Posts Tagged ‘speaking in tongues’
Why was there a need for the interpretation of tongues?
Question: Greetings Brother, Thank you in advance for answering my question, which is: Why did the disciples, who received the Spiritual gift of speaking in tongues by the laying on of the hands of the apostles, need interpreters when employing that gift and the apostles did not? Thank you so much for your help. Answer:…Read More
What Kind of Tongues Are Meant in I Corinthians 12?
by Clem Thurman in Gospel Minutes, Vol. 58, No. 47, Nov. 20, 2009. The apostle Paul writes of various “gifts of the Holy Spirit” in I Corinthians 12-14. Notice the reading in I Corinthians 12:7-11: “But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit to profit withal. For to one is given through the…Read More
Were the prayers in I Corinthians 11 referring to praying in an unknown tongue?
Question: Good day, Regarding I Corinthians 11:3-16, where women commanded to cover their heads while praying and prophesying. Some argue that the prayer mentioned in that verse was a miraculous activity connected with prophecy. God talked to man through the Spirit. In I Corinthians 14:14, Paul mentioned praying with an unknown tongue. “For if I…Read More
Subjective or Objective?
by Kenneth Frazier Sentry Magazine, June 2000 The two terms, “subjective and objective,” are defined by the dictionary as follows: Subjective: Relating to the subject of mental states, the ego; proceeding from or taking place within the thinking subject: opposed to objective. Objective: Having independent existence or authority, apart from experience or thought. Under the…Read More
The Charismatic Movement
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/CharismaticMovement.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Corinthians 14:6-12 I. As we continue our tracing of how various denominations came to be, A. We examined how the Pietiest influenced the beliefs of John Wesley and the Methodist societies that he established. 1. In particular was an emphasis on the need for a personal experience to become sanctified,…Read More
What is speaking in tongues?
Question: What is speaking in tongues and what does it prove? Answer: In Acts 2:5-12 the apostles were speaking in a way that people from 15 different nationalities were able to understand the speakers in their own tongue. Since the hearers heard a language that they understood, it stands to reason that the language of…Read More
Can I be filled with the Spirit when I have a sinful past?
Question: Hi, good morning, I was looking for a particular topic online when I came across your page where you were giving advice about fornication, etc. However, I’m 21 years old, baptized at 11 years old, changed churches, and I’m now at my present church for several years now; anyways, I’ve been engaging in sexual…Read More
Were those who received the Spirit in Acts just the apostles or the 120 brethren?
Question: I was reading your article on who received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. You’re saying the 120 didn’t receive the Holy Spirit, but the Apostles only, is that correct? If so, my question is: Did they receive the Spirit twice? Because in John 20:21-22 Jesus breathed on them and they received the Holy Spirit. Please…Read More
What about the prophecy and tongue-speaking that I’ve witnessed?
Question: Whether prophecy has ceased or not ceased is one of the issues I am struggling with as a seminary student. I read your article about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and let’s say you are right. But what about those prayer warriors who prophesy and speak in tongues in today’s Christian churches? And…Read More
The Gift of the Holy Spirit
by Matthew W. Bassford A couple of weeks ago, I found myself chatting with a friend online about a very familiar subject to me, the meaning of the phrase “the gift of the Holy Spirit” in Acts 2:38 and 10:45. I literally spent decades arguing the point with my father, as part of our ongoing…Read More