Tongues?

 

What is biblical in tongues?

 

Keep in mind the word “tongues” simply means “languages”. Any “tongue” which is not a real human language, and isn’t understandable by anyone isn’t real. There are thousands of “tongues/languages” within the world but none of them are this babbling “tongues” that is found in some churches. The Holy Spirit would not inspire anyone to speak something which is not an actual language of man that the speaker doesn’t understand.  It is not logical, and the Word of God is all “Logos”, not confusion. This gift of a “tongue of Angels” exists only where congregational leaders teach people to do it, being workers of dark light. Then anyone can then just get a few babblers to say something and then say they can translate and say whatever they want, and people have to then make up their mind if they trust it or not. The wizard can conjure it up and put on a very good show, that way i suppose. do you know how many people would want to feel like they spoke in tongues and would deceive themselves by simply babbling ? The translators are practising in the art of witchcraft, preying upon the congregations for superiority and gain, just like the RCC use to sell indulgences. Has anyone stood up and spoke in ancient Greek, never having read it before and you understand it even though they never spoke it ? Of course not because its not so easy to manifest. If God desires to tell you something, He can do it through His Word, not some subjective tongue twister.  Those who believe His written word has limitations to reveal all truth, and then they have put God in a box.

Spiritual tongues on the day of Pentecost were the true “tongues”, which is the opposite of what we find today supposedly being said to be from the Holy Ghost. The tongues spoken on Pentecost was a true miracle, in that the gospel could be understood by anyone no matter what language they spoke they could understand the speaker. That is the best way for the Spirit to communicate in a language spoken by men. This other “tongues” is never understood by anyone, simply because it is unintelligible noises and not a language in any sense of the definition. It is no difference than the supposed Christian snake handlers.

1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.  2 For he that speaketh in an (foreign language) speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

What good is it to speak in a language no hearer but God can understand? Some people babbling and another person translating is not tongues. God’s actions always make logical sense to a spiritual person. The acid test is; does it go back to the flesh? If it does, then it is a doctrine of devils. 1 Corinthians 14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.  4 He that speaketh in an (foreign language) edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

If one speaks in a FORIEGN LANGUAGE that only he knows and no other, then he only builds himself up and does nothing good to those who are listening but cannot understand what they are hearing.  I don’t think building ourselves up is the appropriate approach. Speaking in tongues is a language (tongue) such as Latin, Russian, French, Polish, etc .that could be spoken by one person who knows them all, and is translating to others for the purpose of edification.  William Tyndale brought edification to many by translating God’s word into English that many should benefit from. Thus he was writing in tongues.

There is no such thing as “translating” the supposed holy-tongues, because, if it were a real language it would be understood by anyone. Any “tongue” which is not a real human language, and isn’t understandable by anyone, isn’t real and is of a superstition.  If someone is speaking what is called “babble” and claims it is of the Holy Spirit, then they are false. God does not author confusion.

So, if one speaks another language, then speaking in that language is building up another person in the gospel, which is an appropriate use of the gift of tongues. This is proper way, and not by way of vain babbling in such that we do not understand ourselves and no one else does either. Nowhere in verses 1-9 is Paul encouraging anyone to babble in church, it blasphemes the Holy Ghost by attributing that which is of Satan to God. Paul also apparently thought that these people were really enthusiastic and wanted to be as spiritual as the apostles. Their desires were seemingly good, but their techniques were flawed. The behavior of the people at Corinth required loving correction, and that is what Paul was giving them.

 1 Corinthians 14:5 I would that ye all spake with (foreign tongues), but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with (foreign tongues)excepthe interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

It is better to speak in an understood language and prophesy rather than speak a foreign tongue unless you interpret what you are saying in a language that the listeners understand. This isn’t about supernatural types of tongues, but rather regular foreign languages like Spanish, or German etc.In this example Paul is speaking of someone trying to speak to people who doesn’t speak their language so to show how important it is to have a translator present so in case you come across people that speak another language you can be prepared to share the gospel with them.

