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SPEAKING IN TONGUES

In the Gospels and Book of Acts

  1. Jesus' Promise about New Tongues
    One of the signs to confirm the word--Mark 16:17-20
  2. On Pentecost
    Spoke as Spirit gave to speak--Acts 2:4
    Each one heard them in his own language--Acts 2:6-11
  3. On Household of Cornelius--Acts 10:45-48
  4. On Twelve Disciples of John--Acts 19:5-6

In 1 Corinthians

  1. One of the gifts [charismata] of the Spirit--1 Cor. 12:4, 8-10
  2. A manifestation of the Spirit for the common good--1 Cor. 12:7
  3. Given by the Spirit as He wills--1 Cor. 12:11
  4. Last in the rank ordering of gifts--1 Cor. 12:28
  5. All do not speak in tongues--1 Cor. 12:30
  6. Tongues of men and angels valueless without love--1 Cor. 13:1
  7. Tongues will cease--1 Cor. 13:8
  8. One who speaks in a tongue--1 Cor. 14:2
    1. Speaks not to men but to God
    2. No one understands him
    3. Speaks mysteries in the Spirit
  9. Tongue-speaker edifies himself--1 Cor. 14:4
  10. Prophecy greater than tongue-speaking--1 Cor. 14:5
  11. Tongues not benefit the church as a whole--1 Cor. 14:6, 9
  12. Pray for the power to interpret--1 Cor. 14:13
  13. Spirit prays but mind is unfruitful--1 Cor. 14:14
  14. Outsiders not know what is said nor be edified--1 Cor. 14:16-17
  15. Paul spoke in tongues more than Corinthians--1 Cor. 14:18
  16. 5 words teaching better than 10,000 in tongue--1 Cor. 14:19
  17. Tongues leave outsiders as unbelievers--1 Cor. 14:21-23
  18. Tongues done at church--1 Cor. 14:26
  19. Limited to 2 or 3 & must have interpreter--1 Cor. 14:27- 28
  20. Not forbid speaking in tongues--1 Cor. 14:39

Phenomena of Glossalalia

  1. Practiced in several world religions, including Islam
  2. Language-like, but not all the characteristics of language
  3. Most easily learned by those able to be hypnotized

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