Speaking in tongues; for Baptists

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  1. rlvaughn

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    The following questions ask for the opinions of Baptists on the subject of speaking in tongues. Please choose the answer which best expresses your opinion.
     
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    Here's my answer: 42
     
  3. mcdirector

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    Works as well as any of the rest :type:
     
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    I was going to use the poll option, but it didn't like the length of my questions/options!

    What is tongues?
    1. I believe that tongues, as described in the New Testament, is a God-given gift to speak in an identifiable human language that one has not previously studied or known.
    2. I believe that tongues, as described in the New Testament, is special God-given utterances (but not an identifiable language), which are unintelligible to their hearers without an interpreter.
    3. I believe that tongues, as described in the New Testament, included both a God-given gift to speak in an identifiable human language that one has not previously studied or known, and special God-given utterances which are unintelligible to their hearers without an interpreter.
    4. I do not know or understand what the gift of tongues was in the New Testament era.

    Is tongues for today?
    1. I believe that the spiritual gift of tongues (a known human language only) is still given today to some Christians.
    2. I believe that the spiritual gift of tongues (either a known human language or a heavenly or "non-human" language) is still given today to some Christians.
    3. I believe that tongues, in the present, is limited to ecstatic, utterances given by the Holy Spirit to only certain believers and only for their private edification.
    4. I believe that the spiritual gift of tongues (whether a known human language or a heavenly or "non-human" language) was only given to disciples in the New Testament era.
    5. I do not know whether or not God still gives the gift of tongues to Christians today.

    Tongues in private?
    1. I believe the Holy Spirit gives the gift of tongues (a heavenly or "non-human" language or utterance) to some Christians for their use in private prayer.
    2. I believe the Holy Spirit can give the gift of tongues (an identifiable human language) to some Christians for their use in private prayer.
    3. I believe the Holy Spirit does not give the gift of tongues (of any kind) to anyone for their use in private prayer.
    4. I do not know whether or not God gives the gift of tongues to Christians for their use in private prayer.

    What kind of Baptist are you?
     
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    I believe that Biblical tongues has always, and is always, only human languages.
     
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    I answered the questions above and I am Independent Fundamental KJVO Baptist. I grew up Southern Baptist, but they are too liberal for me now.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    Is this where we go for lessons?
     
  9. rlvaughn

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    James, repeat after me, "hominy, hominy, hominy, hominy..." :tongue3:
     
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    Well, I am a "Southern Baptist", by classification, I guess, but have noticed that the "Baptist Faith & Message" has not addressed this "tongues" issue in any of its three 'versions', neither the 1925, 1963, nor 2000 incarnations, so I guess it is an 'option' "allowed" to the individual believer.

    That said, I have a very firm opinion on the subject, but that is not relevant to the OP.

    Guess you call my response "2007", since that is the current year. :laugh: :laugh:

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    "Yuk! Yuk! Yuk! Yuk! Yu...!"

    I am a bona-fide southerner, and I don't like 'hominy', or "grits", either! [​IMG]

    :laugh: :laugh:

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    I've heard it sound like "humminah, humminah, humminah," followed by "shun-dye," and "so so so so."

    That's the country version.

    Strange, never heard anybody interpret it.
     
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    What is tongues?
    3. I believe that tongues, as described in the New Testament, included both a God-given gift to speak in an identifiable human language that one has not previously studied or known, and special God-given utterances which are unintelligible to their hearers without an interpreter.

    Is tongues for today?
    2. I believe that the spiritual gift of tongues (either a known human language or a heavenly or "non-human" language) is still given today to some Christians.

    Tongues in private?
    1. I believe the Holy Spirit gives the gift of tongues (a heavenly or "non-human" language or utterance) to some Christians for their use in private prayer.
    2. I believe the Holy Spirit can give the gift of tongues (an identifiable human language) to some Christians for their use in private prayer.

    What kind of Baptist are you?[/QUOTE]
    Texas Baptist (BGCT) - formerly SBC
     
  14. rlvaughn

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    I'm sorry I didn't figure out how to get this into an actual "poll" format like I wanted it. Thanks for those of you who did reply, though.
     
  15. His Blood Spoke My Name

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    There were tongues that were a known language. There was also an unknown tongue spoken of only in 1 Cor. 14 and then only 6 times.

    The first time it is mentioned, many Pentecostals (including my mother) seem to overlook.

    It is clear the unknown tongue is spoken to God... not to man.

    And yet, the supposed interpretation for this unknown tongue is always to man... not to God.

    Someone ain't reading the Scripture for what it is.

    The interpretation should be something like "Father, I just want to talk to you...' instead of 'Thus saith the Lord God Almighty...'

    This is the only tongue that is not known by mankind.

    The tongues are always a recognizable language. Notice what Paul said:
    If I speak with the tongues of men, and of angels..., man always understood the tongue of angels. From the Angels that visited Abraham, to the angels that visited Lot, to the ones that vistied Mary, to Paul; all were speaking a language man understood without calling an interpreter in.
     
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    What is tongues?
    I believe that tongues, as described in the New Testament, is a God-given gift to speak in an identifiable human language that one has not previously studied or known.


    Is tongues for today?

    4. I believe that the spiritual gift of tongues ,a known human language was only given to disciples in the New Testament era. But6 this gift was probably as much a gift to the hearers as it was to the speakers.


    Tongues in private?

    I believe the Holy Spirit does not give the gift of tongues (of any kind) to anyone for their use in private prayer.


    What kind of Baptist are you?

    One who holds to the inerrancy of scripture.
     
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    Tongues: widja didja

    It is English, though. Y'all didn't bring the truck widja didja?
     
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    I grew up in New Jersey, and I love grits with butter. Just goes to show taste isn't necessarily regional. Although there's no such thing as pizza or hoagies anywhere outside of the tri-state area (NJ, NY, PA), along with several other tri-state-only foods. Yeah, they call it "pizza" everywhere else but the word I'd use to describe it would get censored.
     
  19. EdSutton

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    You do, I hope, realize that the inclusion of the word "unknown" by the translators, in every citation with 'tongues' in the KJV is in italics, meaning that the translators 'supplied' a word with no textual basis in the Greek or Hebrew languages, don't you? Just FTR.

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    I believe that is properly called "Southern 'Redneck' Ainglish", a beeins' I'se one, mahself. :laugh: :laugh:

    Ed
     

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