Ok, to start with, I am not a theologian nor do I have a doctrite in anything so please spare me the long winded, big words that I've read so much on here. Please, anyone that reply's, please keep it simple so anyone that can read would be able to understand. Now that is out of the way, I am and have been saved for many years. I have spent time in several different denominations of churches and have decided to join the Baptist denomination because of the ones that I have been a witness to, I have never heard anything preached or taught at a Baptist church that I did not agree with or couldn't be backed (in context) with scripture. Let me begin with, I believe God is the same now as He was from the beginning and the same He will be forever. In believing that, I believe that He can do the same things for us today that He did for the people in the bible. Including the gift of tongues, healing, etc... I did spend about 10 years in a Pentecostal church, actually a Church of God. There were just a couple things I didn't agree with, and somethings I think Baptists in general could learn from them, but recently the Lord has laid on my heart to find the truth in His word about the "utterance" or speaking in tongues that you hear so often in a Pentecostal church. I have been reading Acts and it seems that, on the day of Pentecost, the disciples were given the gift of tongues that used other known languages by God. In other portions of Acts, it mentions that the Holy Spirit was given to someone with the evidence of tongues. I read in one instance that they spoke in tongues like the first time, which made me think of other known languages. Can anyone shed any light on this issue for me? Maybe a Pastor that has been to seminary and can enlighten me on something I am unaware of? Thank you in advance. P.S. - I'm simply searching for the truth, not the view of a specific denomination.