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What is the gift of tongues?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:33 PM on Jan. 20, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • its when you can speak a spirit language with God.
    lowencope

    Answer by lowencope at 8:35 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • when you are able to speak in the language of those you are communicating with.
    DevilInPigtails

    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 9:02 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • The gift of tongues is speaking in a tongue you are not familiar with such as what happened at Pentacost in the book of Acts. It is also used when praying to God during your prayer time to Him.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 9:08 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • It's a spiritual gift that has a specific purpose for sharing, or understanding, the gospel. So it's speaking another's language, or understanding another's language.

    Think of when Peter taught a sermon and everybody in the room heard it in their different, native, languages.

    I believe most often, it manifests itself, in a more quiet fashion, and helps someone learn another language much quicker than usual.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • The gift of tongues is a prophet word that edifies the church when an intepretation is required. See Corinthians 1Chapter 14
    Tongues spoken of in Acts is the evidence gift of the Holy Ghost which is free to everyone and is edification between you and God.
    ptomom678

    Answer by ptomom678 at 10:23 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • The tongues spoken in Acts chapter 2 was also given as the initial evidence of the Holy Spirit as you read on in Acts. The centurion spoke in tongues, the teacher that was ask if he received the Holy Ghost since he believed spoke in tongues and this gift of the Holy Ghost is still given today. But the gift of tongues is a separate gift that edifies the body of Christ prophetically as I mentioned before.

    ptomom678

    Answer by ptomom678 at 10:29 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • PTOmom and Shaneagle hit it on the head. They are right. And too tired to say anymore
    cecilmansmom

    Answer by cecilmansmom at 11:40 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • The gift of tongues were for a sign, as prophesied about in the Old Testament (Isaiah 28:11), and fulfilled in the New Testament, as confirmed by Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 14:2).
    The sign would be for the Jews, and to show that the Gentiles are included in salvation (Acts 10:44-48).
    Those speaking in tongues were understood by hearers who understood the tongues speaking as foreign languages (Acts 2:6). The word ‘tongues’ is even used as meaning ‘foreign languages’ (Acts 2:11).
    Those speaking in tongues could declare the wonders of God (Acts 2:11). They could also praise God while speaking in tongues (Acts 10:46). They speak mysteries (1 Corinthians 14:2). Not every one spoke in tongues (1 Corinthians 14:5). If someone spoke in tongues, then they should pray that they should also interpret what they say, for the benefit of others (1 Corinthians 14:13).
    m2KnL

    Answer by m2KnL at 2:00 AM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • (Cont.). Even when praying while speaking in tongues, the speaker, for himself also, should interpret what he is saying so that it is fruitful for his mind (1 Corinthians 14:14). If there is no interpreter in church, then the speaker should keep quiet and speak to himself and God (1 Corinthians 14:28).
    Speaking in tongues are also believed by many to be the language of angels (1 Corinthians 13:1), but angels are ministering spirits to those who will inherit salvation (Hebrews 1:14). And since angels are ministering spirits to those who will inherit salvation, then the angels will need to know earthly languages--- all the foreign languages of the world.
    So from the scriptures we see that tongue speaking was for a sign, the sign was given. Those who spoke in tongues spoke mysteries, the mysteries of the gospel has been given (Ephesians 6:19). And scripture tells us that tongues will be stilled (1 Corinthians 13:8).
    m2KnL

    Answer by m2KnL at 2:14 AM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • First-century Christians “spoke in tongues” (the God given gift of speaking other langauges) and that this filled definite needs back then. It served as a sign that God had shifted his favour from the Jewish system to the newly formed Christian congregation. (Heb. 2:2-4) And It was a practical means to spread the good news on an international scale in a short time. (Acts 1:8)
    UKJWMamaO5

    Answer by UKJWMamaO5 at 4:36 AM on Jan. 21, 2010

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