Romans 12:6-8: The Gift of Tongues: Part Two
- Were tongues languages?
- Were tongues mysteries in the Spirit?
As we continue with our look at tongues let me begin with a statement. The modern day phenomenon of tongues that is found in the Charismatic church is not the biblical gift of tongues. We have already seen the faulty foundations that this modern practice is built on as we look at how the practice and its teaching began by looking at Charles Parham. Now there are those who agree and say that the gift of tongues therefore is to be distinguished from the tongues that is given as an evidence of the baptism of the Spirit. But we also looked at the idea of the Spirit as an evidence of being baptised in the Spirit and saw that every Christian is baptised in the Spirit when they believe and there is no evidence of a normative second experience with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
Today we want to continue our look at tongues answering a number of important questions from the bible. 1 Cor. 14:1-25 will be our primary text from which we will also reference many other verses. 1 Cor. 14 is the longest and most in depth explanation of tongues in the Bible.