Speaking in Tongues, Truth Is...

The Truth About Speaking in Tongues

Thank you all for your input. Actually, by actually reading the account in Acts you'll see that there was no "speaking to the angels" as many say they are now doing. But there was a speaking of different languages that actually did exist. People in the area heard the good news of Christ and his message of hope being spoken of in their native tongue yet in a strange land where their language was not generally spoken. There was no babble, and there is no need for us to talk to the angels now. The angels receive their instruction from GOD and they are sent out to do his bidding. We have no need to communicate with them as there is but one mediator between GOD and man...Jesus.

That is why the bible instructs that there be someone there to interpret. Yet when all the babbling goes on in today's church no one stands by and interprets do they? How about in YOUR church? Also, Church is supposed to be a gathering of people in worship and praise united. It is not a place for individual displays of "righteousness" or commune with GOD. It is a corporate(group) worship.

The true origin of the modern day "speaking in tongues, strange as it may seem has it's roots in ancient pagan African rituals as does the convulsing and as we call it, "getting the 'holy Ghost'".This came about when the slaves of America were forced to convert to "Christianity" and only allowed to read the Bible and no other book. As is the case of Catholicism and many other religious practices, they simply blended their existing rituals in with that which they were forced to accept. In time this became the norm for many so-called christian faiths. There is indeed a "spirit" involved, but is it not the spirit of GOD.*The ONLY people in the bible that were convulsing and carrying on the way they do in church today were possessed with a demon(s)...marinate on that a little and get back to me...

While I am sensitive to the beliefs of others, it is far more important to me as a messenger of GOD to enlighten as He does the final gathering in these the "last days" spoken of in the Bible. I encourage and stress to all readers to examine the history andorigins of your religious beliefs a re-examine whether you are willing to jeopardize your salvation simply because you insist and persist in practices that were with you or your forebears as long as you can remember. That does not make it acceptable to GOD, only to you and other men. As always I encourage you to take it to GOD in prayer and allow him to guide you and instruct you in the matter...but be mindful that when He does enlighten you it is up to you and your free-will to accept it and then refrain from former practices... Be thankful that GOD loves you enough to reteach you and help you learn what He really accepts and wants from us. It is not only admonition, but loving correction and a reason for hope!

Ask yourself, when you spoke in tongues did you actually HEAR someone speaking back in that tongue? What did they say? Can you interpret? DID you interpret for the edification of those around you? Have you seen ANYONE do the same? Was it communicating with angels or were you more so (likely) overcome with a wave of emotion and caught-up in the moment? This is NOT how GOD really works, think long and seriously honest with yourself on that. Also consider the people who automatically say the same words often( and I mean often) and seemingly are righteous spirit-filled persons. We need to really take GOD and our worship of him seriously and stop playing church and playing the "good christian". You only fool other people and yourself and actually are disgusting to GOD.

I am certain that there will be many detractors and folks who "strongly" disagree; but there were many who rejected Jesus' message also as it was out of the norm from what they had been doing as well as what had been acceptable for centuries before he came. Not many liked the messages of Jeremiah, Ezekiel and others in the Bible. But they continued to deliver their message as it is GOD we as messengers must obey and not men. Time is running out on mankind and particularly those who claim to serve GOD as He offers too many chances to us to align with truth and serve him as He says and not the way we want to.1Timothy 4:3,4 Judgement begins in the church and when Jesus spoke of separatingsheep from goats he was talking about people IN the church! People who stubbornly hold on to tradition and ritual as opposed to accepting the real truth.Truth Is...That is the exact way it was in Jesus' day; if you actually read your bible and open your mind you'll actually get the real message. We tend to make the bible's message complicated when in truth it is quite simple.

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godschild 6 years ago

About time someone spoke up about the mess that goes on in church. When I see people doing all that stuff in church it sickens me! Tha's not worship and it's obviously pagan behavior. Thank you so much for opening a few more eyes.


gr8tone 6 years ago

You are one very knowledgeable minister Truth Is. If there were more like you the truth might be spread better. I stopped going to churches that have all that carrying on in them. It's obvious they ar not really christians but people caught-up in spiritistic practices and witchcraft. God is orderly and all that babbling is a bunch of mess, chaos and confusion.


anitathaheater 6 years ago

You write good and deep stuff!


narrowroadtravler 6 years ago

As my knowledge ever evolves I am grateful to God for placing teachers like you who actually seek only to enlighten and not glory, and fame. You are very much needed, keep writing!


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brotheryochanan 6 years ago from BC, canada

well you obviously did not read my response to your question or you wouldn't have written this lie of a hub.


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daledad8 6 years ago from pittsburgh Author

I read your comment yochanan, but I must do as I said in the hub: De;iover the message God has and not worry about pleasing men or tickling itching ears. Truth Is..