 1 Corinthians 14:6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

But to come simply speaking in various babblings that aren’t understood by anyone profits no one. People do that because they have been taught errantly that this is what speaking in tongues is so they mistakenly do it thinking they are doing what Paul spoke of but it’s all based upon a charismatic cult founded in 1899, and a desire to manifest something amazing in the church.(false signs and wonders) Ultimately it is a hoax, whether intentional or unintentional.

Paul’s real intent in that chapter was to discourage the behavior in Corinth, not encourage it. A few churches think that vain babbling is good. It is not! How can a person go on talking and not know what they are speaking, and let alone no one else could understand them either. It is basic common sense that to what is labeled tongues today are a charismatic Hindu form of chanting. It is enchantment conjuring up strange spirits. However I do believe that there is a gift of tongues in languages to communicate the gospel in foreign language to those who can use it to do His will. William Tyndale was an example of that.

Paul did many things to forward the gospel in his day. Such as blinding a person with the wave of his hand, I believe that the Spirit moved through those in the book of Acts differently than today. And remember Paul did those miracles with the true gospel. The madness of the signs and wonders crowd seeks to accomplish the same miracles as Paul but with a different gospel. Thus, suggesting that Satan can cast out Satan? What can go wrong with that? Acts 19:15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

1 Corinthians 14:7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? :8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

It is the same with a musical instrument. What good is playing an instrument if it is randomly played with indistinct sounds and utterance of noise? Much like our music today, which is nothing more than noisy viols. It is the same when you speak “in a tongue”. Certain trumpet sounds (short musical pieces) signified certain actions to be carried out. Have you ever heard a trumpet sound at the horse races that announcing the horse coming out onto the track? What if the trumpet made a strange sound that no one recognized? It would be one of confusion to the listeners..

1 Corinthians 14:9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air. Do not utter “words” which are not easy to understand.

If it is not easily understood by the listener then the speaker has done something wrong.

1 Corinthians 14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.  11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.

Do not speak and sound like a barbarian. This means do not speak ignorantly, in a mumbo-jumbo, gibberish, non-sense, made up by imaginations called “speaking in tongues”.

1 Corinthians 14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

The zealous wish to have evidence of the Holy Spirit so they have this unintelligible thing. They call it an unknown tongue. But it is what Paul said to not do!!!. The irony is that no one understands it, they all just go along with the antics and spiritually feed the charade. Every time Paul speaks of “languages” he is speaking about human languages, never a new Holy Spirit inspired tongue that no one really understands unless God gives someone a special gift to interpret it.  But the Baal-Pathors of dark light will make one think so. It’s all an emotional gimmick, and the Holy Spirit does not operate through emotions, but rather the mind.

 1 Corinthians 14:13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.  14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

Here Paul refers to praying something in a language in prayer that no one else understands. Like a memorized one, or something they learned from someone else. This is why the understanding is unfruitful because they don’t truly understand the strange words they are using in prayer. Liken to Latin babblings in the RCC, making prayers for a pittance perceiving it to be of renowned stature. In a Catholic church they often pray out loud in Latin. When anyone prayed in Latin that did not know Latin, their spirit prayed and God knew that language but the prayer certainly didn’t. Therefore, it is of none effect, but rather a show of perceived holiness. But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty

1 Corinthians 14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

It is naturally better to pray with understanding of what is being said in a prayer. Being of sound mind and meditating upon the word.

1 Corinthians 14:16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?

The unlearned refers to anyone who doesn’t know the foreign language being spoken in a church, whether in an open prayer or a sermon. Here if one speaks in a language unknown to anyone, then how is anyone supposed to know when to say “Amen”, since they couldn’t have understood any of it? They wouldn’t because they cannot understand what is being said and that also applies to the speaker.

1 Corinthians 14:17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.  18 I thank my God, I speak with FORIEGN LANGUAGES more than ye all:

Paul spoke many different languages which is why he was so perfect to go forth and spread the gospel to foreign countries in tongues.

1 Corinthians 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.  It is better to speak 5 words someone can understand than 10,000 words in a language that none can decipher.

Romans 8-26Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

In times of infirmities God understands our moaning. If the spirit wants to speak to God, He does not need our tongue, for in times we ‘groan’ under this felt inability, but not in vain are these groaning’s, because the Spirit Himself, on our behalf, prays to God communicating such sorrow..

 

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