I just read in the bible and it didn't take long and I once again came to a passage which simply doesn't make sense to me. It seems contradictory to me. 1Co 14:22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. 1Co 14:23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad? 1Co 14:24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: 1Co 14:25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth. In verse 22 Paul says: Tongues are for unbelievers and prophecies for believers. In verse 23 he says that if the christians speak in tongues and unbelievers come around they will think the christians are mad! But in verse 22 he just said that tongues are for unbelievers!!!! Argh. And in verse 24 he says that if a christian prophecies and an unbeliever comes along then the unbeliever will be convinced. Why does he say in verse 23 and 24 the exact opposite of what he said in verse 22??? :tear: The bible is simply too much for me. I ask myself why do I even try to read the bible? It only frustrates me and causes even more confusion. Why not simply let it be and be happier?