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

Actually, I confess I didn't read the entire hub, but I do wish to say that I pray God will give you grace toward the Christians that speak in spiritual tongues. It is a gift of the Spirit. The Spirit didn't die. He lives within us and prays through us. To say something that is holy is not holy is being in danger of blaspheming the Holy Spirit, which is the unforgivable sin. I say this with love and fear (reverence for God) at the same time.


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brotheryochanan 6 years ago from BC, canada

dont publish this, i'm not trying to scold you or anything but you need to relearn this.

lol...my answer was too long so i wrote a hub about it.

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Speaking-i...

the scriptures are right there. Its plain and quite obvious. Truth is paul spoke in tongues, how can u refute?


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daledad8 6 years ago from pittsburgh Author

Paul also said that these gifts would pass away...but love abideth forever. Concentrate on actually loving other peopleother than our friends and learn the love of GOD. WE are in the time of th end for a certainty and it's time to get really serious about serving God and no more mystifying the church and it's practices. Stop the Mess is God's message. and that message is for all!

As always, I do not debate on this forum as I impart what GOD tells me to deliver and nother more or less. I have no concern for detractors or those who disagree as this is not a matter up for debate, the word of GOD never is. It's a matter of either you accept it and comply and reap th benefits therof; or you don't and ...like I suggested previously: read Isaiah chapter 1...Truth Is...


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daledad8 6 years ago from pittsburgh Author

Paul also said that these gifts would pass away...but love abideth forever. Concentrate on actually loving other peopleother than our friends and learn the love of GOD. WE are in the time of th end for a certainty and it's time to get really serious about serving God and no more mystifying the church and it's practices. Stop the Mess is God's message. and that message is for all!

As always, I do not debate on this forum as I impart what GOD tells me to deliver and nother more or less. I have no concern for detractors or those who disagree as this is not a matter up for debate, the word of GOD never is. It's a matter of either you accept it and comply and reap th benefits therof; or you don't and ...like I suggested previously: read Isaiah chapter 1...Truth Is...


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

As sister "Judah'sDaughter says, speaking in tongues is a gift of the Holy spirit. Usually if one is able to speak in tongues, one can also translate in that tongue. I have not personally experienced this as yet, but, I have experienced being able to "Sing in tongues" which is similar. I can sing in several tongues foreign to me, yet understand what I am singing and be able to translate the song.


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daledad8 6 years ago from pittsburgh Author

When you do this singing, is it foreign languages such as Spanish, german etc?


jasper420 6 years ago

interesting


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

Consider that Chapter 13 was written before Chapter 14. The gifts will no longer be needed when we see Jesus FACE TO FACE (13:12). When He comes!! Chapter 14:2 states clearly, "For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries." He does not speak to MEN, but to God and NO ONE understands him? Yes, the Bible is clear.


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daledad8 6 years ago from pittsburgh Author

Are we not in the time of the Lord's presence? Matthews 24:14....


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must65gt 6 years ago

I agree totally with you on this Daledad. The tongues had their use in the days of Christ, but now are only used for personal edification. The use today has lost sight of the reason for their use which was to glorify God and his Glory.


Me 5 years ago

I was looking for an article about more specific ecamples of modern day pharisees...but this is very eye-opening. Truth is truth, and unpleasant to the false. the state of todays church all around the world is sad...church leaders parading and pleasing the audience...a sad fact. Your article is highly appreciated brother, Gbu


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daledad8 5 years ago from pittsburgh Author

Me, Thanx, I invite you to read the other articles by truth Is... on the subject of Modern day Pharisees as well as those upcoming in the future.


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W. Joe B. 5 years ago from Central Texas

Seems I recall that in 1 Cor 13, Paul stated "though I speak in tongues of men AND OF angels....." Although I don't pray in tongues as much as my wife, I still need the Romans promise of "the Spirit ...groaning in utterances I don't understand" (paraphrase) when I hit a hard spot...


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W. Joe B. 5 years ago from Central Texas

To further explain, when I pray IN tongues of angels, not TO the angels, as is the true manifestation you erred in labeling, I am learning the language of the place of my future residence.....


mha 5 years ago

Dear brother, concerning tongues, there is nothing you can do, say or teach that is going to stop people from speaking in tongues, tongues like Jesus is here to stay and it's not going away & there's is nothing you can do or say about it. Let's just keep on winning souls and populating heaven. God bless. MHA


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Man from Modesto 4 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

I have been in churches where a prophecy was given in tongues (several times on different Sundays) each of those was interpreted independently by at least two people- almost word for word.

I have also seen false tongues, and demonic tongues.

I have also prayed in tongues and saved the lives of two young men, without understanding the tongues until AFTER everything had unfolded, and the two youth were safe.

Also, please quote the scripture that REQUIRES interpretation.

-MFM

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