A BRIEF ESSAY IN SUPPORT OF "SPEAKING IN TONGUES" BY A VISITOR TO
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There is nothing mystic about speaking in tongues or
interpreting (explaining) a message in tongues. Tongues is the discussion of the things of God which
unbelievers (people who will not listen to the truth) do not understand.
The easiest and fastest way that I have found to understand this is as
In 1 Corinthians 14:21 the apostle Paul is making reference to Tongues and
uses the phrase "stammering lips" etc.
1 Corinthians 14: 21. In the Law it is written, "By men of strange tongues and by
the lips of strangers I will speak to this people, and even so they will not
listen to Me," says the Lord.
This verse makes reference to Isaiah 28:11.
The Apostle Paul - when describing tongues to the Corinthian's -
to Isaiah 28:11.
God is speaking through the person with the Gift of Tongues "Isaiah" in
chapter 28. He is speaking to the unbelieving and backslidden drunken
The exact words (the message in tongues) that Isaiah spoke to the
backslidden Priests are recorded in Isaiah 28:14-29.
The events taking place in Isaiah 28 refer to what the Apostle Paul called "The Gift of Tongues" when
he was teaching the Corinthians about this
If a person's definition of Tongues differs from the Apostle Paul's then
that person must ask themselves some questions:
Who understands the gift of Tongues better, Paul or the
person disagreeing with Paul?
Does this mean a person is unbiblical in their thinking if
they disagree with the Apostle?
This is not the traditional or popular understanding of the Gift of Speaking
It is, however, the scriptural definition of the Gift.
Latest update: 2003-SEP-2