Is this something you do or do not have control over? It sounds like it would come over you without your controlling it?
You don't seem to think it's anything spiritual or supernatural, so what do you consider it to be?
I was raised in a Pentecostal church, where everybody spoke in tongues and literally rolled on the floor too. I also spoke in tongues. As I grew older, I felt silly and self conscious and even phony. I came to believe that speaking in tongues really means the the spirit will lead you what to say in difficult situations. I have since abandoned that expression of worship and religion for something more New Agey.
First, your link on Sargon claims that it really doesn't know the time period in which Sargon of Akkad lived or reigned.
Examination of Certain Details Contained in the Narrations
The Hebrews in Egypt
It is, apparently, quite possible to say (and without running much risk of being wrong) that the Hebrews remained in Egypt for 400 or 430 years, according to the Bible (Genesis 15, 13 and Exodus 12, 40). In spite of this discrepancy between Genesis and Exodus, which is of minor importance, the period may be said to have begun long after Abraham, when Joseph, son of Jacob, moved with his brothers to Egypt. With the exception of the Bible, which gives the data just quoted, and the Qur'an which refers to the move to Egypt, but does not give any indication as to the dates involved, we do not possess any other document which is able to illuminate us on this point.
Present-day commentators, ranging from P. Montet to Daniel Rops, think that, in all probability, the arrival of Joseph and his brothers coincided with the movement of the Hyksos towards Egypt in the Seventeenth century B.C. and that a Hyksos sovereign probably received them hospitably at Avaris in the Nile Delta.
There can be no doubt that this guess is in obvious contradiction to what is contained in the Bible (Kings I, 6, 1) which puts the Exodus from Egypt at 480 years before the construction of Solomon's Temple (circa 971 B.C.). This estimation would therefore put the Exodus at roughly 1450 B.C. and would consequently situate the entry into Egypt at circa 1880-1850 B.C. This is precisely the time, however, that Abraham is supposed to have lived, and other data contained in the Bible tell us that there were 250 years separating him from Joseph. This passage from Kings I in the Bible is therefore unacceptable from a chronological point of view. We shall see how the theory put forward here has only this objection, taken from Kings I, to be levelled against it. The very obvious inaccuracy of these chronological data effectively deprives this objection of any value.
I find it fascinating that you talk about being able to speak in tongues even though you don't practice religion.
Autowrench, thanks for the link on the Hebrews in Egypt! That's worth doing some more research on! I thought I read about some archaeology evidence on this in the past year, but I think I'm going to have to dig it up and research it again to be sure!
That's because Pentecostal church's are not even Christian they are a cult. Babbling while rolling around on the floor isn't biblical. It's sad that you abandoned the faith to follow a lie because you were raised in an ungodly church.. Do you want the truth or what feels good to you? The Bible says apathy is no excuse and nor is laziness.
Originally posted by RevelationGeneration
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Spreading falsehoods and deception is not serving humankind. If you want to serve human kind then you must humble yourself by bowing your knee to God and admit you are a sinner. Unless you are serving the kingdom of God then you are serving Satan by default.