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PRACTICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT TONGUES
"Wherefore brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with
tongues." (1Co 14:39)
Do we obey this plain admonition of scripture?
Yes, but this admonition must be considered in light of several
other responsibilities and exhortations given in the Bible.
"Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's
sins: keep thyself pure." 1Ti 5:22
Before we give someone authority to speak in the church, we need to have some
assurance that they are able to edify the church and that what they say will be
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God;...Holding fast the
faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine
both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. For there are many unruly and
vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose
mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which
they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. Ti 1:7-10
Not everyone who desires to speak in a church would be acceptable to God.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are
of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1Jo 4:1
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and
offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
Notice this key verse in 1 Corinthians 14.
If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge
that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 1Co
What had Paul written?
If tongues are used in a church the following conditions should be met. If
they were not – we must arrive at one simple conclusion – they were not
prophets or spiritual.
If they are not prophets or spiritual, then we cannot allow them to speak in
The Conditions: Let all things be done unto edifying.
- 1Co 14:26 Tongues are of very little value along this line – unless
interpreted. vs 19 Even then they take more time they introduce more
potential for error they introduce more potential for spiritual
- Two and at most three in any one service. vs 27
- Each in turn. vs 27
- Let one interpret vs 27
- If there is no interpreter, let them remain silent. vs 28 cp vs 19
Remember the spirit of the prophets (and tongues’ speakers by implication)
are subject to the prophets. vs 32
- No women should speak in tongues in the church. vv 34,35
- Everything should be done decently and in order. vs 40
Many charismatics say or imply, "I feel sorry for you Baptists, all you
have is the Bible. You do not have direct revelation from God and the close
relationship that goes with it."
The Bible is Sufficient
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: -2TI
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly
furnished unto all good works. -2TI 3:17
Where is the Greater Spiritual Discernment?
- In detecting frauds (i.e. Swaggert, Baker).
- In detecting false doctrine (Roman Catholic faith healers and tongues
speakers are considered saved).
- In seeing through blatant violations of Biblical Principles (Oral
Roberts and the $6 million death threat, etc.)
- In avoiding the ecumenical move toward the one world church of the end
time. (Rev 13)
- In teachings concerning the home, music, worldliness, etc.
- In simple depth and understanding of the Word of God.