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There are NO more prophetic words to be told. It's all been foretold in the written word. A believer can piece together current events but there is no more prophecy, no more prophets. Unfortunately as a young-in I attended one of those "tongue" churches. It was a circus, people jumping benches, women laying in the floor with their dress out of place exposing their undergarments. People babbling "prophesying that so and so is gonna die and they need to get right with God. It's absolute fanatical hogwash.
originally posted by: Joecroft
a reply to: ChesterJohn
Originally posted by ChesterJohn
There is as many as 5,000 tongues (languages) in the world today.
What my outline does is show how they are used and what types it is sign gift tongues-needs no interpretation as it is understood by the hearer, spiritual gift tongues needs an interpretation, and selfish use unknown tongues has not interpretation.
I don’t mean how many languages there are out there…like 5000 or whatever…And I don't mean how many usages (although that does kinda come into it) like 3,4 or 5 etc…
I mean there’s 2 specific types of “Speaking” tongue gifts (3 if you include interpretation of tongues) that are being outlined in 1 Corinthians Chapters 12, 13 and 14…
One is to be able to miraculously speak other known languages, presumably never learnt before; This is considered by some to have past away, as was only used to spread Gods word, in the beginning…
The 2nd is the gift of tongues, where one is praying to God directly in an unknown (angelic) language (no language speaker (of any type) can understand it)…this is meant to be direct prayer to God…which edifies the individual…
But people with the gift of interpretation of tongues, can supposedly decode this unknown language…this interpretation is considered a prophetic word, which in turn edifies the whole church…
So, likewise, he was an old man for old men … Now, that the first stage of early life embraces thirty years, and that this extends onwards to the fortieth year, every one will admit; but from the fortieth and fiftieth year a man begins to decline towards old age, which our Lord possessed while he still fulfilled the office of a teacher … those who were conversant in Asia with John, the disciple of the Lord [affirming] that John conveyed to them that information. … Some of them [i.e., those who teach this, PS], moreover, saw not only John, but the other apostles also, and heard the very same account from them, and bear testimony as to the [validity of] the statement. (Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 2:22:4-6)
"The Edict of Thessalonica, also known as Cunctos populos, was issued on 27 February 380 AD. It ordered all subjects of the Roman Empire to profess the faith of the bishops of Rome and Alexandria, making Nicene Christianity the state religion of the Roman Empire."
originally posted by: ChesterJohn
a reply to: LittleByLittle
Not really because the fact that some Hindus were able to after a spiritual event speak in perfect English does not make it the same as the Church experience. the Hindu one is not from the Holy Ghost while the gift is.
The spiritual gift of tongues is not something the Christian makes happen or prepares themselves for or does any ritual for. This happens by God's spirit and that alone. The Christian does not have any power over gift. So there is no energizing of the body for doing it.
originally posted by: ChesterJohn
a reply to: NOTurTypical
And what form of Christianity was legalized by Constantine in 315AD? ROMAN CATHOLICISM That is which one, it became the state religion of the day.