This is one issue that has always caused me some confusion, because it doesn't appear to have been "for the times" and taken away, as other things in the early church seem to have been. Acts says these things were happening, and prophesied to happen in the last days. Aren't these still the last days? Surely the last days haven't ended. 16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. So if that's the case, why would prophecy and tongues no longer be part of things? If they're not, how do we know they ended? Where is that? How would you handle it if you were a pastor and felt strongly that someone was meant to speak, and you asked if someone had something to say, and they spoke out in a tongue nobody knew, and then someone stood up and interpreted it right after? How would you react and what would you say/do in that situation? What would you do as a member, not the pastor?