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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty View Post
    Do you know what the general content of what was said in Portuguese? Can you give a brief translation in English if you know?
    No, I only know that the two students' reaction was very positive. They felt like God had spoken very specifically into their situation.

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    I have known of this phenomena for quite some time, but I've never really solidified what I believe about it. Obviously I have never experienced it, but I know people who have and I have attended a Oneness Pentecostal church that teaches, believes in and practices it. I have been baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and I am very deeply convicted about the Truth of God and the Bible.

    This is one concept that I really don't know what to make of. I believe all the Scriptures have to say about it. I believe the Apostles and many others in Scripture experienced it and I believe it is a legit gift of the Holy Spirit, but I don't know where to draw the line between the Biblical descriptions and explanations of it and what many of us are witnessing in some churches and on internet videos of charismatic church events.

    Please share your knowledge, experiences and opinions on the subject, one and all. If you don't believe it is legit, please share that and explain why.

    If you are completely convinced it is real, and/or that all who have the Holy Spirit must experience speaking in tongues, please share and explain why and your experiences.

    Thank you.
    The speaking in tongues that was done in the Bible, specifically in the Christian Greek Scriptures aka New Testament, is a far cry from what's being done in certain churches and other religions since Bible times. Here's why. In the Bible, the people who spoke in tongues were speaking in actual foreign languages that listeners who spoke the particular language were able to understand. Notice below what happened when Jesus' disciples received the gift of tongues on one occasion:


    "{1} Now while the day of the Festival of Pentecost was in progress, they [the disciples of Jesus] were all together at the same place. {2} Suddenly there was a noise from heaven, just like that of a rushing, stiff breeze, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. {3} And tongues as if of fire became visible to them and were distributed, and one came to rest on each one of them, {4} and they all became filled with holy spirit and started to speak in different languages, just as the spirit enabled them to speak. {5} At that time devout Jews from every nation under heaven were staying in Jerusalem. {6} So when this sound occurred, a crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language." (Acts 2:1-6)

    With the so-called speaking in tongues that is done in our time, nobody knows what those people are saying because they are not speaking in actual languages. So it begs the question, where are they getting that from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alter2Ego View Post
    With the so-called speaking in tongues that is done in our time, nobody knows what those people are saying because they are not speaking in actual languages. So it begs the question, where are they getting that from?

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    2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

    So, this tongue described in 1 Cor. 14 is UNKNOWN and NOT understood by men, whereas the tongues in Acts 2 WERE KNOWN and understood by men. So obviously this is two different 'diversities' or 'diversekinds' (1 Cor. 12:10,28 KJV) of tongues being described. There are 2 more diversities/kinds of tongues talked about in the NT. The problem is you don't understand that there is more than the Acts 2 diversity/kind of tongue. Go back through this whole thread and read my responses concerning tongues and you will learn more than you realized there is to know about tongues. Unless you're just interested in showing your lack of knowledge of the subject as you did above. Then never mind. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    1 Cor. 14
    2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

    So, this tongue described in 1 Cor. 14 is UNKNOWN and NOT understood by men, whereas the tongues in Acts 2 WERE KNOWN and understood by men. So obviously this is two different 'diversities' or 'diversekinds' (1 Cor. 12:10,28 KJV) of tongues being described. There are 2 more diversities/kinds of tongues talked about in the NT. The problem is you don't understand that there is more than the Acts 2 diversity/kind of tongue. Go back through this whole thread and read my responses concerning tongues and you will learn more than you realized there is to know about tongues. Unless you're just interested in showing your lack of knowledge of the subject as you did above. Then never mind. :)
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