elders was finishing up. In both instances each non-believer was astounded that their language was spoken and though I don’t remember the exact interpretations it had something to do with the Gospel. The tongues spoken by the Apostles in Acts had the same purpose.

  2. admin
    01/04/2010 @ 12:10 am

    Hi Melissa
    Thanks for the comment.

    I would agree that tongues are a language. A foreign language (human) might just be “jibber jabber” to us if we don’t know it. That does not mean it is not a true language though. Tongues may just be in a language where there is not a person present who know it (or it could be an angelic or heavenly language). The important thing is that most hearers will not understand it, hence the reason why we are told by the Bible that someone must interpret what is said so that the rest of the church can be edified.

    Thanks for the examples you gave…

  3. Beth
    04/28/2010 @ 3:20 pm

    I speak in tongues and its a wonderful thing. I usually only speak it in my personal prayer time with the Lord and it edifies me and builds me up. Now I’m an old school Pentecostal, and in our church services there will usually be a moment of silence after singing hymns and usually the Holy Spirit will move on a person and they will speak a message in tongues and then immediately after them, a person with the gift of interpretation will interpret the message for the edification of the whole church that’s the correct way it is done. Remember God is not the author of confusion, but of peace so usually the messages will be given in order one after the other never chaoticly or disorderly. I have found that since I was “filled with the Holy Spirit”…(not to be confused with the intial dwelling of the Holy Spirit when one gets saved)…that the Holy Spirit gives me power to preach the Gospel and given me a yearning/burning desire to live a holy life for the our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and proclaim His message to all people. Remember grace and holiness go together to have a balanced sense of God. Most Christians these days live in one end or the other I have found. They either say once saved always saved with a license to sin or they take holiness to far and become legalistic and base they’re salvation on works or trying to be good by on their own merit…both are utterly destructive. If you are having problems with this (as I had in the past) go directly to God in prayer and ask Him to help you and guide you into all truth through His Word. Amen

  4. Solomon
    10/12/2012 @ 8:42 am

    Our God is bigger than what people say or do. We can not put God or the things of God in a box and conclusively say this or that thing is not of God. On the day of Pentecost people thought those who were speaking in tongues were drunk. Nothing has changed, many are still wondering what manner of God we serve. His wonders shall never end.