Do you " Speak in tongues "

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Do you " Speak in tongues " ?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Spear

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    I'm just wondering how that belief is widespread or not.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossolalia

    # Glossolalists believe that the Pentecostal/Charismatic glossolalia practiced today is the 'speaking in tongues' described in the New Testament. They believe that it is a miraculous gift of the Spirit. While some Charismatics claim that these tongues are a real, unlearned language (i.e., xenoglossia), others - Pentecostals in particular, explain the activity as a 'language of the spirit', or a 'heavenly language', perhaps the language of angels.
     
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    I had to vote yes. It depends on the audience. To someone who doesn't speak or understand english, I do. If you are referring to the gibberish called tongues, no.
     
  3. Spear

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    In fact, i meant that thing some do : we had a church in Lille, where i used to live, and some of the people were " blooooobahhhhhblooobaaahhhh " and the other understood what they were saying, or at least believed they did.

    I never wanted to bring the kids there, to be honest, i was scared myself to imagine this :s ... i never was in such an assembly, but our pastor told about it, the people believe they still have the gift of tongues as the disciples of Jesus.
     
  4. Crabtownboy

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    Everyone speaks in a tongue, English is a tongue.
     
  5. Spear

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    Sorry, i must be unprecise, or misexplaining myself ... i go to find some correct translation about what i'm saying. Can you edit your votes if necessary ?

    There it is i think :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossolalia

    # Glossolalists believe that the Pentecostal/Charismatic glossolalia practiced today is the 'speaking in tongues' described in the New Testament. They believe that it is a miraculous gift of the Spirit. While some Charismatics claim that these tongues are a real, unlearned language (i.e., xenoglossia), others - Pentecostals in particular, explain the activity as a 'language of the spirit', or a 'heavenly language', perhaps the language of angels.
     
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    Many years ago I read an article on speaking in tongues ... I cannot remember what magazine I read it in. Anyway, the article said there are three religious groups in the world who speak in tongues. I can now only remember two:

    1. Charismatic Christians
    2. The Muslim Sufi, Whirling Dervishes

    Sorry I cannot remember the other.
     
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    English, that is hillbilly English, is the only "tongue" I speak.
     
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    Speaking in tongues is a unique spiritual gift. I have not been blessed with that.

    I've only seen it once, and it was interesting at the time.

    BTW, it's not a biblical manifestation of the gift unless someone is there to interpret what is spoken.
     
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    I have had some very good friends in the past who claimed to "speak in tongues", but there was never a translator. This makes their speaking NOT a valid Biblical gift. I have never seen or heard any such speaking that also had a valid translator, but check the next paragraph!

    In the mid-1970s, I once read about a church that "spoke in tongues" that had a guest speaker, a missionary from Africa, to speak to them. When they began "speaking in tongues", the missionary immediately yelled for them to stop, as they were cursing God in the language of the people group to whom he was a missionary!

    Since I read that, I have not attended any congregation which I knew "spoke in tongues", though I have maintained friendships with some people who claim to have that gift. Several of those friends have stopped "speaking in tongues" because they learned that their "gift" was not Biblical without a translator.

    Please note that the Biblical gift of "speaking in tongues" was always used to spread the Gospel to someone whose native language was the "tongue" being spoken. (Think of this as an instant "English as a second language" being spoken). It was NEVER gibberish or a "heavenly language".

    Bill :godisgood:
     
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    Wow...imagine the curses that have been said in "churches" against God!
     
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    I am not a cessationist. But tongues are a sign gift for the lost:



    1Co 14:22 Thus tongues are a sign not for believers but for unbelievers, while prophecy is a sign not for unbelievers but for believers.
     
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    So is that why you speak in tongues around me. :laugh::saint:
     
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    I was told by a pastor that he was at a service and there was speaking in tongues with a translator. So, he recited the Lord's prayer in Greek ..... and the translator translated .... but not the Lord's prayer ... not anything near the Lord's prayer.

     
  15. Amy.G

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    I can speak in tongues......see for yourself.


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    that is a little gross :laugh:
     
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    I am a cessationist, but I still speak English, French, Cockney Rhyme and some Welsh. If I tried to speak either Greek or Hebrew, I would definitely need a translator! Does reading it count?

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    It's ok. It's not really my tongue. :laugh:
     
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    I speak Texan, Mexican, and the border blend TexMexican. I took three years of Greek, but alas that was a dead language, so I left it that way.

    I knew a preacher once that got his kicks going around to charismatic tent revivals, speaking the Lord's Prayer in Greek, letting them falsely interpret what he said, then calling them liars and telling them they were full of the devil.
     
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    I got too busy counting the cavaties. Now that's a lot of chocs! Does one lick chocs?

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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