Do We Still Speak In Tongues Today?


28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.

-1 Corinthians 12:28-30

According to the Scriptures, not all speak in tongues, especially since we have now the complete Word of God. God can still use someone to speak in tongues to minister in a particular situation.

Keyword: Tongue

Tongues mean a known language, one that is spoken from the earth not angelic (Acts 2:4-8). God uses tongues for declaring His Word through a believer who does not speak the language of the person God wants him to minister to.

We all as believers in Christ Jesus have different gifts, we do not possess all of them. If a church tells you that you need to speak in tongues, for the evidence of the Holy Spirit, friend, they are in error and do not understand the Scriptures. If you attend a church that teaches that, I would suggest looking for a church that is more faithful to the Word of God and its interpretation.

6 Replies to “Do We Still Speak In Tongues Today?”

  1. Alex ~ I liked how you dealt with this topic. Although I was trained in an AOG Bible School, I did not seek ordination from them. I do believe that God does give us a spiritual language for our own use in prayer to him. But, clearly, the gift to the talmidim in Acts 2 was in known languages.

  2. I agree that teaching one must speak in tongues is error. But teaching that manifestation is not functional today is also error. As a Baptist I do not and would not ever speak in tongues in the church but I do so rather regularly in private prayer, and sometimes when praying with other believers who believe as I do. In my testimony regarding my near death experience, I relate how I believed I heard someone praying for me in tongues. I do believe it happened. Perhaps by some of my relatives or perhaps by some person who speaks a different language. I don’t know; I’ll never know. But I praise the Lord for that prayer; whoever the instrument; the Holy Spirit was the source. If you are interested in the link, I’ll look it up for you. Blessings.

    1. Thank you for your comment.

      I just let the Word of God speak for itself. God’s Word supersedes any experience. How do we know what we have experienced is from God? By comparing it to the Scriptures. Many people today put their experience above what is written. I would like to read your testimony if you can share your link.

  3. Regarding the medical crises:
    Regarding what I experienced during the operation:
    I don’t remember having written anything about the “speaking in other tongues.” It is something that is clearly in the Bible and much has been written. My purpose was not to argue the point. I do not think it is necessary for one’s salvation. I do know it is a blessing from the Lord. I took your question at face value so I answered what I considered an honest question. I did not intend to cause conflict. God has so much in store for his kids. Blessings to you.

    1. I wasn’t arguing. I just stated that I let God’s Word speak for itself. Sometimes, one can make an experience to be Scripture, instead of measuring it to the Scripture.

      Thank you for taking the time to read my post and to comment.

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