Speaking In Tongues And Private Prayer
Like all gifts, speaking in tongues was not for private use but for the common good.
Many believe that speaking in tongues is for private prayer, however, there is not one verse that supports the private use of tongues. The Bible tells us that -
Speaking In Tongues – A Sign
“Tongues then are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers” (1 Cor. 14:22).
It’s commonly believed that speaking in tongues is a private prayer language but that idea is read into the text. Not a single verse states that tongues is for private prayer, however, 1 Cor. 14:21-22 clearly say that speaking in tongues was a sign. In 1 Cor. 14:21, God said,…Continue
Speaking In Tongues And Face To Face
What does face to face mean in 1 Cor. 13:12?
Regarding 1 Cor. 13:12 and the term "face to face", in Ex. 33:11 we are told that God talked to Moses "face to face, as a man speaks with a friend". We know this is figurative language because Ex. 33:20 tells us that Moses did not actually see God’s face. The same thing happens to us today when God speaks to…Continue
Speaking In Tongues And The Perfect
What is “the perfect” in 1 Cor. 13:9-10?
Many believe that 1 Cor. 13:9-10 say that tongues will cease when “the perfect” comes but that can’t be true as these verses don’t even mention tongues; they only say that prophecy and knowledge cease when “the perfect” comes. Tongues cease in a different manner and this is verified by the use of different verbs,…Continue
Speaking in Tongues – Ceasing and Remaining
In 1 Cor. 13:8, we are told that Tongues, Prophecy and Knowledge will cease at some point in time and, after they cease, 1 Cor 13:13 says that Faith, Hope and Love will remain. We know that Love is eternal but our Faith and Hope are both fulfilled and come to their conclusion when Jesus returns as the following shows -…