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For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
originally posted by: ChesterJohn
a reply to: LittleByLittle
this is way off topic.
Now we even have quantum physics to explain how the spiritual world can create information exchange with our biological bodies.
How do you deal with the fact that the earliest bibles are different than the "Holy Scriptures"? As an example, the last chapter of Mark 9-20?
Yea, my computer skills suck. lol, anyways it should have linked to " The Tongues Confusion" by Dr. Curtis Huston. It's a good read.
originally posted by: NOTurTypical
a reply to: starlitestarbright
Your links aren't good. One is a 404, and the other goes to a search engine page.
Originally posted by ChesterJohn
I had always wondered if tongues are not needed why did Paul mention them as a spiritual gift, and that when done properly would bring edification to the church. I discovered that by rightly dividing tongues I found there were three types of usage of tongues in the New Testament.
Paul says we don't always know how to pray, therefore we can be/are given utterance, whether we are praying for ourselves, or someone else. This means the prayer is now coming from the heart, instead of the intellect. Which for the Christian especially, is something to be desired, since it is the heart that God deals with, more so than the intellect. So from the Christian's perspective, tongues are an indispensable gift or blessing for their personal prayers.
In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses, for we don't know how to pray as we ought. But the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which can't be uttered.