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Gift of tongues


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What does the New Testament teach about the gift of tongues?

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  • God gifts a irrevocable Rom 11:29, that is to say once given, he will never take them away. Tongues is here for all who accept Jesus as the Savior and Lord. Acts 2:39.
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Gift of tongues

  1. 1. Tongue Speaking What is the gift of tongues? What does the NT teach?
  2. 2. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, Acts 2:4-5
  3. 3. 6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7 Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, "Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? Acts 2:6-8
  4. 4. In the NT – tongues was an identifiable language “ heard them speaking in his own language” Other claims today – New language, Prayer language, Language of Adam, Unintelligible jargon, Inarticulate jargon, Meaningless sylables, Devotional language Definition :
  5. 5. “ Glossolalia is a phenomenon of abnormal psychology found in most world religions, both ancient and modern, and often completely outside of religious context. It has no rational meaning but consists of mere ecstatic utterances.” Glossolilia , Jimmy Jividen, page 23 Definition :
  6. 6. Acts 2:1-13 Who spoke in tongues ? Only the 12 apostles All were Galileans (2:7) Mathias with 11 (1:26) Peter with the 11 (2:14) Peter and rest of apostles (2:37) Tongues in NT
  7. 7. Acts 2:1-13 Who spoke in tongues ? What was the nature of tongues ? Common, known language Language not known or studied by the speaker Able to speak as if it were their native language Tongues in NT
  8. 8. Acts 2:1-13 Who spoke in tongues ? What was the nature of tongues ? How was this power received ? Holy Spirit – directly on them Endued with power (Luke 24:49) Without any human intervention As was promised by Jesus Tongues in NT
  9. 9. Acts 2:1-13 Who spoke in tongues ? What was the nature of tongues ? How was this power received ? What was the purpose ? Fulfilled Joel 2:28-32 Visible demonsatration of God's approval of their preaching Able to communicat the gospel in the native language of hearers Tongues in NT
  10. 10. Acts 10:44-48 It was a “like gift” - tongues It came in a similar manner – direct from God Purpose – convince Jews that the gospel is for ALL men Tongues are not related to salvation – Cornelius spoke in tongues before his baptism Tongues in NT
  11. 11. Acts 19:1-6 Tongues came through the “laying on of apostles hands” Problem – their faith was looking the wrong direction They were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Tongues in NT
  12. 12. 1 Corinthians 12, 13, 14 Brief Summary 12 – List of 9 spiritual gifts, we are a body of different parts, we need all the parts, must work together 13 – Love is greater, Love lasts, gifts are temporary 14 – Prophecy is more useful than tongues, rules for how they are used in worship Tongues in NT
  13. 13. 1 Corinthians 12, 13, 14 Comments on “unknown tongue” “ Unknown” is in italics – added by translators to clarify meaning Not unknown to mankind But unknown to the speaker We can not say “Amen” unless we understand the language (14:16) Tongues in NT
  14. 14. Tongues was a gift given to NT Christians The purpose was to aid in the rapid spread of the gospel It was one of 9 temporary gifts That gift ceased, faded away Church was well established Inspiration was complete Copies of NT were available Need for tongues ended Tongues in NT