Speaking In Tongues – General Comments
Comments on various points about speaking in tongues.
1) If tongues have ceased, why did Paul say not to forbid speaking in tongues (1 Cor. 14:39)?
The simple reason is that when Paul wrote 1 Corinthians, about 55AD, tongues was still a gift and being used as a sign of judgment against the Jews. After judgment came, in 70AD, tongues ceased…
"You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil".
Man has always had the free will to choose right from wrong. When God told Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Gen. 2:17), Adam had the freedom to choose whether or not to obey and we know the result. Some say that free will ended when Adam sinned but the Bible tells us…Continue
Speaking In Tongues And Private Prayer
Like all gifts, speaking in tongues was not for private use but for the common good.
Many believe that speaking in tongues is for private prayer, however, there is not one verse that supports the private use of tongues. The Bible tells us that -
Speaking In Tongues And Face To Face
What does face to face mean in 1 Cor. 13:12?
Regarding 1 Cor. 13:12 and the term "face to face", in Ex. 33:11 we are told that God talked to Moses "face to face, as a man speaks with a friend". We know this is figurative language because Ex. 33:20 tells us that Moses did not actually see God’s face. The same thing happens to us today when God speaks to…Continue