I have been attending a Pentecostal/Apostolic church. I was taught that during baptism I would be filled with the Holy Ghost which (in this church) means that I would speak in tongues. In order to really have the Holy Ghost and go to Heaven, I am taught that this needs to happen. I am taught that God will give the gift of tongues to everyone, and that I just need to be patient. Well, it has been a year since my baptism, and nothing happens. I pray at the church and people crowd around me, touching me and speaking in tongues. They yell at me, "Just let go of the English," but I can't. Sometimes during the service the Pastor will tell the members who haven't gotten the Holy Ghost to stand up so others can touch them and pray for them, it's getting embarrassing. I feel like it will never happen. Why can everyone else speak in tongues and translate, but I can't?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:17 PM on Jun. 8, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
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Nika75: I don't really know what language they want me to speak. I listen closely as the other members speak in tongues and they all sound like they're speaking the same language. I am in no way trying to be offensive, but it kind-of sounds like when you hear Arab people talking. It's like, "A-la-la-shama-la-la" kwim?
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