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I don't want to discredit anyones personal relationship with God, but the people in churches ''speaking in tongues'' come off as wanting to be known as someone ''special' or ''chosen'' which comes off as an ego trip and not something I can learn and or grow from.
originally posted by: jon1
a reply to: peppycat
It is a language between you and God..nothing more unless he wants someone to share it..
Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Acts 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
Acts 2:4 ]b]And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Acts 2:5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
Acts 2:6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
Acts 2:7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
Acts 2:8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
Acts 2:9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
Acts 2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
If you look in the previous you will find 12 apostles and the 4 brothers of Jesus 16 and look above you will see that 16 languages were spoken. Not a coincidence but only the 16 men spoke.
Acts 2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
Acts 2:12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: UnBreakable
My 15 month old grandson sure has his own language. But as incoherent as it may be, when he want's Papa to turn the TV to "his" channel, there is no misunderstanding the conversation. Be it babble or not.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
Yeah or men wearing aprons and white gloves and playing with knots and ropes around necks. Its all a matter of perspective.
We still speak in understandable English though. Even after all the Bourbon.