The Gift of Tongues
do not believe that the gift of tongues ceased to be. I do think that
what passes for the gift of tongues is many times counterfeit, and even
where legitimate, is misused and abused.
Seldom are there those
in the church which judge a tongue or interpretation as is commanded in
scripture. Most churches believing in the gift do not judge it as to
whether it is a legitimate utterance or not. The presence of the
utterance seems to be its own authentication.
mentioned in the book of Acts, seem to be understandable languages that
were spoken in the real world. They were spoken by those who
no natural ability to speak in that language. It cannot be disproven
that there are heavenly languages within the definition of the gift of
tongues. But, it is strange that today that most all gifts of tonges
are of that type rather than the other languages type. The
languages type was the type referred to most often in
The heavenly language type is mentioned once, and that is not offer
Even though cults and demonic religions
may also speak in unknown or ecstatic languages, in no way negates the
validity that God has gifted some with the genuine gift. Counterfeits
mean that an original exists. In the same way, the mere presence of an
unknown or ecstatic language is no proof that it originates from God.